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EYStudios Partners with KingWebmaster to Migrate Yahoo! Store Merchants to BigCommerce 

EYStudios eCommerce Access · Partner Spotlight on KingWebmaster Eric Yonge, CEO EYStudios, and Dan Rotem, CEO of KingWebmaster, LLC, have announced a joint-partnership focusing on securely moving e-commerce merchants from the Yahoo! Store platform to BigCommerce. With years of experience on both platforms, EYStudios and KingWebmaster have the ability to cover all technical aspects related […]

Is It Time To Let Go Of Yahoo!?

In August, EYStudios celebrated 16 years of being in business. Many of our current clients may not realize this, but EYStudios started out exclusively designing storefronts for Yahoo! Stores. Thanks to the support of Yahoo!, EYStudios went from a nothing company into one of their top partners in only a few years time. Back then, […]

Big Changes On The Way For BigCommerce

I wanted to take a moment and congratulate BigCommerce on their monumental IPO! This is a big step for their company, for their partners—and for their merchant customers. This has the potential of making Big… very big. We became BigCommerce partners in 2014 when there was still only a handful around. Back then, it was […]

5 Marketing Opportunities To Finish Strong in 2020

As we’re all well into the start of the second half of 2020, a focus on closing the year strongly is on the minds of many merchants I’ve talked to. Given the tumultuous events of the first half of the year, retailers are intently looking to make up ground that has been lost. Still, others […]

Decking The Halls: Holiday Preparation 2020

Now, more than ever is the time to get your holiday plans together ahead of time. With so many customers planning to do the bulk of their big shopping online, it’s important to be forming your strategy early. Your team can begin as early as now to make sure your business is in prime condition […]

2020: A Mid-Year Battle Strategy

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever been given is when my Dad (often) told me: “Son, you can’t control what happens in this life. You can only control how you react to what happens.” These days, we’re all seeing a plethora of reactions to what’s going on in the world—some of it […]


Business Spotlight: We Sell Mats

In our Business Spotlight series, we highlight one of our merchants to learn more about their business and how they approach eCommerce. In this installment, we will be interviewing We Sell Mats. They are an eCommerce retail business that sells EVA foam floor mats, gymnastics mats, and fitness mats. Their main market is to home […]

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Be Bold | Don’t Bolt

We all got hit with a crisis we didn’t see coming—at least to this magnitude. No matter what happened before, we’re in it now. While you may be tempted to run for the hills with all the stresses of today, you can’t (You’re quarantined, remember?)! In order for your brand to survive the storm and […]

In the know with our CEO – January

Happy New Year from the entire EYStudios team! The beginning of the year is always special to me. January 1st is my wedding anniversary (I picked a date that I wouldn’t forget!), and we are in Hilton Head, SC to celebrate. I’m writing this blog on the beach! Here’s the sunrise pic from this morning […]


Cross-border eCommerce is a Slam Dunk, Just Maybe Not an Immediate Slam Dunk

You know what we’re going to be talking about a year from now? How 2020 was the year that cross-border eCommerce passed the $1 trillion mark. Any way you cut it, that’s a lot of commerce. But Alibaba, among others, is already predicting that cross-border sales will come within striking distance of 13 digits, giving […]

In the know with our CEO – December

Happy December! Hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones. For the past few years, I’ve been unwilling to travel for Thanksgiving because we’re pretty much “on call” for our clients on Black Friday weekend. This year, I was able to get away and return to my home state of Mississippi for a […]

4 Questions to ask before deciding on your next eCommerce Platform

Considering a big move to another eCommerce platform? First ask yourself these four questions—and make sure you’re satisfied with your own answers! Check out our infographic below and then keep scrolling for a more detailed breakdown of each question. 1. What functional requirements will your store need in 3 years? If you’re not sure about […]

7 Signs you might be ready for a new e-commerce platform

For most businesses, it’s difficult to find a platform that can support your store from infancy through peak maturity. By staying on one platform forever, you will inevitably be left trying to patchwork your way to “success”. However, if you can identify early on when you have outgrown your current platform and need to look […]

In the know with our CEO – November

Hope you guys are having a busy and productive 4th Quarter! October has flown by, and EYStudios is helping our clients maximize their holiday efforts. If you need some last-minute merchandising tips to make your sales a little more merry, check out our new blog post here. One of the highlights of October was EYStudios […]

Last minute Holiday Tips you still have time to implement

The calendar hasn’t even hit Halloween and yet the Christmas decorations are already out in stores. No surprise there, but it can serve as a loud wake up call that you need to get your holiday plans in order. It might be a little late in the game to put together an elaborate multi-point plan. […]

EYStudios named 2019 BigCommerce Agency Partner of the Year!

The EYStudios team is extremely thankful to be the recipient of the BigCommerce 2019 Agency Partner of the Year! “This is a really big honor for our entire company. There are a ton of fantastic agencies that are partnered with BigCommerce, so to be recognized with this award is an accomplishment that we don’t take […]

Bergeron Co. completes their 4th Magento site!

