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10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an eCommerce Platform

Guest Post from Our Partner, X-Cart
“As an individual Agency, we’re on the front lines when it comes to helping merchants design, develop, and market E-commerce websites. In today’s guest blog post, we’ve solicited tips and feedback from the X-Cart team, the makers of one of the longest operating E-commerce software platforms. X-Cart was first released in 2001, and has continued to grow as a strong and versatile Open Source PHP-based shopping cart with, powering over 35,000 e-stores. They’re also the makers of X-Payments, one of the most versatile payment processing modules, which works with a wide variety of shopping cart platforms like Magento, Zoey, Zen Cart, OsCommerce, and LiteCommerce, in addition to their own X-Cart platform.

Through their years of advancing their platform, and working first-hand with their customers, they have some strong insights and a unique perspective into what to look for when considering building an E-commerce store, and use their platform as a benchmark, describing how they’ve been able to solve merchant needs.” – Robert Rand, CTO, Rand Marketing

 

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.

Five Brick-and-Mortar Mistakes that are eCommerce Wins

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Written by: David Campbell from ClickDesk

With Google now selling Android phones from its first physical storefront and Amazon talking up its ideas for a new type of physical storefront, it’s time to ask a question too seldom asked: What is truly unique about eCommerce? What sets eCommerce apart not just from brick-and-mortar stores, but from other online businesses?

Rand Internet Marketing Announces Partnership With Klarna

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Rand Internet Marketing, a professional website design, web development, and internet marketing company based out of South Florida, has partnered with Klarna, the leading European payment provider in preparation for Klarna’s launch on the U.S. market.

Rand Internet Marketing and Hostway See Great Success for First e-Commerce Expo South Florida Event

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Rand Internet Marketing and Hostway saw successful results for the first ever e-Commerce Expo South Florida event held on June 11, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

3 Improvements Strong Site Search Can make to an eCommerce Site

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Investing in a strong on-site search solution can fuel and lead to many overall eCommerce site improvements, as well as improve the search functionality. In this guest blog post, Nextopia Software Corporation is pleased to share with you three of the major areas where site search can help enhance your eCommerce site. Nextopia is the #1 global provider of eCommerce site search and navigation solutions. There products result from years of experience and expertise in the area of search, discover what on-site search can do for your eCommerce site!

Rand Internet Marketing and Hostway to Host e-Commerce Expo South Florida

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Rand Internet Marketing and Hostway will host the e-Commerce Expo South Florida on June 11, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Rand Internet Marketing Named to List of Fastest Growing Tech Firms

South Florida Business Journal Announces Fort Lauderdale Web Design & Internet Marketing Company as One of 2014’s Fastest Growing Technology Businesses

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Rand Internet Marketing Named a Top Web Design & Development Firm for Third Year in a Row

Rand Internet Marketing, a Fort Lauderdale-based design, development and marketing firm, was featured as one of the Top 25 Website Design & Development Firms for the third consecutive year by the South Florida Business Journal.

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Discover What Internet Marketing Can Do For Your Business

Times are changing. Advertising on the global market now consists of more than just television, radio and print.  I have seen firsthand how a business now has a variety of options to create wide customer awareness that weren’t even around a few years ago.  Consumers have the internet in the palms of their hands, allowing advertisers to publicize themselves almost instantly.  A majority of folks use the web to shop, whether it is for designer shoes or a new DVD player.