• Improving Filtering & Multi-Select Filtering in Shopify Plus

    Over the last couple of years I’ve worked on lots of requirements gathering projects and discoveries with retailers moving to Shopify Plus and layered navigation / filtering is an area that always comes up in discussion. Shopify Plus has very basic filtering functionality natively, based solely on tag values, which only support flat, single-select application.…

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  • 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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  • Shopify Plus vs BigCommerce Enterprise: Platform Comparison

    Over the last 12-18 months, the demand for SaaS-based eCommerce platforms has sky-rocketed, with benefits in scale, cost-of-ownership, reduced platform maintenance & management overheads being some of the biggest drivers. Platforms like Salesforce Commerce Cloud have been a prominent SaaS option in the mid-market for a number of years, but in more recent times they’ve…

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  • Creating an initial specification for a Magento project

    Over the last few years, I’ve worked on lots of specifications for new Magento stores – for merchants migrating their existing Magento 1 store over to Magento 2, and for merchants moving from a different platform altogether. In order to provide context for an agency before you into discovery (depending on the size of the…

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  • Magento Extension Review: Gift Cards from Mageworx

    For Magento store owners looking for new ways to maximise revenue, gift cards could be a lucrative new opportunity. Stores operating in the consumer goods sector, selling gifts, jewellery or homewares for example, are the most obvious candidates for a successful gift card strategy. With a little creative thinking, gift cards could also be useful…

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  • Magento Enterprise Replatforming Interview with AmbushBoardCo

    Over the last few weeks, we’ve done a number of interviews with merchants who have migrated to a new platform, including APS (who moved to Magento Enterprise) and Heliguy (who are moving from Magento Community to Visualsoft). Now, the latest merchant interview is with Eric Morrow from Ambush Board Co, a company who run two…

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  • Magento Enterprise Replatforming Interview with Apsltd.com

    Following on from our interview with Heliguy.com’s Joel Ross, we asked Kyle Gross, who is the owner of apsltd.com to do an interview around his experience of replatforming to Magento Enterprise. I’ve worked with Kyle for around a year and have various conversations around how APS are using Magento and I thought he’d be a…

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  • Magento Loyalty Program Extension: Loyalty Booster from Mageworx

    As many retailers will agree, getting an existing customer to shop with you again is much easier than winning a brand new customer. Finding ways to increase repeat sales should be on every retailer’s agenda, in order to make the maximum sales from the minimum marketing spend and effort. We’re all familiar with loyalty cards in the…

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