Search Magic Now Available for BigCommerce, Shopify, and Yahoo! Store

As many of you know, our flagship app, Search Magic, has been the go-to advanced search product for scores of Yahoo! Stores for nearly a decade.  Built with features found in search apps that cost 25% or more per month, Search Magic not only adds benefits for shoppers but for businesses’ bottom lines.

Two years ago we embarked on a mission to make Search Magic available to merchants on additional platforms.  Earlier this year, we made it available to the nearly one-million Shopify merchants via the Shopify App Store.  Today, I’m pleased to announce that Search Magic is now available for stores powered by BigCommerce.

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A New Free Tool from Google to Help Your Grow Your eCommerce Store

Have you ever wondered how your online store compares to that of others in your industry, or maybe you’re scratching your head trying to figure out how to get new customers?  Well, now there’s a free Google tool to give you these insights and more!

eCommerce store owners now have access to Grow My Store which is part of the Think With Google suite of tools.  Grow My Store is designed to:

    • Let you see how your store stacks up to others within your industry;
    • Point out areas where your site can use a bit of improvement;
    • Give you access to personalized market and consumer trends designed to help you get new customers;
    • Provide you access to other Google tools and expert advice.

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Platform Migrations: BigCommerce -vs- Magento

Like many eCommerce store owners, you may have reached the point where you’re considering moving platforms. The decision to switch may be due to the fact that you feel you’ve outgrown your current one, or you need more features or functionality. In the eCommerce world it’s important that as your business grows, the technology behind it grows as well.

Over the past year, we’ve seen more and more store owners come to us to get our thoughts on moving to a different shopping cart. After speaking with them and learning about their business and goals for wanting to move, we make a recommendation to stay or leave.

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Now Available! Magic Edit Multiplatform – A Free Tool for Yahoo! Store, Shopify, BigCommerce and WordPress

You may have heard of a free time-saving tool we introduced a while back called Magic Edit.  This Google Chrome extension was designed to save time while editing an eCommerce store by replacing multiple mouse clicks with quick short-cuts.

Over the past few months, our app development team has been hard at work building a new multiplatform version of Magic Edit that offers even more useful features and is compatible with Yahoo! Store, BigCommerce^, Shopify, and WordPress.

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Introducing SiteSpeed Booster Pro from Your Store Wizards

SiteSpeed Booster Pro is a comprehensive suite of tools designed to decrease load time and enhance the performance of your eCommerce store on desktop and mobile devices.

Website speed is more important today than ever before.  Slow loading sites not only turn customers away but can be excluded from organic search results.  In order to capture sales, a land coveted real estate in SERPs, and gain a leg-up on your competition, a fast loading website is critical.

Amazon tested and found that for every 100ms added to load speed of their pages (that’s 1/10th of a second), they saw a decrease in revenue of 1%. So adding half a second to their load time would cost them 5% of their revenue.  What would you do if you could increase your revenue by even a few percentage points?

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Introducing ScriptCheck – A Necessary Check-Up for all eCommerce Stores

As we ring in the new year, we’re also welcoming our first new product of 2020 – one that is a must for any eCommerce store owner.

First, a little back-story.  A few weeks ago during one of our weekly meetings, I got an urgent text message from one of our clients saying their shopping cart wasn’t loading.

Sure enough, it wasn’t.  However, other store’s carts on the same platform were functioning normally.  We paused our meeting and began to dig into the root cause of the issue.

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Speed Test: Follow These Steps to Test Your Store & Learn How to Speed Things Up

How fast does your store load on your mobile device?  No, I mean how fast does your store really load on your mobile device?

You may think your store loads quickly, but have you ever asked Google if it’s fast enough?

Chances are, you and the search giant have a different definition of exactly what “fast” is.

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Search & AMP: Two Must-Haves Moving into the Holiday Season

With the start of September, store owners really only have 60 days to make sure their site is ready for the holiday shopping season. Over the past few years, we’ve seen shoppers take to shopping earlier and earlier thanks to stores pushing out sales and promotions before the traditional start of the season – Black Friday.

While most store owners aren’t going to make major changes to their store this time of year, such as a redesign, there are some things worth implementing ahead of the holiday rush that can have an impact on sales.

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The Need for Speed Requires a Need for Launch Customers!

When it comes to browsing the web, whether it be on mobile or desktop, speed is paramount. Nobody wants to wait for pages to load, especially those using mobile devices, which is why responsive and adaptive design for websites has become the standard.

The “need for speed” forced developers and designers to build sites that load quickly, employ a minimal amount of code, and ditch many of the bells and whistles that looked pretty on a site years ago, but are just useless add-ons today.

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