Having previously deployed Adaptivemall and Keekaroo on Magento Commerce, Bergeron Co. once again tapped the powerful open-source eCommerce platform and EYStudios for their latest launches of Special Tomato and Adaptivemall Canada. Inspired by their daughter, the Bergeron family created Special Tomato, a site which features products using innovative Soft-Touch® material designed to provide comfort to […]

The 5 S’s required for a Reliable eCommerce Website

Congratulations on launching an amazing eCommerce website! Building a competitive digital store is no easy feat. Now, how do you manage to keep your online store performing reliably as a cornerstone of your brand? If it were a car or a house, you’d plan all sorts of preventative work and check-ins to make sure your […]

5 Overlooked Benefits of Email Marketing

Email marketing is extremely important for building relationships with prospects, leads, current customers, and even past customers because it provides your business with the ability to speak directly to them via their inbox, when the time is most convenient for them. Unlike other marketing channels, email marketing provides you with the ability to stay in […]

An Introduction to Social Media Marketing

Social media platforms are designed to allow people to share content quickly, efficiently, and in real-time. With a reach that is unmatched by any other marketing channel, every business must have a social media presence as part of your business marketing strategy, regardless of the industry or organization size! Social platforms provide the ability to […]

Your 2019 Holiday Success Starts Now!

Depending on your industry, the summer months can typically be a slower season for eCommerce businesses. This is a perfect opportunity to begin getting your house in order for the upcoming holiday rush. Every year, a large number of merchants inevitably wait until the last minute to figure out their marketing strategy for the holidays. […]

The Benefits of Magento 2 [Infographic]

With the Magento 1 end of life quickly approaching, now is the perfect time for merchants on Magento 1 to start evaluating their options. Magento 2 is a vastly improved platform over its predecessor. It carries numerous new features and performance upgrades that help set Magento 2 apart from the competition. Check out our infographic […]

Why Choose Magento

Magento is one of the most popular online selling channels for a reason—It is a powerful open-source PHP platform that’s built for eCommerce. Magento is an extremely robust and advanced eCommerce platform which offers a dynamic and effective solution for merchants of all sizes. Magento Open Source Magento Open Source, previously Magento Community, gives you […]

Magento Month: Partner Promotions

It’s Magento Month here at EYStudios and we are excited to extend the promotion to some of our amazing partners! Each partner listed below is a proven industry leader in their respective space. These offers are good for the entire month. Contact us today or come see us at Magento Imagine (Booth 210) to learn […]

Blending Commerce and Content: Defining Headless Commerce

The current state of retail can be described in one word: competitive. More brands moving their businesses online, paired with the rising cost of customer acquisition, makes the online landscape a make-or-break environment for both budding and established brands. This chart from Statista shows the increased digital advertising spending from 2010 – 2021 (2019-2021 being […]

BigCommerce Merchants are getting Results!

April continues to be BigCommerce Month at EYStudios! BigCommerce is one of the most powerful SaaS eCommerce platforms on the market. With built in security, an impressive track record of up-time, and an ever increasing number of open API’s, merchants of all shapes and sizes can find success on BigCommerce. Here is a snapshot of […]

April is “BigCommerce Month” at EYStudios! 

We’re celebrating by offering new BigCommerce clients savings up to 20% off on new store builds. Plus, ask us about our new conversion-boosting features! BigCommerce is EYStudios SaaS eCommerce platform of choice for several reasons. Our team as well as our clients enjoy: An expansive resource system with absolutely amazing customer service that gets you the help you need […]

Meet Deven Moore-Porter: Email Marketing Manager

Deven Moore-Porter has over 15 years of consumer marketing experience. She specializes in digital marketing with a passion for email marketing. She truly enjoys finding ways to help consumers build connections with brands, products, and community by increasing engagement, conversions, and loyalty. Email marketing is one of the many ways to not only accomplish this, […]

Meet Julie Kirkland: Social Media Marketing Manager

Julie Kirkland is the team leader, heading up the social media marketing program for EYStudios. She is a graduate of Clemson University and an experienced digital marketing specialist. With over a decade in the industry, Julie has extensive experience in all aspects of digital marketing. From managing website development projects, analytics tracking, program analysis and […]

Meet Scott Galvin: Paid Search Marketing Manager

Scott Galvin is an industry vet with 20+ years of experience in digital marketing. He is well known in the industry for his knowledge, experience and history of success. Prior to joining EY, Scott served as President & CEO of Big Squid Interactive for 7 years and prior to that role, served as the Director […]

Digital Marketing with EYStudios

EYStudios offers a trio of Digital Marketing services designed to strengthen your brand and help drive more sales: Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, and Pay-Per-Click Marketing.   Many companies are unknowingly sabotaging their efforts by having a disconnected approach to their brand. If the messaging across all of your marketing efforts and your website is […]

EYStudios Makes Clutch 1000 List!

