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How secure is your website? Don't wait to find out the hard way

How secure is your website? Don't wait to find out the hard way

Shopify's security is good. But any security is only as strong as your password, and the security of the machine on which you log onto the website.

Consider this scenario (you may need a coffee first)....
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What to do if Order Printer isn't working on your Shopify Site

What to do if Order Printer isn't working on your Shopify Site

You may be seeing a blank order printer screen when you go in to the app. The good news is that it isn't broken, your browser just needs more permissions.

Blank Shopify Order Printer

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Sites using Shipping Apps

Sites using Shipping Apps

Sites using third party shipping apps like ShipIt and Fastway/AP Shipping may be experiencing problems with no shipping rates being loaded at checkout.

If your shipping rates are set up through admin/shipping you are not affected.

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More European Data Privacy thoughts

More European Data Privacy thoughts

EU users need to know if you are using cookies and what data they collect (e.g. Facebook pixels).   There are new apps to help...
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Do you have European Customers? You need to update your site and mailing lists to comply with GDPR by 25 May 18

Do you have European Customers? You need to update your site and mailing lists to comply with GDPR by 25 May 18

Is your site ready for the European Union privacy rule changes? If you have (or will have) EU resident clients, it needs to be by 25 May. Here are general steps you need to follow:...
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SPAM email doing the rounds targeting Shopify stores

SPAM email doing the rounds targeting Shopify stores

If you receive an email from Shopify starting "We need your help to resolve an issue with your shopify account, we've temporarily Limited what you can do with your account."  you should DELETE it, it is NOT from Shopify....
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Yes you can accept GooglePay and ApplePay in Shopify

Yes you can accept GooglePay and ApplePay in Shopify

To add these payment methods, just update your Shopify Payment settings as follows

Taking GooglePay or ApplePay...
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Instagram Sales Channel Now Available in Australia!

Instagram Sales Channel Now Available in Australia!

Grow your sales using Instagram...
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SSL Certificates for your Shopify site- Ignore emails trying to sell you one!

SSL Certificates for your Shopify site- Ignore emails trying to sell you one!

Did you know as part of our Quality Assurance process, eChic checks the SSL certificate has been activated for your Shopify store. ...
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'Thank You' from  Ronald McDonald House Charities

'Thank You' from Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Not

Not "inappropriate" thanks!

Kim, you and the team at @echicdesign were so great to work with... such a talented and hard working group. Ben and I are so grateful we found you!

We LOVE our new website!

https://theinappropriategiftco.com/

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Thanks from Four Winds Vineyard

Thanks from Four Winds Vineyard

Hello Nicole and the eChic team,

Thanks for all the fabulous work on our website; you have been a pleasure to work with! I love the new site. I will be back in touch in four years to give the site an overhaul and do it all again!

Cheers Sarah

https://fourwindsvineyard.com.au/

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My Instagram feed stopped working. How do I fix it? – Out of the Sandbox

My Instagram feed stopped working. How do I fix it? – Out of the Sandbox

Instagram has yet again made a change which may have killed the Instagram feed on your website. #in...
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Bring maps and images to life for your customers

Bring maps and images to life for your customers

I just discovered a nifty app that lets you show a map /time sequence / photos in an interesting way...
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Alfreda and the eChics wish you a very Merry Christmas

Alfreda and the eChics wish you a very Merry Christmas

After polishing off all the cookies left out for Santa, Alfreda is on the look out for a good employ...
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Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report - Christmas Day

Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report - Christmas Day

It is all good fun until you wake up face down in a plate of cookie crumbs...
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We care about iCare

We care about iCare

Thanks from Bridget at iCare Products

Thank you very much for all your efforts of your team and it was pleasure working with you guys!  icareproducts.com.au

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Selling ladders? Scaffolding? Cherry pickers? Alfreda can help

Selling ladders? Scaffolding? Cherry pickers? Alfreda can help

Or more importantly, she needs your help after a truly impressive overnight climbing attempt. I don'...
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She's not quite sure what a satellite launch is, but by now Alfreda really wants to see one

She's not quite sure what a satellite launch is, but by now Alfreda really wants to see one

Alfreda still isn't quite sure what is going on, but she's keen to find out https://t.co/F3WA9XnK...
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Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 13

Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 13

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Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 12

Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 12

Alfreda takes a dim view of road trips...
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Alfreda's EPS  (Elf Positioning System) is going haywire ...

Alfreda's EPS (Elf Positioning System) is going haywire ...

. after a day stuck in a travel bag. She's supposed to be the elf on the shelf, not the elf in the ...
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Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 11

Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 11

Alfreda come face to tongue with the k9 peril...
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We haven't lost the elf on the shelf. Yet.

