• Magento Global vs Per Website Accounts – Impacts & UX Considerations

    This question has come up a couple of times with Magento clients of ours over the last few months – with clients asking whether customer accounts should be global (giving customers the ability to login on any store) or restricted to an individual website level. By far the most common use case for this would…

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  • Shopify Plus

    Activating Accounts When Migrating to Shopify Plus – Handling of the Activation Process

    When migrating customer accounts from an existing platform to Shopify Plus, these account holders will need to reactivate their account in order to log in and make use of their account information. This is pretty standard practice for a migration process and it removes any security issues with trying to migrate passwords etc. The activation…

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  • Shopify Plus vs Shopify & Shopify Advanced – When to Use or Upgrade to Shopify Plus

    Shopify Advanced and Shopify Plus are versions of Shopify platform, offering different levels of flexibility and feature-sets for different sizes of business. Lots of retailers will start on a lower plan of Shopify and then gradually upgrade as their turnover or requirements change, getting to a point (which is different for different retailers) where Shopify…

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  • Support Options for Magento 1 Retailers Beyond June 2020’s End Of Life

    A couple of weeks ago I was asked for recommendations from a long-standing client for a solution for maintaining their Magento 1 store for ~2 months beyond the June end of life date – and, with this not being the first time I’ve been asked about this, I decided to write up a blog post.…

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  • Shopify Plus

    Shopify Plus Multi-Currency vs Setting Up Multiple Stores

    Over the last few weeks, I’ve been asked for advice on structuring international setups by a number of Shopify Plus retailers – with that advice differing depending on objectives and operational restraints.  What is Shopify Multi-Currency Earlier this year, Shopify released a multi-currency feature for Plus users, which allows retailers to display multiple currencies on…

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  • Magento Page Builder Alternatives – Solutions for Magento Open Source & Richer Content Management

    One of the most common frustrations with eCommerce platforms that I hear from clients and retailers in general is content management, with very few mainstream eCommerce platforms having a good offering in this area. Whilst the likes of Magento and Salesforce Commerce Cloud have added a page building solution and Shopify Plus have broadened their…

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  • Klevu Search for Made.com

    Review of Klevu Search – eCommerce Search Engine Solution

    Following on from my review of NOSTO recently, I decided to write a detailed review of Klevu; a leading eCommerce search engine for mid-market and enterprise online retailers. I first became aware of Klevu in ~August 2015, when I met Founder Nilay Oza in New York. Following this meeting, I ended up consulting for Klevu…

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  • Headless Magento – An Introduction & Examples

    Headless commerce is everywhere at the moment – with merchants, eCommerce platforms, technology partners and CMS providers focusing heavily on readying for this shift. The concept of ‘headless’ provides benefits around performance, serving different formats, development flexibility and fairly often achieving best-in-breed CMS features (via integrating with a headless CMS or traditional CMS) and more.…

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