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12 Days of Commerce: Tips From Your Customers.

Posted by Elisabeth Adkins to on November 28th, 2014

What better eCommerce holiday reference guide, than that of the consumer opinion? We asked online shoppers what their biggest online shopping peeves and pleasures are to create the “12 Days of Commerce” Tips from your Customers - to help you focus on what is most important this holiday season. Right out of the gate we present to you Tip # 1: Shipping Spelled Out, brought to you by the shipping policy confused shopper. People like to plan, especially when it comes to gift giving. The time of arrival on their product can make or break the sale, so always provide shipping deadlines upfront and put them somewhere easily navigated. These dates are typically found on the different carriers websites. Make sure you understand them fully before putting the information on your website and if you really want to create a sense of urgency, provide shipping information on each product page. Making the consumer look around or go through the checkout process before knowing when they will receive their product could ultimately lead to an abandoned cart.

12 Days of Commerce: Tips From Your Customers.

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Support Small Business’s on Cyber Monday

Posted by Elisabeth Adkins to on November 26th, 2014

Small Business’s have reported an increase in sales on Small Business Saturday since its start in 2010. But its big box retail and eCommerce counterparts, Back Friday and Cyber Monday still reign King of the consumer dollar, bringing in billions of dollars every season.

The U.S. Census Bureau has also discovered that between these 3 promotional shopping days, there is a specific demographic for each. Hosting hundreds of small business’s we know there are many different types of small business owners so don’t disregard Cyber Monday. Many family owned and operated business’s are ran on the web. Miva supports Small Business Saturday, but of course we support Cyber Monday as well. So we’ve come up with a solution for you - Shop Small on Cyber Monday. It’s easy to find the product you are looking for on Amazon, but take your search a little further and you may find that same product on a small business page. We understand that ultimately Small Business Saturday was created to give back to your specific community but we think you can take it to a whole new level by looking just a little deeper to support the small businesses online as well. You can support the small business, put your money back into the community and still get the product and service you need.

Support Small Business’s on Cyber Monday

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Tis’ the Season to be Selling: Email Marketing for the Holidays

Posted by Elisabeth Adkins to on November 20th, 2014

The customs may be different but one tradition remains the same. We’re talking about shopping – consumerism during the holiday season takes on a whole new level, which is why your online business should be making important marketing moves that will help you reach your highest sales margins this season.

Tis’ the Season to be Selling: Email Marketing for the Holidays

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Facebook Changes the Rules to Pages Posting, Leaving Business Owners Wishing to “Unlike”

Posted by Elisabeth Adkins to on November 17th, 2014

Whether you have a personal account or run a business page on Facebook, you are aware of those ever-abundant call-to-action posts flying through our feeds. “Like, Share & Comment to be Entered to WIN” “Click NOW for 50% off!” Whatever the tactic may be, Facebook is going to put the smack down, so their over 1 billion account holders won’t be overwhelmed with spam.

Facebook Changes the Rules to Pages Posting, Leaving Business Owners Wishing to “Unlike”

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Miva, Inc. Announces Complete Redesign of their Ecommerce Platform, Miva Merchant

Posted by Elisabeth Adkins to on November 11th, 2014

Miva Merchant 9 was released today and we are pleased to share in more detail just what to expect. Our software developers have been working diligently to give you a completely overhauled version of our enterprise-level eCommerce software. This overhaul is the most significant redesign in the history of our software, which has been optimized for speed, efficiency and adds a host of new features.

Miva, Inc. Announces Complete Redesign of their Ecommerce Platform, Miva Merchant

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