Category: Shopify Development

RudeDudeCandles.com

RudeDudeCandles.com Shopify Design/Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: After Dark Grafx announces the launch of RudeDudeCandles.com   BAD NEVER SMELLED SOOO GOOD! – Thank you for choosing After Dark Grafx to design and develop your new Shopify website.

 

Rude Dude Candles - Shopify Website Design by After Dark Grafx

 

RudeDudeCandle Co. is owned and operated by Cali Cosmetics, Inc. an international brand. After doing such an excellent job on one of their brand websites, Tarocco-Baronesscali.com . Rude Dude contacted After Dark Grafx once again to create their “Rude Dude” website. They performed an an extensive search for a Shopify Expert who understood their brands and competencies. They enlisted After Dark Grafx to design and develop a brand new Shopify E-Commerce Website for their new business with many more to come.


We have been selling candles for years and this just seemed like a good addition to our product line. After Dark Grafx has created several Shopify E-Commerce Websites for us in the past so this was a no brainer. They made it easy for us. 500 Stars!!!” – Owner – Eric J.

 

 

Visit them today at:

https://www.rudedudecandles.com and tell them James from After Dark Grafx sent you!

 

Need a Shopify Website? WooCommerce Website? E Commerce Store? App Developed? SEO Services? Contact us today! FREE QUOTE!

 

Germ-Bot.com - Shopify Expert Designer Developer After Dark Grafx

Germ-Bot.com – Shopify Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: After Dark Grafx announces the launch of Germ-Bot.com –  Thank you for choosing After Dark Grafx to design and develop your new Shopify website.

 

GermBot (germ-bot.com) is owned and operated by California Precision Products, Inc. and Election Works, Inc. They contacted After Dark Grafx after an extensive search for a company who understood their product and vision and could just take it over to provide a professional result. They enlisted After Dark Grafx to design and develop a brand new Shopify E-Commerce Website for their new business.

 

Shopify Expert Designer Developer After Dark Grafx - Germ-Bot.com

 

 

 

GermBot was created out of the recent need for an all-inclusive hygiene station in the Polling Places during the Voting Process.. GermBot offers a portable sanitizing solution for offices large and small, excellent for events and gatherings and can be easily moved from room to room. It is 60lbs and only takes up 16″ by 64.5″ of available space so it can be placed in a corner or in tight spaces.

Founded in 2020 by Sandy Hed of Election Works, Inc, and Joe Bean of California Precision Products, Inc., GermBot is ADA Compliant, includes a battery operated hands free gel dispenser, areas for customer supplied standard disinfectant wipes, multifold paper towel dispenser, 5.5″ X 8.5″ placard / tablet device mount, storage compartment and a 7 gallon trash can.

GermBot offers discounts to wholesale suppliers for large orders. If you are interested in becoming a GermBot wholesaler, please contact them.

 

We are so busy, we just needed someone to take on the project with little to no guidance. James and his team delivered! They created our logo, then stickers for the sides of the GermBot as well as packaging. We then had them create the Shopify E-Commerce Website. They sent us tutorials and were able to explain what we needed in the simplest terms. We appreciated that. We are now having James and his team perform Search Engine Optimization Services. They made it easy for us. Thank you, 10 Stars!!!” – Owners, Germ-Bot.com

 

 

Visit them today at:
https:www.germ-bot.com and tell them James from After Dark Grafx sent you!

 

Need a New Shopify Website? E Commerce Store? App Developed? SEO Services? Contact us today! FREE QUOTE!

Shopify Developer San Diego - After Dark Grafx Park West Liquors

ParkWestLiquors.com – Shopify Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: After Dark Grafx announces the launch of ParkWestLiquors.com –  Thank you for choosing After Dark Grafx to develop your new Shopify website.

 

Park West Liquors contacted After Dark Grafx to design and develop a brand new Shopify E-Commerce Website for their business. Park West Liquors also needed a new logo. They again turned to After Dark Grafx to design a logo that matched their business brand. Needless to say, After Dark Grafx hit the nail on the head once again.

