• Pros and Cons of Magento 2 – A Detailed, Post-Adobe View

    Magento is one of the most mature eCommerce platforms in the world, and it has, for quite some time, been seen as the market leader in the mid-market eCommerce platforms space, globally. With such a broad range of customers and its strong native offering, it would seem on first glance that Magento should be the…

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  • Tags vs Metafields in Shopify & Shopify Plus

    Over the last couple of years we’ve been working with Shopify Plus a lot – be it via functional discovery, hands-on replatforming support or project managing builds. One of the biggest things that needs to be ‘discovered’ with Shopify is the architecture of product data, particularly when you’re migrating from a platform like Magento or…

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  • Introduction to PIM for eCommerce – Benefits of PIM & Popular PIM Solutions

    What is a PIM? A PIM (which stands for “Product Information Management”) solution is designed to manage complex product information and data, act as the global master for product information and support the passing of data into different systems. A PIM could be an on-premise solution or cloud-based and would provide a dedicated interface for…

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  • Improving Filtering & Multi-Select Filtering in Shopify Plus

    Over the last couple of years I’ve worked on lots of requirements gathering projects and discoveries with retailers moving to Shopify Plus and layered navigation / filtering is an area that always comes up in discussion. Shopify Plus has very basic filtering functionality natively, based solely on tag values, which only support flat, single-select application.…

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  • Examples of Magento Websites

    I work with a wide range of Magento retailers in various capacities and I’m always on the lookout for examples of features being implemented in a certain way or, just generally well designed Magento stores. I originally wrote this piece because I found it really difficult to find a showcase of Magento Commerce and Open…

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  • Magento Open Source vs Magento Commerce (& on-premise vs cloud)

    With a global presence in the SMB, mid-market and enterprise eCommerce platform space stretching back over 10 years, Magento (now an Adobe company) remains a giant in the eCommerce world that makes it onto most platform shortlists / RfPs. For those considering Magento as their next platform, there are some important decisions to be made,…

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  • Setting up checkout goals & funnels in Shopify

    I was playing around with setting up a checkout funnel for a Shopify Plus client earlier this week and decided to publish a really quick blog post to save people making the same mistakes I made – wasting time and over complicating things. Essentially, I was looking to create a simple goal for the checkout…

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  • Shopify Plus vs BigCommerce Enterprise: Platform Comparison

    Over the last 12-18 months, the demand for SaaS-based eCommerce platforms has sky-rocketed, with benefits in scale, cost-of-ownership, reduced platform maintenance & management overheads being some of the biggest drivers. Platforms like Salesforce Commerce Cloud have been a prominent SaaS option in the mid-market for a number of years, but in more recent times they’ve…

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