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Ecommerce Trends 2018: Progressive Web Apps

Posted on: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by Dan Marsh

Championed by Google, Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are set to play a very prominent role in the world of the internet and ecommerce over the next few years. What are Progressive Web Apps? PWAs offer a near identical experience of a native app but delivered by a standard web browser. Designed to make the best […]

Magento Merchants: Are You Ready For GDPR?

Posted on: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by Dan Marsh

Calling all Magento Merchants: are you ready for GDPR? We’re getting our files in order here at The Pixel HQ; giving our information a good sweep, blowing out the virtual data cobwebs. If you’re not that sure what the GDPR really is, have a read of our article ‘What does GDPR mean for Magento merchants?’ […]

Ecommerce Trends 2018: Voice Shopping

Posted on: Monday, February 26, 2018 by Dan Marsh

In 2017, 55% of teens and 40% of adults used voice search, and Google has stated that 20% of queries on its mobile app and on Android devices follow suit. 25% of 16-24s using voice search on mobile may be indicative of the shift in generational expectancy around the use of search. Despite the technology […]

Get Online Right: 3 Steps that put the Shopper First

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2018 by Klarna - Payment Solution Provider

Blog series – Klarna & The Pixel: we’ve invited payment solution provider Klarna to take us through their top tips to Get Online Right for Magento merchants. The past decade has fundamentally changed the way the UK shops, with the boom in the internet and smartphones turning shopping into a 24/7/365 activity. While the ‘always […]

Ecommerce Trends 2018: Mobile-First Indexing

Posted on: Friday, January 19, 2018 by Dan Marsh

Over 55% of web traffic comes from a mobile device – and counting. It’s not then surprising that Google has decided to look at mobile websites first when it comes to search engine indexing. That’s why in the not too distant future (and likely this year) Google will be rolling out mobile-first indexing. What is […]

Magento Commerce 2.2.2 – What’s New?

Posted on: Thursday, December 21, 2017 by Dan Marsh

This month (December 2017) Magento announced the release of Magento Commerce 2.2.2, which features new tools and numerous functional fixes and enhancements, including a new streamlined customer experience and greater insights for merchants into their online business. Streamlined Instant Purchase checkout Amazon’s patent of the one-click checkout process has now expired as of September 2017, […]

Black Friday Weekend 2017: What We Learned

Posted on: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by Dan Marsh

£1.4bn was spent on online sales in the UK on Black Friday, up 11.7% on last year. Cyber Monday, UK online sales were up 3% between 11am and 5pm compared to 2016, the peak minute for purchasing goods being 4:38pm. ‘[John Lewis] sold an average of 705 items every minute via its website between the […]

Ecommerce Trends: Black Friday 2017

Posted on: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by Dan Marsh

Black Friday 2017 falls on 24th November. It’s a day that continues to evolve every year, shifting with both the advent of new technology and consumer expectations. What ecommerce trends are present for Black Friday 2017? Mobile evolution In the US shoppers made $1.2 billion in purchases with their phones and tablets on Black Friday […]

Introducing Magento Security Scan

Posted on: Thursday, October 26, 2017 by Dan Marsh

Magento has released its brand new security scan tool that allows merchants to scan their sites for known security risks, malware and unauthorised access. Merchants will be able to receive updates from the tool in regards to their website’s security status. It’s a free service that’s available to both Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source […]

Magento Commerce 2.2 Released

Posted on: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by Dan Marsh

October saw Magento announced the release of Magento Commerce 2.2 into general availability. It’s been a long awaited update to Magento 2, which has promised much in the way of improvements, functional fixes and enhancements. Magento Commerce 2.2 includes a wealth of new, exciting features and developments. Images from Magento webinar: Discover The Power Of […]