When it comes to online marketing, our team at EYStudios knows how to develop innovative digital strategies and create products to help our clients make a name for themselves. We’ve always been proud of the services we offer, and we’re excited to share that we’re now featured on Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews platform. […]

DLT Trading Sharpens Their Look on Stencil

DLT Trading,  purveyor of high quality and hard-to-find knife brands, was already using (and loving) BigCommerce for their eCommerce platform when they came to EYStudios for their most recent redesign. The goals of the redesign were to create a more modern look overall for the site, as well as move it from the Blueprint to […]

Online Shipping Calendars To Sidestep Seasonal Stress

The holidays are a busy time for us all; preparing our businesses, seeking gifts for loved ones, budgeting, decorating and the list goes on. To add to the seasonal chaos, the anxiety of not receiving gifts in time for the holidays is a situation no one wants to be in, the customer nor the merchant. […]

Lamin-X Protects Their Business by Moving to Magento

Protective Films manufacturer and design source Lamin-x has been a long time client of EYStudios as part of our ongoing support program, Runway. For years we’ve helped Lamin-x make updates and edits to their existing Volusion site. Upon discovering that Volusion would be making updates to the platform that would not work with their custom […]

EYStudios Testimonial: Connectivity Center

We sit down with Jeff Clark, owner of The Connectivity Center, to talk to him about why he chose he EY and what services his company benefits from.

Bug-Out Business: Surviving eCommerce Platform Disasters

Recently, Shopify decided to ban merchants from selling firearms and gun accessories. I’m not going to use this space to debate the legal and ethical issues around selling guns on the internet.  I won’t comment whatsoever on a company entering the political hornet’s nest. And, I can’t even begin to speculate on the next industry that could be […]

Whitepaper: The Fashion Fact Sheet

The online fashion industry is quickly becoming one of the fasted growing segments of online retail, and the competition is just as fierce as looks they sell. Click here to download the Fashion Fact Sheet to learn about the top features that successful fashion brands are using set themselves apart.

‘Tis the Season to be Savin’

On Dasher… On Dancer… On Mastercard & Visa! The holidays are right around the corner and the key to a successful holiday season is often the hardest decision merchants face… what holiday promotion should your store offer? Below are five promotions we recommend your team consider that allows flexibility as well as creativity. Use the […]

EYStudios Testimonial: Pink Coconut Boutique

The EYStudios team loves working with the team at Pink Coconut and helping them sell their high demand fashion online. In this video, owners Mic and Sheri talk about what it’s like to work with their partners of choice, EYStudios.

5 eCommerce To-Do’s for a Successful Holiday Season

Merchants, have you started to prepare your eCommerce site for the 2018 holiday season? Now is the time to start developing your plan of attack for a record-breaking Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We have the Top 5 To-Do’s to prepare your company for the busiest eCommerce holiday of the year! 1. Finalize product promotions, […]

PressureTek Launches on BigCommerce

Longtime EY client PressurTek came to EY late in 2017 looking to make the move to a more modern platform. Owner Bob had two main goals in mind for replatforming his site: Create a design that would appeal to customers Get better cart functionality for shoppers   Pressuretek worked with EYStudios to decide on BigCommerce […]

Fusion Teas is Brewing up Big Changes on BigCommerce

Fusion Teas originally came to EYStudios in 2013 for help with their 3dcart website. Five years later in the spring of 2018 they came back to us ready for a new platform and a new look. The team at Fusion Teas felt like the current site had done its job but wasn’t inspiring purchases in […]

Rates of Returns: Managing the process and protecting profits while your business grows

In eCommerce, it’s no longer just about the shopping experience your store provides, but also the returns experience. But the landscape is overwhelming – • What should your returns policy be? • How can you make sure you still turn a profit? • How do you manage the process internally? In our On-Demand Webinar with […]

The Big Move: BigCommerce + WordPress

Last month, BigCommerce announced it’s full-featured integration for WordPress to bring a “best of both worlds” approach to content and commerce. Pardon the pun, but this is a big move. Folks, a third of the entire internet is based on WordPress. Read that again, slowly. That’s over 20 million websites. Now consider that WordPress owns almost 60% of the world’s CMS (content management system) market. […]

July is Independent Retailer Month!

As eCommerce experts and avid supporters of small business we LOVE this month and all it represents. All too often as consumers our first stop while running errands or searching for something online is a big box store. We all know how easy it is to stop by Walmart or pull up the Amazon app, […]

The Supreme Court Tax Ruling: What’s Next for Your Store?

Did you have a chance to listen to our podcast with Dave Pelton of Vertex? If not, you can read the whole thing here: Meagan Bryson:               Hi everyone and welcome to another episode of EY Access. I’m your host for today, Meagan Bryson, and I’m filling in for Eric Young, joined today by Dave Felten […]

EYStudios will be at IRCE 2018!

Join EYStudios in Chicago from June 5th – 8th for a week of collaboration, learning  and networking at one of the biggest events the industry has to offer.   We’ll kick off the week at the BigCommerce  eCommerce Growth Summit where we’ll be sponsoring and manning a booth. Join us as we connect with other BigCommerce […]

Adobe Acquired Magento: What’s next?

In 2016, Salesforce acquired Demandware for the lofty sum of $2.8 billion. This week it was announced that Adobe acquired Magento for $1.8 billion. eCommerce represented a giant gaping hole in the strategies of both Salesforce and Adobe, who are bitter rivals on the world’s marketing stage. Both companies offer management tools to businesses that […]

Military Luggage Launches on BigCommerce

We don’t always get to meet our clients before we work with them, but we were lucky enough to meet the team of Military Luggage while out at IRCE in 2017. We hit it off immediately and they signed on with us in late June 2017 for a complete redesign and migration from Volusion to […]

Did you miss the Imagine 2018 Recap at the Southeast Magento Meetup?

