Stop Losing $4 Trillion to Abandoned Carts

Approximately $4 trillion worth of merchandise is left in abandoned carts each year. The good news? An abandoned cart does not automatically translate to a lost sale—if you can successfully draw customers back to buy.

But why exactly are customers leaving your site before purchasing, and what can you do about it? Here are the top five reasons for abandoned carts, and how you can overcome this challenge to improve conversion.

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Decorative Films: Reimagining the Ecommerce Experience With Miva

All month long we’ve had the distinct honor of celebrating our 20th anniversary. That’s two decades of innovation, imagination, and perseverance in a day and age where most ecommerce startups have grown obsolete. Today, tens of thousands of businesses have dared to reimagine the ecommerce experience with us, logging more than 100 billion dollars in online sales on Miva software.

One such business we are proud to push the needle with: distributor manufacturer Decorative Films. Join us as Managing Director Charl Berning shares how innovation—and the right partnership—make all the difference in today’s competitive ecommerce landscape.

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Adobe Creative Jam: Q&A with Two Premier San Diego Designers

Last Thursday, two Miva designers sat in the light of their Macbook screens as crowds streamed into the dim downtown warehouse for Adobe Creative Jam San Diego. Miva Web Designers Katie Kindness and Yuya Oda had been hand-selected from hundreds to showcase their skills in the San Diego leg of Adobe’s worldwide design competition.

For three hours, ten teams of two were charged with designing a web application on the newest tool from Adobe: Experience Design. Read on to see how Katie Kindness (KK) and Yuya Oda (YO) translated a surprise theme into an engaging application, and why experience design is integral to your ecommerce business.

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Adobe Creative Jam Comes to San Diego

Calling all creatives (and those fascinated by the creative process)! Join us for a night of inspiration at Adobe Creative Jam: San Diego as two designers from Miva team up for a competition around the cross-platform user experience.

What: Adobe Creative Jam: San Diego
When: Thursday, June 22; 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Moniker Warehouse, San Diego, CA

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The 12 Best Ecommerce Sites of 2017

For the first time in history, manufacturers can take to the Internet to compel a customer experience unique to their brand, driving higher conversion rates and loyalty. But where ecommerce once meant pinning product to a dotcom just to be online, advancements in technology and consumer expectations have paved the way for industry leaders to innovate the digital marketplace.

Recognized at the 2017 Blades Awards for excellence in design, functionality, customer experience, branding, and efficiency, these sites—built upon the Miva Merchant platform in 2016—are bound to inspire your storefront.

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Boost Conversion With Omnichannel Design Featuring Eric Yonge

Manufacturers today have all the tools available to take control of their sales and distribution channels. The companies best positioned to seize control of sales and distribution will be the ones who can steer the customer experience well. Eric Yonge, President and Creative Director at EYStudios, delivers three insights to boost the customer experience from an omnichannel perspective.

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