Monthly Archives: June 2017

What websites to use as inspiration for my Prestashop eCommerce site designs?

When planning to build a brick and mortar retail store, you’re likely to use other stores of a similar size and scope to identify things that you like, and things that you don’t. When planning to build an eCommerce website, similarly it’s always a great idea to look for inspiration by spending some time reviewing other e-Commerce websites. So which websites should you look at?

5 Simple Steps to Make Your Product Photos Pop (Even if You are Not a Pro)

Guest Post from Our Partner, X-Cart

It’s a well-known fact that nothing costs you more sales than amateur-looking product shots. Online customers are visual. They want to know for sure what they are buying when they shop online. If your photos fail to depict your products precisely, your customers will go straight to your competitors and won’t be back.

We’ve put together this extensive product photography guide jam-packed with useful photographic advice for selling products online. Try them all one by one and see your sales boost  with a wave of a magic wand. You’ll learn how to get professional looking results without a full photo studio and shoot product photography the way professional photographers do.

A Magento 1 End of Life is Approaching as a Magento 1.x Sunset Looms

Magento 1 has been the lifeblood of many E-commerce businesses over the last decade, however, all good things must come to an end. With the release of Magento 2, software updates for the 1.x environment will eventually reach End of Life. That doesn’t mean that a Magento Community site will breakdown, but rather, the Magento team won’t be focused on releasing new features, or perhaps new security patches. While there are still unknowns, what we do now know is the proposed date for this transition to retirement. Read on to learn more about when Magento 1 will reach End of Life (EOL), and what you can start to do to prepare.

Part II – Professional Services and Long Term Costs for a Successful Magento site

Most successful Magento website builds involve bringing in experienced professionals to help build your website itself. Much like general contractors, these are the folks that put up the 2’ x 4’s. While rates will vary based upon the vendor that you select, you’ll want to find a vendor that you’re comfortable with, and that has the resources to provide the final product that you’re looking for.

Part I – General Costs to Building a Magento Website

Many in the digital marketing community recommend Magento as an excellent E-commerce platform, but for a business looking to build a new online storefront, understanding what a Magento website should cost can be a challenge. To help businesses to budget for these expenses more effectively, we’ve outlined some of the major factors, and provided some rough ideas on costs for design, development, and other setup that will lead you to launch.