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… Read More

Easy-to-integrate, low-cost Shoppable Instagram solution for Magento

I’ve been working on various Magento build projects recently that have required commerce-focused Instagram functionality in some form – be it curated Instagram on the product detail pages or the ability to purchase items from an Instagram feed on the site. Due to clients already using their service, I’ve generally… Read More

Introductory look at Shopware and Q&A with CEO, Stefan Heyne

Over the last 6 months or so, I’ve been looking at various different platforms that are in the same market as Magento Enterprise and the higher end of Magento Community – including Shopware, which is a German solution which has recently entered the UK market. I was broadly… Read More

Top Magento Ecommerce Websites

I’ve worked with a wide range of Magento retailers and I’m always on the lookout for examples of well designed Magento stores. I originally wrote this piece because I found it really difficult to find a showcase of Magento Enterprise and Community websites that are well designed and provide a… Read More

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… Read More