The holiday season is a crucial time for every e-commerce site. Almost everyone will do a sizable chunk of their annual business in November, December, and January. Heading into a season like that, site preparedness is of the utmost importance, and touches on several different aspects of your site’s front-end and back-end to ensure a … Read more
It’s the holiday season, which means shopping is on the rise, and so are hacking attempts. Malicious actors know to target e-commerce sites when their traffic is heaviest, and those attacks can be massively disruptive to your business and its reputation. One of the most common methods of attack is card skimming code. What was … Read more
What is UX design? UX comes from User Experience. In simple words it is the way in which people interact with a website. The goal of UX design is to make sure that the user has a positive and intuitive experience when using a product or service. A positive user experience can lead to higher … Read more
Creating an effective storefront in Magento will require picking a theme. This decision is important because your theme has an impact on far more than just the appearance of your website. Everything can be affected, from how quickly your site loads to what features and services you are able to offer your customers. In this … Read more
Magento is a powerful e-commerce platform, and like any other type of site, it requires using multiple extensions and modules to provide the full online shopping experience. These products cover fundamental aspects, such as adding shipping restrictions, to more sophisticated offerings, such as building and managing a customer loyalty program. If you want your site … Read more
Are you concerned about Cyber Security? If you are operating an online store front, you should be. Magento is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms, which makes it a good target for malicious actors. In this post we’ll briefly review some of the most common security threats to Magento platforms, how they can be addressed, and why having a team like ours can help ensure the safety of you and your customers.
If you have a Magento e-commerce platform, you have most likely wondered whether to switch to Magento 2 (M2). There are numerous benefits to making the jump, and it’s a jump we have helped many clients make. However, despite those benefits, it can be a daunting task, and it can seem worthwhile to make Magento 1 (M1) work for as long as possible. Unfortunately, because Adobe ended support for M1, it’s not feasible for businesses to remain on the platform.
Magento 1 was EOL (end-of-life) in June 2020. This means that Magento no longer officially supports the platform, and they issued the very last security patch on June 22, 2020. Since then, there have been multiple Magento websites hacked, ransom-wared, and otherwise exploited by criminals who are all too aware of the vulnerability of Magento 1 sites that remain in the wild. Please read Online store hacked in largest campaign to date for evidence of this occurring already.
If you are starting a new Ecommerce business or thinking about migrating from an older Ecommerce site you aren’t happy with anymore, then you will of course have to make a profound decision: what software is going to run this new (or new and improved) shopping experience for your eager customers?
Some of the big players would be: Shopify, Squarespace (with their Ecommerce plugins), BigCommerce, Wordpress + WooCommerce, etc., the list goes on and on (and if you have an ERP system, your ERP system may even have some kind of shopping front-end). And you may have heard of a very popular choice, Magento (current version 2.4.2 as of this writing). You may have already done your homework and found out that Magento 2 is a complete Ecommerce solution, with hundreds of popular extensions to fit a myriad of use-cases, with core features that handle product management, to inventory, to complete order/invoicing/shipping flow (and that’s just the core features!)
Dealing with large product catalogs can be a pain. Creating products, categories, and attributes manually is often not an option. For most of our large-catalog stores, it would take years to enter manually. Bulk updates of existing products can also take huge amounts of time and effort. For reliable and efficient product data import, it’s essential to use an smooth and accurate tool capable of automating Magento data import.