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

    I originally wrote this article in 2015 and decided to update it in June 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…

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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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  • Gymshark International Shopify Plus

    Shopify Plus International – Workarounds for Limitations with Multi-Store

    Shopify Plus is a hugely popular eCommerce platform at the moment, having seen considerable growth in the SMB and mid-market platform space over the last couple of years – undoubtedly accelerated with the impending Magento 1.x end of life announcement. Although Shopify Plus is unquestionably popular in the non-complex B2C space, there are a number…

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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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  • Shopify Plus Pricing & Cost of Ownership

    For merchants of any size, from new retail brands right up to enterprise-level international organisations, moving to a new eCommerce platform can be an extremely daunting and challenging prospect. Aside from ensuring that the required functionality is present, the platform is robust and reliable and the transition to the new platform is meticulously planned, merchants…

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  • Guide to Merchandising in Magento

    Merchandising is described as ‘the activity of promoting the sale of goods, especially by their presentation in retail outlets’. We are all familiar with bricks and mortar merchandising strategies, from enticing shop windows to impulse buy displays at the checkout desk. Merchandising is an important part of a successful eCommerce business too and is something…

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  • Premium, Third Party Magento Site Search Solutions

    I originally wrote this article in 2014, but updated it in 2017 to reflect the more modern third party search solutions available for Magento 1 and 2. Search is a hugely important feature for any eCommerce store, regardless of size, industry or nature – speeding up and simplifying the process for consumers to find products…

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