Did they receive my order?
Did I place the order correctly?
Now… where do I click next?
Do I need to Logout?
Should I close the window?
What do you offer on your online store or website to close the Ordering Cycle and how does it work for you?
A lot of concern has built around the BigCommerce platform user base, and with good reason.
The good news are that BigCommerce is assuring all their customers that their platform has been successfully patched and that many online stores were not even affected based on their current OpenSSL software version.
The Heartbleed Bug was an extremely dangerous vulnerability that affected hundreds of thousands of websites using the OpenSSL software package. Basically what we thought that was secure could actually be intercepted and decoded by cyber-criminals to read passwords and other sensitive information while in transit.
Here is what BigCommerce had to say about this issue:
Were Bigcommerce stores susceptible to this vulnerability?
The majority of Bigcommerce storefronts were never exposed to this vulnerability due to the version of OpenSSL in use.
Since March 26, 2014, some newer stores were provisioned on an infrastructure which used a version of OpenSSL susceptible to this vulnerability. Bigcommerce has patched the affected infrastructure and it is no longer vulnerable.
Is there anything else I need to do?
While the majority of Bigcommerce storefronts were never exposed, merchant logins are performed through bigcommerce.com and login.bigcommerce.com, which were susceptible to attack. Both of these websites were patched on April 7, 2014.
While there is no evidence that any sensitive information was exposed, we recommend changing your store passwords as a precaution.
-Chris Bulton (BigCommerce Staff Member)
While the Heartbleed Bug has been a big issue for many online retailers, online store running on the BigCommerce platform can rest tonight knowing their sites are secure.
Now… What about addressing the Consumers’ fear? We recommend you use one of our “Heartbleed SAFE Site” and “Heartbleed Verified SAFE Site” seals. You can learn more and download the seals from our previous post or CLICK HERE to go there now.
With the recent developments on the Heartbleed vulnerability we went ahead and created the “Heartbleed SAFE Site” and the “Heartbleed Verified SAFE Site” seals. Now more than ever, it is of utmost importance to reassure your online store visitors that their information is safe and secure while browsing and shopping on your site.
Right-Click and Download these seals to your computer and display them prominently on all of your online store or website pages.
CLICK THE IMAGES ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD FULL RESOLUTION IMAGES
Both the “Heartbleed SAFE Site” and the “Heartbleed Verified SAFE Site” seals should only be used and displayed after your site has passed a thorough site scan and found to be trully SAFE, fixed, or unaffected by the Heartbleed vulnerability. Do your homework and do not mislead visitors with these badges on your site without actually checking first.
These seals are FREE TO USE.*
About the Heartbleed Vulnerability
The Heartbleed vulnerability is a bug that affects hundred of thousands of sites across the web. It’s a flaw in a software package called OpenSSL, which has been used to secure bank websites, online stores, and many other websites across the world. It was believed that websites using this method of security would not be susceptible to third-party interception of sensitive data such as passwords, however the Heartbleed bug has proven that this method was not secure and needs to be resolved immediately by those websites using the OpenSSL software package.
*Trepoly, LLC does not warranty the safety of the sites displaying these site seals and is not endorsing them in any way expressed or implicitly. Always apply your best judgement while transacting information with any website on the web.
BigCommerce has rolled out a new product withing their eCommerce Platform. Now you have the option to buy and install Premium Templates and with this comes the need to customize it to fit your Business’ needs.
Let us save you time by customizing your BigCommerce Premium Template. We are experts at customizing BigCommerce Stores and we can do it for you too.
We are looking forward to working with you!
Our Address: 360 Acoma St, Suite 54, Denver, CO 80223
We work from Denver, CO; the Mile High city. And when it comes to eCommerce Web Design, we deliver Mile High service!
Perfectionists-at-heart, our team of Graphic Designers and eCommerce Experts will blend their abilities to create a perfect space for your online business. We’ll look at your competitors, find what is working and what’s not, get our ideas down to paper, unto the computer and work our magic to come up with 2, 3 or more ideas to share with you so you can choose the one that fits your business best.
