Yearly Archives: 2016

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.

eCommerce Self-Hosting Gives Retailers Total Control Over Their Store

Guest Post from our partner, Nexcess.

Despite the proliferation of third-party eCommerce platforms, self-hosting is still the best option for small and medium eCommerce retailers.

New eCommerce retailers have two basic options for selling products. They can choose a third-party eCommerce platform — the usual options are marketplaces associated with established eCommerce retailers. Amazon or eBay are typical examples. Alternatively, they can choose to self-host — use an open source or paid-for eCommerce application like Magento, with the infrastructure and networking handled by a hosting company, but with much of the application management left to the retailer.

The Value Of A Repeat Customer

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Guest Post from our partner, iD Commerce + Logistics.

So you’ve launched your business, you’re up and running, and you’re profitable. You’ve started a killer Adwords campaign, invested in promotions via social media, and are looking for ways to attract new customers. The problem is the customers you attract from those promotions are not nearly as profitable as the ones you already have.

Why large retailers need a customized automated solution?

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Guest Post from our partner, Orderhive.

Leading eCommerce platforms that include Magento, WooCommerce is making it even easier for large retailers to expand their brand presence in any part of the world within minutes.

With such a convenience, many successful brick-and-mortar business owners are seen to be taking an advantage of offering their products in the online world too.

Easy Integration: Linking E-Commerce Websites With Fulfillment Providers

Guest Post from our partner, iD Commerce + Logistics.

For many e-commerce entrepreneurs, the most efficient and cost-effective way to manage fulfillment involves partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) expert.  Not only do 3PL providers translate fixed warehousing costs (rent, utilities, salaries) into variable costs (pay per unit shipped), but they also have the expertise required to serve as brand ambassadors, analyze supply/demand trends, and scale fulfillment during peak seasons.

Supercharge Your SEO with Site Search

SEO Growth

Guest Post from our partner, Nextopia.

Every online retailer is looking to improve their SEO in a quest for the elusive #1 spot in any given Google search. What most companies don’t know, however, is that there is an easy way to boost your SEO rankings, while also providing your customers with a vastly superior shopping experience. The answer? Intelligent site search and navigation.