Tag: shopify

The Shopify theme upgrade conundrum

Recently I upgraded some software that monitors my shopify app servers. It’s a critical piece of software but it’s so stable that I haven’t had to mess with it in well over a year. But they happened to send me an email listing some new changes and I noticed four big features that would make …

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Make sure to test your changes

We had a problematic gutter at the corner of the house. It drained oddly so the previous neighbors created this odd-shaped drainage setup that blocked off most of the side yard. Downspout to extension to spare gutter on the ground propped up with bricks, which was supposed to feed into a plastic-lined rock channel… We …

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Keep your key Shopify performance indicators easy to find

I was working with a friend on a metrics dashboard for his business. He wanted to have a better idea about a handful of key indicators he was watching. They measured how well his next two weeks would be and then overall how his business has been doing so far. Pretty basic stuff in the …

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Are you just painting over the rust in your Shopify store?

We have four seasons here in Portland: Winter, Spring, Construction, Fall It being Construction season now, there’s some heavy equipment or road blockage every other block. A bit of an inconvenience and noise but no big deal. But during my walks I see plenty of head-shaking decisions. Enough to fill these daily emails for the …

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Skip the SEO fundamentals at your own risk

I struggled with my running all last year. Various excuses kept me from doing it regularly. I went back to the basic habit building that worked well for me and committed to running for 10 minutes everyday. It’s so little that it’s easier to do it than to worry about it. So far I’ve kept …

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How your Shopify store can deal with Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is coming next week. You have a few options. 1. You can ignore it. Say you don’t sell on Amazon and don’t want to compete on your own. It might be a slower week or two for you if people spent all their money with Amazon. 2. You can join Amazon and …

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Sealing up the gaps in your Shopify store

Last weekend I took a few bottles of caulking, my ladder, and started sealing up around the windows, doors, and trim. Without that it’s easy for water to get inside the house. The two exposed sides of the house took about half a day (the other two sides are under large eaves). Not difficult work, …

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