 

Shopify Designer San Diego - Park West Liquors Website Design Development

 

 

We were happy to provide our over 28 years of website, graphic design and eCommerce development experience to help ParkWestLiquors.com realize its’ full potential.  We upgraded their payment gateways, utilized updated apps, added security enhancements, increased their page speed and mobile optimization and how they are represented on all of the latest media devices. The new design and integrations will help to increase traffic and build their network of loyal customers.” – James Byrne – Owner, USMC VET – After Dark Grafx

 

 

 

Visit them today at:
https://www.parkwestliquors.com
and tell them James from After Dark Grafx sent you!

 

Need a New Shopify Website? E Commerce Store? App Developed? SEO Services? Contact us today! FREE QUOTE!

How To Fix Shopify Photo Alignment and Photo Sizing

How To Fix Product Sizes in Shopify

Are your products misaligned in Shopify? This is typically due to your product images being different sizes, cropped differently, etc. Images downloaded from the web are usually the biggest culprits.

 

Shopify Product Image Not Aligned on Collection Page

 

It is always best to photograph your own images for your eCommerce store so that all of your product images are the same width and height. The easiest way to fix the issue of image alignment on collection and home pages is to always upload all of your product photos at the exact same size.

This involves adding extra space around product photos.

Here is a FREE way to solve this problem.

a) Watch This Video below or via this link: https://youtu.be/Na3Jp0OExH8

 

b) Go to: https://www.photopea.com(you can also use photoshop, affinity, gimp or other image software but this online version is just like photoshop and it’s FREE)

 

Photopea.com

 

c) Find an image that you would like to use for your website

 

d) In the Photo editor from B above, Create a NEW FILE and make the image size of that file 800px width by 800px tall. Some people like to make the images larger at 1200px by 1200px or larger, so for the instruction of this post, we will use 800×800

 

e) Fill the background color with white or the color you would like to use for the background of your images OR leave it transparent. ie: if leaving transparent, you should export your files as PNG files instead of JPGs as below to maintain the transparency

 

f) Open up the image you would like to use for your product in the editor. You now have the editor with the 800×800 px file and the product image you just uploaded.

 

g) Select the product image and select ALL then copy the image

 

h) Go back to the 800×800 file and PASTE this image. It will be larger or smaller depending on image selected. Select Transition or Scale the product image to fit on the 800×800 file. I will usually add a guideline towards the bottom of the file a few pixels above the bottom so that all of my product images will all have the same BASELINE. This is good if you have multiple products shown on your COLLECTIONS or CATEGORY pages, and will fix the alignment so they are all in a row.

 

i) Once you have the image centered on the 800×800 file. Select FILE — EXPORT or SAVE AS JPG – if you want a transparent background – save as PNG file.

 

j) One last step is to optimize this image so it loads quickly. Head over to tinyjpg.com or tinypng.com (free) and upload your image(s). Then download the optimized files.

 

k) Upload a few product images that will next to each other in category. If you did this correctly, all of your images should look the same height and width and be in a row and look awesome!

 

How To Align Product Images in Shopify

 

That’s It!

James Byrne is an Information Architect, USMC VET and the owner of After Dark Grafx

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Klaviyo Email Marketing

Klaviyo Email Marketing and SMS Platform

Email Marketing Software For Any Size Business

Klaviyo is an easy-to-use, centralized and cloud-based marketing system that allows eCommerce marketers to effectively and efficiently target, personalize, monitor and optimize their marketing campaigns, including email and Facebook campaigns.

 

If you have used MailChimp, Constant Contact, Vertical Response or any other platform, you will be familiar with Klaviyo.

 

After Dark Grafx is now a certified Klaviyo partner  and is offering one free hour of Klaviyo Integration consulting for your  Shopify website.

 

Klaviyo seamlessly integrates into the larger eCommerce Systems to include but not limited to; Shopify , Shopify Plus, Big Commerce, WooCommerce, Magento and more.

