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
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.
Not long ago, Magento developers updated their eCommerce platform to version 2.0. Over half a year after its official launch, the web community has seen a number of ready-made themes that are compatible with Magento 2. Both free and premium, they introduced the new, revamped functionality to merchants, extending their eCommerce potential.
From full-page caching and new file structure to multi-shopping option and visual editor, you can elevate your store to a completely new level. Today, we’d like to offer one of the premium Magento 2 themes dubbed “F2” for your consideration.
Choosing e-commerce software can be tough, especially when there are a wide variety of options available. Instead of trying all available options, it’s easier to start by examining your short and long term e-commerce needs.
Do you have the knowledge and time to build an e-commerce site using X platform? How easy is the site to maintain using X platform? Will it have the flexibility and features you need? These are all important questions to ask when looking for the perfect cart.
Are your ecommerce sales stagnant? Do you have awesome products, but low conversions? It may be time to take a look at search navigation.
The reason for focusing on search navigation on your ecommerce website is simple : many customers prefer searching over using navigation menus or filtering. A good search is quick, making the shopping experience easier and less frustrating for customers. Search allows customers to find exactly what they want without any fuss.
Choosing the right online store platform is incredibly important. This sets the stage for a successful, or unsuccessful, ecommerce business.
There are many options for new businesses or existing ones not happy with their current platform. Two of the biggest contenders are Magento and Shopify. These two platforms are often pitted head to head in the race for the best ecommerce platform, although they are really completely different.
As an online store, whether just starting out or not, you likely put a lot of effort into increasing sales.
You create a product, or products, that people want. You design a nice looking website to showcase these products. You send out promotions to encourage sales and invest in email marketing and social media to drive traffic.
Still, sales are slow. Maybe your website traffic is high, but too many people leave the website without making a purchase. Although this is a complex problem, it might have to do with checkout experience. This refers to how an online store moves customers through the checkout process. A good checkout experience is simple and quick, yet secure.
In November 2015, Magento announced the new 2.0 platform for enterprise and community editions. The impending release of this new version sent waves through the Magento community. Some were excited for the change, while others felt Magento 1 was suitable for their ecommerce needs.
From the outside, popular multi-vendor stores like Amazon make it look easy. Customers click on products they want and, no matter the vendor, the product arrives on their doorstep, all from a single website. It almost seems like magic.
Some of the biggest online stores are marketplaces. Amazon, Ebay, and Etsy are all examples. These companies use many different vendors to give customers a wealth of options.
A marketplace benefits both sellers and store owners. Sellers are able to benefit from the reputation of an existing store and don’t have to open their own store. In addition, welcoming other vendors to a store increases the number and variety of products, thus increasing potential sales conversions for the store owner.
Do you know how offering customized promotions can benefit your store?
If not, allow us to introduce you to the CM Free Gift Discount Extension for Magento®. This awesome tool helps store admin modify and control upsales and special offers without the need to manually change product prices at all.
This extension cuts down on the time it takes to develop custom promotions to encourage sales. This makes it particularly useful for large scale retailers who wish to offer discounts and gifts on a regular basis.
We’ll go through what this extension does and how it can benefit your store.
If you’re looking to turn your Magento® store into a buying and selling marketplace, you probably know what you’re up against. Marketplace giants like Amazon and eBay can be difficult to compete with—difficult, but not impossible.
In our current mobile shopping world, your Magento marketplace needs to be optimized on all sides—for vendors and customers. There are a handful of useful tips and tricks that can increase conversion rates and sales for your marketplace stores.
You’ve taken the first step in creating your Magento® marketplace and have attracted a good number of buyers and sellers. In order to keep profits turning and your customers happy, it’s important to build a strong community both on and off your Magento® site.
It’s more than just creating a Facebook page or a blog—you want to offer a community based on user data and market trends. We’ve listed a few ideas below to get you started on building your Magento® community.
With 2016 quickly approaching, it’s important to keep an eye on the emerging trends for the e-commerce space. We know that online shopping is on the rise, but what else should you be prepared for next year?
You’ve created your online Magento® store and optimized it to attract your primary customer base. You’re ready to start bringing in sales, but before you do, you need to make sure your site is set up to engage visitors.
Keeping users on your site is a good step to converting them into customers, but there are many factors that go into keeping them engaged—and bringing them back for repeat sales. Everything from your design to your follow up can make a difference, and there are many extensions for Magento® that can help.
In this day and age, a mobile site isn’t merely important—it’s necessary. In fact, so many of your visitors shop online that not optimizing your ecommerce Magento store for mobile users will ensure a loss of traffic and sales.
Mobile now accounts for 53% of ecommerce traffic. Knowing that the first hurdle—having a mobile-friendly site—is essential, we can move on to optimizing your ecommerce site for mobile customers and sales.