When looking for a popular open-source E-commerce platform, Magento and X-Cart are are likely to rise to the top of your list, along with other open source opportunities, like WooCommerce, OroCommerce, Prestashop, and Shuup. However, these two online store systems stand out from the crowd for a number of reasons.
When evaluating E-commerce systems, we always recommend starting by highlighting the goals that you’re seeking to meet as a business. Every shopping cart platform has its own pros and cons, but your unique needs and the experience that you’re hoping for as an organization will point you down the best path for your specific use case. When it comes to BigCommerce and Magento 2, you’ll find there are some key differences.
When comparing E-commerce platforms, it’s always important to identify the kind of experience that you’re hoping to have as merchants. Each software has its respective strengths and weaknesses, but your specific use case and goals will lead you in the right direction when comparing E-commerce software options. In the case of Miva and Magento 2, there are some critical differences.
Brick-and-mortar store owners can sell both in-store and online with the help of a warehouse management system. A WMS allows traditional store owners to sell the same items online simultaneously. A WMS helps reduce the fear and number of out-of-stocks, mis-shipments, and a number of other inventory concerns that are simply unavoidable without such technology. In this post I am going to discuss several ways in which a WMS allows sellers to sell more both in their stores and online automatically, in real time.
Increasing Conversions – How often is that term thrown around within your marketing department? Hopefully, quite often, as this metric is a key measurement when determining how your online store is performing.
Conversions are defined as the percentage of shoppers that actually make a purchase off of your site. Conversions can vary from mobile to tablet to PC and there is no shortage of information online around how to increase your conversion percentage.
The problem with all this information is that it is very B2C focused.
In November, we published a blog post about the worst Magento patch that we’d come across to date – SUPEE-6788, known to some in our offices as “the website killer”. It required significant work to apply this patch, which in essence requires Magento store owners to have us upgrade their extensions and store, and address all of the issues that can arise when conducting such upgrades. Other developers like Shero estimated that it “…took around 40 hours to complete” a Magento SUPEE-6788 patching and relevant work. While our team has been averaging fewer hours for this patch, Magento developers as a whole reported very similar experiences. We hoped that while this was a traumatic experience for the Magento community-at-large, we might start off 2016 on a better foot.
Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising can be an extremely effective way to drive traffic and leads to your business or website, and on the surface, might seem like an easy way as well. Many small business owners assume that since they know their products and services better than anyone, they would also know the best keywords and calls to action to attract potential customers.
In a virtual world where retailers are constantly fighting for consumer’s dollars using AdWords and SEO, it might seem hard to compete with the big spend of large players such as Walmart, Amazon and eBay.