Monthly Archives: July 2016

Ahh, WordPress. It’s a love hate relationship

Guest Post from our partner, EndLayer.

WordPress is all the fad for websites these days – and really for good reason. It’s free, first of all. It’s easy, there’s a ton of plugins to extend it, and there’s an insanely huge user base for it. We started on WordPress ourselves, even – several years ago. It’s a one-size-fits-most solution that can get you running quickly. Seems awesome, doesn’t it? It is, but it’s not. WordPress’s strengths are unfortunately also its weaknesses.

New Magento 2 Features and Enhancements

Many merchants are trying to compare Magento 1 vs. Magento 2. While Magento 2 is still in it’s infancy, and many developers are eagerly awaiting the stabilization of the platform, there are many new features and enhancements that merchants will be able to leverage. As of the writing of this article, there are over 1,400 issues, such as reported bugs, listed in official Magento 2 github page. There are also approximately 240 Magento Extensions available, with over 300 reported by the Magento team as coming soon. The extensions that are available have had minimal usage compared to many Magento 1 extensions, and while the Magento team has been screening these, it wouldn’t be surprising to find shortcomings in some of these Magento 2 Extensions, given more strenuous real world use. As of today the Magento 2 environment is therefore out of reach of most merchants who can’t risk running into so many bugs, and who want access to more pre-built extensions rather than take on the expense of custom building extensions.

E-commerce Product Management: How to name your SKU’s

Guest Post from our partner, SalesWarp.

When creating an online store and deciding how to easily manage product SKUs, there are several factors that can keep product management, fulfillment and replenishment clean and simple. Depending on your product line and number of products, a more complicated method of creating SKUs may help you keep your sanity in the long run. Taking the time to understand your products and how they will be fulfilled and planning for future growth is key to deciding what will work best for you in the long run.