Documenting our experiences with Shopify to help other storeowners use the e-commerce platform successfully.

The Real Scoop on Shopify POS [Review]

February 19, 2017

There are many reviews out there that compare Shopify’s POS to other systems like Square. I personally own and operate two Shopify stores. One of them, Flashback Gear, relies on Shopify’s POS system since it is a traditional brick and mortar retail store AND an online company. Why did we pick Shopify POS? Since we already […]

Shopify Apps You Need to Increase Sales This Holiday Season

November 20, 2015

This holiday season is a goldmine for sales opportunities. Last year around 78% of customers used the internet to help supplement holiday shopping, and around 92% of shoppers will go online this year to make purchases. Try to serve holiday shoppers well with these Shopify apps designed to help increase conversion rates.     AbandonAid – […]

How to Overcome A Google Algorithm Penalty

November 19, 2015

Google has been very busy updating algorithms to reward high-quality websites over spammy websites and blackhat SEO. The Penguin, Panda and “Mobile-geddon” algorithm shifts have been the most notorious as of late, and ever since 2013, it seemed that we were a victim experiencing incredibly low search engine rankings. For years, we appeared in the […]

5 Factors to Start a Successful Online Business

November 15, 2015

Back in 2008, we started Printkeg, an online commercial printer, as a way to salvage a failing print shop. A while ago we described our beginnings, so there’s no need to rehash that story again. Now we can explore the five key contributions and factors that we feel helped us create a million dollar online […]

Amazing Tools For Small E-Commerce Business Owners

November 7, 2015

As a small online business owner, there are some nifty tools I depend on to maintain my e-commerce website. As a company owner, I have to worry about everything: marketing, quality control, finances, customer service, SEO and more. As far as running the online side of things, these tools can be extremely helpful. 1. Grammarly […]

Breaking Down a Conversion Driven Shopify Store – Hickies.com

October 10, 2015

As many of you already know, Printkeg utilizes Shopify for e-commerce for a number of reasons. Over the weekend, I discovered a company, Hickies, that provides a shoelace replacement solution. To my pleasant surprise, Hickies also utilizes Shopify, and their website was so impressive and inspiring, I just cannot help showing it off to our […]

How To Improve Cart Abandonment When Using Shopify

August 23, 2015

When viewing cart abandonment in the orders area of Shopify, I often cringe because I just can’t help myself from tallying up those “missed” dollars. Cart abandonment is the reality of e-commerce so don’t let it drive you too crazy. Fortunately, we are going to outline and share some effective methods that our company implements […]

Testing Download Speeds of the Top Shopify Apps

June 29, 2015

As an avid Shopify shop owner, I constantly trial different apps in hopes to discover new ways to better convert and serve customers. To my disappointment, I have removed many apps due to the slowness ramifications or effect on download speeds which inhibits a visitor’s experience. The easiest way to test an app’s effect on […]

Our Favorite User Friendly Shopify Apps

June 28, 2015

A while back we wrote an article titled “6 Shopify Apps We Couldn’t Live Without” listing and describing crucial apps that we depend on so much, we wouldn’t be able to use the Shopify online e-commerce platform without them. That article did not cover the apps that we actually enjoy using or find strikingly remarkable and easy […]

Starting an Online Company From Almost Nothing – Our Story

May 12, 2015

What a ride it’s been this past decade. Starting a new business is difficult, time consuming, nerve wrecking and absolutely marvelous. Today, I finally share a long overdue story of how my business partner and I created a fun and profitable online print company known as Printkeg. The Beginning – IDM Firm Back in 2005, […]