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What is new in Magento 1.8?

New in Magento 1.8

Magento community edition version 1.8 has been released over a week ago now. So it’s about time that we have a closer look at it. Yes, the timing isn’t optimal, because lots of users would not be willing to update now that the busiest period of the year is starting.

Win the new Magento Book!

Win Magento book Beginner's Guide

Win A free copy of the ‘Magento Beginner’s Guide – Second Edition‘ just by commenting! For this contest we have two eBook copies of Magento Beginner’s Guide – Second Edition to be given away to two lucky winners. How you can win the Magento book: To win your copy of this book, all you need […]

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 […]

The cons of Magento

The Cons of Magento

Ok, if you’ve visited our blog before you know we are Magento fans. No doubt about that. So what about the title of this article, the cons of Magento? Well, I felt earlier this week when I was speaking to a client that it’s true: Magento isn’t the ‘one size fits all’ solution. So there […]

What’s new in Magento 1.7?

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Magento recently released version 1.7 rc1. That is not yet a production version of course, but it will be very close to that and normally we may only expect bugfixes in the final release. So, what may we expect in this new Community version? Is the company still making significant improvements to the version that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Magento: Imagine that your customers aren’t buying it

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Magento is our favourite e-commerce solution. That’s not someething new here on this blog and you probably are aware of that anyway. But in my opinion, there’s a little scratch now on Magento’s reputation. And if you are a Magento user yourself you”ll immediately recognize what I’m talking about.

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 […]

Case study: How Magento’s flexibility allowed us to quickly sell a completely different product with relative ease

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One of the big ways in which Magento differentiates itself is by its flexibility. I’ll show you one way in which we utilized that flexibility at a group buying website in The Netherlands called GroupDeal. At GroupDeal, usually we sell localized daily deals which have a from-price, a to-price and a discount percentage on display […]