Need an eCommerce Design Company that you can meet face-to-face to address your concerns? No problem! We are right here in Downtown Denver. Speer Blvd and Broadway actually, and you are welcome to come visit us. Appointments are best, as we usually stick to a schedule to deliver our quality work to many clients at once.
Although we are local to Denver we actually do a lot of work outside our beautiful state of Colorado. Here is a snapshot of a map detailing where some of our clients are located in North America. De we only have clients in North America? Heck no! We have clients all the way to the Netherlands, Malaysia, the UK and Australia.
Stop worrying about working with a Web Design Company from Out-of-State. We are right here in Denver, and we would like to help you succeed online! Request a FREE QUOTE today, talk to us on the phone, come see us and let’s get to work on your online store.
From Denver to the world, your online store can be ready in as little as 2 weeks. There is no time to waste and we are looking forward to hearing from you!
We all know that fewer clicks mean higher conversion rates.
So you need a Product Landing Page that can also be your Checkout Page? Most shopping cart platforms make your visitors go through preset steps such as:
- Landing Page (click to add to cart)
- Cart Page (click to checkout)
- Checkout Page (click to submit order)
But for those of you in the infomercial industry or one product companies, the Direct Checkout System works best. Why? Because your landing page IS your Checkout page!
This means that your customer goes to your Product Page and he/she can read the product description, select the quantity, select the options (size, color, etc), enter his/her shipping and billing information and CLICK ONLY ONE BUTTON to submit his or her order. Now that’s fast AND beautiful!
If you are wondering which shopping cart allows you to do this then look no further. Go straight to NEXTERNAL and open a FREE TRIAL (no credit card required).
We have also found that editing and customizing your store is actually quite simple.
So boost your conversion rates, provide a Direct Checkout page using Nexternal’s Shopping Cart and then come back if you need sweet customization of your store.
When PGATourBelts.com from Colorado Springs, CO needed to customize their Product Page layout, they came to us. Just last week, Phil from PGATourBelts.com approached our team requesting our services to provide a more efficient and user-friendly Product Page layout. Their BigCommerce store has been doing really well but these changes were needed to further improve conversions.
We had a quick online meeting with Phil and armed with Photoshop at hand we were able to find the best layout of the content for him. Once approved, we went to work and just a few hours later we had a working base. It only took a couple of days to complete his request and Phil was absolutely pleased with our work.
We look forward to continue our relationship with PGATourBelts.com
THANK YOU for trusting in us to deliver an exceptional work for you.
Looking to enhance or customize your BigCommerce Mobile Store?
Here are some things we can do for you:
- Customize Color Scheme
- Add any size Top Banner
- Add Social Media Buttons
- Add Custom Add-To-Cart Buttons
- Set a Minimum Order
- Hide unwanted page elements
- Remove the BigCommerce Footer Link
- Add your phone number to the Footer
- Add links.
- and MORE!
By now, most online retailers have realized the value behind having a Blog.
The content driven, keyword richness, linking platform, and traffic generating power behind a Blog can’t be overlooked in today’s online retail industry.
But be careful not to shoot yourself in the foot by having a complete different feel in your Blog than in your Online Store. Having a perfectly integrated Blog can boost your conversion rates (when done properly).
Take a look at these examples bellow showing complete integration between Online Store and Blog:
A few things to consider when integrating your Blog and your Online Store:
- Use a custom subdomain to match your Store’s URL.
- Match your store’s Favicon.
- Match Header and Footer.
- Match overall layout & design (2 columns, 3 columns, width, fonts, etc)
- Integrate your Search Box to display product results.
- Integrate product feeds such as newly added products.
- Integrate Social networks.
- Integrate Live Chat services.
- Optimize for SEO (use nofollow tags when appropriate).
The term “Stay-at-Home” mom or dad is usually associated with a person who takes good care of the house and children but, more often that not, don’t contribute to the household income. Well… not any more!
Thousands of Stay-at-Home women and men are making millions of dollars each year by managing small and medium size online stores right from home! While it may be difficult to take phone calls while the kids are playing around, you may very well offer live chat support to your customers.
You have a product, you want to make money, then OPEN AN ONLINE STORE TODAY! Request a FREE QUOTE and start building your home-based online business. You will be surprised how far your idea can take you!