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We’re getting well into the new year, and online store owners are already looking to the future through Ecommerce predictions.
After all, following the trends and changes of an industry is an excellent way to get ahead of the competition, and with Ecommerce it’s no different.
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.
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.
Learning to build an online marketplace like Amazon, Ebay, or Etsy, is easier now than it ever has been before.
In the past, the job of gathering and enabling multiple vendors to sell on a single website, providing them with an effective selling online environment to market their products, and managing the inner-workings of their active marketplace was no cake walk to say the least.
What internet entrepreneur doesn’t love to hear a good Ecommerce success story?
Forming a thriving online business is no simple task, but understanding how others did is a great way to start. You can learn a lot from their successes, and sometimes even more from their mistakes, making these kinds of stories invaluable for any ambitious Ecommerce businesses.
Mistakes happen, it’s a fact. What makes smart businesses stand out is not the number of errors committed, but their ability to learn from them. And better yet: to learn from others’ mistakes. We curated three scary Ecommerce mistake stories to help you avoid going through the same embarrassing – and costly – experiences.
Ecommerces are complex operations that demand a lot of work and a diverse set of skills. Managing a big team is essential to overcome this challenge, but a high number brings some burdens to the table. For one, it makes tracking errors and performance especially hard.
The Admin Logger for Magento 2 is a powerful tool that addresses that by tracking all back-end actions performed by store administrators. It also creates rollback checkpoints for easy repairs.
Holidays are coming. As anyone who works with sales knows, this is a big deal, as most stores take months to prepare for these few weeks when customers go on shopping sprees. It’s a time for increased sales, but not only: it’s also an opportunity to benefit from the increased engagement to gather reviews.
It’s no secret that when it comes to online selling, holiday Ecommerce is explosive. Not only did it make up roughly 20% of all retail sales last year, but it’s expected to keep growing.
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.
The version 2.2 of Magento has been up for around two months now, giving the community some time to evaluate the latest build of the leading open source Ecommerce platform. Among the announced features are increased B2B capabilities and security upgrades.Over 360,000 webstores worldwide rely on it. And our Magento developers have been eager to use it – some have since the Release Candidates.
Below, two of them share their take of Magento 2.2 so far.
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.
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.
Wishlists are an often overlooked feature in Magento stores – and that’s dangerous! They are non-intrusive and reduce cart abandonment while making shopping more convenient for the customer. And Magento supports them for free, while useful extensions like Multiple Wishlist are also available.
Magento is one of the leading Ecommerce platforms that businesses use to build and manage their webstores. That makes them an enticing target for hackers, so Magento security is of utmost importance.
Attacks can lead to disrupted operations, compromised customer information and leaked financial data. When this happens, the credibility and reputation of your business can take a serious dive, and no company can afford that.
Is Magento 2 better than its older version? Should you move to Magento 2.X?
Magento 2 has been live for a while now, so we gathered the top Magento statistics to help you figure out if it’s worth your time.
Tip: From what we’ve seen so far, you either love it or you hate it. While there are plenty of things that they still need to improve on (asap!), the new platform does bring some positive changes.
Email marketing plays a large role in the success of any Ecommerce website, and Magento users have a wide selection of services to pick from.
This flexibility of choice is provided by Magento’s open source software that allows developers to build upon an ever-growing library of third party extensions for online merchants to make use of.