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  • A Review of WooCommerce

    A Review of WooCommerce

    Posted by | E-Commerce Websites

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • What We Learned During the Magento 2 Reddit AMA

    What We Learned During the Magento 2 Reddit AMA

    Posted by | E-Commerce Websites

    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 […]

  • 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

    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 […]

  • The Portland Holiday E-Commerce Forum

    The Portland Holiday E-Commerce Forum

    Posted by | Digital Marketing & Strategy, Magento

    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 […]

  • Meet the Panelists: Doug Goldberg from ZeroLag

    Meet the Panelists: Doug Goldberg from ZeroLag

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

    Doug Goldberg, ZeroLag’s VP of Magento Solutions has helped develop and manage the solutions that have propelled ZeroLag to prominence as a Magento Platinum Hosting Partner. Doug received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Doug is a featured panelist at the Portland Holiday E-Commerce Forum. We had the […]

  • Meet the E-Commerce Forum Panelists: Steve Gunnell from Listrak

    Meet the E-Commerce Forum Panelists: Steve Gunnell from Listrak

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

    Steve Gunnell, Regional Sales Manager at Listrak, is a featured panelist at The Portland Holiday E-Commerce Forum. As a Southern California native Steve Gunnell takes pride in a career encompassing the areas of e-commerce, email marketing, marketing automation, and digital strategy. Steve attended the University of Southern California where he majored in International Relations. He […]

  • Mike Doyle of Magento, Featured Portland E-Commerce Forum Panelist

    Mike Doyle of Magento, Featured Portland E-Commerce Forum Panelist

    Posted by | Search Engine Optimization – SEO

     Mike Doyle is a featured Portland Holiday E-Commerce Forum Panelist. As an Enterprise Sales Manager at Magento, he has helped over  400 clients migrate to the Magento Enterprise platform by successfully utilizing the Magento Ecosystem. Mike has spent the last 8 years  within the e-commerce industry specializing in the US and APAC markets. He has focused […]

  • 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, Search Engine Optimization – SEO

    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 […]

  • Holiday Gifts: The Impact of Wearable Technology on the Future of E-Commerce

    Holiday Gifts: The Impact of Wearable Technology on the Future of E-Commerce

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

    With reports ranging from 27-52 million total global wearable shipments by the end of 2014, wearable tech could potentially be the hot holiday gift this year. The first of three topics of  our Portland Holiday E-Commerce Forum, the impact of wearable technology on the future of e-commerce and other industries is hotly debated. The questions […]

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