Did you miss the Southeast Magento Meetup last week? Don’t worry – you can still get your hands on all the great content. You can download the slides here. Or, you can watch the Facebook Live video we recorded during the meetup here:   Thank you again to our partners and sponsors Klevu! If you’d […]

Magento Imagine 2018: Day 2 Recap

After a great first day at Imagine 2018, the second day did not disappoint with loads of valuable content and lots of entertainment. Our team attended a number of panels on the future of Magento and eCommerce, including Magento’s developments in order management, multi-source inventory, the PWA Studio, and the Page Builder. The Magento Page […]

Magento Imagine 2018: Day 1 Recap

We kicked off the first day of Imagine with the Mobile & Millennials: Payments Best Practices breakfast, which is reported to be the most popular panel every year, and for good reason. The content was extremely valuable as the panel discussed a mobile-first approach when it comes to the checkout process, introducing and championing a […]

EYStudios is heading to Magento Imagine!

Magento Imagine 2018 in Las Vegas is almost here, and EYStudios will be there in full-force. If you haven’t been to Imagine before, it’s always one of the year’s most exciting and informative e-commerce events. In addition to learning the latest about Magento, Imagine draws back the curtain on the latest technologies and standards that […]

We’re giving away free tickets to Imagine 2018

Have you been thinking about undergoing a full site redesign or site migration with EYStudios? Now is the time! If you close on a full site project with us and pay your first invoice by March 31, 2018, you’ll receive a FREE ticket to Magento Imagine 2018. Imagine is Magento’s unique eCommerce conference for merchants, […]

Increased Use of Social Media in eCommerce by Springbot

There’s no denying it: Social media is a must-use tool for eCommerce stores. Studies show that over 70 percent of consumers are more likely to recommend a brand to others if it provides a good social media customer experience, and adults aged 18 to 34 are 95 percent more likely to follow a brand on […]

Infographic: 7 B2B Features of Magento 2 Commerce

When it comes to business to business eCommerce, it’s important to consider your platform options carefully.   Ask Yourself: How are you running your B2B business offline and what can a platform offer you in the online equivalent?  What features or tools would make your life easier? What features or tools would make your customers […]

Download Our Food & Beverage Business Owner Guide

Gone are the days of having to trudge to the grocery store to get what you need for the week. Online grocery shopping is booming with 25% of households currently ordering their groceries online and services like Kroger’s ClickList, Instacart and AmazonFresh are regular household names. It shows no sign of slowing either, as the […]

Future of eCommerce

GeoTargeting – How does it benefit eCommerce retailers? We’ve all heard of stores using geo-targeting to know when potential customers are near your brick-and-mortar location. But what if you’re not running a brick and mortar store? You can still use GeoTargeting to benefit your customers, and you should definitely consider doing so in 2018. Display […]

eCommerce Challenges

Creating eCommerce experiences that are good is one thing, but how do you create a great eCommerce experience for your shoppers. We take a look at what some of the top brands are doing that sets them apart from the competition so that you can consider these tactics for your brand.   Branding Relationships not […]

Magento Marketing Tools

When considering platform options, many merchants will weigh important must-have features like shipping, checkout, and available integrations. But marketing tools can be just as important to consider. Once your new site is built and operations are running smoothly, your attention will likely turn towards growing the business. And how can you do that without the […]

Magento Commerce Vs. Open Source

When it comes to Magento – you have two options. Magento Commerce – the enterprise version of the platform available in both On Premise and Cloud editions. Magento Open Source – the community version of the platform, available as an On Premise solution only. But what’s the real difference between the two? Mainly, you have to […]

Magento Social: The next step in turning followers into customers.

In a recent blog about the Customer Life Cycle, we touched on the concept of brand evangelism. The best brands out there have a strong social media presence that is filled with loud and proud followers. These followers interact with their favorite brands daily through their preferred social media channels, whether it be Facebook, Instagram, […]

The Power of Personalization on Your Ecommerce Store

It’s no doubt that 2017 was a big year for ecommerce. According to Statista, ecommerce reached approximately $2.3 trillion in 2017 and is expected to hit $4.5 trillion in 2021. As ecommerce continues to evolve at a rapid pace, e-retailers must keep up with the latest trends to ensure that their customers are happy, and […]

10 Tips to Go Beyond Amazon & Strengthen Your Brand Online

We live in a multi-channel and multi-device world. A consumer may learn about a product on Facebook, then visit Amazon to compare pricing, and end up going to the product’s eCommerce site to make the final purchase. As you can see, the path to purchase is not as linear as it used to be. Consumers […]

eCommerce Success Metrics

Knowing whether or not your eCommerce store is doing well can feel like solving a puzzle. You might know that you’re making some money, but if you aren’t tracking the below metrics, you’ll really struggle to find areas of focus when measuring your progress. The first crucial step is to set up a Google Analytics […]

How to Make User Generated Content Work for You

Have you started the process of gathering User-Generated Content from your audience base? If so, you’re probably asking yourself what you should be doing with it, in order for it to be most beneficial to your site. Here’s five ways to make that content work for you: 1. Create a following. Your customers want to […]

Magento 2.2.2 – Available Today!

