What’s the secret behind a successful online business? A payment system that’s not only secure but also enables you to allow your customers (and most importantly, your returning customers) an easy and fast checkout experience.
When it comes to managing online stores, there are many things to consider: from determining your target audience to setting up your products and starting to sell. Most importantly, you have to establish a trustworthy relationship with your customers.
And the only way to do that is by ensuring a safe payment method.
How can you improve your Magento B2B store? Boost your ROI? Increase your conversion rate?
Running a B2B store can be challenging, there is no doubt about that. Selling products to one customer is easy. Selling a large amount of products to another business requires a more complex approach.
So, thank God for these five Magento B2B extensions!
During extension development we want to make sure the extension will work for each Magento® version. Sometimes it’s difficult because the Magento® team can make changes that are not backwards compatible. It can happen for example between Magento® 2.0.x and 2.1.x.
We recently completed a project migrating a Magento 1.8 used as a marketplace to the new Magento 2 platform (version 2.1.2).
This store was based on version 1.8 of Magento and was a Marketplace based on the CreativeMinds Marketplace extension with around 500 thousand products. The client requested multiple alterations to the checkout process and admin capabilities.
If your Magento online store relies heavily on sales reps, efficiently managing multiple sales representatives will be critical for your store’s success.
It’s not a good strategy to simply send sales representatives out to sell products without monitoring. Sales performance can drop without a management team knowing why and paying commission can easily become messy.
Managing a B2B store is a different process to managing a B2C store. When your customer is actually a business and not simply a regular customer, your store needs to be adaptable in order to provide a complete solution for the buying process of the company.
Is managing your Magento store’s product catalog becoming tedious? Is your product data inconsistent? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, it may be time to invest in catalog management.
Catalog management is important on both sides: the customer and the merchant. Customers want to see product information that helps them decide whether they want to purchase a product. On the merchant end, a well-managed product catalog can make life a lot easier and promote sales. Robust product data also improves SEO.
Choosing a good payment gateway is huge for new and existing Magento stores.
A payment gateway acts as the middleman between the customer and the bank. If this middleman doesn’t do a good job, customers are less likely to shop in your store, not to mention a bad payment gateway can also be a pain for store owners.
With the release of Magento version 2.0, the wealth of innovation in the Magento ecommerce world is now being directed toward this version instead of Magento 1. To stay onboard, it’s important for stores to plan their migration to Magento 2 sooner rather than later.
We’ve already discussed why stores should move to Magento 2, but not how to go about making the change. If you’ve decided to take the leap, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start or what to expect during the migration process.
We are excited to announce that our team in Krakow (Poland) has moved to a new location with a bigger office space.
There were several motivating factors to make this move:
You probably already know Magento version 2.0 launched this year. In addition, the Magento team came out with a brand new edition: Enterprise Cloud. Now Magento customers have even more choice and flexibility in deciding how they want to create and manage an online store.
With more choice, though, can come more difficulty in choosing the best Magento ecommerce platform edition.
The ability to save payment information is becoming a necessity in today’s online world. Recurring customers love the option to save payment information for future transactions. This saves having to pull out a credit card and type in the information every time a purchase is made.
How can Magento stores integrate this feature without too much fuss? The answer is an Authorize.net CIM extension.
With many options out there for ecommerce platforms, it can be tough to pick the right one for your business.
We’ve taken a look at how Magento version 2.0 compares to popular ecommerce carts like Shopify and ZenCart. Now let’s look at BigCommerce, another popular ecommerce solution.
Not long ago, Magento developers updated their eCommerce platform to version 2.0. Over half a year after its official launch, the web community has seen a number of ready-made themes that are compatible with Magento 2. Both free and premium, they introduced the new, revamped functionality to merchants, extending their eCommerce potential.
From full-page caching and new file structure to multi-shopping option and visual editor, you can elevate your store to a completely new level. Today, we’d like to offer one of the premium Magento 2 themes dubbed “F2” for your consideration.
Choosing e-commerce software can be tough, especially when there are a wide variety of options available. Instead of trying all available options, it’s easier to start by examining your short and long term e-commerce needs.
Do you have the knowledge and time to build an e-commerce site using X platform? How easy is the site to maintain using X platform? Will it have the flexibility and features you need? These are all important questions to ask when looking for the perfect cart.
Are your ecommerce sales stagnant? Do you have awesome products, but low conversions? It may be time to take a look at search navigation.
The reason for focusing on search navigation on your ecommerce website is simple : many customers prefer searching over using navigation menus or filtering. A good search is quick, making the shopping experience easier and less frustrating for customers. Search allows customers to find exactly what they want without any fuss.
Choosing the right online store platform is incredibly important. This sets the stage for a successful, or unsuccessful, ecommerce business.
There are many options for new businesses or existing ones not happy with their current platform. Two of the biggest contenders are Magento and Shopify. These two platforms are often pitted head to head in the race for the best ecommerce platform, although they are really completely different.
As an online store, whether just starting out or not, you likely put a lot of effort into increasing sales.
You create a product, or products, that people want. You design a nice looking website to showcase these products. You send out promotions to encourage sales and invest in email marketing and social media to drive traffic.
Still, sales are slow. Maybe your website traffic is high, but too many people leave the website without making a purchase. Although this is a complex problem, it might have to do with checkout experience. This refers to how an online store moves customers through the checkout process. A good checkout experience is simple and quick, yet secure.
In November 2015, Magento announced the new 2.0 platform for enterprise and community editions. The impending release of this new version sent waves through the Magento community. Some were excited for the change, while others felt Magento 1 was suitable for their ecommerce needs.
Magento is the largest and fastest growing open source e-commerce platform. 1 out of 4 businesses choose Magento for their e-commerce website.
If you are familiar with Magento, or even if you think you are a Magento expert, take this quiz to see where you really stand. Who knows, you might discover some new information!