For this week’s list of development tasks, we introduce our first design work and web hosting transfer. Along with some awesome email automation news from Mailchimp and Klaviyo!
Design a New WordPress Page
One of our clients was interested in adding a new page to their WordPress site. They had an idea of what they wanted but no actual designs, so we had one of our designers mock it up. After a revision or two we had the perfect design and now our next step will be using that design to build the page.
Shopify Theme Tweaks
One of our client’s is transitioning to a new Shopify theme and we have been helping with that process. This has included moving over the important apps, recreating product pages/functionality and this week specifically, cleaning up some HTML and CSS that needed to be perfected.
Transfer Website To New Host
Sometimes after going through all the low hanging fruit to speed up a website you are left with having to upgrade your hosting. This is exactly the position we were in with a client this past week. They were on Host Monster and we transferred them to Bluehost. Outside of just moving the site, we had to also make sure the fundamentals of the site were still working (email, plugins, caching, etc).
Integrating Mailchimp Shopify App
We work with many different email management/automation platforms, but being that Mailchimp has a very generous free tier we find that lots of Shopify store owners like to start with it. This task required us to integrate Mailchimp into their Shopify store. We setup the sync so that it will automatically add the contacts to the correct list. Now they will be able to manage all of their emails in one place.
One of the big complaints with Mailchimp has been it’s lack of email automation tools (like an abandoned checkout flow). Well they just released word that they will be providing this for free for all users. Pretty awesome, check out the details here – https://mailchimp.com/features/marketing-automation/
BTW, setting up email automation flows is a perfect task for our Geek Relief team.
On the other end of the email automation news, Klaviyo just released the ability for Shopify stores to embed unique discount codes per email. The power of knowing exactly who used your discount code is extremely valuable and will now allow you to segment out everyone who did/didn’t use the code and retarget accordingly. You can read more here. Any of you using this feature?
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