At the beginning of the year, the Nexcess research team put together a report on the State of Hosting at the start of 2019. In it, we predicted that Data Protection would only increase in importance, headless implementations would become more mainstream, and development would improve as hosting infrastructure continued to decrease in visibility. It’s […]
Every year, on the fourth Friday of November, shopping chaos unfolds. Stores cut their prices, customers flock to their nearest outlets, and deals are had by everyone. But not anymore. Thanks to ecommerce, customers no longer have to leave the comfort of their home to take part in Black Friday. Keeping an eye on advertisements […]
Lengthy checkouts annoy shoppers and send them to the competition. The default checkout page for Magento 2 is no help. Fortunately, there are plenty of extensions in the Magento 2 marketplace that attempt to fix this problem. But sorting through the available candidates is no small task, so we did it for you! Keep reading for help narrowing the field.
Storefronts can no longer rely on good navigation alone. Search has become a primary purchasing path, with consumers that use it 200% more likely to make a purchase than those who don’t. This article looks at the search options available to Magento merchants, and outlines four of the main tools available; including Elasticsearch, SOLR, Sphinx, […]
Merchants have a lot of choices to make before their store even goes live; site design, customer base, and product curation, to name a few. Yet underlying these choices is another, potentially more important one: which ecommerce CMS is right for delivering on them?
With just a year until Magento 1 reaches end of life, merchants still on the platform are facing a lot of tough decisions; including whether they should stay on Magento 1 (M1), replatform to Magento 2 (M2), or start using an alternate CMS.
Online retailers can bet on two facts. First, every customer has an email account. Second, they receive hundreds of marketing emails every week, most of which go unread. The first fact makes email a perfect marketing channel for eCommerce. The second fact means retailers have to work hard to get their customers to open marketing […]
When Magento was first released, it provided an eCommerce platform that offered functionality not seen before. It still does, but as Magento stores have grown, their requirements have changed. The platform’s functionality now needs to be delivered to an increasingly large customer base, and in an increasingly performant way. For this reason, we’ve made sure […]
Whether you’re new to eCommerce or looking to see if there’s a better option for your growing store, choosing the right web application is important. There are several different options out there for merchants. This article looks specifically at Magento and Prestashop.
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