Whether you just opened your online store or you’ve been around awhile, it helps to follow the best and brightest in the eCommerce industry.
You can learn great startup tips, marketing tools, and overall optimization suggestions from those bloggers who have been around the block. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites that you can subscribe to for regular eCommerce help.
This might surprise you, but simply getting traffic to your Magento store—whether it is direct, organic, paid or otherwise—doesn’t guarantee sales. Fortunately, a plethora of extensions exists to help you boost credibility, enhance the buyer experience, and overall increase the conversion rate for your online store.
Currently, Magento is the most popular e-commerce platform in the world. According to Magento’s website, more than 250,000 merchants around the globe choose Magento as their e-commerce platform.
Magento attributes this success to the platform’s high level of usability and customization. It’s also helped by an army of Magento innovators, over 150,000 trained developers worldwide. These innovators have created a robust repository of tested extensions that add a wide range of functions.
To get a clear picture of Magento’s success, we decided to delve into some statistics.
One of the best options out there for building your ecommerce business is Magento. If paying someone to build and manage your website for you isn’t your thing, online tutorials can be a great source of information.
They can be accessed anywhere there is an Internet connection. The minimal time and money commitment makes online tutorials perfect for beginner and advanced users.
Extensions for Magento® provide a relatively quick and easy way to enhance your online store with new features and abilities that would otherwise need to be coded by a developer.
Luckily, thanks to the hard work of thousands of devoted Magento developers which make up the Magento community, almost any feature you can think of is now available for sale on the Magento Connect marketplace. The only thing left to do is pick the extensions you need and install them onto your site.
Our Magneto Marketplace extension, which provides a platform for multi-vendor eCommerce stores, is constantly under development.
Since its primary release in August 2014, we have added dozens of new features, including an admin billing dashboard, a product CSV upload, and other useful features which you can read about in more detail on this post from February 2015.
Despite the fact that Magento is an open source content management system, it is considered to be one of the more complex eCommerce environments available today.
When compared with alternatives like OpenCart and Shopify, Magento is far more capable in terms of SEO, user capabilities, modifications and customizations, product types, automation of orders and shipments, upsell, coupons, gift codes, and what the list is simply endless.
Whether you are new to Magento and eCommerce, or a seasoned developer, you should follow the field’s influencers to keep up to speed with this dynamic platform. If you want to stay in the loop, Twitter is undeniably the go-to platform.
These passionate Magento eCommerce experts have plenty of tips and tricks, important insights, and great reviews of useful extensions and add-ons that will make your life easier.
Everyone knows that Magento is the eCommerce Giant, while WordPress is it’s blogging, SEO, and CMS counterpart. So you, a smart and entrepreneurial store manager, have a carefully-crafted and functional Magento store for your eCommerce business.
On the other hand, you’ve built a beautiful WordPress website or blog that discusses, showcases, or reviews some of your Magento eCommerce products. Or, maybe you have a website that is built using a combination of both Magento and WordPress features.
If you are currently operating a website, and looking to integrate some e-commerce functionality into it to grow your business, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with the variety of options that are available to choose from.
In this article, we are going to highlight some of the benefits and downsides of the two most popular solutions – Magento and WordPress- to help you make the right decision for your business.
A Magento live chat extension is one of the smartest business moves for eCommerce stores. It’s true that online shopping makes perusing, comparing, and purchasing products and services infinitely easier for customers.
However, one of the most common complaints about online stores is the lengthy process it takes to get your pressing questions answered – from how to find the perfect product, to specific shipping requests, to how to return an order.
The CreativeMinds team is happy to announce a new and exciting partnership with Lucid Path Consulting, a web consulting company that develops superb Magento modules. As of May 2015, all Lucid Path modules for Magento will become available for purchase via the CreativeMinds Magento extensions store.
Furthermore, CreativeMinds will be providing customer support services to users of Lucid Path’s Magento modules: The Sales Rep Commission Manager Modules (Basic, Pro and Deluxe), as well as the Lucid Path Extended Order Status Module.
In 2015, while the Magento platform keeps growing rapidly as the number one platform for eCommerce ventures, many retailers, business owners and entrepreneurs are seeking to take their business to the next level with Magento.
Whether you’re migrating an existing store or starting a new one from scratch, if you’re not a practicing Magento developer, starting out with Magento will require a learning curve as well as a good developer by your side.
It’s no surprise that Magento is the fastest growing eCommerce solution. Servicing more than 200,000 businesses worldwide, this robust open-source platform offers flexible, reliable, and scalable online stores for businesses of all sizes, needs, and budgets.
From household brand names to small businesses, across industries from apparel to food to education, companies who are serious about eCommerce business are turning to the Magento platform to power their online stores.
One of the most common questions that concern young entrepreneurs in our days, which they often direct to their older and more experienced colleagues is: What would you have done differently if you had to start your business all over again?
Surely, there are many answers to that question, but there is one in particular that seems to be a timeless one and keeps coming back.
Entrepreneurs who are standing on the brink of starting their new eCommerce venture all have the same question to face with at some point in time:
Which eCommerce platform should I choose to start my online business? Obviously, When it comes to eCommerce, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
Mobile eCommerce may be growing at a phenomenal rate, but surprisingly enough, it still has a very long way to go before it can become a primary shopping channel for online consumers.
This is due to a number of issues and challenges that concern consumers, retailers, and developers that have been holding mobile eCommerce back since its very beginning.
Everyone who’s managing an online store has seen the scenario when customers show interest in your products, add them to their cart and just nearly buy them, but suddenly change their mind and abandon their shopping cart.
The Findify product search extension for Magento offers some major improvements to any standard search bar out there.
Particularly designed for eCommerce platforms on all devices, this clever little Magento extension has a proven track record of increasing conversion rates by 30% on average!
CreativeMinds is proud to be the developer of another great extension for Magento®, called the CM Customer Review Extension.
Ultimately aimed to encourage customers to leave reviews, this extension will help increase responsiveness by offering them a special coupon code that is activated upon approval of their customer review.