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    Selecting an Enterprise Ecommerce Platform – The Definitive Guide

    I originally wrote this guide in 2015, but updated it in September 2018 as the platform options and capabilities have changed considerably. You can jump to the different sections via the links below. Requirements Gathering & Considerations Existing Platform & Setup Budgeting for the project Enterprise eCommerce Platform Options The question of what eCommerce platform…

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  • Magento 2 Commerce vs Shopify Plus

    Magento Commerce and Shopify Plus are almost unquestionably the two most mainstream mid-level eCommerce platforms in the world – this guide provides a detailed comparison across all aspects. This piece was last updated in September 2018. My experience with Shopify Plus and Magento Commerce Over the last ~10 years, I’ve worked on over 50 Magento…

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  • Shopify Plus vs Salesforce Commerce Cloud – SaaS eCommerce Platform Comparison

    Whilst it’s fair to say that there’s a lot of competition in the mid-level and enterprise eCommerce markets, Shopify Plus, in particular, has seen a huge surge in popularity, with B2C retailers of all sizes migrating over to the platform to reduce costs and improve agility, amongst other reasons. At the higher end of the…

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  • Workarea Commerce Overview – eCommerce Platform Review

    Introduction to Workarea Commerce Up until recently, Workarea Commerce was an eCommerce platform I’d heard a lot about but not actually seen – mainly because it was solely focused on the North American market and operated as a proprietary platform / agency. However, today, Workarea (formerly known as WebLinc, which is now the parent company) have…

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    Magento 1 End of Life – Options for Open Source & Commerce Retailers

    I’ve read a lot of different posts on Magento’s recent end of life announcement (which has set an end date for support of the platform at June 2020) and I decided to write a short post summarising how I see the situation and what I believe the options are for merchants. I’m also fresh from…

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  • eCommerce on-site search best practice – UX for overlays and auto-suggest layouts

    Businesses of all sizes are trying to fully understand customer shopping behaviour and really push the boundaries on UX and deliver great customer experiences. Not only is on-site search a key component for getting insights into understanding what customers want from your catalogue, but it’s become common knowledge that people who use site search are…

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