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eCommerce Quick Wins

6 eCommerce Features That Will Boost Online Sales

July 7, 2020 eCommerce Insights | Magento Insights

Every online retailer wants to implement eCommerce enhancements and features that quickly increase sales and conversions. Below are 6 changes you can […]

Upgrading to Magento 2 – Key Considerations

June 9, 2020 Migrating to Magento 2

It is now easier than ever to create awesome customer experiences. Magento's open source, agile framework helps a retailer adapt and thrive.

What are the Benefits of Migrating to Magento 2?

June 7, 2020 Migrating to Magento 2

When you take the time to look at the bigger picture opportunities for improvement are possible. Migrating to Magento 2 is this opportunity.

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The Future of Magento Open Source with Adobe

May 14, 2020 Magento Insights

What Is the future of Magento Open Source after the Adobe acquisition? Will Magento Open Source continue to be supported? This is what we learned.

What You Need to Know About PCI Compliance

What You Need to Know About PCI Compliance

May 14, 2020 eCommerce Website Security

Avoid penalties and lost sales. If you are a merchant that accepts, stores or transmits cardholder data complying with PCI standards is NOT optional.

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Migrating to Magento 2 – Why, When and How

May 14, 2020 Migrating to Magento 2

Our “Upgrading to Magento 2” executive overview is written for retailers who want a high-level snapshot of a typical Magento 2 migration including key considerations, time and costs.

eCommerce Customer Retention Strategy

eCommerce Customer Retention Strategies

May 14, 2020 Content & Marketing

Increase eCommerce sales and brand loyalty with these important and proven customer retention strategies.

Any U.S. website that collects personal information from someone in one of the 28 EU member states is subject to new regulations. What you need to know.

GDPR – What You Should Know About Web Compliance

May 14, 2020 Migrating to Magento 2

Any U.S. website that collects personal information from someone in one of the 28 EU member states is subject to new regulations. What you need to know.

Smart Solutions Exhibiting at IRCE June 5 – 8 Chicago

Smart Solutions Exhibiting at IRCE June 5 – 8 Chicago

May 14, 2020 Smart Solutions News

There will be over 130 sessions covering various retail and eCommerce topics. We look forward to exhibiting and meeting you. See us at booth 1662.

How to Migrate to HTTPS

How to Migrate to HTTPS

May 14, 2020 eCommerce Website Security

It is recommended that all websites run under HTTPS even if they do not collect private information or process financial transactions. Even Google says so.

WordPress Security Series – Part 3

WordPress Security Series – Part 3

May 14, 2020 eCommerce Website Security

The best security strategies can still be foiled. Be prepared with a plan to get your site back up and running if it’s been compromised.

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HTTPS Is Now The Rule

May 14, 2020 eCommerce Website Security

HTTPS is quickly becoming the standard so you might as well get ahead of the game and migrate if you haven't already.

Gearing Up for the Holidays: A Quick Guide to Online Success

April 9, 2020 eCommerce Insights

How can you, as a retailer, prepare your online store for the masses of customers coming to shop during the holiday season?

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Bigger Sales Through Better eCommerce Photography

February 8, 2020 Content & Marketing

Photos are the hallmark of online shopping. Great product photos will boost your brand's value and are proven to consistently increase sales.

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Magento What? – Which Edition Do I Choose?

January 18, 2020 Magento Insights

Magento Commerce, Commerce Cloud and Open Source. What are they? We outline their major features so you can make an educated decision for your business.

Magento 2 Migration – Steps, Timeline and Costs

December 19, 2019 Migrating to Magento 2

A $10,000 Magento site can quickly turn into a $100,000 site because of a poor implementation. We have seen it. You need a skilled team with experience.

Improve Your eCommerce Site Search and Boost Sales

Improve Your eCommerce Site Search and Boost Sales

December 10, 2019 Content & Marketing

Stats show 80% of site visitors will leave a site if the search function is poor. Treat yourself to an uplift in revenue and minimize customer frustration.

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How Retail Blogging Increases Sales and Traffic

November 26, 2019 Content & Marketing

A well-produced blog that is updated frequently will drive qualified traffic to your online store and is proven to boost sales and traffic.

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WordPress on HTTPS?

October 26, 2019 eCommerce Website Security

These days, many businesses are choosing to encrypt their website login and website administrative pages. Should you?

Targeting right audience will increase your conversions

Increase Website Conversions

October 4, 2019 Content & Marketing

Download our recent presentation for effective methods to reduce your website’s overall bounce rate and increase conversions that lead to greater sale.

Magento and USPS Updates

September 21, 2019 eCommerce Website Security | Magento Insights

This September Magento released security updates including an update for the recent USPS name change. Learn about your options and keep your site secure.

Easily Boost Conversions with Digital Wallets

August 15, 2019 eCommerce Insights

Digital wallets (think Amazon Pay) reduce cart abandonment and keep customers coming back, especially on mobile. Are you ahead of the curve?

NIH Web Projects Launched

June 27, 2019 Smart Solutions News

We are pleased to announce the launch of a marketing website and eCommerce website for the National Institutes of Health Medical Arts Branch.

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Rheb’s Magento Website

June 15, 2019 Smart Solutions News

Rheb’s has been making homemade candy since 1917. Smart Solutions is building a new eCommerce website for Rheb's so customers can shop and buy online.

Mastercard 2-Series BIN

June 14, 2019 Magento Insights

Mastercard added a new series of credit card numbers called the 2-series. Magento checkout software must be 2-series ready by June 30, 2017.

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Magento PayPal IPN Patch

June 13, 2019 Magento Insights

Avoid PayPal Service Disruption - Magento Merchants Must Upgrade or Apply a PayPal Patch by June 30, 2017

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Maintaining Website Content

June 8, 2019 Content & Marketing

Your new website is launched and looking awesome. How do you make sure that any updates made to the site keep in line with its overall look?

Factors in upgrading to Magento 2

When Should You Migrate to Magento 2

June 5, 2019 Migrating to Magento 2

Magento 2 uses the latest technologies and delivers faster performance, improved checkout, enhanced features and an easier to use admin interface.

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Marketing Site Design Considerations

May 20, 2019 eCommerce Insights

Top 10 factors to consider when preparing for a website redesign. Consider goals, customer personas, your unique selling point and more.

Mobile friendly is an important ranking factor

Mobile-Friendly Algorithm

May 20, 2019 eCommerce Insights

Google announced that mobile-friendliness will become an important factor in mobile search results. Learn more about it and how to prepare.

WordPress Security Series – Part 2

May 12, 2019 eCommerce Website Security

Even with protective measures in place you need the tools that will help you identify when a malicious bot or virus compromises your site.

SEO Tips and Tricks

SEO Practical Tips

April 16, 2019 Content & Marketing

Download our recent presentation on search engine optimization for some practical tips you can tackle yourself to boost your website's ranking.

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WordPress Security Series – Part 1

March 2, 2019 eCommerce Website Security

Protecting Your WordPress Website - Implementing security measures to stop attacks before they start is the first step in reducing your risk of hack.