Staying Safe Online

Keeping Safe Online – Some Do’s and Don’ts

With the increase in cyber attacks and email hacking this article about a small business owner who had her bank account and credit cards cleaned, I thought it is useful to provide some do’s and don’ts to help keep you and your business safe online. This particular example of cyber fraud is certainly nothing new, but I disagree with the …

How fast is your website?

Speed and the time it takes to load your website is of significant importance, especially for ecommerce websites and the all important Google ranking. In our never ending research and development work to improve our software we spend a lot of time perfecting the code we create and we are implementing a number of new features into your websites to …

Ever wondered where your website is physically hosted?

Have you ever wondered where your website is physically located and what it actually takes to run a data centre? We use a co-located (just means we share with many other big businesses) data centre called Equinox with locations all across the world. The data centre was opened in 2016 and is home to many large financial services and online payment start-ups. …

Changes to increase your website’s speed!

Quite often we do a whole lot of work on our software and ecommerce platform “under the hood”.  It’s not something you can see like a great new features for you to use, but it’s important to the overall health of your website. Over the last several months we have been investing time & effort into making our software run …

New Image Optimisation Features for your website

We are excited to announce that we have now added automatic image optimization to all product and other images uploaded through the dashboard. When the image is uploaded for a product it will automatically be sent to our online tool kraken.io which will in real time optimize the image and then send it back for resizing and use on your …

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Quick Update on upgrade progress for our websites

Just a very quick update this week to keep everyone informed of where we are up to with the ongoing upgrade status. Dashboard Upgrades We are now over 75% complete on upgrading all of our customers to the newest version of our dashboard software.  We expect that all non custom clients will have been migrated to the new version of …

Mothers Day 2017 Banners

Please find a selection of banners we have prepared for use on your homepage this Mothers Day. To choose one of these banners all you do is: Choose the banner you wish to have for your website Make a note of the name of the banner IE Banner 1 (the banner # is UNDER the banner) Send us a Support Request …

Make sure your site is secure

In the last couple of weeks Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Browsers have released a new feature on their browsers that warn of insecure content if a website has a password, credit card or other personal identify form and the SSL certificate is not active. Here are two warnings from our website, the first when the page does not load …

How to get SIRI to find your Florist

We were recently asked how to make sure Siri on an Apple device knows how to find your business when asked. The answer was quite simple and was to make sure your business details were correct in Apple Maps. You can login and manage your business listing on Apple Maps Here: https://mapsconnect.apple.com/ You will need an Apple ID and password …

How to Create SEO Mapping Files for Broken Links

All websites over time will have broken links in the Google Index. Mapping these to a new version of the page address is important to keep Google and the search engines happy. When you move a website from one platform to another or you just need to broken links in google you create what’s known as a Mapping file. Then …

Updated eMail Marketing Feature

Just in time for Valentines Day we are updating the Email Newsletter feature in your website dashboard. To access the new feature log into your website dashboard and then go: Marketing -> Email Marketing -> My Newsletters If you have not already you may need to request that the feature is set up for you.   5 pre-designed templates to …

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Valentines Day Banners 2017

Please find a selection of banners we have prepared for use on your homepage this Valentines Day. To choose one of these banners all you do is: Choose the banner you wish to have for your website Make a note of the name of the banner IE Banner 1 Send us a Support Request from your website dashboard with the …

Christmas 2016 Banners

Please find a selection of banners we have prepared for use on your homepage this Christmas. To choose one of these banners all you do is: Choose the banner you wish to have for your website Make a note of the name of the banner IE Banner 1 Send us a Support Request from your website dashboard with the banner name and marketing message* you would like please …

Mobile Search Strategy

Google Announces Big Change to Mobile First Strategy

On Friday November 4th 2016 Google announced their long awaited mobile first strategy, confirming your site content MUST BE MOBILE FRIENDLY OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR RANKINGS. In real terms this means if your site is not mobile friendly you will be ranked below other sites that are mobile friendly. You can read the announcement here. https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2016/11/mobile-first-indexing.html What does this …

Moving to HTTPS For All eCommerce Websites

We’ve known for a while now that one of the many criteria that Google uses to rank your website is whether or not it is served via https.  In other words whether your site is encrypted and has a security certificate. Every ecommerce site we build, always has a security certificate that’s used when a customer enters their personal details …

How to write Meta Titles, Descriptions & Headings for Florist Websites

A common question I am asked is how to write well planned SEO titles, descriptions & headings for products on your florist websites, so I’ve created a short guide. What are Meta Titles & Meta Descriptions? When you search Google and see the search results, what’s being shown here are the Meta Title & Meta Description from your website. The …

How much customisation of the eCommerce process can be done?

One of the most popular questions I get about our eCommerce software solution is how customisable is the actual ecommerce process, known as the ecommerce Funnel. The ecommerce Funnel consists of the following steps: Add to Cart Cart Summary Checkout Page Payment Page Completion Page It’s been streamlined to reduce the cart abandonment and increase the sales conversion rate of …

Mothers Day Wrap Up 2016

Well that’s Mothers Day for another year over! We hope that the trade this year was good for youur business,  from the level of traffic on our servers we can see that it looked like a very good year! Remove your Mothers Day Banners and Products Now that the event is over it’s time to remove (or have removed) you …

Mothers Day Banners 2016

Please find a selection of banners we have prepared for use on your homepage this mothers day. This year we have given the mothers day banners a product focus to help drive sales – you can also nominate a banner from last years designs if you prefer: Mothers Day Banners 2015 To choose one of these banners all you do is: …