eCommerce Blog

Welcome to the paulnrogers blog, which is largely focused on eCommerce technology (mostly eCommerce platforms), replatforming and customer experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
  • 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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  • Open Source eCommerce Platforms – Enterprise & Mid-Market Options

    Choosing an eCommerce platform can be a long and difficult process, whether it’s a replatforming exercise, a completely new build or anything in between. Aside from just building business and functional requirements and looking at TCO etc, coming up with a shortlist of potential platforms typically involves looking at in-house teams and resources (both technical…

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  • Alternative payment providers to Shopify Payments + pros and cons

    Over the last couple of years, I’ve had a number of clients who have ended up in a very frustrating position with Shopify Payments – generally down to them not being eligible to use it or having stores where it’s not available. For those of you that aren’t aware of how Shopify Payments works, it…

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  • NOSTO Review – eCommerce Personalisation Solution

    What is NOSTO? NOSTO is an eCommerce personalisation provider who offer a relatively straightforward solution for personalising different aspects of an eCommerce website, for a broad range of retailer types and sizes. NOSTO are now platform-agnostic (having initially been very focused on Magento) and work with a wide range of large retail brands, such as…

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  • Shopify Plus Pros & Cons – The Definitive Guide

    I’ve been working with Shopify Plus a lot over the last ~2 years, working on a wide range of replatforming projects for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Some of the bigger projects I’ve worked on include Bulletproof, Trotters, The Science Museum and Current Body – all of which are in a bracket where Magento…

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  • Luxury Brands & Retailers using Shopify Plus

    The last few years have been really interesting in terms of eCommerce platforms – with Shopify Plus being the real challenger in the luxury, lifestyle and fashion markets – putting pressure on the likes of Magento Commerce and Salesforce Commerce Cloud in particular. I was recently looking for luxury Shopify Plus examples for a client…

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  • BigCommerce Enterprise Review – Introduction to BigCommerce

    BigCommerce is primarily an SMB and mid-market SaaS eCommerce platform with a sizeable market share in these areas in North America and over 80,000 users, globally. Here’s a TLDR overview of the BigCommerce platform: BigCommerce is a cost-effective SMB and mid-market SaaS eCommerce platform BigCommerce is often compared to Shopify, due to the SaaS nature…

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  • Integrating Shopify & Crafty Clicks Postcode / Zipcode Lookup and Address Auto-complete

    Integrating an address validation / lookup solution with an eCommerce platform is usually a really easy task, but I struggled with Crafty Clicks and Shopify Plus initially, so I decided to write a blog post about how I did it in the end. When integrating with Shopify and Shopify Plus, Crafty Clicks’ suggested approach for…

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