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
Choosing an online store is the most important choice you can make for your business. Two of the biggest e-commerce platforms are Magento 2 and Shopify, and they are the best choices for launching a successful e-commerce business.
Magento 2 is a powerful e-commerce platform, but it is also a rather sophisticated one. These e-commerce websites can take months to set up and prepare and usually include the help of someone who specializes in Magento or e-commerce.
Having a FAQ webpage is an essential part of any Magento store. The existence of a FAQ webpage allows users to easily find answers to questions about your products or services, all located in one convenient place. Magento FAQ extensions also eliminate customer frustration and resolve issues quickly without the need of a customer support team.
With a Magento store, the ability to handle sub accounts is a valuable one. Having a multi-user Magento extension allows a single user account to have multiple sub user accounts easily. This is an essential extension for any Magento store.
One of the biggest challenges in developing Ecommerce solutions is balancing consistency and flexibility. Travis Sitzlar went through it when a client required a platform with an extreme degree of personalization. He tackled the challenge with the help of CreativeMinds’ Magento Multi-Vendor Marketplace, Magento Multi-User, and customization service.
Ecommerce sales representatives are the smiling face of countless online businesses.
These are the people working directly with customers to determine their needs, and find the best solutions for them. They’re experts at seeking out new leads to drive business, and ensuring that sales processes go smoothly.
Having the ability to manage orders easily and quickly in Magento is an essential function for any eCommerce store. Managing and editing already created orders without creating all new ones saves the admins lots of time.
Dropshipping is quickly becoming a popular form of product fulfillment for online stores. Dropshipping is the process of when a story sells a product, purchases it from a third party and ships it to the consumer. This means that the merchant never actually handles the product.
Starting an Ecommerce is an exciting, but daunting task. Among the many questions that arise are “what is DropShipping?”, “how it relates to a marketplace?” and “is it adequate for my new business?”.
That is understandable, as the world of electronic commerce is imbued with what seems to be many difficult concepts and ideas. But they don’t have to be that hard: it’s all about taking some time to understand them.
Building a multi-vendor marketplace that entices online consumers is something any website owner can be proud of, but Ecommerce returns tend to take the wind out of their sales (pun absolutely intended).
With the holiday season wrapping up, we’ve now officially entered the time of the year where returns are most common. This can prove especially daunting to online sellers who recently enjoyed a profitable holiday season, only to see a notable portion of those sales come right back.
Learning to build an online marketplace like Amazon, Ebay, or Etsy, is easier now than it ever has been before.
In the past, the job of gathering and enabling multiple vendors to sell on a single website, providing them with an effective selling online environment to market their products, and managing the inner-workings of their active marketplace was no cake walk to say the least.
It’s the holiday season, meaning we’re right in the middle of the most profitable time of year for Ecommerce businesses. To give you an idea, Thanksgiving online sales this year alone made a record breaking $2.87 billion, which is a significant growth from 2016’s $1.93 billion.
What internet entrepreneur doesn’t love to hear a good Ecommerce success story?
Forming a thriving online business is no simple task, but understanding how others did is a great way to start. You can learn a lot from their successes, and sometimes even more from their mistakes, making these kinds of stories invaluable for any ambitious Ecommerce businesses.
Mistakes happen, it’s a fact. What makes smart businesses stand out is not the number of errors committed, but their ability to learn from them. And better yet: to learn from others’ mistakes. We curated three scary Ecommerce mistake stories to help you avoid going through the same embarrassing – and costly – experiences.
Ecommerces are complex operations that demand a lot of work and a diverse set of skills. Managing a big team is essential to overcome this challenge, but a high number brings some burdens to the table. For one, it makes tracking errors and performance especially hard.
The Admin Logger for Magento 2 is a powerful tool that addresses that by tracking all back-end actions performed by store administrators. It also creates rollback checkpoints for easy repairs.