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  1. Have any of you tried the ads on gmail ? I was wondering if it is interesting or not. Since they are always at the same place are they impacted by the "blindspot effect" ? (When an ad is always present at a certain spot, the user ends up neglecting it without even being aware of it)
  2. In your exemple with "best boardgames for fanatasy nerds" I agree that the video isn't the best media. It could work if you do one for each month or year to show new boardgames. But I don't know if the time you'd spend en such content would bring you much views and orders. Though in the case of boardgames, maybe you could find a compromise by sponsoring a influencer. Giving games and maybe some cash in exchange for a sponsored ad in the video presenting the game (I don't know how this really works so if someone got some insights on the topic it would be great). For the blogs, I agree they are useful, but making a high quality content takes an awful lot of time. And you need to update it quite often to bring viewers. Once again it depends on the products sold, but I think that if I have time to write something in a blog, then I can update or create an awesome product description by rewriting the text, adding images inside the description and so on. In other word betting on natural SEO.
  3. Social media really depends on what you are selling and whom you are targeting. The stores I manage are focused on B2B targeting a specific profession. Facebook and Twitter alike aren't bringing us any traffic. We tried facebook ads for the first time in july on a popular accessory that is often bought by both companies and employees. Turns out that it brought us a lot of sales on a 10$ product and it was one of our most profitable marketing campaign of the year. But we had the offer, the timing and we knew the target very well. From what I've seen, being active on facebook is more worthy if you have a physical shop and your e-commerce shop is a complement to it. Or if you are very popular and focusing on B2C like Zalando, Displate and many more. If you sell artistics / design products, you might want to create an Instagram account. I'm not very fond of social networks that are focusing on appearence and images, but in this case, they are definitely more relevant than Facebook and Twitter. If you are focused on selling technical products (car parts, computer parts, a tech product which require a specific setup process...) then maybe you should focus more on making youtube videos. It take a lot of time (or cost a lot if you have to hire someone). But you can integrate them in your product pages with a 30$ module. By making a tutorial on how to install the product properly, you bring something to the table that your competitors don't. And it's also reassuring for the customer. And if you make enough videos you may even gain a few subscriber on youtube (not that it's very useful though). Lastly sometime shops have a card appearing on the right of google search (like when you are looking for a bakery, hairdresser...), this gives useful tips like opening hours and days, phone number, physical address and so on. If that's the case for you, create a few accounts and leave positive reviews with comments in the field there (do them with a few weeks/months beetween each) and make them realistic (like talking about a product purchased, even adding a picture). It will help, and once there are a few comments, your customer might feel like leaving a comment too. By the way, never delete any comments with 1 star. It's better to answer them. People can't see deleted comments but the 1 star remain...
  4. Solution found : I've found this free module posted on the Prestashop Forums. It allows to set a the price for the free shipping and substract this the cart value to the amount set : https://www.prestashop.com/forums/topic/494147-free-module-spend-x-to-get-free-shipping/
  5. Hello, I'm currently working on setting up free shipping for my company. The thing is we don't use the function located in shipping/preferences in the BO. Because free shipping is unavailable for some heavy weighted items and for some carriers. So I use a voucher (cart rule) to apply it instead. Now that this part is working well, I would like to show to my costumers a line of text saying "Your cart is currently worth 40€. Add 25€ and you'll get free shipping". I've gone through a lot of forum posts and tutorials (including the one from Nemo PS : http://nemops.com/prestashop-show-free-shipping/#.XWkRzuMzaUk ) ; but so far I've had no luck in finding what I'm looking for. Most of the answers, are based on using the free shipping function inside the shipping preferences and not from a voucher. Do any of you know of a method to display the amount remaining to activate a voucher based on the ID of the voucher (since there are other vouchers for specific products and promotions).
  6. Thank you for your answer Dan, I had already setup the states in the areas, however you can't choose either of them in the cart rules. I found the workaround for cart rules by creating a transporter specific to one area meaning that I have : States : Peninsula / Nameless Island Area : Main Land / Islands Carrier : Standard Carrier / Boat carrier Once that is done, I did set up the carriers in the cart rule to disallow free shipping for the Islands, while making it authorized for the Main Land.
  7. Hello, I'm currently working on implementing the free shipping on my shops with a cart rule. But I'm facing a problem. I can select which country can benefit of it, however, inside one of the country there are States in which we won't allow free shipping. I don't see a possibility in the cart rules to either select States or Areas instead of Country. Does anybody know how I can modify the cart rules to add those fields, and keep the compatibility to update the shop ? (through override I guess)
  8. Gotabor

