• A Guide to Magento for Fashion & Lifestyle eCommerce Stores

    Magento is the world’s leading eCommerce platform, with a huge market share across most sectors of online retail. In addition to having more than 250,000 live stores, they’re also the leading eCommerce for the IR1000 and IR250. One of the biggest focal sectors for Magento has been fashion and lifestyle, which they’re also unquestionably a…

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  • Suitability of Shopify Plus for Large eCommerce Websites

    Shopify Plus has been growing astronomically over the last few years, with merchants of all sizes from all over the world seeing the appeal of reduced sys-admin overhead, unquestionable scalability, simple admin and order management, and impressive flexibility. I’ve recently started working with Shopify Plus as a second platform, simply due to the relevance to…

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  • An introduction to Shopware & Shopware Enterprise

    Shopware is an enterprise-level eCommerce platform, well-known for having the most live stores in Germany and also for powering some of the largest online stores in the market. Having grown to aurgably market-leading status in it’s native Germany, Shopware is now starting to enter new European territories and is making big strides in the UK.…

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  • Introductory look at Shopware and Q&A with CEO, Stefan Heyne

    Over the last 6 months or so, I’ve been looking at various different platforms that are in the same market as Magento Enterprise and the higher end of Magento Community – including Shopware, which is a German solution which has recently entered the UK market. I was broadly aware of Shopware from a few conversations…

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  • When should I be looking to migrate to Magento 2?

    For online retailers using Magento 1.x for their store, the question of when / if they should be moving over to Magento 2 is likely to at the front of their mind. This article is designed to help merchants understand the questions to ask when considering the move and also the latest point they should…

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  • Preparing for a Magento 2 ‘upgrade’ / re-build project

    Since the first announcement on Magento 2, way back in 2010, the eCommerce industry waited with baited breath to see what the new version would look like. After considerably longer than anticipated in its development, Magento 2 finally saw the light of day as a beta version in July 2015, and it is now the…

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  • Examples of Shopify Plus Websites / Stores

    Over the last ~24 months, Shopify Plus has seen huge growth – both in terms of merchants moving across to the newly more enterprise-orientated platform and in their reputation as a mid-level / enterprise-level contender. Shopify Plus offers a host of benefits against other systems, including being provided as a hosted SaaS solution (as opposed to…

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  • Magento vs Shopify Plus: An interview with Jordan Knapp of Shopify

    Last month, I put together a Shopify Plus vs Magento 2 Enterprise comparison piece, with the intention of providing a bit more detail around the features and functionality offered by the two platforms. After I published the piece, I got talking to Shopify Plus General Manager, Loren Padelford, who kindly introduced me to Jordan Knapp,…

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