CreativeMinds Ecommerce Blog

From themes and extensions to conversion and SEO – Everything Magento in the CreativeMinds eCommerce blog! We review new extensions, deliver fresh research about Magento users, suggest tools for merchants and review the growing trend of eCommerce multi-vendor marketplaces

7 Essential Magento Security Tips to Protect your Ecommerce

7 Essential Magento Security Tips to Protect your Ecommerce

Magento is one of the leading Ecommerce platforms that businesses use to build and manage their webstores. That makes them an enticing target for hackers, so Magento security is of utmost importance.

Attacks can lead to disrupted operations, compromised customer information and leaked financial data. When this happens, the credibility and reputation of your business can take a serious dive, and no company can afford that.

Confused about Magento 2? We Recap Key Statistics, Pros and Cons

Confused about Magento 2? We Recap Key Statistics, Pros and Cons

Is Magento 2 better than its older version? Should you move to Magento 2.X?

Magento 2 has been live for a while now, so we gathered the top Magento statistics to help you figure out if it’s worth your time.

Tip: From what we’ve seen so far, you either love it or you hate it. While there are plenty of things that they still need to improve on (asap!), the new platform does bring some positive changes.

Top Magento 2 Payment Gateways: Which One Should You Choose?

Top Magento 2 Payment Gateways: Which One Should You Choose?

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.

Top 5 Magento Sales Rep Management Extensions

Top 5 Magento Sales Rep Management Extensions

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.

How to Choose a Catalog Management Solution for Magento

How to Choose a Catalog Management Solution for Magento

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.

5 Important Considerations When Migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2

5 Important Considerations When Migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2

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.

7 Best Magento Authorize.Net CIM Payment Extensions

7 Best Magento Authorize.Net CIM Payment Extensions

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.