    Analytics tools

    Today I've taken some time to compare the numbers beetween GA and Matomo, and I'll revise my previous judgment. I said "there is a difference around 20%-30% in visitors depending on the day." in favor of Matomo. That's what I thought, because it was something I identified based on daily visits over the past month. However, after looking up to august 2018 (my first full months of stats on Matomo), I found out that the overall monthly difference is more around 5% to 10% for both unique visitors and the total number of visits. Sometime in favor of GA, sometime for Matomo. The only big difference I see is on the number of pages seen which is doubled on Matomo, I assume it is generated by bot traffic. I also noticed, that GA is "lying" about the browser used. On GA for June I get a big 50% of chrome users. Meanwhile Matomo indicate 40%. The 10% that remains are in fact users on Chrome Mobile. I'll keep updating the topic if I find more interesting data or corrections to previous statements.
  9. Gotabor

    Analytics tools

    In can confirm I'm not at the limit except if it's been drastically reduced to a very few thousands view ^^ For all the comparisons I've been doing so far, there is a difference around 20%-30% in visitors depending on the day. With Matomo always having more visitors than GA. I do wonder what would be the difference for a computer hardware website for exemple. With a more tech oriented customer base. I found Matomo quite impressive at first with a lot of tabs (and I don't think I use more than 25% of them even now...) But I agree that it's still better than GA interface, but well that's just me and honestly I'm having a hard time with most of google web tools, I don't find them intuitive at all.
  10. Gotabor

    Analytics tools

    Thank you all for your answers, I was aware that bots could be part of the problem, but I completely forgot about the adblockers. And it is indeed logical that they would also disable GA trackers. As you said datakick, I'm not using these tools for the transactions (PS and TB are more than enough for that), I'm using those mainly for montly reports and also to check where people land on the sites so I can improve the customer experience accordingly. For which tool is best to analyse data, I think it really depend on the stats you are looking for. For my needs which are more focused on what the customer do in the website, Matomo is the way to go. The actions are much more detailed (exemple you can see if someone downloaded one of your product picture). GA (for the use I have of it) has this very cool function which allow to display the number of unique visitors per period. Meanwhile Matomo only display it for specific timelines (days, weeks, months, years). Neither of those tools display what people inputed in the web browser "undefined keyword" at 95%-97%. So if you thought Google would give you better results, it doesn't. As we don't do a lot of paid campaign, I don't know if GA is better or not in that area. There is a campaigns tracking tool on Matomo, but I never used it.
  11. Gotabor

