Ecommerce Platforms

The articles and guides in this section are generally focused on selecting an eCommerce platform, providing guidance around key features and comparisons between the different platforms. I’ve written pieces focused on more SMB-level platforms (such as Magento Open Source and Shopify) and also mid-market and enterprise-level platforms (such as Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Magento Commerce, Shopify Plus, SAP Hybris, Spryker etc).

 

  • 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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  • Magento 2 Commerce Alternatives – Alternative eCommerce Platform Options

    This article was originally written in June 2018, but I updated it in January 2019 to ensure it remained relevant. Since its launch back in 2008, Magento has dominated the SMB and mid-market eCommerce platform space. A decade is a long time in the eCommerce world, and for much of that time, Magento has appeared…

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  • Top Luxury Fashion & Lifestyle eCommerce Sites

    The luxury market has been known to be a bit slower on the digital transformation side of things than its mid-market & high street counterparts but over the last 5 years eCommerce has become a priority in the luxury fashion space with strong visuals, carefully curated content & a seamless omnichannel experience often featuring at…

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  • 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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