Blades Ecommerce Awards “Best Website – Small Business” Finalists Spotlight

The Blades Ecommerce Awards – “Best Website – Small Business Class” finalists have been announced and are now in the spotlight as Miva breaks down just what it took for the following websites to make the cut. Voters nominated the websites they felt best represented the highest of ecommerce excellence in visual appeal, advanced functionality, ease of use, and overall shopping experience.

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Still Using Windows XP? Better Think Again

Windows XP was the operating system of choice for millions around the world. It was stable, reliable and it just worked. However, last April XP officially reached Microsoft’s end of life. This means that Microsoft is no longer supporting it or fixing and future security holes that may (will) come up. If you would like to read more about this announcement from Microsoft please click the link below.

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Get to know the Miva 9 Admin: Hot Keys Infographic

No matter who, where or what you are doing, time is money. We get it. In a world where short-cuts are the norm and billions of dollars are made simply based on the consumer’s need to “save time,” we too like to savor every second the tic-toc of the clock provides. With that said, we’ve taken the time to create this simple Miva 9 short-cut reference sheet. Taking the time to create more time for you.

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Blades Ecommerce Awards “Best Website – Enterprise Class” Finalist Spotlight.

Miva, Inc. announces four finalists to be recognized at The Blades Ecommerce Awards – MivaCon 2015 in the “Best Website – Enterprise Class” category. The finalists in this category will be applauded for their visual appeal, advanced functionality, ease of use, and shopping experience.

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Part 3 of our Site Rebuild Series: Technical Hurdles

If you don’t know what to expect once your online store launches, here’s the best piece of advice we can give you – Expect the unexpected. Yes, we understand from an E-commerce supplier, that’s probably not what you were expecting to hear, but it’s the truth and it’s how we manage all of our successful site launches, by always expecting the unexpected. Of course there is protocol in place for a number of hurdles we typically jump, but what about those that slip through the cracks? We’ve assembled a list to help you avoid those cracks by utilizing intelligent and practical web practices. So let’s begin.

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Part 2 of our Site Rebuild Series: Steps for Success

Now that you have more insight from Part 1 of our Rebuild Series on whether or not rebuilding is in the budget, your next step is planning. We’ve got it all mapped out for you in part 2 of our site rebuild series. This post will take you through the project planning and management process with insight from Miva Project Management Supervisor, Donna Sandsmark.

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The Big Day: 34 Million Packages Put UPS New Sorting System to the Test

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.

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