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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

How to Build a Community for your Magento® Marketplace

How to Build a Community for your Magento® Marketplace

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.

Magento® Extensions that Increase Customer Engagement

Magento® Extensions that Increase Customer Engagement

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.

How to Increase your Mobile Magento E-Commerce Sales

How to Increase your Mobile Magento E-Commerce Sales

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.

The Best E-Commerce Blogs in the Business

The Best E-Commerce Blogs in the Business

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.

Updated Statistics about Magento Usage (2017)

Updated Statistics about Magento Usage (2017)

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.

Down to The Basics: How to Install a Magento® Extension

Down to The Basics: How to Install a Magento® Extension

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.

How to Find a Good Magento Developer

How to Find a Good Magento Developer

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.

10 Magento ECommerce Experts to Follow on Twitter

10 Magento ECommerce Experts to Follow on Twitter

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.

Best Practices for Integrating WordPress and Magento

Best Practices for Integrating WordPress and Magento

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.

WordPress Vs. Magento – Which Is Better For Your New Online store?

WordPress Vs. Magento – Which Is Better For Your New Online store?

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.

How to use Magento Live Chat on Your Online Store

How to use Magento Live Chat on Your Online Store

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.

Lucid Path Magento Modules Now Available Exclusively Through CreativeMinds!

Lucid Path Magento Modules Now Available Exclusively Through CreativeMinds!

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.

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Magento

The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Magento

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.

Industry specific – 10 Thriving Businesses That Use Magento to Power Their Online Stores

Industry specific – 10 Thriving Businesses That Use Magento to Power Their Online Stores

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.