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Magento Go is Closing February 2015

by Dan23. October 2014 10:10
Web 2 Market
Magneto Go is Closing February 2015 but Web 2 Market is Here to Stay

Magento Go is Closing in February 2015
but Web 2 Market is Here To Stay

Migrate your Magneto Go Store over Magento CE 1.9 with Web 2 Market quickly and easily

Additional Options

Migrating your Magento Go Store in 3 Easy Steps.

1. Select your hosting plan from our wide variety of cost effective hosting options

Hosting Plans


2. Choose a design.
  • Choose from one of our free designs and we will install it AT NO COST!
  • Choose any Magento Theme and we will install it for a small investment
  • We also do custom designs


3.We migrate over your Magento Go Data into your new Magento Store AT NO COST!
Data we migrate over for Magento Go


If you are looking for any other services such as eBay integration or customizations please contact us for details.

Start here by choosing your hosting Plan.

Magento Certified Solution Specialist

Dan Voss
Web 2 Market, Inc. ¦ 5628 W. 120th Street ¦ Alsip, IL 60803
708.653.3100 ext 203 ¦ dvoss@web2market.com ¦ www.web2market.com

*requires additional investment

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ProStores is Closing in February 2015

by Dan23. October 2014 09:10
Web 2 Market
ProStores is Closing; Web 2 Market is Here to Stay

ProStores is Closing in February 2015
but Web 2 Market is Here To Stay!

Migrate you ProStore over to Magento CE 1.9 with Web 2 Market quickly and easily

Additional Features

Migrating your ProStore in 3 Easy Steps.

1. Select your hosting plan from our wide variety of cost effective hosting options

Hosting Plans


2. Choose a design.
  • Choose from one of our free designs and we will install it AT NO COST!
  • Choose any Magento Theme and we will install it for a small investment
  • We also can do custom designs


3.We migrate over your ProStores Data into your new Magento Store AT NO COST!
The Data We Migrate


If you are looking for any other services such as eBay integration or customizations please contact us for details.

Start here by choosing your hosting Plan.

Magento Certified Solution Specialist

Dan Voss
Web 2 Market, Inc. ¦ 5628 W. 120th Street ¦ Alsip, IL 60803
708.653.3100 ext 203 ¦ dvoss@web2market.com ¦ www.web2market.com

* Requires additional investment

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Come See Us At APPEX

by Brad Kort13. October 2014 15:10


Web 2 Market will be joining ShowMeTheParts at the 2014 APPEX Show in Las Vegas. Come learn how you can take advantage of the ShowMeTheParts Integration with Magento to sell and display your parts online. All with out having to manage your parts data.

For more information please click here or give us a call at 708-653-3100 ext 203.

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Web 2 Market Has a New Look

by Dan16. September 2014 14:09
Web 2 Market

Web 2 Market Has a New Look

We've been busy working on a site that showcases our Design, HTML 5 and CSS 3 capabilities. We're pleased to announce it's been launched.

Take a couple minutes to check out what a state-of-the art design looks like!

Web 2 Market's New Website

To upgrade your site's look and attract more customers click here and let us bring your site to the next level.


© Copyright 2014 Web 2 Market, Inc. - 5628 West 120th Street, Alsip, IL, 60803. All rights reserved.
Dan

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Magento Certified Solution Specialist

by Brad Kort29. August 2014 13:08

We at Web 2 Market are very proud to announce our very own Magento Business Engineer, Dan Voss, has become a Magento Certified Solution Specialist (MCSS). Dan is now one of only 91 Magento Certified Solutions Specialist in the world.

By becoming a Magento Certified Solution Specialist Dan has now joined a very elite group of expert Magento professionals. This symbolizes the knowledge and commitment Dan has to the Magento platform and the expertise he brings to his clients, helping them reach their business goals by optimizing Magento and avoiding unnecessary problems, delays, and expenses.

So what is a Magento Certified Solution Specialist?

Magento describes a Magento Certified Solution Specialist as “an expert user of the Magento ecommerce platform. Drawing on a deep background in business and ecommerce, the Magento Solution Specialist can efficiently align business objectives with Magento functionality, optimize use of native features, and avoid unnecessary customization. Whether as a merchant, a manager, a consultant, or an analyst, the Magento Solution Specialist knows how to make the best use of Magento technology”.

In other words, when working with a Magento Certified Solutions Specialist you are working with someone who can save you time and money. By understanding Magento on an expert level and understanding all businesses have unique requirements, Dan can utilize his knowledge and experience to provide you with an optimized solution.

If you would like to discuss your website with our newest Magneto Certified Solution Specialist Dan can be reached at 708-653-3100 ext. 203 or dvoss@web2market.com.

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How Do I Gain More Traffic?

by Dan19. August 2014 08:08

One question I often get from clients is "How do I sell more on my website?" To answer this question we must take a step back. What leads to sales on your website? Traffic! If people are not on your site looking at your products they can't purchase your products. So how do you get people to your site? Well there are 1000s of ways to drive traffic to your site but here are a few biggies!