In December’s Magento Partner Aspire Call, the Magento team told us all about the 2.2.2 release coming on December 12th, 2017. The latest version of Magento has some great new features including: • Streamlined Instant Purchase Checkout • Advanced Reporting powered by Magento Business Intelligence • Integrated DotMailer capabilities • Advanced Multi-Carrier Shipping and Fulfillment […]

Natural Language Processing & Machine Learning Through Search

The eCommerce landscape has matured a lot in recent years and most retailers, from SMEs to high-growth enterprise merchants, would agree that success is increasingly harder to achieve, with constantly rising advertising costs, greater customer expectations and the costs of maintaining a technology stack increasing. The merchants that do see phenomenal growth and sustained success […]

4 Tips for Using Your Data to Inform Holiday Marketing Decisions

When it comes to data, there is no shortage of it floating around just waiting to be captured and categorized. One of the fastest growing trends in mining data is for marketing purposes. Without an effective marketing strategy, there is no way to inform potential buyers that you are in possession of a product they […]

Customer Life Cycles: Getting and Keeping Your Best Customers

How do the best brands turn first time shoppers into loyal, returning customers? We’ll look at the customer life cycle from first visit to brand evangelism and examine what turns a good shopping experience into a great one. First Impressions Matter. Your site must look good, load fast, and be usable across desktop, tablet and […]

Assistant Devices and eCommerce

According to a 2017 study by Artificial Solutions, 68% of people are already using a voice activated assistant. Of those, 40% use it on a daily basis. This group of people is already accustomed to not lifting a finger in order to ask questions, find out about the weather, and check sports stats. Now they’re […]

First of Three Sites for Bergeron Companies Launches on Magento

Long-time EYStudios client, Bergeron Companies, was looking for a platform with more flexibility, scalability, and ease of management for their multiple stores; Keekaroo, Adaptive Mall, and Special Tomato. The companies focuses on designing innovative, safe, and useful products for children and families. We began the replatforming process by building out, Bergeron Companies’ wholesale store, […]

Minnesota Wild And Magento: An eCommerce Power Play

The official team store of the Minnesota Wild, recently moved from Magento 1 Open Source to Magento 2 Open Source and changed their URL to The store carries Minnesota Wild fan gear, as well as merchandise for the North Stars and Iowa Wild. The main goal of the redesign was to update their […]

Magento Order Management

Magento unveiled their new Order Management system in January 2016 and a number of merchants have already been able to reap the benefits. Those merchants include eyewear retailer Devlyn, fashion brand Tous and transport company Fraport. While we’ve been long aware of the offering, we didn’t want to pass up the recent opportunity to sit […]

Shoppable Video- A New Idea for the New Year

It’s a new year and there’s no better time to explore new avenues to increase conversions and AOV on your eCommerce site. With shoppable video, marketing and sales intertwine allowing the viewer to shop the products marketed on the spot. A few big names such as Kate Spade, Ted Baker, and Puma have experienced an […]

WEBINAR RECAP Setting the Record Straight: 7 SaaS eCommerce Platform Misconceptions

Last week our CEO Eric Yonge joined Leo Castro, VP Product & Partner Marketing at BigCommerce, on an Internet Retailer Webinar; Setting the Record Straight: 7 SaaS eCommerce Platform Misconceptions. When merchants look to make a platform move, they are often faced with the choice between a Saas Platform or an Open Source Platform. Saas […]

BigCommerce Town Hall Blog Recap – October 2017

This month’s town hall included company updates from Brent Bellm, Holiday Tips from Tracey Wallace and of course updates from the BigCommerce product team. Check out our recap below. Don’t have time to read the recap? Watch the recording here. From Brent Bellm, BigCommerce CEO, we heard about innovative new BigCommerce merchants. They include: • […]

Beat The Big Box Stores

It’s that Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Holiday season again, and consumers are doing what they do best: consuming. Your online store may not be a household name or 2-day shipping go to, but there are plenty of ways that you can get your business in the running to beat out the big box stores for […]

Mobile Payment Must Haves

How often are you in the act of purchasing something on your mobile device, only to be stopped dead in your tracks when you realize your credit card is across the room, house, office, car, etc.? How much more likely would you be to complete that transaction if the option exists to checkout with something […]

EYStudios Makes an eCommerce Slam Dunk for Detroit Pistons

The team at EYStudios was thrilled at the opportunity to help the Detroit Pistons redesign their existing fan gear site, the Pistons Locker Room. The Pistons came to EY via longtime partner, Delaware North. “They loved the Panthers site, and we wanted to make sure we could recreate some of that magic for them,” stated […]

Top 5 Things to Know About Holiday Shipping

Whether this is your first year in the selling business or your fifth, the fast pace of the holidays hits us all. Maybe you’re proud that you revamped your store with EYStudios in time for the craziness. And you’re confident that you’re going to see historical highs with your sales this season. We all get […]

Preparing Your Site For Holiday Sales

Ready or not Q4 is upon us and soon enough consumers will be flooding their favorite retail locations. Brick and mortar stores will make sure there’s ample parking, enough staff on hand, and that all their holiday decor is on display. But what do you need to do to ready your eCommerce store? Experience tells […]

