Choosing the right data center location can feel as though it’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make when taking your business online. On top of the sheer volume of choice, you also have to confront some very real performance requirements. A good choice means an optimized web environment capable of reaching your entire […]
There are a lot of ways to keep up to date with the Magento industry. The community is incredible and you’re almost never left in the dark on new developments. So why should you dedicate time to travelling to and attending a conference, especially when it’s all already available online?
Last month saw FOSTA (the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) pass through the US Senate. Despite having important implications for online businesses and communities, the new bill managed to pass through relatively unnoticed. The bill’s proposed changes to online rules and regulations aim to reduce sex trafficking online, but have been met with mixed opinion.
Last year, the Baymard Institute published a fascinating list of eCommerce cart abandonment rates. The average rate of cart abandonment reported by the study is just shy of 70%. According to Statista, abandonment rates in the second quarter of 2017 were 77.3% averaged across eCommerce sectors. Most reports on the subject report cart abandonment rates […]
A functional eCommerce store is made up of two components: a feature-rich eCommerce application and a fast, scalable hosting solution. Once you have settled on an eCommerce application for your online retail store, it’s time to decide on a hosting solution. Hosting provides the bandwidth, storage, compute, and database resources an eCommerce store needs.
eCommerce is the future of retail, but what will the eCommerce store of the future look like? Will eCommerce businesses sell their products via third-party channels like eBay or Amazon, or will they invest in an eCommerce website they control? Will eCommerce apps take the place of traditional eCommerce stores on the web platform?
Towards the end of last month, Magento released a number of updates that contain patches for security vulnerabilities in Magento 2. Magento eCommerce merchants should install the security updates at their earliest convenience. The patches fix cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and remote code execution vulnerabilities that could be used by an attacker steal sensitive data or […]
We’re happy to announce the publication of our newest Magento ebook. We asked some of the leading retailers in the Magento community how they build and manage successful Magento stores, and we’ve collected the best answers together in 13 Magento Experts Share Their Most Valuable Tips. Our mission is to make Magento accessible to as […]
When a WordPress site is infected with malware or otherwise compromised, it’s a safe bet that an out-of-date plugin, theme, or WordPress installation will be implicated. While zero-day vulnerabilities or configuration errors are responsible for a proportion of attacks, regular updating reduces the risk. Unfortunately, it seems that the message to update regularly isn’t being […]
Location, location, location. For ecommerce stores, it’s not about opening shop on a busy road, but about choosing the best ecommerce platform that fits your unique needs. And the best two “locations” for ecommerce, according to Aheadworks, are Magento and WooCommerce. Together, these two make up more than half of the market share (with Magento […]