Sweet Success: Doubling Conversion and Order Size on Cyber Monday

3 Jan 2012, 23:11

Start with sweet Vermont butter, fresh local cream and pure Belgian chocolate...craft ingredients into small batches of irresistible treats...then offer these treats to chocolate lovers everywhere. That’s Lake Champlain Chocolates’ recipe for success. Their premium products are available throughout the US at specialty food and gift stores, upscale hotels and inns and at three company-owned stores in Vermont. When it came time for Lake Champlain Chocolates to update their website to keep pace [...]

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Magento Preview Version CE 1.7.0.0-alpha1 - Now Available!

31 Dec 2011, 01:07

We are happy to announce the availability of Magento Preview Version CE 1.7.0.0-alpha1. As this is a preview version it is NOT recommended in any way to be used in a production environment (more information about preview releases and the community edition release process can be found in this blog post). This release is available for upgrade through the Connect Manager, to download or via SVN. Some of the new features and improvements in this release include: New and improved layered navigation [...]

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Magento Enterprise Helps First Book Bring More Books to Schools

28 Dec 2011, 23:11

First Book is a nonprofit organization that provides new books to schools and programs serving children from low-income families. When First Book decided to make it easier for teachers and program leaders to find and buy the books they need, they turned to Magento Solution Partner 6th Street Commerce for help. 6th Street Commerce then created a customized eCommerce solution built with Magento Enterprise. Results include improved navigation and search functionality and reduced overhead relating [...]

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Magento Beyond the Booth

23 Dec 2011, 07:30

At Shop.org earlier this year, our goal was to create a fun and exciting booth that was inviting for eCommerce leaders to sit and talk Magento with our team.  To do so, we needed to find couches and furniture that matched our Magento colors and energy.  While renting was an option, it didn’t take us long to figure out a better option—why not buy the furniture instead and donate the items to a local charity? The cost was the same, but it was also right thing to do! So, we purchased [...]

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Magento Developer Certification Exams Now Available Worldwide

23 Dec 2011, 01:00

In October, Magento launched the beta version of the Magento Certified Developer exam. Dozens of experienced Magento developers flocked to the X.commerce Innovate 2011 Conference – and to several other beta exam locations around the world – to take the exam. Many of them earned passing grades, becoming the world’s first Magento Certified Developers. Beta Exam at X.commerce Innovate 2011 Conference With the successful beta behind us, we are excited to announce the global launch of our [...]

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Magento Go: Go Global without Going Bust

22 Dec 2011, 05:17

January 5, 2012 I 10AM PST Webinar: Go Global with International Shipping Do you currently sell to only United States based customers? Have you ever considered selling internationally? If so, our next webinar 'Go Global with International Shipping' is a must-see event. Shipping directly from the United States to other countries can be complex. Some of the common issues are it's too slow, too expensive, too risky, too confusing and not good for the customer experience. With our next webinar, you'll [...]

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Oneida’s Perfect November

17 Dec 2011, 03:26

One of our valued Magento Enterprise customers - Oneida Ltd – recently shared their November Pingdom Report with us, along with a brief note. We’re proud to share this with all of you: Congratulations to Oneida, to Lyons Consulting Group, and to the entire Magento team on another inspiring customer success story! Have a Magento success story you’d like to share? Send it to success@magento.com. [...]

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Announcing Imagine 2012 Date and Location

13 Dec 2011, 19:00

Mark your calendars and clear your schedules. We’ve finalized the date and location of Imagine 2012. Last year we had a sell out crowd of over 650 eCommerce leaders from 27 countries and a 250 person waiting list. Imagine eCommerce 2012 is going to be even bigger and better and we’re ready to peel back the curtain and share with you the dates of location for this incredible event. Now, we could just give you the details here and now, but what fun would that be? Instead, we’ve created a special [...]

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MageConf 2011 Rocks Kiev

9 Dec 2011, 20:16

Picture this: 500 PHP developers coming together in Kiev, Ukraine, buzzing about the latest development opportunities in the world of Magento. That’s a snapshot of MageConf 2011, a developer event sponsored and led by Magento. Developers from throughout Ukraine – as well as from Russia, Belarus, Germany and Poland – gathered in Kiev this past Saturday, December 3, for the third annual MageConf. While the event was well attended by Magento developers, much of the audience consisted of PHP [...]

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