We heard your requests and we’ve obliged! Shoppimon is pleased to announce that our website health reporting service is now available to Magento store owners for FREE…for real. If you haven’t checked out our Live Report system, there’s no better time than the present.
The Live Report system checks for errors on your homepage, search function, “Add to Cart” feature and checkout system…all in real-time. You’ll get a general overview and a “grade” so you know where your shop stands at any given moment.
For more detailed information we invite you to sign up for full access (still free, you just have to register with your email address so we can send you updates). We keep it simple though; no scripting, no changes to Magento and no sysadmins.
All of this with real time alerts delivered directly to your inbox.
Free? Really? But…but…why? Look…helping others is what keeps our Shoppimonsters happy.
If your Magento store is like most other eCcommerce websites, chances are you’re relying on dozens of third-party services – from payment gateways to content personalization widgets. A “service oriented architecture”, as some call it, enables us to quickly build feature-rich websites without spending a fortune on custom development.
But this wonderful fabric of services also holds risk – when one of the components that make up your website breaks, you’re in trouble. The recent YouTube outage serves as a reminder of this danger.
Shoppimon, as a specialized monitor for Magento stores, was quick to report that something is very wrong (see a few screen shots we captured right after the incident took place). Needless to say, not being able to view product videos on an eCommerce site means fewer purchases…
YouTube failures are rare, you might claim, and we won’t argue. After all, Google is well known for its uptime. However, this recent outage should serve as a wakeup call for all online store managers, as problems with third-party components are far more common than you might think.
Most online store owners we talk to think their websites run just fine. Most of them are dead wrong. Turns out problems are common – from malfunctioning shopping carts to really slow performance. How common? To help answer this question, we decided to share statistics that Shoppimon gathers through simulating shopping on many Magento-based stores. Check out this new infographic.
Over the past several years we have been working for a software company where we generated millions of dollars through an online store. The site was initially based on Digital River and we then migrated to Magento.
At times sales went up and at time they went down, and we kept asking ourselves “why”.
If you run an online store, you probably know this scenario – you walk into the office, log in and note that you had unusually low sales the previous day. Why? Was this a seasonal pattern? Random slowness? Or, maybe a technical problem that drove shoppers away?
Our IT team used all kinds of monitoring tools (some of them quite expensive), yet we usually found that our Magento store was slow or the shopping cart was failing when customers shouted, or when we happened to come across the problem ourselves…
This is when Shoppimon was conceived.
We thought it would be really cool if we could build an online service that would be incredibly easy to use (i.e. you won’t have to go to your IT team or Magento developer for it), and would help us (business store owners) understand if we lose sales because of technical issues.
We also figured that it would be even better if this service could tell us not only how our store is doing, but also how it compares to other Magento stores.