Enterprise ecommerce marketing isn’t just for the enterprise anymore

Most ecommerce marketing software forces you to choose between being as effective as possible or moving fast. Klaviyo is different. Designed for growth-minded ecommerce merchants, Klaviyo gives you powerful functionality without sacrificing the time it takes for your marketing to make an impact on your bottom line. See all Klaviyo features on their website here: Klaviyo.

Fast integrations that still pull in rich customer data

Klaviyo is built from the ground up to pull in data and make it actionable. Our deep integrations with ecommerce platforms like Shopify, Shopify Plus, BigCommerce and Magento are easy to combine with data from other marketing tools to form a single cohesive view of any contact. Using your own homegrown system? No worries – their API will get you started.

See integrationsKlaviyo Features

You can see full features on their website as well as pricing as they price it per email size.

If you have more questions, please fee free to Contact Us

 

If you are looking for:
How To Install Klaviyo on Shopify Contact Us!.

Shopify Expert Developer - Tarocco Baronessa Cali Web Design After Dark Grafx

Tarocco Baronessa Cali – Shopify Development & Design

After Dark Grafx announces the launch of https://www.tarocco-baronessacali.com/

After Dark Grafx Shopify Web Design services along with our Shopify Development services, enabled Tarocco Baronessa Cali a Cali Cosmetics, Inc. brand to quickly launch their Shopify Store.

Tarocco Baronessa Cali initially contacted After Dark Grafx to provide Shopify Consulting Services. After Dark Grafx was then retained to perform the Shopify Design, Development, App Installation and configuration.

“After Dark Grafx offered a simple, no nonsense approach to a custom website and design. The site focuses on product sales and conversion for one brand in our product offering. They setup and integrated Facebook Shop, Instagram Shopping, Shopify payments, shipping and inventory management and offered  Custom Shopify Development and coding solution to optimize our product pages. They then created several sub brand websites for our company. We will continue to use After Dark Grafx as our eCommerce Partner.  They are currently working on Google Ads and Facebook Ads for our company. Excellent job! Excellent Service!” – Eric – Owner

 

Shopify Expert Developer - Tarocco Baronessa Cali Web Design After Dark Grafx

 

The Shopify Platform is a robust eCommerce platform with a low barrier to entry along with a “simple to use and understand” interface, this platform allows for businesses large and small to offer and manage a professional eCommerce website without a lot of training.  Easily track inventory, hook into your financial booking and shipping systems and easily manage and process orders make Shopify the “GO TO” eCommerce solution for you.

 

If you need Expert Shopify Help or just have a simple Shopify Question, please feel free to contact us even if you are not doing business with us.

 

We also offer affordable, targeted Search Engine Optimization Services that are customized for your industry.

Shopify Developer San Diego - Air Cooled Vintage Works

Air Cooled Vintage Works – Shopify Design & Development

After Dark Grafx announces the launch of AirCooledVintageWorks.com

After Dark Grafx Shopify Web Design services along with our Shopify Development services, enabled Air Cooled Vintage Works to quickly launch their Shopify Store.

AirCooledVintageWorks.com initially contacted After Dark Grafx to provide Shopify Consulting Services. After Dark Grafx was then retained to perform the Shopify Design, Development and App Installation and configuration.

“After Dark Grafx offered a custom website development and design to focus on product sales and conversion. They setup and integrated Facebook Shop, Instagram Shopping, Shopify payments, shipping and inventory management and offered  Custom Shopify Development and coding solution to optimize our product pages. They held our hand through the process, always just a quick email or call away. They created How To Videos so we understood how to update certain sections of the website and just made it an excellent experience.” – Jason – Owner

 

Web Development Company - Shopify Air Cooled Vintage Works Homepage

 

The Shopify Platform is a robust eCommerce platform with a low barrier to entry along with a “simple to use and understand” interface, this platform allows for businesses large and small to offer and manage a professional eCommerce website without a lot of training.  Easily track inventory, hook into your financial booking and shipping systems and easily manage and process orders make Shopify the “GO TO” eCommerce solution for you.

