According to the recent 2017 Deloitte holiday survey, Ecommerce sales will likely increase 18-21% in relation to last year’s numbers, with over half of the amount of money spent by American consumers projected to flow into the Ecommerce arena.
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User experience (UX) and an effective front-end dashboard have taken center stage when it comes to the world of Ecommerce.
This should come as no surprise since the surveys and studies of recent years have repeatedly shown that online users consider their experience more and more when choosing their preferred online vendors. This applies the same way to suppliers.
The world of Ecommerce is always evolving, and to stay competitive businesses must follow and modify their tactics to match new trends as they arise.
In particular, the B2B market is expected to grow radically, with a recent study from Forrester projecting that B2B Ecommerce in the United States will reach double the worth of B2C operations by 2020.
WordPress is an expansive platform that offers plentiful tools for users to build, manage, and monetize their website.
Due to a constant growth in popularity, more and more users have been trying to turn their own WordPress website into a source of profit (and since you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you are too).
More than 140 million Americans had their Social Security numbers exposed this September, after the mammoth consumer credit reporting agency Equifax, Inc. was hacked. Over 200,000 of these victims had even their credit card information accessed, in what has been called the worst data breach in US history. “If Equifax can be hacked, no one is secure. Every webcommerce store needs protection”, says Daniel Botbol.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
As the fastest growing content management system in the world, WordPress in 2015 is becoming the ultimate solution for a wide spectrum of web based projects.
Among the varied WordPress capabilities are things like forum sites, online business directories, video courses, online booking systems and of course, online stores.
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.