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26
Top Benefits Of Magento Ecommerce
26 March 2015 10:56 AM

magento_commerceIt’s sometimes really tough to choose the best ecommerce platform which can work well for your business. Magento has emerged to be one of the most used ecommerce platforms across the world. Loaded with great capabilities and offering several advantages for users, Magento Ecommerce is certainly the leader.

Here are some of the best benefits of using Magento and you benefit.

Mobile Friendly – The shopping carts are developed responsively which means they can be viewed seamless on tablets, smart phones and other devices. This is a great boost for all mobile shoppers.

Spacious – Magento is powerful and highly spacious. It has the capacity to support 500000 products on one site. It is built with the ability to handle 80,000 orders in an hour. This implies there is enough of space for growth between two different shopping carts. Magento has special hosting need due to high complexity and size; it needs additional hosting features for load speeds and best performance. Users need to spend a bit more with Magento hosting.

Versatile Content Management – Magento offers visual based page editor which helps users or shop owners to build as well as customize what they are offering. It’s just the option to toggle WYSIWYG content management interface for all those who are not coding experts but would still like to manipulate some basic functions within the cart.

Saves Money and Time – Being open-source Magento offers a gamut of custom extensions that is developed by a large community. You can use and also share tools with other Magento users, thereby saving yourself from creating them. Users can also create as well as manage other ecommerce stores using Magento. This is possible by using one instance of Magento and in different currencies and languages.

Simple Third Party Integrations – It’s simple to connect your site with Google Shopping, Mail Chimp, PayPal, Ebay, Quickbooks and others. This platform also permits users to add Google Analytics and several other third party integrations.

Effective Filtered Search Options – User shopping experience is enhanced and improved with excellent filtered search options. Search can be carried out on a number of parameters for an enriched shopping experience. Magento uses intelligent search terms cloud, compared and viewed products, product reviews, tag filters and also with the ability to configure search with many auto-suggested terms.

Customize Security – Ensure Site Safety – Your site will be safe and your internal access can be well managed with many different levels of security permissions. This is possible with additional security of login screens that are CAPTCHA equipped and also secondary password prompt options which means additional defense against most unwanted breaches.

Advanced Search Engine Optimization – Magento is considered to be the best platform for opening the flow of organic traffic to a website. It is built with SEO efficiency and offers a better scope to appear on Bing, Google, Yahoo and others. Not just this, there is plenty of scope for custom SEO implementation for those who desire.

Built-in Upsells and Cross-sells – Magento allows users to add prompts that help in browsing related options on products and on checkout pages, thereby helping in increasing sales potential and user experience.

If you would like to set up an online shop using Magento visit FinestShops, it offers managed eCommerce cloud, different Magento designs, daily pro-active store performance monitoring, etc.


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Mar
10

x-cart_patchIf you are using X-cart Mobile module in your store, there is a problem with the latest version of Chrome browser (v41+) – it’s always detected as mobile browser even on desktop devices.

There is fix posted on the forum which we tested and it works fine.

1) Download the latest version of mobile library here http://mobiledetect.net/

2) Get “Mobile_Detect.php” file from there

3) Upload that file to “modules/Xcart_Mobile/” folder replacing existing file (keep old version as backup just in case)

Thanks to Konstantin from X-Cart Design and Special Projects department.

Hope this helps and if you are not comfortable with using FTP or modifying PHP files, just send us a request from www.mystorehelp.com and we’ll do the changes for you.

To your success!

Anton Pachkine
FinestShops offers premium Magento and X-Cart managed packages for companies without a large IT department and will host and manage your online store and servers like your own dedicated IT department so you and your staff can concentrate on growing your sales and serving your customers. Visit www.finestshops.com


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Mar
4

x-cart_patchWe were getting reports from store owners about an increased number of Paypal orders which were “Paid” on Paypal side but marked as “Failed” on X-cart side. This seems to be related to the changes Paypal did at the end of last year and below is the patch which will fix this problem in X-cart 4:

1) Open your X-cart store folder in your FTP client

2) Download this file:

/include/func/func.https_libcurl.php

3) open this file in Notepad and find this code:

if (!empty($cookie))
curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIE, implode("; ", $cookie));

4) BEFORE the above code insert code below – do not forget to replace YOURSTORENAME to your domain name (ex: mysuperstore.com):

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array('Connection: Close', 'User-Agent: YOURSTORENAME'));

5) save “func.https_libcurl.php” and upload back to “include/func/” folder. Note: before you upload this new file, rename old file in that folder to “func.https_libcurl.orig.php” in case the changes you made will not work and you want to revert back to original version fast.

