Top APM Tools for IT managers and DevOps

Companies are always looking for ways to streamline processes to make things run more smoothly. One area that has many opportunities to do this, of course, is the IT department. There are so many free (and paid) tools available to automate processes and help DevOps and IT managers do their jobs better, quicker and more efficiently. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at some of our favorite application performance monitoring (APM) tools. By retrieving metrics and displaying data in an organized fashion, APM tools help IT managers with decision making in the areas of application changes, competence needs and other productivity issues. Real User Monitoring Tools For any e-commerce shop, customer behavior and experience is of utmost importance, Read more »

What happens in Vegas…

Yes. The rumors are true. We're heading to Magento's Imagine Commerce 2015 conference in Vegas, baby! We're looking forward to meeting with other Magento developers, enthusiasts and shop owners while also learning from the best of the best. The Shoppimon team always appreciates an opportunity to meet with and hear from potential and current users and to keep a finger on the pulse of the Magento world. This is what keeps us going! There are a few sessions we definitely won't miss, and you can check out the full schedule of events here. Cybersecurity: Eliminating Digital Blind Spots with Scott Meyer, Chief Executive Officer of Ghostery Inc. Scott's panel will focus on e-commerce digital blind spots that can pose cybersecurity risks, Read more »

Introducing Business Downtime Alerts via Slack

As one Shoppimon user recently told me, the most important value our service provides is not finding bugs or bottlenecks in his store. It's not even making sure his business is operating smoothly. The reason he's using Shoppimon is because we provide him with peace of mind. He knows that if anything goes wrong - if his customers can't add products to cart because of a crash, or if the site becomes so unresponsive customers start leaving, one of our bots visiting his store will find out and immediately notify him about it. This is exactly why real-time or near-real-time alerts are very important to many of our users. Up until now, critical errors and major slowdowns detected by our bots triggered an email notification. Now, this is not one Read more »

Webinar: Improve E-Commerce Store Performance and Win Clients!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our webinar last week! Thank you, also, to our partners at Younify for hosting us. For anyone who missed it, though, we wanted to give you a chance to check it out on your own. So what was it all about? Well...consider this: Are you sure that your store can process a sale? Right now? Don’t be so sure, because…let’s be honest…more than 75% of Magento stores experience some kind of error in any given week. In the webinar, we discussed how some of the best sites make sure they find and fix problems that cost revenue and helped participants understand how their e-commerce store stacks up against the competition! Check out the full presentation here: Read more »

E-Commerce podcasts: The best of the best

Last week, we shared some of our favorite recent articles and blog posts. This week, we thought we'd share some of the best e-commerce and entrepreneurial podcasts. We love listening to podcasts on our morning commute, while we're fixing dinner, when we're out running errands, or anytime we can't sit down to focus on a screen long enough to read. In this day and age, portability is king, and we're happy to have found some fascinating, informative podcasts we think you'll enjoy. So grab your ear phones and get to listening... Have you tuned into any great e-commerce podcasts lately? Let us know…we’d love to check it out! Leave us a comment below or tweet us @shoppimon. Mixergy: Learn from Proven Entrepreneurs Andrew Warner is a Read more »

E-Commerce Corner: Recent Share-worthy Articles

We love poking around the interwebs to see what folks are buzzing about in the world of e-commerce. Here’s a concise collection of 10 articles we found in the last few weeks that could be of particular interest to anyone involved with an e-commerce shop. Have you read any interesting e-commerce articles lately? Let us know...we’d love to check it out! Leave us a comment below or tweet us @shoppimon. 10 Ways to Capture Email Leads Without Disturbing Your Visitors The folks at Kissmetrics ask: “Isn’t it possible to create an email list without disturbing visitors?” And the answer, of course, is yes. Yes, it is possible to capture emails from your site visitors without completely annoying them to the point where they get fed up Read more »

Join the Shoppimon Webinar for Tips to Improve Your Magento Store Performance

After a great presentation at MagentoLive Paris, we’re excited to join our partners at Younify for a Webinar next week -- “You Don’t Win Clients by Being Average...Perform Better!” Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CET Register here. Are you absolutely positive that your Magento store can process a sale? Right now? How many Magento stores actually experience an issue-free week? Learn how your Magento store stacks up against your competitors and how to increase conversions in a unique webinar with our co-founder and CEO, Roy Rosiness  In the Webinar, Roy will discuss: How store errors can affect your sales Store uptime and why it's important Finding problems before users do Journey simulation versus checking Read more »

The Complete Guide to Magento-Related Events Around The World

Are you a Magento fan? Looking for the next networking or learning opportunity? Look no further! We've done all the legwork and compiled a Magento Events Calendar for you...bookmark it for future reference. You can browse month by month to see what's happening in the Magento world around the globe. Maybe there's a meetup planned in your town! Or a conference nearby. Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet and learn from fellow Magento developers, fans and store owners! Know of an event that we should include? Drop us a line at feedback@shoppimon.com or tweet us @shoppimon. We'll be happy to add it. Read more »

Who’s Who in the World of Magento

Looking for a collection of some of the most knowledgeable Magento voices? Want to know who you should be reading, following and learning from? Whether you're just starting out with your first Magento shop or you're a seasoned Magento developer, there are some names that should become familiar to you. They've got the insight and the experience...and they've got a platform from which to share. Take a moment and check this list of Who’s Who in the World of Magento. Get to know some of the thought leaders like Magento product manager Piotr Kaminski, community evangelist Ben Marks or managing partner of Interactiv4 Kimberly Thomas. Follow them and others on twitter and instantly gain access to what they're reading, promoting, learning Read more »

Ready! Set! Convert! The Secrets to Boosting ECommerce Conversion Rates

It’s nice to make sure your ecommerce shop is pretty. It’s even better when it’s easy to navigate. But the real test is whether or not the casual visitors are turning into actual customers. What’s your conversion rate? How can you improve it? Let’s take a look at some of the top ways to improve ecommerce conversion rates. You don’t have to implement them all at once, but you should definitely see which ones you’ve tried and which ones you need to try next. Commitment? What commitment? Your users do not want to do cartwheels and memorize magic spells to complete a purchase. They may not even know if they’re ready to commit to a long-term relationship with you. As much as you would LOVE to get all of their personal details for Read more »