    Analytics tools

    Hello, Just to follow on a separate topic what has been said, Matomo (also known as Piwik) is still free if you download it and install it on a server : https://matomo.org/download/ Following this, I do have a question about analytics tools. Currently I have Google Analytics AND Matomo installed on all my website, the reason being that they give me totally different results and I really don't know which one to trust : Sample of stats beetween June 1st and today (24th) : Google analytics : - Visits : 3611 - Pages seen : 14417 Matomo : - Visits : 3922 - Pages seen : 27059 on which 10084 are unique views. That's some huge gap, and I don't really know which one to trust. By default I'm still using GA for my reports, but I find it hard to believe that I'm loosing more and more visitors each year while there are more and more orders at the same time. Do any of you have any experience which could explain the difference (setup problem maybe) ? Here is the original topic started by @AndyC about StatCounter
  12. Well, it really is more a question of what kind of products you wish to customize, how many of them do you have, and how do you plan to integrate it in your production cycle. (If you sell 2 t-shirts every 3 months, a module bought on the prestashop addons is indeed enough.) 45 bucks per month is really cheap for the end result (PDF and possibility to add bleeding lines, margins on templates, quite useful if you are a printer). We use it mainly to integrate SVG files with already premade cut borders in the customization for our engraver. Which mean our operator don't have to add them on each product bought by our customers. And with an average of 100 customized orders per months, what we loose in money we definitely gain in man-time. You can also get a look at this tool. It's far more pricier than the previous one, but well since the topic is about customization modules, it can always be of use to someone : https://www.designnbuy.com/
  13. If you are looking for a web to print module you can also check this one : https://pitchprint.com/ The latested module for 1.6 : https://github.com/pitchprint/prestashop/releases/tag/9.0.6-ps1.6 I have been using this one since 2015 on PS 1.6. It's a bit difficult to setup the products and to understand how the app work at first. But it has allowed us to speed up the production for customized products a lot. Since it's a third tier app, you need to pay a subscription of 45$ per months instead of just buying the module though. I didn't tested it on Thirty Bees for the moment but it should run.
  14. Hello, I've managed to get my hands on the problem more seriously in the past two weeks, so here is a note on how to disable multistore. As usual, if you have comments or better workarounds than those steps, I'll gladly edit the steps 😉 Hope this will be useful to some of you : Disclaimer : The aim of this procedure is to delete shops from the multistore and allow you to revert back to a single shop. Some steps will need you to delete customers, addresses and orders. If you are using Prestashop / Thirty Bees as the only way to keep traces and record of your orders, make sure you have a backup somewhere in order to comply with your country regulations. Also I didn't have time to test much of my shops after applying this solution, so there might be bugs related to this. So please take this into consideration before applying this, especially on a live shop... 1st part - Make a proper copy on local 1) Make a copy of your ftp on a local wamp 2) Import database in phpmyadmin or with bigdump if like mine it's too heavy 3) In mywebsite/config/settings.inc.php change the fields to these (those are for a default wamp) define('_DB_SERVER_', 'localhost'); define('_DB_NAME_', 'mydatabase'); define('_DB_USER_', 'root'); define('_DB_PASSWD_', ''); 4) Make the following changes on the ps_shop_url table at the line of id_shop 1 : domain : localhost domain_ssl : localhost physical_uri : /mywebsite/ 5) Delete the content of the cache folder 6) Open your back office and you should have it up and running. If you're not seeing any CSS, you most likely have made an error in changing the table ps_shop_url. If that's the case repeat step 5 to 7 until CSS and JS are loaded properly. (Idealy disable and delete the cache before making your backup, you'll gain some time.) 2nd part - Deleting the multistores In order to delete a shop in multistore and avoid the : "You can’t delete this shop (customer and/or order dependency)." ; you'll have to follow these steps 1) Use this Mysql query on phpmyadmin : DELETE ps_orders, ps_order_detail FROM ps_shop, ps_orders, ps_order_detail WHERE ps_shop.`id_shop`= X AND ps_orders.`id_shop`= ps_shop.`id_shop` AND ps_order_detail.`id_order`= ps_orders.`id_order` You must replace the `id_shop`= X with the ID of the shop you want to delete. I found this query here : https://joomla-and-more.com/2016/01/05/how-to-deal-with-the-you-cant-delete-this-shop-customer-andor-order-dependency-error-in-prestashop/ 2) Once all orders are deleted, you will need to delete all of your customers and related data. For that, go to your customer page in the back office, display them by 1000 and then select all and delete. You'll need to check the option to delete all data related to customers. Deleting 1000 accounts take around 10 minutes. For this specific part be careful to delete only the customers from specific shops and not all of them. I haven't done this with the feature "single account for several stores" activated, so I don't know how it will behave in that specific case. 3) Repeat step 2 for the adresses 4) Make a jump in PhpMyAdmin and empty all tables related to orders (like invoice), addresses, and customers. There my be some leftovers not shown in your back office. Exemple we had a hidden customer generated by the One Page Checkout module of PresteamShop. 4) Go to the multistore tab, once the page is loaded change the default store for the one you want to keep 5) Delete your unwanted shops in advanced parameters -> multishop. 6) Go to the global parameters and disable the multistore feature. 7) Create a front office account and make a test order. You should notice that your ID orders will start anew with ID 1, while your customers ID and addresses will stay where left.
  15. Thank you all for your answers, I'll look into this and make a feedback as soon as I have some time to work on the project.
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