What is Net Neutrality and How Will it Affect You?

Posted on Tue, July 17, 2018 in Analytics & Reporting, User Experience, GRAYBOX News by Jon Love

The end of last year saw the Net Neutrality policies implemented by the FCC in 2015 effectively rolled back, opening the doors to a potentially different host of ways through which we will use the internet. That phrase -- “use the internet” -- is an intentional choice of words, intended to include not just the proverbial internet fast lanes and slow lanes, but more broadly, to encompass the ways in which we market brands, architect technical solutions, start (or shut down) companies, and build social interactions at a distance.

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GRAYBOX Interns Reach Their Sixth Week

Posted on Fri, July 13, 2018 in GRAYBOX News by Anna-Marie Cooper

It’s week 6 at GRAYBOX for two development interns, Bryce and Anna-Marie. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed, and there are only two weeks left in their internship. Both continue to learn a lot with the guidance of the many specialists at GRAYBOX.

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What is a 3PL and Should I Use it?

Posted on Wed, July 11, 2018 in Business Operations, eCommerce by admin

Having a 3PL — and more importantly — an exceptional 3PL can be the difference between expansion and collapsing under the competition, so it’s vital to know exactly when you should be using a 3PL.

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Epicodus Interns Reach the Halfway Point

Posted on Fri, June 29, 2018 in GRAYBOX News by Anna-Marie Cooper

We realized today that we are already halfway through our internship here at GRAYBOX! We are both amazed at how fast it’s going by. Over the past two weeks we have been focusing on the tasks that interest us the most. Bryce has spent the last two weeks going deeper into QA.

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SEO Tips for Position 0

Posted on Mon, June 25, 2018 in Digital Marketing by Mike Grill

Position 0 has become a hotly contested place in SERPs, but how do you get your page to rank there? With some organization of your content and our list of SEO tips for getting Position 0, we lay the groundwork for getting your page in the coveted spot.

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Paul Weinert is Awarded Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under 40

Posted on Mon, June 25, 2018 in GRAYBOX News by admin

Paul Weinert, founder of GRAYBOX, received the award in 2018 for stewardship of his digital consulting agency that helps businesses improve through technology.

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How Does the Supreme Court Ruling on Sales Tax Effect Oregon Ecommerce Businesses?

Posted on Fri, June 22, 2018 in Business Operations, eCommerce by admin

​Ecommerce businesses in Oregon, along with several other states that don’t collect sales taxes, may be facing added difficulties with ecommerce sales in the near future after the Supreme Court’s ruling early Thursday morning that state taxes can be imposed on internet sales made beyond the nexus.

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Week Two With the GRAYBOX Interns

Posted on Fri, June 15, 2018 in GRAYBOX News by Anna-Marie Cooper

​The second week with the interns from Epicodus started off with a clear outline from Paul for the time-audit-automation project that Anna-Marie and Bryce have been assigned. Dan, Mark, and Kerri contributed to the outline, which helped them organize a project plan and divide up the tasks between themselves. This entailed a lot of background research on various tools and technologies. Neither of them are familiar with the tech stack MAMP, MySQL, Jira, or any PHP outside of what they saw in week one.

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LinkedIn Advertising: Basics

Posted on Tue, June 12, 2018 in Digital Marketing, Content Strategy by Mike Grill

LinkedIn advertising is a great way to reach a very targeted audience. It turns out that advertising on LinkedIn is also relatively straightforward, so we came up with a handy guide to help you!

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Hello From the New GRAYBOX Interns

Posted on Mon, June 11, 2018 in GRAYBOX News by Anna-Marie Cooper

On Monday, we started our eight week internship here at GRAYBOX after finishing up at Epicodus - a local coding bootcamp. Our program was spent studying Ruby, Rails, Angular, and Javascript. However, the developers here at GRAYBOX work primarily in PHP using the Symfony framework. Both of us walked in knowing that there would most likely be a very steep learning curve, and expected to be thrown into the deep end. However, members of the GRAYBOX made themselves available for questions and were very supportive.

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