  • Create link backs:
    • List your site in directory like these
    • Post in relevant forums
    • List your site with partner companies
  • Social Media
    • Google +
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
  • Product Feeds
    • eBay
    • Amazon
    • Google Shopping
    • TheFind.com
    • Shopping.com
  • Google Adwords
  • Re-marketing Campaigns
  • Email Marketing
  • Utilies Google Keywords
  • Set up your Sitemap.xml
  • Set up your robot.txt file
  • Resolve any HTML or server errors
  • Create and Publish In-Depth Articles
    • Blogs
  • Stand out with Google Rich Snippets
    • Read more about Rich Snippets here
  • Make sure your site is fast
  • Make sure your site is mobile and tablet friendly
  • Keep site up-to-date and correct
Dan

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Traffic Building Ideas

How to Upgrade Ecommerce Platforms Webinar

by Dan7. July 2014 12:07

Many established ecommerce companies — those with thousands of customers, SKUs, and website visitors — at some point realize they have outgrown their current shopping cart. But the process of choosing a new platform, one that accommodates existing practices while also solving current limitations, is complex.

“How to Upgrade Ecommerce Platforms” is a free, 30-minute webinar. The presenter is Armando Roggio, contributing editor for Practical Ecommerce. The sponsor is Web 2 Market, a leading developer of comprehensive storefronts for ecommerce companies.

In this 30-minute webinar, we’ll explain how to know when it’s time to change platforms, and how to select a platform that will cause the least disruption while also providing new growth opportunities. How to Upgrade Ecommerce Platforms
We will address the following key points:

  • Fight or flight? Psychologists describe the fight or flight response as a reaction to perceived harmful attack or a perceived threat to survival. If you’re fighting your ecommerce platform just to operate or make essential improvements, your business life may be in danger. We’ll explain how to apply “fight or flight” to a replatform decision.
  • Identify problems. Every ecommerce business will occasionally have problems — system integration, product entry, order management, site performance, or more. We’ll address the dilemma of knowing when that problem is an indication that you need a new platform, and not another fix.
  • Choosing the next platform. Once you have decided to look for a new ecommerce platform, how do you identify and test potential candidates? We review this complicated process.
  • Preparing for the transition. Changing ecommerce platforms can force new business practices and workflows, but there are steps that can be taken to make the ultimate transition easier on everyone. We’ll explain.
  • Making the transition. Eventually, it will be time to actually flip the switch, directing traffic away from your previous platform to your new one. We’ll help decide when this should be, and how to prepare for the process afterwards.
  • Measuring results. Once the change has been made, it is important to monitor site and sales performance to ensure that the new platform is meeting expectations. We’ll address key metrics.

Q&A
Following his presentation, Roggio and Brad Kort, President of Web 2 Market will answer questions from attendees.

Register here

About the Practical Ecommerce

Practical Ecommerce was founded in July 2005 by Kerry and Joy Murdock in Grand Junction, Colorado, U.S. Its mission is to provide down-to-earth articles and commentary to help ecommerce businesses. A second site, Web Marketing Today, was acquired in 2012. It was founded in 1995. Its editorial mission is to assist local, service-sector businesses. Our authors are leading ecommerce practitioners, consultants, and journalists.

For more information, contact:
Web 2 Market
5628 W. 120th Street, Alsip, IL 60803
Dan Voss
dvoss@web2market.com
Phone: 708-653-3100
www.ecommercewebsites.biz

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Suspension Parts Direct Press Release

by Dan23. April 2014 13:27
Web 2 MarketShowMeTheParts

Suspension Parts Direct using Web 2 Market’s ShowMeTheParts Integration to sell Auto Parts online and on Google Shopping.

Using Web 2 Market’s ShowMeTheParts Integration and the Magento E-Commerce Platform, Suspension Parts Direct launched their new website.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALSIP, IL, April 13, 2014 – Web 2 Market is proud to announce that the new Suspension Parts Direct Website is live. Suspension Parts Direct is using their ShowMeTheParts Catalog and Web 2 Market’s ShowMeTheParts Integration to display and sell their products online. With Web 2 Market’s Google Shopping Feed and Google Rich Snippet extensions Suspension Parts can feed product information, price, reviews, and inventory directly to Google Shopping.

The new site allows visitors to search for their part using a year-make-model, part number, or cross-reference search. The product’s detail page includes part name, description, images, application data, and technical documents.

Jeff Bramlett from Suspension Parts Directs says “Suspension Parts Direct sells suspension parts for a large variety of different vehicles ranging from 1940 through the present. Web2market helped us build a website that has the functionality and simplicity which makes it easy for our customers to use and purchase from. Upon completion, the one thing that stood out was the training that was given to us from Web 2 Market on using Magento.”

“The Suspension Parts Direct website is built on the SMTP Magento platform that Web 2 Market launched a year ago. It allows OEM parts manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers to build powerful e-catalogs and e-commerce sites at a very competitive cost.” Says Brad Kort, President of Web 2 Market: “The complexity of the product searches and maintaining application data have been holding manufacturers and retailers back. Our platform solves those problems in an affordable way”.

