Author Archives: David Edmonson

Talking about the Buy Box

Today we are going to talk about the buy Box Here are a few examples (these will open in a new tab) Tree Skirt at Wayfair Monitor Arm at Amazon Carburetor on BakesOnline Why It Matters Give Shoppers pertinent information at the time of buying decision. Clear away any ambiguity to make decisions easier Give other options What questions do your shoppers have when they are deciding who to buy from?

Installing Magento Commerce B2B Modules when Composer doesn’t use the correct PHP version

Today while working on a new Magento 2.2.6 Commerce (Enterprise) install, I began the process of installing the Magento B2B Extension Package. Following the instructions, I began the process: [~/public_html]# composer require magento/extension-b2b Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '[', expecting ')' in /home/m2test/public_html/vendor/magento/magento-composer-installer/src/MagentoHackathon/Composer/Magento/Plugin.php on line 190 The error indicated a php version issue. Since I use CrucialWebHost.com to do all our hosting, I figured I should start there. As it turns out, I have versions 5.2 – 7.2 available at my beck and call (https://www.crucialhosting.com/knowledgebase/change-php-version-htaccess-command-line). Continue reading →

Magento 1.9x Images Not Uploading in Admin – JSON in Syntax Error

We recently had a project where our client wanted to show specific images on Simple Products which were associated within Configurable Products. To save time and money, our first step was to mass import the Simple product photos that were actually unique using the method described (here). After our first pass of importing images, they didn’t show on the Product View Page. This started a troubleshooting process as documented here: The Simple Products all worked fine, with the exception of the Image which wouldn’t show Continue reading →

Top 3 Considerations for a Perfect Shipping Strategy

There are a lot of considerations when you begin to tweak your shopping cart’s Shipping Step. You don’t want to increase abandonment, but you don’t want to cut into your margins. In this video, I discuss 3 of the most important metrics to consider in making data-driven, incremental enhancements to your shipping strategy. There is more to an online eCommerce relationship than Free Shipping. I’ll outline some other considerations here. For a 1-hour free strategy call with me, listen to the end of the video Continue reading →

1 Min – Unified Communications for RobsWobs.com

 Multiple stakeholders internally who all need a way to keep abreast of what is important while avoiding extra noise for information that isn’t relevant. Owners Managers Sales Staff Customer Service Warehouse Delivery Professional Email with Strategic Delegation It isn’t always enough to give everyone a mailbox. Frequently you need the ability for multiple individuals to manage a single point of contact (ie sales@RobsWobs.com). Whenever the owner is out of town an administrator or manager may need access to handle important issues. How do you Continue reading →

Upgrading to the latest Magento 1.9.x Release with rsync via commandline

If you want more tutorial like this, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. This video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRm8wYt3T-8&feature=youtu.be and will help in the process of demystifying some of the common Magento administration tasks and making your life as a Magento Merchant or Admin a little bit easier. Be sure to subscribe for the latest tutorials. This is a brief tutorial on how to Upgrade Magento from 1.9.3.7 to 1.9.3.8, the newest release. –This will not work for upgrading from 1x to Continue reading →

5 Various Things to do with Binder Clips for 2018

It’s the 2nd day of 2018 and you have absolutely nothing better to do than to plan with the binder clips you received as a promo item in your Swag Bag from this morning’s marketing event. So, here are the top 5 things to do with your Vari Binder Clip today. Pen and Card Holder Desktop Business Card Holder New Years Resolution List Holder Make Your Own VARI Robot Teach Your VARI Robot to Write Thank You Letters

Audit Questionnaire

Equifax lost millions of personal records earlier in 2017. Sony and Target were both breached in 2016 losing millions of records of their customers. Yahoo has lost control of hundreds of millions of records leading to endless phishing scams and fraudulently email campaigns resulting in tremendous financial loss. Those are 4 multi-billion dollar corporations that lost track of the fact that their client data is their most valuable asset and the target of malicious hackers around the world. How is your business any different? Are Continue reading →