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Versatile web enthusiast. Especially interested in user experience design and blogs about that on GraphicMania.

Beware of untrustworthy Magento extension builders

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Wow, while talking with a couple of other Magento professionals today we uncovered an extension developer with a possibly nefarious scheme. One (or perhaps more) of their extensions adds a static page to your Magento installation which contains a large piece of advertising specifically about their development expertise. So far about 5000 Magento stores are […]

App, mobile website or responsive website in e-commerce?

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A while ago a webshop I help run was faced with the fact that more and more traffic was coming from mobile devices (primarily iPhone, iPad and Android phones). Our website looked and functioned fine on iPads but on smartphones it was poorly usable – images were small, text was barely readable and buttons were […]

Affiliate marketing in e-commerce

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An affiliate is another website that promotes your products for a fixed or revenue share reward on sales made by referred traffic to your site. Affiliate marketing can be a good way to increase your traffic and sales without making up-front costs for that traffic. They key, of course, is the right execution.   The […]

ex-CTO Magento: eBay does not understand “open”?

Been wondering about how eBay will approach Magento for a while now. As can be found on TechCrunch, Yoav Kutner, Magento’s former CTO has apparantly left because of reasons relating to the non open-source nature of eBay: it would be very interesting to see if Magento will continue to stay open in the manor the […]

Online cart software overview

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The definitive list of webshop software. Finding the commerce solution for your website can be hard. The first step is getting all serious contenders in a list, which is what we’ll be doing with this blog post. Note: we will only be covering webshop software that has international traction. Free / open source e-commerce solutions Online […]

Tailoring Magento to B2B e-commerce

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As Magento is ever growing in popularity as an e-commerce platform, B2B business owners are also increasingly looking to Magento as a basis for their online efforts. Below are the biggest weak points of Magento when it is to be used as a buiness-to-business store along with solutions for them. – No built-in quotation proces Most business […]

Plundor Magento deal – 100% discount on Webshopapps MatrixRate extension

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Over at Plundor, the Premium MatrixRate extension is selling with a 100% discount – meaning, the module is completely free! The deal is only valid for one more day, if you want the module at a later time you’ll have to buy it full-price at Webshopapps.com. Premium MatrixRate shipping extension builds on the free MatrixRate […]

86% discount: The Plundor Magento Extension Bundle!

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Happy newyear! To kick off the year properly Plundor (which was started by Guido and I) offerts a bundle of six great Magento extensions to crank up those conversion rates. Plundor is selling the $150 dollar bundle (valued at $1,272.50) that’s worth its weight in gold until the end of this week. It’s the first of many bundles and […]

11 More Best Practices for E-commerce Checkout Conversions

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This is the final part of our checkout best practices roundup, and also the last post of 2011! Our previous post in this series focused on the structure of your cart and checkout. Now we’ll list some tips for capturing your user’s data during the checkout. 1 – Don’t make your customer think, design for the […]

12 Best Practices for E-commerce Checkout Conversions

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Your checkout is one of the most important sections of your store, and the easiest to screw up. Every customer of yours that wants to purchase something will pass through it, making it one of the most-visited pages on stores with a lot of products (your customers’ visits will be distributed over your products, but […]