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

Biggest eCommerce Trends That Flopped in the 2010s

Biggest eCommerce Trends That Flopped in the 2010s

The 2010s was an exciting decade for eCommerce. Convergence of technologies saw eCommerce sales reach new heights year on year. And, as these technologies continue to evolve, with the new Biggest eCommerce Trends seeming to pop up every week. Some have really taken off, while others have sunk like stone.

Better Sources to Find the Perfect Magento Theme

Better Sources to Find the Perfect Magento Theme

A well-designed and easy to navigate layout can make or break an eCommerce store. This means that your Magento theme plays an integral role in your business.

Although a great place to find extensions, Magento Marketplace is somewhat lacking in the theme department. So, where else can you go to find a good quality Magento theme?

SEO Core Web Vitals: What Are They And How To Improve Them

SEO Core Web Vitals: What Are They And How To Improve Them

Core Web Vitals are a new metric introduced by Google to measure a key aspect of your website: user experience. Previously, user experience has had no impact on how your website ranks on Google, but this is changing.

Here we’re taking a look at why Core Web Vitals are so important, the latest metrics being introduced by Google, and how you can work to monitor and improve your own website’s vital signs.

You Should Add This To Your eCommerce FAQ Page

You Should Add This To Your eCommerce FAQ Page

When you’re setting up an eCommerce store, the chances are it’s your pride and joy, and you know your history, your products, and your policies like the back of your hand. However, when it comes to creating your website, you need to remember that your customers don’t know the ins and outs of your business like you do.

Should I Answer? Best Practices To Handle Customer Reviews

Should I Answer? Best Practices To Handle Customer Reviews

The internet has revolutionised the way we shop.

It’s easier than ever for people across the globe to find what they’re looking for and make a purchase with just a few clicks. But, on the flipside, it’s also easier than ever for consumers to give businesses their feedback, showing the world what they really think of your products and services.

Where to Start?… 5 Hottest eCommerce Industries in 2020

Where to Start?… 5 Hottest eCommerce Industries in 2020

Here on the CreativeMinds blog, we’re dedicated to keeping you up to date on all things eCommerce – whether that’s the latest news, a deep-dive into plugin prices, or advice on the best social media platforms for content sharing.

In this blog we’re taking a look at the hottest eCommerce industries – those sectors that are outperforming the competition and forging ahead when it comes to sales around the world, even in the difficult circumstances that times have presented.

Sure Way To Build Trust and Increase Conversion: The Customer Review

Sure Way To Build Trust and Increase Conversion: The Customer Review

When you run any kind of business, customer feedback is to be expected. This is even more so in the online age – where sites like Yelp! And Trustpilot give consumers a dedicated space to share their praise or air their grievances with a company.

If you run an online store, reviews are vital to your continued success. Here we take a look at the importance of customer reviews and give you some of the latest data that back this up.

8 Tips to Increase Your eCommerce Average Order Value

8 Tips to Increase Your eCommerce Average Order Value

Online selling isn’t always easy. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to balancing the books – from website hosting costs to shipping charges.

But what if you could start making more without spending more? Here we take a look at simple ways to increase the Average Order Value of your eCommerce store – no matter the size of your store or what you sell.

Rank Your Store #1 on Google! Best eCommerce SEO Practices

Rank Your Store #1 on Google! Best eCommerce SEO Practices

When it comes to your Magento store, eCommerce SEO is vitally important. To those who are unfamiliar with SEO it can seem like an arduous task, and it may feel impossible to reach that golden first page. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide, specifically for Magento users, on SEO best practices to help you move on up through those all-important rankings.

Moving Your Business Online? 5 Things to Consider

Moving Your Business Online? 5 Things to Consider

With online business booming across the world, now could be the perfect time to move your business online. The eCommerce sector presents exciting new opportunities no matter your industry and provides an excellent way to grow and get ahead of your competitors. Before you take the leap, however, there are some important factors you need to take into consideration.

3 Scary Ecommerce Mistake Stories (and What You Should Not Do)

3 Scary Ecommerce Mistake Stories (and What You Should Not Do)

Mistakes happen, it’s a fact of life.

What makes you a smart businessperson is not a lack of errors, but your ability to learn from them. What’s even better is to learn from other’s mistakes, so you don’t have to learn the hard way!

Here we’ve bought together three scary eCommerce mistake stories to help you avoid going through the same embarrassing – and costly – experiences.

Magento 2 vs. Shopify: Which Should You Choose?

Magento 2 vs. Shopify: Which Should You Choose?

Choosing the right platform for your online store is incredibly important. It creates the foundation on which your store is built and sets the stage for a successful eCommerce business.

If you’re starting a new business, or looking to change your existing platform, there are many options to choose from. Two of the biggest are Magento and Shopify.