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.
  • Reporting on sales and returns against sizes or variants in Shopify

    I was recently asked to look at how different sizes perform (against a number of metrics, that would then be cross-referenced against availability) for one of our paid media clients – with the objective of then looking at how the availability of items impacts Google Shopping performance. Although this is a relatively quick and easy…

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  • Headless Shopify Introduction + Examples of Headless Shopify & Shopify Plus Implementations

    Over the last ~12-18 months, I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at headless frameworks and which eCommerce platforms are suitable and best suited, to a headless approach. Most platforms are currently building out APIs to allow for headless builds and a number of platforms (such as ElasticPath and Commerce Tools) build their offering…

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  • Magento 2 Commerce vs Shopify Plus

    Magento Commerce and Shopify Plus are almost unquestionably the two most mainstream mid-market eCommerce platforms in the world – with both offering very different feature-sets and propositions to brands and retailers. This guide provides a detailed comparison across all aspects of the two platforms, including native feature-sets, cost of ownership, extensibility, infrastructure, SEO, eco-system, international,…

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  • 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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