EYStudios Launches Jackson Galaxy on BigCommerce

Jackson Galaxy first came to EYStudios in need of a new, custom site to showcase their unique product offerings. This new site needed to not only feature their brand’s look and feel, but also create a resource center for animal lovers to come together and have fun. The goal in moving Jackson Galaxy to BigCommerce […]

Revision Event Recap

Last night, EYStudios and BigCommerce came together to host the first Atlanta-based BigCommerce meet up. Revision: Changing the Way You Look at eCommerce was a huge success and we look forward to hosting many more events of it’s kind. Check out the video below of our panel of eCommerce experts who came together to answer some […]

EYStudios Launches Arizona Custom Knives on Magento Commerce Cloud

Arizona Custom Knives has been in business for over 25 years, offering one of the largest selections of custom handmade and production knives on the internet. ACK came to EYStudios in need of a website and platform that could easily grow and scale with their business, offered easier content management, and that was stable and […]

B2B eCommerce Challenges- and How Magento Addresses Them

In a 2015 study by Forrester, it was predicted that by 2019, the B2B eCommerce market will be worth $1.1 trillion, while the B2C market will be worth just $480 billion. With the B2B eCommerce space growing so rapidly, B2B merchants face a unique set of challenges that most B2C merchants don’t. We’ve pinpointed 5 […]

EYStudios Launches ACE Universe on Magento 2

When new client ACE Universe came to EYStudios needing a website as soon as possible to promote their upcoming events, the team had to get creative while still providing a quality solution. “We knew we had to get them a  solution in the short term that would meet all their immediate needs and then complete […]

Magento Releases 2.2

Magento 2.2 is now closed to new as they prepare it for release. The Release Candidate [or beta version] is open for community and partner feedback and is rapidly approaching production quality. As soon as the full version of Magento 2.2 is available (expected in the next few weeks), you’ll have a wide array of […]

EYStudios Launches Mahogany Smoked Meats on BigCommerce

This week EYStudios launched Mahogany Smoked Meats’ new website on the BigCommerce platform. The goal of this project was to move Mahogany Smoked Meats off their current platform and onto BigCommerce. “They needed a platform that offered more updates, and is ultimately more scalable for their business,” said Ali Hyduke, the eCommerce Consultant on the […]

EYStudios Launches Boston Sword & Tuna on BigCommerce

Boston Sword & Tuna has been in the fishing industry for years in one of America’s major seafood hubs. The Sales & Marketing Director of Boston Sword & Tuna, Michael Scola, came to EYStudios after seeing’s site that EY built on the BigCommerce platform. This inspired Michael to start an eCommerce presence to grow […]

Magento Releases Version 2.1.8

Magento version 2.1.8 contains over 100 functional fixes and enhancements for both “Magento Open Source” and “Magento Commerce” (formerly known as Magento Community Edition and Enterprise Edition, respectively). The three major improvements to note, according to Magento are: Enhancements to static content (JS, CSS, and HTML) deployment and generation. Improvements to indexing of large catalogs. […]

Responsive Web Design vs. Native Apps: What You Need to Know

In running your eCommerce store, you’ve probably been faced with the question of whether you need a native mobile app. You may have even questioned if a mobile app is better than spending the time and money on developing a responsive site. We’ve collected some of the pros and cons for each here to help […]

BigCommerce July 2017 Town Hall Recap

BigCommerce Town Hall Recap: July 2017 The BigCommerce Theme Marketplace has been updated with lots of new themes including popular arrivals: Bazaar, Diamond, and Queen. BigCommerce is still looking for additional high quality and engaging themes, email with your theme proposal. You can now add pop ups to stencil themes with Pixelpop. These can […]

How to Move Your ERP Integration from M1 to M2

George Anderson, Communications Manager, Corevist Though Magento 2 launched in November 2015, many B2B merchants are still using Magento 1 as their ERP-integrated eCommerce solution. The upgrade process isn’t exactly 1-click-and-done, so the wait is understandable. However, Magento 2 presents a definite improvement over Magento 1, particularly in the areas of user experience and business […]

BigCommerce June 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 3 of 3

Part 3: OmniChannel Marketplace & Enhanced Discount Messages Rahul Pruthi shared some updates to the OmniChannel Marketplace. For Ebay, merchants are now able to utilize Multiple Shipping & Return Policies. This means that: Business policies are shipping & return details you specify for buyers in your listings Streamline new listing creation Edit and update all your […]

BigCommerce June 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 2 of 3

Part 2: eCommerce Insights & Analytics Tracey Wallace, content strategist extraordinaire shared how BigCommerce would be re-introducing their new and improved eCommerce Analytics & Insights Tool. Improvements to the tool include: Data Accuracy – BigCommerce is careful to define: What is measured, How it is measured,  and How Often it is measured. This is because […]

EYStudios will be at SEAT 2017 in Atlanta!

The Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology is coming to Atlanta Join us at the Mariott Marquis-Atlanta Sunday July 16th – Tuesday July 18th for: Collaborative Discussions Case Studies Panels Networking and more All around “utilizing technology as an asset to be leveraged for revenue, fan engagement and change the “experience” in sports.” EYStudios will […]

BigCommerce June 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 1 of 3

Part 1: Design Award Winners & Company Updates Yesterday was June’s BigCommerce Town Hall meeting and we were able to tune in and catch the latest from the team at BigCommerce. To start, CEO Brent Bellm shared the winners of the Best eCommerce Site Designs of 2017. We’ve long been big believers in the power of […]

EY is now Magento Business Intelligence Certified!

