• 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 January 2019. My experience with Shopify Plus and Magento Commerce Over the last ~10 years, I’ve worked on over 50 Magento…

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    Introduction to Headless eCommerce – Example Websites, Platforms & Implementation Options

    Over the last ~12-18 months, there has been a huge surge in the popularity of headless eCommerce implementations, with lots of retailers choosing this approach to give them more freedom around the front-end of their site and how their products and product information are showcased. There has also been a significant improvement in the readiness…

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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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  • Bulk Powders

    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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  • SaaS, Cloud-Hosted eCommerce Platforms (vs on-premise) – A Detailed Comparison

    Whilst SaaS (software-as-a-service) software has been enthusiastically taken up across various sectors over the last decade, it’s only in more recent times that enterprise eCommerce platform options have been made available to retailers. The SME end of the retail market may have been well served with cloud-based SaaS solutions, with the obvious ones being Shopify…

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  • Shopify Plus Wholesale Channel Review & B2B Setup Options

    I’ve been working a lot with Shopify Plus over the last few months, as a result of various new and existing clients opting to migrate from other systems. One area that I keep getting asked about recently is wholesale, which I thought I’d write a more detailed piece about as it’s an area that’s changing…

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  • Introduction to BigCommerce Enterprise & Examples of Websites / Stores

    It may not be a platform that’s particularly mainstream in the UK currently, but BigCommerce Enterprise regularly features in lists of the top eCommerce platforms in North America and is making some real headway in the mid-level and enterprise sectors at the moment. Delivered as a SaaS solution, BigCommerce tends to compete for merchants who…

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