Announcing Magento Enterprise Edition 1.13.1.0

19 Nov 2013, 23:24

Building on the performance and scalability improvements released earlier this year, Magento Enterprise Edition 1.13.1.0 advances overall product quality and eases operations by providing significant tax calculation updates, a wide range of functional improvements, and several security enhancements. Highlights include: Tax Calculation Improvements We made many tax improvements for shopper-facing pages in Magento Enterprise Edition 1.13.0.0/2. In this latest release, we’ve resolved similar [...]

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Magento Live Germany Highlights

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, [...]

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4 Underutilized Magento Enterprise Edition Features to Meet and Beat Your KPIs

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 [...]

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Luxury Fashion Shop Drives Global Content-to-Commerce Success

12 Nov 2013, 19:45

Munich based mytheresa.com launched in 2006 to bring the runway looks its brick-and-mortar sister store (THERESA) offered to the web. The premise for the business is simple: go to the world’s top fashion shows and cherry pick the hottest pieces from the top designers (from Balenciaga to Valentino), and sell them directly to customers. Seven years later, mytheresa.com features over 180 brands and their business has grown by over 60% annually since 2008. How did they do it? Like many web stores, [...]

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Ludwig Beck: The Beauty of Going Responsive Online

12 Nov 2013, 19:30

Founded in 1861, Germany’s Ludwig Beck began as a button and ribbon maker and grew into one of Europe’s most famous department stores known as a “shopping paradise that satisfies the heart’s desires of local residents, visitors from the region and from all over the world.” They launched their web store in 2012 to make their fine beauty products accessible to an even broader audience. Ludwig Beck’s main priority for their web store was to expand their reach beyond their Munich brick-and-mortar [...]

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Shopping Cart Abandonment: Insights For Success

9 Nov 2013, 04:15

As merchants make a greater investment in email marketing than ever before and place a greater focus on email optimization than any other initiative, according to Forrester Research*, identifying the best sales conversion opportunities is essential. While attending Fashion Digital New York (FDNY) earlier this month, Danny Essner, Magento’s Head of Merchant Marketing, and Ryan Thompson, Magento’s Director of Partnerships, had an opportunity to sit down with Alicia Fiorletta of Retail TouchPoints [...]

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cloud.IQ Offers Conversion Tools to Turn Abandoned Carts Into Sales for Online Retailers

9 Nov 2013, 04:07

Over 70% of shoppers recently admitted to sometimes abandoning carts while browsing online (OnePoll). This problem can be fatal for eCommerce businesses which have to offer their customers the best user experience possible, or risk losing sales to the competition. To solve these issues for online retailers, Magento Silver Industry partner cloud.IQ developed a cloud-based tool to remarket shoppers and ultimately, convert more sales, and cloud.IQ has already helped many businesses turn these abandoned [...]

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Your Mobile eCommerce Strategy - Is It Ready?

8 Nov 2013, 05:25

If you have followed the growth of mobile eCommerce, you have probably received a lot of contradictory cues from the press and, even, respected researchers like Forrester, seem to offer conflicting views about web shopping on mobile devices. In part, the discrepancies have to do with the definition of ‘mobile’ devices. Does it only apply to cell phones? What about tablets? What about smaller tablets or larger phones? What about shoppers using a tablet or mobile device on their home wifi; are [...]

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Free eBook: 3 Segmentation Tactics to Ignite Conversion Today

8 Nov 2013, 03:30

Online merchants are under more pressure than ever to deliver targeted and optimized experiences to their customers. As a leader in eCommerce, we know segmentation is essential to improving conversion. In collaboration with expert marketing strategist, MarketingProfs, we created this eBook to help merchants improve conversion through segmentation best practices. Get key insights on how to: Create more targeted messaging to increase conversions Encourage visitors to self-segment [...]

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