 

If you need Expert Shopify Help or just have a simple Shopify Question, please feel free to contact us even if you are not doing business with us.

How to Add Product Reviews Shopify Product Reviews App

How to Add Product Reviews Shopify Product Reviews App

Learn how to import product reviews via a CSV file for the native Shopify Reviews App listed above.

This app was created by Shopify for Shopify. There are many paid and free apps on the Shopify App Marketplace so you will want to review each app. In most cases, a free app will do the trick.

You can sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify Here: https://www.shopify.com/?ref=after-dark-grafx

RE: https://apps.shopify.com/product-reviews


If you need a Shopify Expert or just want ask some questions, please feel free to contact us!

 

This video assumes that you have already installed the Product Reviews App from the Shopify App Store.

 

STEP 1: Install the Product Reviews App by Shopify

 

STEP 2: Follow the Installation Instructions and add the snippets of code to the suggested pages in Shopify.  For this tutorial, we are using the DEBUT FREE THEME by Shopify.

 

STEP 3: Watch the Video above!

 

 

If you have installed it correctly, a customer can write a review directly on the product page. I always go into the SETTINGS of the APP and make sure that I have to APPROVE the reviews before they are posted. If you just install the app and let it run by default, anyone can post reviews on your website, so be careful of spammers and people who post defamatory information.

 

Shopify Product Reviews Settings

 

If you need help installing or configuring this app, please contact us. It is a relatively quick process ($75) in most cases.

 

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Migrate from Miva to Shopify

Migrate Miva to Shopify

Thinking of Migrating Miva to Shopify?

There are many things to consider when migrating or moving your website from Miva Merchant to Shopify.

 

Before you begin this process, it is best to contact After Dark Grafx via Chat (bottom right of this website), via our Contact Form – click here or via Phone Toll Free (888) 578-8300 or if in San Diego (619) 702-7377.  This will save you in both time and money and the 30 minute consultation is FREE!

 

Miva Developer San Diego

 

TAKE AN INVENTORY OF YOUR MIVA STORE:
You will want to take an inventory of what functionality is currently in place within Miva and see if this same type of functionality is available within Shopify. In some cases, you can change or alter the the functionality to best suit your needs but in some cases, you will either need to add a paid or free app from the Shopify App Store or contact a developer (like After Dark Grafx wink! wink!). To perform the upgrade or add advanced custom coding that Shopify or the theme that you choose does not offer.

 

Shopify Developer - Shopify Desginer - Shopify Expert - Shopify Setup

 

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SHOPIFY BEFORE MOVING (PROS, CONS, LIMITATIONS & BENEFITS)

VIEW EXISTING SHOPIFY THEMES

VIEW EXISTING APPS

CONTACT A SHOPIFY DEVELOPER (We are Shopify Experts)

USING A THIRD PARTY MIGRATION SERVICE PROS & CONS

EXPORTING AND IMPORTING DATA

INTEGRATING DESIGN CHANGES

CODE FUNCTIONALITY CHANGES

INSTALLING FREE AND PAID APPS

SETTING UP THIRD PARTY SHIPPING AND THE COSTS INVOLVED

SETTING UP PAYMENT GATEWAYS AND THE  COSTS

POINTING YOUR DOMAIN NAME

LAUNCHING YOUR NEW STORE

UPDATING THE SITE MAP WITH GOOGLE

USING REDIRECTS SO YOU DO NOT LOSE “*SEO JUICE”

 

This is just a basic list of what needs to be done before, during and after a migration from Miva Merchant Shopping Cart to the Shopify Platform.

 

You can Sign Up for a 14 Day Free Trial with Shopify – Click Here!

 

Contact us today click here for a FREE, 30 MINUTE, NO OBLIGATION consultation.
Toll Free (888) 578-8300
Local: (619) 702-7377

 

 

Shopify’s post about Migrating to Shopify Click Here

 

After Dark Tip: Make a Backup of your entire site and database before starting or making any changes or migrations.

 

*SEO JUICE = Your current SEO standings or what links you currently have within the search engines.