This category features a number of blog posts and guides that I’ve written around ecommerce customer acquisition, various different ecommerce platforms, guidance around using and configuring Magento and generally providing a positive customer experience. The pieces are based on my experience of working in and around ecommerce for agencies, in-house and as a consultant.

  • Choosing a Magento Development Agency / Developer

    Choosing an agency or freelancer is always difficult, because they usually say the same things and make the same promises, making it very difficult for potential clients (especially those who haven’t done their research or worked with an RFP partner) to understand what makes an agency a good fit for their project. From experience, I…

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  • My Top Shopify Ecommerce Websites

    Last year I wrote an article which showcased the best Magento websites, which received a lot of great feedback and became a resource for lots of people. So, I decided to do the same with Shopify – an ecommerce platform that I’m a huge advocate of. There are so many amazing Shopify websites that are…

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  • Interview with Ecommerce Startup, Lollipuff

    Following on from the first interview I did with Pure Fix Cycles, I am delighted to publish the second ecommerce startup interview with Fei Deyle, Founder and CEO of luxury marketplace startup, Lollipuff. Lollipuff are a really interesting retail startup who have already been featured on Yahoo, TechCrunch and Mashable, amongst others. Lollipuff allows users…

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  • Interview with Ecommerce Startup Pure Fix Cycles

    This interview, with Zach of Pure Fix Cycles, is part of a series of interviews I’m doing with interesting and exciting retail startups. I will be publishing more interviews with retailers over the next few weeks. I came across the Pure Fix Cycles website last week and was immediately very impressed with the design of…

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  • 9 Reasons to Use or Migrate to Magento

    Magento is the world’s biggest ecommerce platform which has been chosen by over 200,000 retailers world-wide, ranging from small start-ups to the likes of Fred Perry, Harvey Nichols, Warby Parker and many more. You can find more examples of Magento websites in my Magento showcase blog post here. Magento was only officially released in 2008…

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  • My favourite responsive ecommerce websites

    As of last year, the agency that I work for, GPMD, became a mobile first agency, meaning that we design for mobile devices first and work up. With this in mind, people in our office are always talking about different responsive retail websites that they like, so I thought I’d put them together and create…

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