In a recent blog we discussed the Magento Business Intelligence offering and its value to merchants. We’re happy to report that our own Analytics Team is now Magento Business Intelligence certified. The training we’ve completed will help us have a deeper understanding of the analytical process within Magento BI. Topics covered include: • Connecting new […]

The Strength of Empathy in eCommerce Design by Eric Yonge

Empathy is, bar-none, the most powerful aspect of e-commerce design. Yes, I’m really talking about getting in touch with feelings. Not yours—your customer’s. Get past any reservations about being touchy-feely and remember that the buying process is, at its core, emotional. The less a customer cares, the less they buy. Anything you can do to […]

BigCommerce Enterprise Vs. Shopify Plus

10 Reasons Why BigCommerce is the Better Choice BigCommerce and Shopify are often dismissed as being “the same” for their shared features, like being SaaS platforms and having user friendly admin panels. However, their main differentiator is out of the box offerings. BigCommerce Enterprise easily wins in that category, offering a number of valuable features […]

BigCommerce May 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 4 of 4

Part 4: Changes to the Checkout Rounding out the product updates was Paul Napper who talked about all things Checkout. Checkout API Schema is now available on request which is great news for developers everywhere. In case  you were wondering, the checkout API can be used when: Creating the Cart Add items to cart Update quantities […]

EYStudios IRCE 2017 Recap

The crew from EYStudios just returned from IRCE 2017 in Chicago and they’re all equally exhausted and energized from the show. I had a chance to sit down with Eric Yonge, Lisa Cook, Sean Callihan and Ali Hyduke to learn more about their favorite parts of the show were and what the key takeaways for […]

EYStudios Announces Partnership with ShipStation

We are excited to announce our partnership with ShipStation, the leading web-based shipping software that helps online retailers streamline their order fulfillment, wherever they sell and however they ship. WHY ShipStation? Integration Shipstation integrates seamlessly with EY’s two platforms of choice, BigCommerce and Magento, across numerous carriers, including UPS, USPS, FedEx and DHL. Additionally, ShipStation […]

BigCommerce May 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 3 of 4

Part 3: Customized Order Status & App Updates After Product Updates, Jordan Sim talked about Customized Order Status. This was apparently the No. 1 idea on BigCommerce Ideas Forum – which means you asked, and they listened!               This functionality gives merchants the ability to customize existing order status labels. […]

BigCommerce May 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 2 of 4

Part 2: Product Updates On the BigCommerce Town Hall webinar last week, we got some really interesting Product Updates.  Rahul Pruthi talked about Amazon, eBay, Pinterest and Buy Buttons. For their existing Amazon integration, BigCommerce will be launching new categories including: Tools & Home Improvement Animals & Pets Consumer Electronics Food & Beverage Which means […]

BigCommerce May 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 1 of 4

Part 1: Company Updates and Technical Support Every month the BigCommerce Community gathers virtually for what they call their “Town Hall Meeting”.  Key Members of the BigCommerce team, including their CEO Brent Bellm, come together on GoToWebinar to share company updates, product advancements and future plans with merchants and partners alike. We hop on whenever we […]

The Value of Video in eMail Marketing with Springbot

We sat down with local Atlanta-based partner Springbot and talked about the value of video in email marketing with their VP of Customer Success, Amber Haack.  In case you missed our podcast last week or just wanted to catch the highlights, we’ve put together this recap for easy reference. Why Video: Video is everywhere – look […]

What is Magento Business Intelligence? Why Should You Have it?

In a previous blog, we briefly mentioned Magento’s Business Intelligence platform and outlined some steps you as a merchant can take to cultivate a data-driven culture. Of course, to take advantage of Magento’s or any business analytics platform, one must first understand how that platform works and how it can be used to make smarter […]

Why is Having a Data-Driven Culture Important?

At the most recent Southeast Magento Meetup, discussion focused on this year’s Imagine conference. Most notably, the future of Magento Business Intelligence and why using data to make decisions is important. To recap, during 3rd quarter 2016 Magento acquired the cloud-based analytics platform RJ Metrics to integrate with Magento stores and provide merchants with ecommerce […]

Magento Imagine 2017 Recap

With Magento Imagine 2017 under our belts, we came home exhausted, full of knowledge, and toting one very awesome (very heavy) award. The highlight of our trip would undoubtedly be getting named Magento’s Commercial Partner of the Year for North America, but the team may be just as excited about what we learned while out […]

EYStudios Named Commercial Partner of the Year – North America by Magento

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meagan Bryson / Marketing Associate EYStudios Named Commercial Partner of the Year – North America by Magento Las Vegas, NV – On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, EYStudios was named by Magento as the Commercial Partner of the Year for North America. Awards were handed out during the Partner Summit […]

March 2017 Partner Spotlight on Red Rook

This month we’d like to put the Partner Spotlight on Red Rook who handled the ERP integration for The Gaudy Boutique, a site of ours that launched earlier this month. We sat down with Jason Burge, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships at Red Rook to help us explain what they do, and what sets them apart […]

Beloved Gaudy Brands Now Available Online!

