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  • How to Prepare a Magento Site for Traffic Spikes: A Case Study on Ssekodesigns.com

    How to Prepare a Magento Site for Traffic Spikes: A Case Study on Ssekodesigns.com

    Posted by | E-Commerce Websites, Magento

      The Challenge:   Sseko Designs, one of Forix’s clients, is more than an e-commerce fashion brand. It has a vision to promote ethical fashion. Sseko Designs supports women in Uganda by employing them to make beautiful sandals and providing a means to pay for college education. Sseko was soon to be featured on the […]

  • A Review of WooCommerce

    A Review of WooCommerce

    Posted by | E-Commerce Websites, Web Design

    Is WooCommerce Right for Your Business? In the sea of WordPress plugins, WooCommerce by WooThemes just looks like another free WordPress plugin. However, you would be extremely hard-pressed to find a similar plugin which holds the same level of potential for merchants. Launched in late September 2011, WooCommerce now supports a large percentage of the […]

  • Forix Has Been Selected to be Featured on “World’s Greatest!”

    Forix Has Been Selected to be Featured on “World’s Greatest!”

    Posted by | E-Commerce Websites, Web Design

    Forix has started 2015 with another award in hand for recognition of our work as a Portland web design agency. Forix was selected by How2Media to be featured on “World’s Greatest!” “World’s Greatest!” is a television show produced by How2Media and is a fast-paced tour around the world featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with some […]

  • How To Make Your Website More User-Friendly

    How To Make Your Website More User-Friendly

    Posted by | Digital Marketing & Strategy, E-Commerce Websites, Web Design

    One of the main tenets of good web design is user-friendliness. With a massive amount of websites on any given topic, not having a user-friendly site can easily send potential customers away. By putting some necessary time and work into their websites, many of our clients have seen a boost in conversions, a decrease in […]

  • What We Learned During the Magento 2 Reddit AMA

    What We Learned During the Magento 2 Reddit AMA

    Posted by | E-Commerce Websites, Magento

    Magento 2 was first announced all the way back in 2010 and planned for a 2011 release. Four years later, in December 2014, the alpha version was released on GitHub Mass release isn’t expected until Q4 2015, and more formal announcements about features are expected closer to the full release. While most updates are mostly […]

  • Marketing Your Mobile App on Facebook

    Marketing Your Mobile App on Facebook

    Posted by | Digital Marketing & Strategy, Mobile App Development, Social Media

    As you’re browsing through your news feed, you see a picture of a wonderful island escape, and the call to action “Book Now!” You click on the ad, and get sent directly into an app to the promoted vacation deal. With little effort, you have just engaged with the advertisement, and downloaded a new app […]

  • Curing the Holiday Hangover: How to Apply Holiday Data to Your Email Campaigns

    Curing the Holiday Hangover: How to Apply Holiday Data to Your Email Campaigns

    Posted by | Digital Marketing & Strategy, E-Commerce Websites

    One of e-commerce hot topics to be discussed at our Portland Holiday E-Commerce Forum is how to cure the holiday hangover by navigating the peaks and valleys throughout the year. In 2013, email drove $50 billion in online transactions. It is often one of the primary drivers of revenue along with organic search and is […]

  • How To Effectively Use Social Media With Your Website

    How To Effectively Use Social Media With Your Website

    Posted by | Digital Marketing & Strategy, E-Commerce Websites, Social Media, Web Design

    Integrating Social Media With Your Website With over 215 million active Twitter users, and 1.19 billion monthly active Facebook users, social media has become more and more prominent in a business’s marketing plan. This can be a lot more than just gaining followers though. Integrating social media with your website allows you to convert customer […]

  • The Portland Holiday E-Commerce Forum

    The Portland Holiday E-Commerce Forum

    Posted by | Digital Marketing & Strategy, Magento, Web Design

    E-commerce never stops, even when it’s pouring buckets in Portland.The Portland Holiday E-Commerce Forum gave local retailers an opportunity to learn about the ever-changing landscape of e-commerce, which is certainly worth the soak. E-retailers from all over the globe came to the event – from Oklahoma, New York, Spain, and more. The panel discussion focused […]

  • Six Signs That It’s Time For A Website Redesign

    Six Signs That It’s Time For A Website Redesign

    Posted by | E-Commerce Websites, Magento, Web Design

    Does your website have outdated elements? Is it losing traffic or loading slowly? These common issues indicate that it is time to redesign your website. Here are six reasons to update your brand’s website ASAP.     1. Slow Loading Time If your website takes a long time to load, it is definitely time for […]

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