The world of Ecommerce is always expanding, and to keep pace Magento 2 is releasing a newer version this September. Magento 2.2 will be the latest update to the most popular Ecommerce platform on the internet, and is going to mainly include new features that improve upon its Business-to-Business (B2B) functionality.
The Marketplace Multi-Vendor Pickup Time Add-on for Magento 1 was recently updated with an important fix.
Magento Marketplace Pickup Time Update
The new update eliminates unexpected errors from happening when customers try to buy products that don’t have a set pickup time.
Magento comes packed with plenty of fantastic Ecommerce features to manage a webstore, but unfortunately a multi-user account is not one of them.
It takes many hands to run a business, and the same is often true when it comes to Ecommerce websites. After all, managing an efficient online enterprise is no cakewalk, and sharing the workload of day-to-day operations can be invaluable with maintaining and expanding your website.
Wishlists are an often overlooked feature in Magento stores – and that’s dangerous! They are non-intrusive and reduce cart abandonment while making shopping more convenient for the customer. And Magento supports them for free, while useful extensions like Multiple Wishlist are also available.
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.
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.
This flexibility of choice is provided by Magento’s open source software that allows developers to build upon an ever-growing library of third party extensions for online merchants to make use of.
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.
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 that’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.
From incoming Ecommerce trends that will alter the way Magento’s online selling is approached, to recent information about the platform’s continued evolution, there’s a few major things for users to keep an eye out with Magento in 2018.
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.