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We take great pride in the success of our clients, which is why when our client ScanMyPhotos.com was featured on USAToday’s Tech News; we were compelled to share with you.
ScanMyPhotos.com revolutionized photo-scanning technology while managing to keep it affordable. With over 3.5 Trillion analog photos out there, President Mitch Goldstone is confident his business will continue to thrive. In a photo centric society we agree, his quick and affordable scanning technology will be in demand for years to come.
The new Automated Sorting System put in place this year at 3 United Parcel Systems across the Nation is expected to hold up on the busiest shipping day of the year. UPS reported spending $500 million on the new intelligence which offers up an automated sorting system that will rapidly identify ZIP Codes and swiftly reroute packages in the event of bad weather. A hefty price tag for a hefty relief effort, in hopes to avoid last years delivery blunders. UPS execs explain the cost of the new sorting technology is a wash when compared to the $500 million/ year they save on training their employees by simplifying their tasks. The technology that not only streamlines the shipping process is also expected to shave loading times as well as rerouting efforts.
The Black Friday numbers are in! 3.991 and 2.954, yes we’re talking seconds. The average webpage load on a desktop took over 3 seconds and those trusty mobile devices, just under 3. These numbers give a new perspective to the phrase “Time is money.” Best Buy would agree with that statement as they experienced what is being called a “massive outage” on Black Friday, costing them thousands and their customers left frustrated. But Best Buy wasn’t the only big commerce store to experience issues. According to VentureBeat.com. “the top 50 ecommerce websites were slower overall this year, compared to last year.” One of the most alarming numbers reported by Catchpoint Systems is, mobile webpages were 57.21% slower compared to last year. Most chalk it up to server overload but insiders know there is more to this tale.
We reach another milestone in Miva history as we announce the launch of our new app store - Apps.Miva.com, which supplants our old workhorse of a website, Miva Central as the place to obtain add-ons and apps for Miva Merchant, including our new ReadyTheme templates. Store owners will find the brand new app store much easier to navigate and developers will have a much welcomed clean and modern showcase for their products.
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.
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