The Products Screen is where you go to manage the products in your Miva Merchant store. We walk you through the different parts of this all-essential area of the store admin.
A quick walkthrough of various areas in the Miva Merchant store admin that may be of day to day interest to a store owner.
This video explains how the Miva Merchant Image Management tool works and how to make the most of this powerful feature of Miva Merchant PR8.
Miva Merchant has some powerful custom fields functionality that can be utilized to add content to customer accounts, orders, products, and categories. The first step of harnessing this power is to activate the Custom Fields module in your Miva Merchant store admin. This video shows you how.
While the accepted user experience (UX) principles apply to all websites, ecommerce sites have a greater challenge as these sites have more complex interactions with users including category and product pages, shopping carts, shipping methods, payment options and other components of online buying. Miva’s Donna Sandsmark discusses how to improve UX for ecommerce.
Where we talk about best practices for managing credit card security; our revamped Miva Merchant Videos; free developer stores for all; the crazy awesome Miva Bootstrap Developer Framework; schmoozing it up at our San Diego Ecommerce Meetups; and MivaCon 2014.
Responsive Web Design is a great way to give your clients the best experience across any device whether it is on a tablet, desktop, or mobile. In this presentation Brennan Heyde discusses what Responsive Web Design is; the design Challenges Choosing a Responsive Framework; testing a responsive website; and the gotchas to consider for eCommerce.
In the brave new world of Social Media Marketing, Email is still far and away the biggest ROI driver. Find out how to use Email marketing to propel your business.
What are international shoppers buying? What Markets are growing? Is International Expansion the right choice for my Business? How does a 3rd party Global Logistics Provider operate anyway? These questions and more answered by Bongo International, one of the fastest growing US Technology Companies in The Deloitte Fast500.
4Psite’s order management system allows you to streamline and seamlessly manage orders through payment processing to inventory, fulfillment, shipping and returns, with multi-store integration. With 4Psite’s new integration with Miva, you will be able to grow your e-commerce business and boost your revenues.
Watch this video before you attempt to install the Miva Bootstrap Framework into your Miva Merchant store. We walk you through everything you need to do before installing this new Framework.
This video takes you through the steps of installing the Miva Bootstrap Frameworking into your Miva Merchant store. Warning: Its recommended that you install Frameworks into new stores only. If you DO install this Framework into an existing store, please save a copy of your existing Framework first.
We take a tour of the Storefront page with the Miva Bootstrap Framework installed. We show off the new features and where you can find them in the Miva Merchant store admin.
T-Hub makes it easy to connect your Miva Merchant store to your Quickbooks records. It works with various versions of Quickbooks like Quickbooks Online and Quickbooks POS. In this webinar we talk about the different versions of T-Hub and how it could work for you.
On November 27th, 2013 we held a joint webinar between Miva Merchant and Canada Post introducing the new integrated shipping module that allows merchants to offer shipping options through Canada Post.
Launch Pad can help you get around the Miva Merchant admin more quickly. Let’s take a tour of this oft-overlooked time saving feature.
The Miva Merchant Community Forums are the place to be for keeping up to speed with all things Miva. The forums are also a great resource if you have any questions regarding your Miva Merchant store.
In this video we go over the legacy method of adding images to your products. We talk about some of its limitations so that you can compare the old and new workflows for adding images to products in Miva.
The Additional Images tab has many advantages over the legacy method of adding images to your products. This video takes a look at those advantages as well as walks you through the steps of adding some images to an example product.
We show you how to set up your Category Display Pages to use the images from the Additional Images tab. This process requires you set up a Image Type which you can then assign to the Category Display Page template.
When using the Additional Images tab to power your product images, you have the ability to affect their display size on both the Product Display Page as well as the Category Display page. Let’s have a look at these resizing options.
Learn to quickly upload and assign multiple product images to multiple products in your store using the Batch Image Assign feature.
You can assign attributes to products in your store. Attributes offer shoppers choices to specific details of your products. We walk you through setting up an attribute in this video.
Learn how to assign products to categories in your Miva Merchant store.
Attribute Templates allows you to create a template “stencil” which can then be applied to multiple products as needed. This video walk you through the steps of creating and then assigning attribute templates.
Miva Merchant and Amazon held a live webinar on October 31st, 2013 talking about the recently released Amazon Payments module. We explain what Amazon Payments is, and cover how to setup and use the service. After the presentation, we opened up the webinar to a Q and A session where attendees were free to ask questions they had regarding Amazon Payments.
We walk you through the steps of adding a product to your Miva Merchant Store.
Here is how you can sort the display order of the products in your store. We go over sort products on both the Category Display pages as well as the Product List page.
When you make changes to a page template in Miva Merchant, the system automatically saves a snapshot of your template code and stores it under Versions. We explore this versioning functionality in this video.
This video walks you through the steps in creating a new user account for your Miva Merchant store, and the various preferences available on a per user level.
Miva Merchant allows you to create multiple user accounts that can log into your store admin. You can even create different tiers of users that have full or limited access to the store admin pages. Here’s how.
In this video we introduce the Maintenance Mode feature, which is used for taking your store temporarily offline so that you can update pages and troubleshoot issues in your store without a stream of customers stumbling unto unfinished work.
In this video we explore some template fields in the Pages area of the Miva Merchant admin, and we cover the difference between Global Tabs and Non-Global Tabs.
We discuss the concept of having one browser tab open for your store admin where you can do some work, and another browser tab open to the front end of your store so that you can check your work. We also show you some shortcut links in the admin, to quickly get to your store’s runtime.
Miva Merchant is a robust ecommerce system. Because of this, you may find yourself in need of assistance from time to time. Thankfully there are a number of resources at your disposal.
