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Why You Need Start Preparing Your Ecommerce Store for the Holiday Season NOW!

You might think it's a bit preemptive to start planning for the Holidays now, but it's almost too late already.  Think about it this way: if you want to make a bunch of changes to your e-commerce website such as an upgrade, a new design, or any new features you need a significant amount of [...]

By |July 26th, 2010|General, Marketing|1 Comment

Why Does Redstage have Magento Support Retainers?

We often get asked why we use a retainer based payment system for our Magento Support services.  First off, let me catch you up on what I mean by "Retainer Based Support".  Our Magento support service works similarly to the way an attorney retainer works.  Basically, if you need ongoing assistance with your Magento site, [...]

By |July 13th, 2010|Misc|2 Comments

Magento Professional Edition

Recently, Magento released a new version of their powerful e-commerce system called Magento Professional. This version has few extra features including, Gift Certificates/Cards (Physical and Virtual), Customer Store Credits, Strong Data Encryption (including PA-DSS compliance), and A Reward Points System. They basically added a ton of marketing muscle to the already-powerful system along with PCI [...]

By |May 25th, 2010|General|3 Comments

Getting More Traffic To Your Site, an Online Marketing Primer

One of the most frequently asked questions amongst online business owners is, "How do I get more TRAFFIC to my site?". You might have the greatest business, best prices, friendliest customer service, but if no one can find your store, you won't get any sales. It's the same principle as if you had a restaurant. [...]

By |April 27th, 2010|General, Marketing|4 Comments

Selling & Upselling with Psychology & Human Behavior

Ted.com is one of my favorite websites ever. The entire site is filled with some of the most interesting, captivating, thought provoking and mind blowing presentations from the world's top geniuses and experts. I highly recommend clicking around Ted.com and learning something... I recently watched this particular video called, "Are we in control of our [...]

By |April 5th, 2010|General, Marketing|0 Comments

Magento's Vision for Open Source eCommerce

This is an old video of Roy Ruben from Varien talking about his vision of open source eCommerce and Magento. It was shot almost 3 years ago and shows the motivations of the company behind the system. I first saw this over at TechCrunch's article about Magento's Funding. The best part of that article is [...]

By |March 24th, 2010|General|1 Comment

How to Spy On Your Website Visitors with Clicktale

How would you like to spy on your website visitors? Would it be useful to see visitor behavior, detailed down to mouse movement? The answer is YES! The site is called Clicktale. I made a quick video about the system, and how to get the free version. There's a link to the site below the [...]

By |March 19th, 2010|General|4 Comments

Magento (Varien) Raises $22.5 Million In Equity Funding

Great News! There's a buzz around the open source community that there was regulatory filing that shows that Varien, the company that provides the Magento E-commerce Platform, raised $22.5 Million! I tracked the story back to socalTech.com (link) who first reported the news. Here at Redstage, this is very exciting. We are huge fans of [...]

By |March 16th, 2010|General|3 Comments

Finding Link Partners Ninja Trick SEO Lesson

This is an extremely easy and useful way to find a ton of targeted and relevant places to get links to your site. Linking is the most important off-site SEO element and this video shows you how to use StumbleUpon to find a nearly endless amount of linking partners. Here are a few links that [...]

By |March 12th, 2010|General|1 Comment

Fox Launches new Magento Site: FoxConnect

Fox Studios launched a new e-commerce website called Fox Connect! Not only does it look great, and is extremely functional but it showcases another huge brand/business using Magento for their eCommerce needs. This was first noticed this mentioned on the official Magento Blog: http://www.magentocommerce.com/blog/comments/fox-connect-on-magento/

By |February 25th, 2010|Showcase|0 Comments