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 »

Shoppimon at MagentoLive France: 3 Cures for Your Magento Store’s Growing Pains

You'll recall a few weeks back, I mentioned how honored I was to present at the MagentoLive France conference, a two day event for Magento developers, solution partners, merchants and marketers. There were a variety of interesting and informative technical and marketing sessions that covered topics such as real life challenges e-commerce merchants face when selling globally, connecting Magento to the “internet of things” and creating the next generation of infant nutrition, performance and lessons learned when optimizing Magento stores as well as budgeting and the future of Magento. On behalf of Shoppimon, I was honored to be invited by Magento to take the conference stage together with my friend and colleague, Brendon Peo, Vaimo Read more »

Shoppimon Unveils New and Improved (FREE) Live Report

Want to see how your Magento e-commerce shop is performing in terms of speed and stability? Want to know how it compares to other shops in the same industry? If you haven’t taken advantage of our FREE personalized Live Reports yet...there’s no time like the present! And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better...well...we made it better! Our new and improved Live Report has gotten a complete facelift and now includes more useful data and statistics for shop owners. So...how do we monitor your shop? Shoppimon robots (we like to call them “Shoppimonsters”) are small pieces of software that simulate shopping on Magento stores. Once you enter your website URL, Shoppimonsters start visiting your store and simulate real shoppers Read more »

3 Ways to Optimize Your E-Commerce Sales Funnel

Looking to optimize your sales funnel without engaging in a complete makeover of your sales processes? Of course you are. Any e-commerce site would be. Optimization and efficiency are the name of the game. So...what are some quick, easy and efficient ways to get it done? Let’s take a look… Know your competition. You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again and again. One of the most efficient ways to optimize your own sales funnel is by knowing who your competition is and what keywords they’re using to deliver search results in Google or Yahoo! or Bing or whatever search engine is most fashionable this week. A lot of the optimization work is trial and error based on analyzing your clicks and conversions. This one isn’t a Read more »

Shoppimon at Magento Live 2015

Wow! What an experience. I had the great honor of representing Shoppimon on stage at the the Magento Live conference in Paris, France this week… met some really fascinating people, saw some interesting presentations and enjoyed as many baguettes and croissants as possible. In another post, I’ll share the presentation I did with Brendan Peo from Vaimo called “Three Cures For Your Magento Store’s Growing Pains.” For now, I want to just recap the conference and share highlights from some of the sessions I attended. Pitchfest I love pitching competitions and I love that Magento is taking this approach with their ecosystem. It’s fun and you always know you’re going to learn something new listening to innovative companies and Read more »