Posts by Cody Landefeld

Exploring eCommerce Options: WooCommerce vs. Shopify

Here at Mode Effect, we’re team WooCommerce, but we can’t deny that not every store is the best fit to start or continue their journey on any particular eCommerce platform.  So it’s always good to be educated on any particular platform you are considering for your online store.  So here is an overview of WooCommerce…

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How to Use the Facebook Pixel for Conversion Tracking

What is the Facebook Pixel?  The Facebook pixel is a piece of code that you place on your website. It is an analytical tool that collects data to help you measure the effectiveness of your Facebook advertising. More specifically, it is a tool that can assist your business in measuring, optimizing and building audiences for…

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How to Set Up a New WooCommerce Store

This post was originally posted at WooCommerce.com as a 5-part boot camp series for store owners considering using WooCommerce. If you are starting from scratch, head to WooCommerce.com/start to get a basic site in place. If you already have a self-hosted WordPress site or a WordPress.com site with a Business plan, head to the Plugins section of your…

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Email Automation for WooCommerce

We spend too much time as store owners using multiple tools with our marketing efforts — jumping from one platform to another. So slow down. Focus and figure out the source of your time-suck and let your website automation do the work for you.   Do any of these tasks sound familiar – and have…

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Re-Platforming to WooCommerce

Here at Mode Effect, we get a lot of inquiries from eCommerce site owners who have outgrown the one-size-fits-all platform they entered early in their online commerce ventures.   These folks have often outgrown their first platform and want their websites to help them compete more effectively in the virtual marketplace. They want to offer…

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Ecommerce Analytics 101

Like any business, e-commerce stores will be most successful when proprietors take time to analyze what’s working and what isn’t working to boost sales and maintain a satisfied customer base.   Obviously, ecommerce site owners don’t have insights they can use in brick and mortar stores, such as greeting customers and making eye contact, reading…

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Holiday eCommerce Security: Is Your Store Ready for the Hacking Season?

Being a good custodian of your customers’ data is a basic part of running any successful online storefront. Unfortunately, the holidays are a particularly risky time of year for eCommerce security. With all the credit and debit card numbers traveling to and fro, hackers have a smorgasbord of opportunities for data theft. Large retailers like Neiman…

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eCommerce Fraud Prevention for Sporting Goods Stores

If you think you don’t need to worry about security because your eCommerce site is a small one, you should know that most hackers don’t think about size. It’s true that the most ambitious hackers go after larger sites like eBay, Target or Yahoo!, all of which have experienced customer database breaches in recent years.…

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5 Tips for WordPress Performance Optimization

WordPress is the most popular website software in the world, so it’s easy to think superior WordPress performance is a given. How we wish this was true! It takes some effort to reach a level of WordPress performance optimization that has an impact. This requires skills many business owners don’t have and guess who they…

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