Ecommerce

  • Integrating your Magento store with your POS (point of sale)

    Omnichannel retail describes consumers’ habits of shopping across physical and digital channels. Omnichannel has grown consistently over the last few years and 1 in 3 consumers have used multiple channels in relation to a recent purchase. This report from Deloitte also mentions that up to 33% of shoppers used multiple channels when making orders over £100. People…

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  • Improving Magento Speed / Performance Guide

    Magento may lead the way in terms of features, scalability, flexibility, system security and reliability compared to most other ecommerce platforms, but all of the advanced functionality / features that Magento has comes at the cost of having a large number of files and large databases, as well as a higher number of requests on…

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  • Top 50 Ecommerce Websites

    Having spent the last few months going through lots of ecommerce websites for various different work projects, I thought it’d be a good idea to write a post about my favourite ones. I chose the following websites based on their design and uniqueness and the order is not based on which ones I prefer. I plan…

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  • Options for Magento Go retailers needing to migrate

    It’s been over a month since eBay / Magento announced that they would be deprecating their hosted, SME-focused ecommerce platform, Magento Go – which will be closed officially on the 1st of February 2015. I don’t really see it as a surprise that Magento have made this decision, for the following reasons: The SME platform…

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  • Magento SEO FAQs

    As many of you will already know, I do a lot of consultancy around Magento SEO projects and migrations. I get around 5 emails per week asking me questions about various different SEO considerations for Magento websites, so I thought I’d put this post together. The following questions have been asked over the last couple of years…

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  • SEO Considerations for BazaarVoice Reviews

    BazaarVoice is an enterprise-level review platform that has a lot of great features and functionality – and, in my opinion it’s the best review vendor on the market. The BazaarVoice implementation that I’ve learnt from is based on an Endeca (enterprise .net platform) website, which may be slightly different to existing modules for other platforms…

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  • Introducing MageSEO – My new Magento SEO Extension

    Over the last few months, I have been working really hard with my former employers, GPMD , on building a new enterprise-level Magento SEO extension, called MageSEO. The extension is available now to community and enterprise Magento retailers and more information can be found at mageseo.net (which is due to be re-launched in the next…

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  • Layered / Faceted Navigation SEO Issues in Magento

    Layered or faceted navigation is one of the most common causes of duplicate content and it is well-known for causing frustrating issues for SEOs due to over-indexation and increased levels of low quality pages. The main reason I’m writing this article, as well as to help Magento developers and site owners, is because I get asked…

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