• Magento Open Source vs Magento Commerce (& on-premise vs cloud)

    With a global presence in the SMB, mid-market and enterprise eCommerce platform space stretching back over 10 years, Magento (now an Adobe company) remains a giant in the eCommerce world that makes it onto most platform shortlists / RfPs. For those considering Magento as their next platform, there are some important decisions to be made,…

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  • Magento 2 Commerce vs Shopify Plus

    Magento Commerce and Shopify Plus are almost unquestionably the two most mainstream mid-level eCommerce platforms in the world – this guide provides a detailed comparison across all aspects. This piece was last updated in January 2019. My experience with Shopify Plus and Magento Commerce Over the last ~10 years, I’ve worked on over 50 Magento…

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  • Magento Commerce vs Salesforce Commerce Cloud (Demandware) – Platform Comparison

    I originally wrote this article in 2015 and decided to update it in January 2019, as both platforms have evolved a lot over the last 2-3 years (including the names) and I was previously focusing on Magento 1.x and Demandware, pre the Salesforce acquisition. The latest version of this article is focused on Magento 2.3 and…

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  • Bulk Powders

    Magento 1 End of Life – Options for Open Source & Commerce Retailers

    I’ve read a lot of different posts on Magento’s recent end of life announcement (which has set an end date for support of the platform at June 2020) and I decided to write a short post summarising how I see the situation and what I believe the options are for merchants. I’m also fresh from…

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  • Visual Merchandising Solution for Magento 2 Community Edition

    For the last ~6 months, the eCommerce team of one of my favourite clients has agonised over not being able to visual merchandise product list pages – after Magento purchased OnTap’s Visual Merchandiser module and made it a part of the core in Enterprise Edition (previously available to buy for both CE and EE from…

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  • Examples of Magento 2 Websites

    Following the general release of Magento 2 in November 2015, there have been a number of well-publicised stores that have either re-platformed or upgraded to the new version of Magento. Although there aren’t too many mainstream stores that have moved over at this point, there are a number of Magento 2 sites that are generally referenced by agencies and…

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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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