Miva Merchant’s new additional images features allow ecommerce storeowners to have complete control over how their product images are displayed. In this video, Brennan Heyde, Miva Merchant Technical Director Of Professional Services, explains how to set up and work with additional image types and image attributes.
The Analytics Module comes baked into the Miva Merchant software. Google Analytics is a powerful must-have resource for any online store owner and now it’s easier than ever to get your Miva store up and running with it.
The Token List helps you see what variables and entities are available to each dynamic page template that makes up the Miva Merchant store. This Rewards video serves as a basic introduction of the Token List, and we’ll also cover steps for setting up your first “if…else” statement using the MVT Template language.
Miva Merchant allows you to import and export data via flat file. Here is a walk through of the process.
If your company engages in a lot of customer service interaction over the phone, you may find this feature quite useful. “Shop As Customer” allows you to log into a shopping session your customer created, and assist with adding and removing content to the basket.
Batch Reports consolidate data across multiple orders and make the information accessable in one organized report. Miva Merchant comes with two types of batch reports by default: the Pick List and the Printable Invoice. Both are completely customizable, or create your own if more personalization is required. Here’s a quick breakdown of Batch Reports in the Miva Merchant software.
Learn how to setup a Bestseller list in your Miva Merchant store using the Toolkit 3rd Party Module.
In Lesson One we’ll take a look at writing better HTML. Knowing which elements to use in each situation can help you start writing better HTML right away.
Now that we know which HTML elements to use, we should also know how to style them properly. Once we build the foundation with our CSS, we can move on to creating complex layouts.
Now that we know how to write better CSS, it’s time to start creating basic layouts. We’ll take a look at the box model and how to deal with floats.
In this lesson we’ll take a look at our framework, then we’ll start coding out some of the global elements in our layout.
In Lesson five we’ll start coding out our most common pages, the Storefront, Category and Product pages.
In this lesson we’ll start integrating our global elements from the static build into our Miva Merchant website.
Now that we have our global elements styled, we’ll start building out our category and product pages.
It’s time to put the finishing touches on our integration, we’ll start with the single pages then proceed through the checkout.
In this lesson we’ll take a look at creating better breadcrumbs and better category pages.
The Swatch Attribute is perfect for displaying options like color variations of a product you sell. Watch this video to see how you can setup this unique Attribute Type in your store.
One of the first things you want to do in a brand new Miva Merchant store is configure a shipping method. If you don’t have a shipping method configured, when a customer goes to check out they’ll get an error message saying that shipping could not be calculated for their basket. Watch the video for steps on configuring shipping for your store.
In Lesson One we’re going to take a quick tour of the admin, learn about the Miva Merchant file structure, and also dive into frameworks.
In this video we explain what Inventory Variants are all about. We cover some concepts behind product attributes that lead to the creation of this advanced feature in Miva Merchant.
In this video we cover the steps for configuring product attributes to use Inventory Variants.
Before we get started writing templates, it’s important that we understand how Store Morph Technology works. By knowing the theory and proper application of the templating system, it will be much easier to solve complex problems in the future.
Learn how to set a default attribute option, and to sort the order in which your attributes display on your product pages.
Miva Merchant allows you to track the inventory levels of your products. We take a deep look at all of the settings and options available to you when you enable this useful feature in your Miva Merchant store.
Now that we understand how and why Store Morph Technology (SMT) works, we’re going to start digging into our page templates. We’ll start with the Storefront page and then move onto a more dynamic page for our Categories.
If you regularly offer special pricing to a select group of customers than you will want to setup Price Groups in your store. In this example video, we go through the steps of configuring a price group called Wholeseller, to show you everything you need to know about Price Groups.
This video walks you through the steps for getting a customer setup with a customer account in your Miva Merchant store.
One of the most complex pages is the Product page. We’ll take a look at displaying products, related products, inventory, and one of the most powerful features in any CMS, custom fields.
Since we are calculating shipping, tax and other charges, the checkout process of a website can easily become the most complex part with so many variables required on each page.
Modules can greatly extend the functionality of Miva Merchant to interact with APIs, store custom data or almost anything else you can imagine. We’ll take a look at why they exist and where to find them. Then, we’ll check out some basic Toolkit functions.
The Toolkit module adds some much needed functionality to the templating language when we want to do advanced operations. We’ll take a look at some of our most used Toolkit functions and practical places to use them in this lesson.
In this lesson we’ll take a look at SEO links and setting up our payment and shipping methods. We’ll also learn about managing orders and importing/exporting data so you can easily train your clients when you launch their store.
So now you have categories in your store but you’d like to know how to sort the order in which they display on your store pages. This video shows you how to manage your categories to display in the order you want them to.
When displaying multiple products on your category pages you have the ability to control how many you want to show at a time. This is called category pagination, and we show you how to configure it to your needs.
There are category page headers and footers, and there are category specific headers and footers. We take a look at their differences and where you need to go in the admin to add content to them.
In this video we show you how to see the structure of the categories in your store, as well as additional ways of adding subcategories and products.
Today we’ll step into some more features and processes in the admin. We’ll explore mostly new features from PR 8 including reports, custom emails and the basics of order processing.
One of the most impressive features in PR 8 is Image Machine. We’ll go through the basics of the feature and work our way to more advanced applications.
In this video we walk through the steps of configuring a “Notes” text area inside of the Manage Orders section of the Miva Merchant store admin. It can be used for adding notes and comments to an order that you may want to remember. Watch the video to see how to set it up using custom fields.
Custom fields really shine when used for products. In this video we walk through setting up numerous custom fields that can be applied to any number of products that share similar features.
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