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

3 Ways You’re Wasting Time with Magento Orders

3 Ways You’re Wasting Time with Magento Orders

Out-of-the-box, Magento orders are an effective way for users to receive and manage customer purchases—but they’re far from perfect.

The default process for orders have a range of hassles that slow down order management, and create delays in the customer purchasing process. Thankfully, being open-source software, Magento is compatible with a range of extensions that provide faster orders.

Magento vs. OpenCart – Choosing the Right Ecommerce Platform

Magento vs. OpenCart – Choosing the Right Ecommerce Platform

Whether you’re looking to build your first online business, or are simply thinking about exploring new Ecommerce tools, there are tons of options when it comes to Ecommerce platforms

If you’ve done any prior searching around, you’ve probably come across the names Magento and OpenCart. They’re two of the most common Ecommerce platforms used to create online businesses, and they’re among the most effective.

6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Magento

6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Magento

Magento was developed in 2007, released in 2008, and is currently the most popular Ecommerce platform in the world—there’s three bonus Magento facts for you, right out the gate.

Jokes aside, we’ve made it clear that at CreativeMinds we’re big fans of Magento, and after working with the platform for years, we’ve understandably become very familiar with it.

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.

5 Magento Tactics to Keep Post-Holiday Sales High After the New Year

5 Magento Tactics to Keep Post-Holiday Sales High After the New Year

The holiday season is a busy time for retail, and the eCommerce sector is no different. It proves to be the most profitable time of the year, with sales soaring to more than a trillion dollars recently. Post-holiday sales can be another story…, though.

The highs of the holiday season are often followed by a slump, as customer activity slows down.

So, after the holiday season has come and gone, online sellers are left with one major question: how to keep the post-holiday sales up once January arrives?