• 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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  • The Definitive Guide to Magento 2 Checkout Best Practice

    The native Magento 1 checkout was a laborious 6-step process and was widely criticised by merchants and partners, with most opting to use a third party module or re-build it. Unsurprisingly, merchants sought more compact checkout alternatives, and often opted for One Step Checkout, which provides a clean one-step solution that also has a lot…

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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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  • A Guide to Using Customer Groups in Magento

    As one of the most fully-featured eCommerce platforms on te market, Magento contains a huge array of functionality, to cater for the needs of every type of online store, from small, independent businesses with just a handful of products, to international retailers and wholesalers with vast product catalogs. The ability within Magento to define specific…

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  • Improving the Load Time Performance of Magento Community

    One of the main things new-to-Magento merchants are likely to need to address as is how quickly you are able to deliver your store’s content to the customer.  The performance of Magento is something which has been discussed extensively since Magento was first released and if you have looked into the subject in any depth you have probably…

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  • A Guide to Migrating from OSCommerce to Magento

    Ten years ago, osCommerce was the dominant force in the SME e-commerce world, with hundreds of thousands of online stores created over the years. As the e-commerce marketplace developed, many more platforms arrived to challenge that dominance, and Magento took market share very quickly after its beta launch in 2007. As the years have rolled…

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  • Choosing & Vetting a Magento Partner / Agency

    One of the biggest advantages Magento has as a platform is its enormous global community of developers and agencies, who can help with building and maintaining successful online stores. However, in contrast, one of the most common issues is merchants opting to go with a less capable supplier, either as a result of price or…

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  • Understanding Magento Before Replatforming

    If you’re reading this, I’m going to guess that you’re currently considering replatforming and wondering if Magento would be the right solution for you. If you haven’t already, I recommend reading my earlier comparison of Magento 2.0 and its competitors and my definitive guide for more in depth information on Magento. In this post, I’m…

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