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

DropShipping vs. Marketplace: What is Best for Your Business?

DropShipping vs. Marketplace: What is Best for Your Business?

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.

4 Effective Tactics for Ecommerce Returns in a Multi-Vendor Marketplace

4 Effective Tactics for Ecommerce Returns in a Multi-Vendor Marketplace

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.

How to Effectively Build an Online Marketplace from Scratch In 5 Steps

How to Effectively Build an Online Marketplace from Scratch In 5 Steps

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.

3 Inspiring Ecommerce Success Stories (and What You Should Do)

3 Inspiring Ecommerce Success Stories (and What You Should Do)

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.

Track Every Action on Your Ecommerce with Admin Logger for Magento 2

Track Every Action on Your Ecommerce with Admin Logger for Magento 2

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.

10 Surefire Ways to Improve your 2017 Holiday Ecommerce

10 Surefire Ways to Improve your 2017 Holiday Ecommerce

It’s no secret that when it comes to online selling, holiday Ecommerce is explosive. Not only did it make up roughly 20% of all retail sales last year, but it’s expected to keep growing.

According to the recent 2017 Deloitte holiday survey, Ecommerce sales will likely increase 18-21% in relation to last year’s numbers, with over half of the amount of money spent by American consumers projected to flow into the Ecommerce arena.

“It’s Becoming an Adult”: What Our Developers Think About Magento 2.2 So Far

“It’s Becoming an Adult”: What Our Developers Think About Magento 2.2 So Far

The version 2.2 of Magento has been up for around two months now, giving the community some time to evaluate the latest build of the leading open source Ecommerce platform. Among the announced features are increased B2B capabilities and security upgrades.

Over 360,000 webstores worldwide rely on it. And our Magento developers have been eager to use it – some have since the Release Candidates.

Below, two of them share their take of Magento 2.2 so far.

From Sleepy to Reliable Magento Support: How SkinTrends Boost Sales

From Sleepy to Reliable Magento Support: How SkinTrends Boost Sales

More than 140 million Americans had their Social Security numbers exposed this September, after the mammoth consumer credit reporting agency Equifax, Inc. was hacked. Over 200,000 of these victims had even their credit card information accessed, in what has been called the worst data breach in US history. “If Equifax can be hacked, no one is secure. Every webcommerce store needs protection”, says Daniel Botbol.