In Case You Missed it! Weekly Digest 10/29

Did you miss our newsletter this past week?  We know how hectic the work week can be and we want to be sure you didn’t miss out on our latest news and contests.  Read on to see some of what you may have  missed in the IronPlane Weekly Digest.

 

Partner Spotlight-SnowDog

Sometimes we get lucky. Eight years ago while consulting on another website build, our friends at Smile.io (formerly Sweet Tooth) introduced me to Kuba Zwolinski, the CEO of Snow.dog. From those early days Kuba and I have worked together to build our agency steadily with a strong focus on delivering solutions we can be proud of.

What does that mean?  From the client side it means we have delivered work that the client can leverage to build their business and be proud to show their market.  From our side, it means we have built a site properly and that will stand up against the scrutiny of our peers. That shared philosophy between Kuba and me has allowed us to grow and continue to invest in exciting new technologies, advanced training for our staff and to be an active part of the Magento community. This translates into solutions and ideas for our clients for whatever challenge they are trying to overcome.

At this point we cover 12 time zones on a daily basis with over 30 Magento focused developer and project mangers.

Did You Know?

Stat of the Week:
The average eCommerce conversion rates vary from 3 to 4%. Mobile conversion rates on smart phones are one third (1.5% average) of those of desktop (4.4%).(Source: Monetate)

Vocabulary Review:
Production Server – A production server is a type of server that is used to deploy and host live websites or Web applications.  A production server hosts websites and Web applications that have undergone extensive development and testing before they are validated as production ready.

A production server is also often referred to as a live server. (Source: Technopedia)

Giveaway Time!

We began working with our client, Sea Bags back in 2016. We have thoroughly enjoyed working them to host and help maintain their website. Sea Bags is a very popular brand based right in our own Portland community. They transform sails into themed bags and accessories. You can learn more about Sea Bags on their website or by following them on Twitter.  This month, we are excited to give away one of their special bags (just in time for the holidays)! Use the form below to find all the ways to enter and best of luck!

Sea Bag Giveaway

Recent Articles

Website Development Costs

Website development costs can be incredibly hard to estimate. The budget for your small business site will vary dramatically based on factors that include the number of pages, the available resources, the required capabilities, and whether eCommerce functionality or other special features are required.  Read More

 

Magento Marketplace 101

Whether you already rely on Magento to power your eCommerce website or you’re searching for a new cloud-based solution, this platform’s versatile solutions can help you take your business to the next level. Find out how the Magento Marketplace works and learn how to get started as a buyer or seller. Read More

Migrating to Magento

The eCommerce industry is growing rapidly, with online shopping becoming the go-to option for many customers. Roughly 80 percent of Americans have made an online purchase in the last month  and 96 percent have done so during their lifetime. Online storefronts aren’t just for big businesses. Read More

Get Your Brain Working

Riddle of the Week
A man stands on one side of a river, his dog on the other. The man calls his dog, who immediately crosses the river without getting wet.  The dog doesn’t use a bridge or a boat. How did the dog do it?

If you think you know the answer be sure to enter our giveaway above. The right answer will earn you an extra entry! Next week we will share the answer along with a new riddle.

We hope you have had a great week and we look forward to sharing our latest Weekly Digest  with you next week.  Have a wonderful weekend!