Magento: the Importance of Lean Development Practices

Here at Watermelon, we regularly work with Magento (or WordPress) projects starting from the ground up by estimating project costs, implementing Content Management System (CMS) solutions, creating and deploying site designs, and working with product, customer, order, and content data for a variety of eCommerce, membership-driven and boutique web sites. Magento and WooCommerce are favorites … Read more

Using a CDN (content delivery network) with Magento, WordPress or any website

If you are a Magento or WordPress website owner you have undoubtedly heard about CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) as an essential ingredient in your site’s load speed and overall performance. However, you probably were too focused on creating content and running your web business to pay much attention to what may seem to be yet … Read more

Magento 2 Multi Store Configurations – Expand your Brand Easily

Magento 2 and Magento Multi Store are powerful eCommerce software solutions, with versatile catalog configurations, great community integrations, built in turnkey tools like upsells, cross-sells, pricing rules and coupon codes, and powerful security features. It is also a perfect e-commerce system for a business with a multitude of brand, customer roles and language requirements.  Magento … Read more

Magento Patches: Keeping your Magento 1.x store secure

Magento is one of our favorite E-commerce platforms, and many store owners around the world agree. No open source E-commerce solution is as scalable, robust, and feature-rich. However, with these advantages comes increased complexity, and its ever-increasing popularity attracts unsavory sorts who seek out to exploit any vulnerabilities that may be present in the vary … Read more

Magento 2 Upgrade

Magento 2

Get the conversation started now. Update: Magento is providing security patches and support for Magento 1 through June 2020. Magento 2 was released late in 2015, but if you are like many of the thousands of Magento 1.9 shop owners, you have not yet upgraded. This being May of 2017, we are halfway through the upgrade cycle. That … Read more

The Road to Magento

e-commerce: from a cannabis sale to everyday use. “The seminal act of e-commerce” took place in 1971 over ARPANET (an ancestor of today’s internet). Of all things, it was used to arrange a cannabis sale between students at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It then took almost a decade for … Read more

Starting an Ecommerce Store? Some things to consider before you begin.

Think you are ready to set up your own online store? Here are some things you should consider before you begin the development process. Tax and Shipping Collecting sales tax and determining the optimal shipping methods are probably the least glamorous aspects of selling online, but they are very important to establishing an online business. … Read more

Auditing usability in your Magento site

Magento is one of the most powerful and robust eCommerce platforms available. It provides solutions for any product you can imagine, from highly complex product bundles, to digital download products and online training and event ticket sales. Any product under the sun can be configured and sold through Magento. But despite its power, your Magento … Read more