To learn more about the ShowMeTheParts Integration visit www.ecommercewebsites.biz/smtp

Suspension Parts Direct’s new website can be seen at www.suspensionpartsdirect.com

Suspension Parts Direct

ABOUT SHOWMETHEPARTS.COM

ShowMeTheParts.com, a division of Vertical Development, is an online database enabling customers to search and find the right part quickly. The benefits this software provides to businesses and their customers are numerous. The online catalogs keep product details, pricing and technical information up-to-date and easily accessible to customers. It allows customers to fully interact with the product, increasing customer satisfaction, while allowing the business to easily manage data and increase profits.

For more information, contact:
ShowMeTheParts.com
Ronald Garand
Vice President 
rgarand@verticaldev.com
Phone: 847-609-9540
www.ShowMeTheParts.com

ABOUT WEB 2 MARKET

Based in Alsip, IL, just outside of Chicago, Web 2 Market has been building e-commerce sites for 17 years. Clients range from web-based startups to large multinationals. Our deep bench of development experts and network specialists build rich and powerful e-commerce site and e-catalogs.

For more information, contact: 
Web 2 Market
Dan Voss
dvoss@web2market.com
Phone: 708-653-3100
www.ecommercewebsites.biz

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Google Rich Snippets

by Dan16. April 2014 08:00

Google Rich Snippets

What They Are and Why You Need Them

Some of you may have heard of Rich Snippets, and those that haven’t should keep reading.

So what are Rich Snippets, and how do they help your site?

Rich Snippets, in easy to understand terms, are the photos, stars, ratings, or videos that show up when you do a Google search. In technical terms, a rich snippet designates specific parts of your website, using a markup format, to better summarize the content of your page.

Parts of a Rich Snippet Rich Snippet Example

So why should you care?

Well, let’s do an experiment. Take a look at the search results below. What result does your eye first jump to? What result would you be more inclined to check out?

Rich Snippets with Video

Check this one out, too:

Rich Snippets with Ratings

If the listings with the video images and the listing with the rating, price, and inventory caught your eye first, you have Rich Snippets to thank.

Not surprisingly, businesses using Rich Snippets typically see an increase in click through rates. Why? Because their listing pops off the page. It grabs the attention of the searcher and makes it easy for them to see which content is most relevant for their search.

So, if Rich Snippets typically increase click-through rates, and increased click-through rates improve page rank, and improved page rank typically means more sales, and you DON’T use Rich Snippets … why are you still reading this? Call Web 2 Market today about your AbleCommerce or Magento site, and we’ll set you up with Rich Snippets immediately.

 

For help with these or any other e-Commerce topics please contact us at:

Magento Website:www.ecommercewebsites.biz

AbleCommerse Website: www.web2market.com

Phone: 708.653.3100

Email: dvoss@web2market.com

 

Dan

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PCI Compliance

by Dan26. February 2014 15:28

PCI Compliance

With the high profile attacks on Target, Neiman Marcus and other breaches, we think it's a good time to talk a little about PCI compliance, and why it's important to merchants. Here are some FAQs.

So what is PCI Compliance?

PCI Compliance as defined by the PCI Compliance Security Standard Counsel as “In security terms, it means that your business adheres to the PCI DSS requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. In operational terms, it means that you are playing your role to make sure your customers' payment card data is being kept safe throughout every transaction, and that they – and you – can have confidence that they're protected against the pain and cost of data breaches.” To view the PCI SSC website click here

Who needs to be compliant?

Anyone who accepts payment cards, online or offline, needs to be compliant.

Who is responsible if cardholder data is stolen from your company?

YOU ARE! And the results could be fines and penalties, termination of right to accept credit cards, lawsuits and the loss of your customer's trust. According to Reuter.com the recent Target Credit Card Data breach has cost Target $61 million. Analyst believe this number will continue to grow. Some even saying up to $1 billion. To view the article click here

Who enforces PCI Compliance?

PCI Compliance requirements are set up by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) but the Payment Card Brands are responsible for enforcing the standards.

So what do you need to do and when?

The time to act is NOW! You should contact your Payment Card Brands in order to find out their process of becoming PCI Compliant or you can start with PCI Compliance Security Standard Counsel’s Getting Started Guide

Contact your host and verify that your hosing environment and facility are PCI Compliant. If not, move your hosting to a PCI Compliant hosting environment.

How can Web 2 Market help me?

All our hosting and coding is PCI Compliant. We believe that security is a non-negotiable. We'd rather not have a client than cut corners and put the client at risk. If you're a Web 2 Market client, you can rest knowing that we're working hard to protect your data and your reputation.

Please see www.pcisecuritystandards.org for more information on PCI compliance.

 

For help with these or any other e-Commerce topics please contact us at:

Magento Website:www.ecommercewebsites.biz

AbleCommerse Website: www.web2market.com

Phone: 708.653.3100

Email: dvoss@web2market.com

 

Dan

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About Brad Kort

President and owner of Web 2 Market, Inc.

Education     

Northwestern University
MBA, Innovation & Entrpreneurship
1995 – 1997

Loyola University of Chicago
BA, Marketing
1982 – 1995

 

I enjoy helping small and medium sized business use technology strategically. The Internet is an awesome, dynamic place to compete.

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