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).


  • 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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  • 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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  • Reasons to use or upgrade to Magento 2.0

    With more than 250,000 stores worldwide—including B2C brands like Paul Smith and Nike AU, and B2B brands like Igepa and Zoetis — and over $50 billion in gross merchandise transacted annually on the Community and Enterprise editions, Magento represents a very appealing proposition for merchants globally. Now backed by Permira funds, Magento have expanded their…

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