Turn your Magento Store into a Subscription Service with Aheadworks SARP 2

Online subscriptions are a very broad part of the eCommerce landscape. These types of businesses are often used for virtual media (like movies, news, music albums, etc), but they are more and more commonly also being deployed for non-virtual products. Subscription service sites (like Dollar Shave Club, Harrys.com, etc) are extremely popular online services, sending thousands of products directly to customer doorsteps.

If you are a Magento merchant with product catalogs common for this type of subscription service (beauty products, household goods, perishables) then it would be a no-brainer that a subscription service could bring added value to your site.

The Power of Subscriptions in WordPress

If you think subscriptions aren’t a good fit for your WordPress website, you might want to take a minute to consider all the possible uses for the subscription model. It’s easy to hear the word “subscription” and dismiss the topic because you associate it with traditional subscriptions to things like magazines, newspapers, etc. But the subscription model is far broader and much more versatile than that.

Migrating Away From Magento: A Case Study

Migration

Any Magento store owner knows that Magento is a very powerful and useful system. However, that power also comes with significant challenges, especially when compared to simpler platforms like Shopify or WooCommerce. These challenges multiply when you use the Magento Cloud. With the expiration of Magento 1 support, many Magento store owners are scrambling to upgrade their sites to Magento 2. Unfortunately this is far from trivial and in our experience is almost always a very long and challenging task. It is understandable if a Magento store owner may be thinking about migrating from Magento.

Magento Inventory Management (MIM) and How We Learned to Live With It

Magento 2.3 released with a number of additions and improvements. One of the biggest updates was the long-awaited Magento Inventory Management (also known as MIM, and previously known as MSI, or Multi-Source Inventory). This feature was designed to manage inventory in multiple locations so that merchants have more accurate reflections of their inventory without relying on 3rd party extensions.

Control WordPress Access Through User Roles

WordPress User Roles

Every WordPress website is packaged with the ability to control site access through the use of user roles. Most WordPress site owners fail to take full advantage of the power of user roles. Below are a few tips and suggestions for getting the most out of this surprisingly powerful feature.

How to Duplicate Pages in WordPress

How to Duplicate Pages in WordPress

WordPress makes it easy to add new pages and posts to your website. It’s one of the reasons it’s so popular. Your website’s theme takes care of the design of your site, which means that you can just focus on the content without having to worry about pages looking consistent.

How to Hide a Page in WordPress

How to Hide a Page in WordPress

WordPress is a great tool for building websites, but sometimes you might not want every single page on your site to be available to the public. You may be working on building new pages that aren’t ready yet, or you may have some information that should only be available to specific users. Luckily, WordPress has many default options for hiding posts and pages from the public, and plugins can extend these privacy settings even further. Below, we’ll walk you through a few different scenarios you might run into when trying to keep your content private.

Integrating WordPress With Other Services

WordPress is an incredibly powerful and flexible platform with tens of thousands of plugins for adding and customizing features. Even so, sometimes there’s a different service that makes more sense to use for an aspect of your business’s online presence. It’s not uncommon for a business to want to integrate a 3rd-party platform or service that excels in a particular area with their WordPress site, and retain the benefits of both.

WordPress Translation – Three Ways to Add Language Translation to your WordPress Site

language translation

Congratulations on launching your new WordPress site! After plenty of testing and quality assurance the launch was successful and you have plenty of happy customers. While you may think that your work is done, you have to take into account that your site is only reaching those people who happen to speak your native language. There is a good chance (particularly if you have an educational site) that you could significantly increase your customer base through language translation. There are many ways to do this, but we’ll describe three primary methods.

Magento Commerce (formerly EE / Magento Enterprise Edition) to Magento Open Source (formerly CE / Community Edition) Migration

Magento Commerce (formerly known as Magento EE / Magento Enterprise Edition) includes some powerful features that Magento Open Source (formerly known as Magento CE / Magento Community Edition) lacks. The feature list includes multiple wishlists, gift cards, advanced 3rd party integrations, content scheduling, custom customer attributes, reward points and store credits systems, RMA support, and some other useful tools for B2B and marketing tasks.

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