Case Study: ‘Find a Stockist’ Custom Magento Module for Calor Gas

Posted on: Monday, April 13, 2015 by Rob Kantor

The task at hand Our client Calor Gas approached us with a request to build a ‘Find a Stockist’ facility using a custom Magento module that allows users to find fulfilment agents (Calor’s terminology for stockists) within their proximity. Calor Gas requested that the feature list the 10 nearest stockists. The ability to easily manage […]

Top Tips for m-Commerce

Posted on: Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Clare Hamilton

There is no denying that mobile is making big waves in the world of retail, with more and more customers browsing and purchasing from their mobile devices. We have seen a significant boom in both ‘research to purchase’ and order-completion behaviour. 37% of online sales are now made on a mobile device (according to the […]

Google Analytics Cohort Analysis for PPC: Tutorial

Posted on: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Miles Woolgar

If you use Google Analytics you may have noticed a new report called Cohort Analysis. This report helps you segment your data based on a date. Rather than looking at the individual user, Cohort Analysis looks at the patterns of groups of users that share common characteristics, attributes or experience. How to use the Cohort […]

“I Need Great Content!”…But Why?

Posted on: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Dan Marsh

We’ve all heard that we need to produce great content; it’s the best way of driving traffic to your website and of improving search rankings. ‘Content is king’. Why? Google’s job is really quite simple: find the very best websites for its users. What makes a good website: its content. If you spend your time […]

Viewability Insights For PPC Display Ads

Posted on: Friday, January 16, 2015 by Miles Woolgar

Google recently carried out a review of its display network (Source: Google). What they found was that just because you create a nice display advert, it doesn’t mean your ad will be seen. What is viewability? The viewability rate is the percentage of ads determined viewable out of the total number of ads measured. According […]

Selecting the Correct Social Media for Business

Posted on: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Dan Marsh

Social Media is hardly new (Facebook was launched over a decade ago believe it or not…) but no one predicted back then its impact on the world of business, and the subsequent social platforms that would follow. As those social platforms have increased, as has the diversity and complication of the marketing teams’ task: to […]

Understanding Bounce Rates

Posted on: Thursday, August 14, 2014 by Miles Woolgar

What is a bounce rate? Bounce rate is an amazing metric because it’s easy to understand and gives you a very quick method of identifying landing pages with issues. Generally speaking a bounce rate of about 30% is considered good where as a score of 50%+ is considered negative and possibly points towards landing page […]

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Magento’s Success

Posted on: Thursday, July 24, 2014 by Duncan Ball

As the Magento platform continues to dominate the eCommerce marketplace with it now powering over 240,000 businesses online (26% of all eCommerce sites in the Alexa top one million sites list), it comes to no surprise that with its ever-growing success, hundreds of new companies are now exploring Magento and offering their implementation services. But […]

Magento Go Coming To An End

Posted on: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Chris Leyton

Magento and eBay Inc. today announced that support will be officially dropped for the Magento Go and ProStores platforms, effective from February 1st 2015. Launched in February 2011, Magento Go offered a cloud-based eCommerce solution that was designed to support small businesses without the need for extensive development and provided hosting by Magento. Emphasising the use […]

Page Analytics Chrome Extension (by Google)

Posted on: Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Miles Woolgar

Google has just brought out an amazing Chrome extension called “Page Analytics” which allows you to view Google Analytics data for the page you are currently on. Once you have downloaded the extension you need to be logged into the relevant Google account to see the stats for a given site. To toggle the information […]