Special thanks to Pitak who posted this fix on X-Cart forum.

Hope this helps and if you are not comfortable with using FTP or modifying PHP files, just send us a request from www.mystorehelp.com and we’ll do the changes for you.

To your success!

Anton Pachkine
FinestShops offers premium Magento and X-Cart managed packages for companies without a large IT department and will host and manage your online store and servers like your own dedicated IT department so you and your staff can concentrate on growing your sales and serving your customers. Visit www.finestshops.com


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Mar
2
March 2015 : Critical Maintenance
02 March 2015 06:29 PM

Recently, several critical Xen hypervisor vulnerabilities have been discovered that affect a portion of our First and Next Generation Cloud Servers fleet. Remediating these issues will unfortunately require a reboot of affected host machines. To protect the security of your data, we will be patching our infrastructure prior to when the details of these exploits will be released publicly. The purpose of this communication is to give you details about this maintenance event with as much advance notice as possible. Please note that OnMetal Cloud Servers are not affected.

While we do everything we can to minimize service interruptions, the security of your environment is our highest priority. We understand that any downtime impacts your business and we do not make this decision lightly.

Servers will be rebooted between Mar 2, 5:00 PM EST and Mar 9, 7:00 AM EST to patch a security issue on the host.  Normal reboot takes 3 to 6 minutes depending on the size of the server. We will be monitoring all the reboots but if you see your server down for longer than 10 min during this perioud - please call us at 1-800-675-0162 or submit an Emergency ticket at https://www.mystorehelp.com.

If you have any questions, please contact your support team by visiting https://www.mystorehelp.com. These changes are necessary to help us to deliver the best security and performance for your hosting environment.

Your FinestShops Support Team

 


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Feb
26

custom_formsWe are often asked to create custom webforms for quote requests or applications which customers can submit from the store. It’s an easy mod if there is no need to adjust that form or add multiple webforms but if you need something more sophisticated and do not want to get into complex custom development, consider this software: http://www.appnitro.com

There is no monthly fee and you get 100s of features like:

– Drag & Drop Form Builder
– Multi-Page Forms
– Save & Resume Later
– Mobile Forms
– Email Notifications With auto-responder.
– Easy integration – just copy and paste JS code into static page or popup

If you need a custom web form – consider appnitro.com – it’s a cost effective solution with lots of powerful features.

To your success!

Anton Pachkine
FinestShops offers premium Magento and X-Cart managed packages for companies without a large IT department and will host and manage your online store and servers like your own dedicated IT department so you and your staff can concentrate on growing your sales and serving your customers. Visit www.finestshops.com


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Feb
25

Dear client,

To comply with the latest PCI requirements, we are disabling unsecured SMTP and POP3 ports on all shared servers. If you are using email service included in your package and not a third party service like Rackspace Mail or Google Apps for Work, you have to check the setting below: 
Enable "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)" and change pop3 port to "955" and stmp port to "465" in your mailing software.

Here is how to do this in most Outlook versions:

Secure SMTP and POP

  • Start Outlook and select Tools -> E-Mail Accounts.
  • From the pop up window select "View or change existing e-mail accounts."
  • Click Next.
  • The E-mail Accounts windows opens
  • Select your account on the left and select "Change..."
  • Verify Incoming Mail Server (POP3): it should be set to your domain. If it's not - you are using some third party service and do not need to make the changes below
  • Click the "More Settings" button.
  • The Internet E-mail Settings window opens
  • Select the "Outgoing Server" tab
  • Check "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication"
  • Check "Use same settings as my incoming mail server"
  • Click the "Advanced" tab.
  • Check "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)"
  • Change the Incoming server (POP3): to 995
  • Check "This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)"
  • Change the Outgoing server (SMTP): to 465
  • Click "OK"
  • Click "Test Account Settings..."
  • The window Internet Security Warning may pops up. 
  • Click the "Yes" button to trust SSL certificate.
  • The window "Test Account Settings" will open
  • This test sends a test email to your account. It is normal for it to fail.
  • Click "Close"
  • Click "Next"
  • Click "Finish"

If you need more help with this, please contact support with the name of mailing software you are using (ex: Windows Mail, Outlook 2007 ...), your domain name and email address.

Your FinestShops Team


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