We haven't lost the elf on the shelf. Yet.

Alfreda's visit continues, and she certainly seems to be making new friends. She gets around...
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Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 10

Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 10

Alfreda discovers it is much easier to climb UP than down, and still can't find her hat....
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Day 10 - got climbing gear?

Day 10 - got climbing gear?

#alfredaeelvendottir has discovered it is much easier to climb up than down, but still can't find he...
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Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 9

Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 9

Batteries, the baine of many a Christmas morning...
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Who knew they ran on elfkaline batteries?

Who knew they ran on elfkaline batteries?

One thing is a constant about Christmas, Santa will deliver the toys, but he won't...
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Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 8

Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 8

Alfreda still can't find her hat, but there may be a bigger problem

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Day 8: Alfreda appears to have a habit

Day 8: Alfreda appears to have a habit

Alfreda seems to be developing a video game habit...
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Day 7, in which Elfreda discovers video games

Day 7, in which Elfreda discovers video games

Thwarted in her overnight manoeuvres, Elfreda made a daytime sortie today to check out her subject’s video game collection...
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Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 7

Alfreda E Elvendottir | status report day 7

In which Alfreda gives up moving by night, looses her hat, and discovers video games

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Alfreda E Envendottir needs Physio, Rehabilitation products, and Bungy Jumping Lessons

Alfreda E Envendottir needs Physio, Rehabilitation products, and Bungy Jumping Lessons

I've got no idea why Alfreda decided to attempt to go over the top of the door ......
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Alfreda E Envendottir | status report day 4

Alfreda E Envendottir | status report day 4

Alfreda is in need of physiotherapy....
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Do you sell life insurance, bungy jumping experiences or physio supplies?

Do you sell life insurance, bungy jumping experiences or physio supplies?

I suspect Alfreda E Elfendottir may be your next customer. I'm not sure WHY she tried bungy jumping...
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Alfreda's take on today's adventures

Alfreda's take on today's adventures

In which she gets into the nutella, is surprised by the teenager, and has a facial....
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Do you sell child proofing, indigestion remedies or cleaning products?

Do you sell child proofing, indigestion remedies or cleaning products?

We need you today - #alfredaeelvendottir managed to get the lid off the Nutella...
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Alfreda - status report | Day 2

Alfreda - status report | Day 2

Alfreda lets us know her opinions on the family sleep habits, and the contents of the pantry...
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The latest job for your spokes elf

The latest job for your spokes elf

I caught Alfreda E Elvendottir in the pantry this morning. She was clearly trying to get into the Nutella, and like me can't get the top off any jar my husband has put the lid on....
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Alfreda - status report 1 | The arrival

Alfreda - status report 1 | The arrival

Alfreda - status report 1 | The arrival

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Making the elf on the shelf work for you

Making the elf on the shelf work for you

Alfreda arrived this morning without prior warning. After I rescued her from the window where she'd...
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Feeling the love

Feeling the love

Thanks #shopifolk #adaywithshopify...
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eChic Speaking at A Day With Shopify

eChic Speaking at A Day With Shopify

eChic Speaking at A Day With Shopify Loving meeting all the shopifolk. Lots of great new ideas. #adaywithshopify #adaywithshopifymelbour...
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Are you getting Shopify orders with incomplete addresses?

Are you getting Shopify orders with incomplete addresses?

Are you getting Shopify orders with incomplete addresses? It may be coming from an issue with the Autocomplete for the checkout form. Shopify is working on...
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fabulous Shopify PAGES - how to create them even if  you don't know HTML

fabulous Shopify PAGES - how to create them even if you don't know HTML

Retina, Turbo, Mobillia and Parallax theme users - you can use this chrome extension to...
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So you think your business is too boring for social media???

So you think your business is too boring for social media???

So you think your business is too boring for social media??? It can seem like we have nothing interesting to say some days. But before you assume there is nothing you can post about, take heart...
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A new way to get reviews  - Checkout Comments

A new way to get reviews - Checkout Comments

ReviewsFor anyone using the extended version of the built in Shopify Reviews (or considering doing so) here is a great new feature

 

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Zapier

Have you tried out Zapier? We use it for everything here at eChic

ZapierZapier is an automation tool that you can use to hook software together or automate tasks that you need to do frequently.

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Mailchimp - how to automatically send new subscribers an email and discount code

Mailchimp - how to automatically send new subscribers an email and discount code

This video explains how to use Mailchimp automation to send a email and discount code to a new subscriber

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Are you TLS 1.2 Ready?

Are you TLS 1.2 Ready?

Are you TLS 1.2 Ready?

Are you TLS 1.2 Ready?

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