The Supreme Court Tax Ruling & What it Means for Your E-commerce Business

Supreme Court Tax Ruling eCommerce

Since its inception, online shopping has had its clear advantages over shopping in-store: bigger selection, no travel required, online discounts, and often times lower prices. But one of its biggest competitive advantages is about to be stripped away as we know it: the tax-free advantage. The Era of Tax-Free Shopping is Ending In the years…

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Does My E-Commerce Website Need a Blog?

eCommerce & WordPress

Business blogs make sense for major brands, consultants, and professional service providers where showing authority is critical. But does an e-Commerce website need a blog? The answer is a resounding Yes! Blogging is a powerful, yet inexpensive tool that can be used in many different ways to help you connect with customers, promote your products,…

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Miva: Adding jQuery to Shadows – Elements Framework Javascript Resources


Miva Video Tutorial The Miva Merchant Elements framework and Shadows ReadyTheme ships with the “Cash” Javascript library instead of jQuery. This is fine as-is but, a lot of 3rd party plugins have been developed over the years and they require jQuery. So as soon as you want to do something from your preferred toolbox you’ll…

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Miva: Product Exports vs Excel

Miva export leading zeros

Miva Video Tutorial: How to Import Data with Leading Zeros and Special Chars The dreaded product codes with leading zeros, custom fields for UPC codes, and avoiding data corruption with special characters from other languages like French and Spanish for example.  When importing these into Excel the zeros could be converted to a scientific notation or non…

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Bespoke Isn’t Better in eCommerce Development

agile ecommerce small

In a world of “handmade is cool”, it is easy to get caught up in the lure of “custom is better”. Who doesn’t want to be the guy in the office with the prestigious handcrafted eyewear? After all, someone consulted with him on his personal style and tastes, and spent 22 hours carving out the…

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Miva vs Magento: 5 Reasons Why Miva is the Clear Champion for Small Businesses

Miva VS Magento

Choosing an eCommerce platform for your small business website isn’t a decision to take lightly. Much of your store’s success will rely on the service provider you choose to help you deliver the best user experience. Your entire business banks on the ability to deliver continuous service, security features, the right integrations, and a visually…

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