4 Dec 2013, 03:11
In eCommerce, customer satisfaction and conversion hinge on site performance. Yet how do you implement all the bells and whistles to attract today’s elusive consumer without impacting site speed? According to Radware’s Tammy Everts, the average web page has grown 151% over the past three years, with over half that bulk coming from images. No wonder retailers around the world find the industry’s 3-second page load benchmark so elusive! Studies find over 92% of retailers are failing to hit this [...]
27 Nov 2013, 20:00
Shipping can sometimes feel like the bane of a small business’s your existence, but with sufficient time spent outlining a shipping game plan for the holidays, you can pull things off without a hitch. Here are 6 tips to help you avoid the rush and pull off holiday shipping:
1. Plan ahead. There’s no way to pinpoint what your holiday sales will be, but you can estimate a potential range so you have enough inventory and extra help with packing and shipping. Preparation is one of the only variables [...]
26 Nov 2013, 01:52
In the spotlight today is Sergey Ostapchik, Magento Certified Developer Plus at aheadWorks, and a Magento Platinum Industry Partner based in Minsk, Belarus. His recent projects include the aheadWorks Advisor Project, an eCommerce Gamification Module, and the OnePulse mobile administration extension.
How did you make a decision to become a Magento developer? Was it made by chance?
I decided to be a programmer about eight years ago. The choice was not accidental, because I’m that kind of a person [...]
22 Nov 2013, 23:00
Mothercare, a U.K. retailer and longtime provider of specialty products for expectant mothers and their children, has recently completed another milestone of their global expansion by launching their Mothercare Ukraine storefront on Magento Enterprise Edition. The newly launched website is fully localized with language, currency, checkout, and shipping, reflecting local market needs and serving as the platform for a seamless brand experience–online and offline–through Mothercare Ukraine’s [...]
22 Nov 2013, 20:00
When it comes to your online store, there are many factors to take into consideration when you want to increase your sales. Undoubtedly, the actual value of what you are offering is the most important aspect of your business. However, just because you have a great product doesn’t mean it will sell like hotcakes.
Other factors such as the design of your website, a competitive market cost, and customer service are also vitally important. But when it comes to online sales, how you offer shipping [...]
22 Nov 2013, 02:05
Today marks a new chapter in the evolution of Magento. What started out as a simple vision to enable retailers to drive online sales has evolved into the world’s leading ecommerce platform. We are proud of what we have accomplished as an ecosystem and we are excited about our future as we continue to transform the retail landscape.
Today, we’re announcing that Magento has become part of eBay Enterprise. By combining the extensive capabilities of our leading organizations, we are bringing the [...]
19 Nov 2013, 23:24
Building on the performance and scalability improvements released earlier this year, Magento Enterprise Edition 188.8.131.52 advances overall product quality and eases operations by providing significant tax calculation updates, a wide range of functional improvements, and several security enhancements.
Tax Calculation Improvements
We made many tax improvements for shopper-facing pages in Magento Enterprise Edition 184.108.40.206/2. In this latest release, we’ve resolved similar [...]
15 Nov 2013, 15:30
Our first Magento Live Germany event was a great success! Many thanks to the 300+ merchants, partners and developers that traveled to Munich to share insights, best practices and fun. We had a packed program of keynotes and multiple breakout tracks spanning merchant stories, partner best practices and technical and business sessions.
Magento and eBay executives kicked off the day:
Roy Rubin, Magento’s COO and Co-Founder addressed the current industry trends as well as Magento’s strong momentum, [...]
14 Nov 2013, 02:48
In commerce, change is the norm! That means that retailers are always looking for ways to improve and optimize their sites to keep up with new trends and developments. Most have a running wish list of site additions and improvements. Surprisingly, many are not tapping some of the powerful features, which come with Magento Enterprise Edition, right out of the box.
We’ve compiled a list of some of these underused Magento Enterprise Edition features that will provide you immediate benefits and increase [...]