EYStudios is pleased to announce the launch of on March 3rd, 2017. Prior to working with us, the Gaudy brands were sold at 5 successful retail locations, and a variety of shows and sales. The brands also had a loyal social media following on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Our challenge from a design standpoint […]

EYStudios announces its new status as an Enterprise Level partner with Magento.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meagan Bryson / Marketing Associate EYStudios announces its new status as an Enterprise Level partner with Magento. Kennesaw, GA – On Saturday, February 25th, EYStudios’ partner status with the Magento platform upgraded from Professional Level to Enterprise Level (formerly known as the Gold level). The new status is reflective […]

eCommerce Guide for Engaging Product Photography

Don’t get us wrong—carefully crafted product descriptions are vital to selling your products online, but they aren’t the first thing that is going to grab your customer’s attention.  The first and, arguably, most important things your customer sees are your product images.  Your images do far more than simply show off your product.  They instill […]

eCommerce Website Design Optimization Pays Off with Increased Revenue

There’s no underestimating how important design optimization is for an eCommerce website. Leaving any of the most important elements of web design to chance for an eCommerce website ends up costing in terms of lost revenues and profits. The concept of design optimization is actually simple. A fully optimized eCommerce website will deliver the maximum […]

eCommerce Essentials: Choosing the Perfect Platform

Ask any business owner, and they’ll tell you that opening up a retail space is a lot of work. Factors like location, floor space, stockroom space, overhead costs, and so on mean that a lot of careful planning and analysis has to come into play. If you can expect such analysis with a physical store, […]

Best Usability Practices for eCommerce Sites

Although good usability is important for every website, it’s especially critical for an eCommerce website. If an eCommerce site isn’t easy for potential customers to use or navigate, it won’t generate as many sales as it would if it were easier for customers. ECommerce sites are susceptible to becoming overly complex mainly because of the […]

2016 State of eCommerce: Cart Abandonment and Recapture Statistics [Infographic]

The world of eCommerce is seeing a lot of growth and change. Not only is the number of online retailers growing steadily, but there is a growing list of applications and services that make it easier for the average consumer to comparison shop. With all the options available, it’s no surprise that only about 1 […]

It’s Not Too Soon to Consider 4th Quarter Ramp Up

Time to start preparing your eCommerce site for the Holidays! As the fourth quarter is quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your marketing campaigns. With a blink of the eye Halloween will have passed you by, and Black Friday will be in full swing. Back to School and Labor Day It’s time to […]

3 Simple Tips to Improve your Magento Site Performance

Magento has been named a resource hog. If you have a server which isn’t able to handle Magento, the site can run a little sluggish. We cannot say this enough, “Get good, sufficient hosting.” However, there are measures a Magento developer can take to help improve performance. 1. Enable Flat Categories and Products In the […]

Runway: Not Your Agency’s Retainer Service

EY’s Runway program has exploded in the last year. Learn why it’s become the must-have service of our top clients. If you’ve worked with or shopped around any sort of traditional agency, you’ve heard it, the R-word. Retainer. But what does that mean? It isn’t just that thing your mom paid for after your braces […]

Unlock Your Site’s Potential With This Simple Google Analytics Feature

Analytics is an important tool to help inform you of what is happening on your site, now AND to provide you with new opportunities to explore through discovery. “But where do I start?” That’s a question that I hear way too often and that is because many are unaware of the many simple but effective […]

The Complete Guide to Increasing the Average Order Value In Your Online Store

If you own an ecommerce store you know the struggle all too well fight to improve conversion, gain new customers, get more existing customers to order, battle Google’s algorithm for a lift in organic search visibility.   If you look at the end objective though – increasing revenue – there is a far simpler way […]

Magento Enterprise Edition 2.1 is here!

Today Magento Releases Enterprise Edition 2.1. Magento has released their first full feature update to Magneto 2. EYStudios had the pleasure of sitting in on a webinar and demonstration of the new roll out. Magento has listened to its merchants and added features to improve usability. We are extremely excited about the new features of […]

IRCE 2016 Reflections

What a great week in Chicago for IRCE 2016. After a stomach turning flight, through some of the worst turbulence I’ve ever experienced, we finally touched down in the Windy City. The EY Team was very excited to connect with many new friends, and we especially enjoyed the opportunity to meet up with our clients […]

Ask Orvin! Your Analytics Questions Answered

At EYStudios, it’s one of our goals to provide you with resources that you can use to help your store grow. Orvin, our Analytics Manager, would like to know what questions YOU have about Analytics! Create your own user feedback survey At EYStudios, it’s one of our goals to provide you with resources that you […]

Reasons to Minimize JavaScript Use

JavaScript has many uses and has its place amongst frontend web development. However, it also has its many drawbacks when overused on a website. Many web developers want to have flashy, moving website for users to look at. But, what happens when the site is heavily relying on JavaScript? Over use of JavaScript in layout […]

Meet up with EYStudios at IRCE!

EYStudios will be attending this upcoming IRCE from June 7-10 at McCormick Place West in Chicago. IRCE is the world’s largest eCommerce exhibition, which brings together the biggest players in the industry. We’re looking forward to meeting those in the eCommerce community who have much valuable information to share. With 600+ exhibitors and over 10,000 […]