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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 […]

What does GDPR mean for Magento merchants?

Posted on: Friday, September 29, 2017 by Dan Marsh

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR. What is the GDPR? The GDPR is Europe’s new framework for data protection laws. The main objectives of GDPR is […]

Magento Named a Leader in B2B Commerce in Forrester Wave Report

Posted on: Monday, September 4, 2017 by Dan Marsh

Magento Commerce has been named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites For Midsize Organizations, Q3 2017 report. Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. The company’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than 675,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide. The report cited […]

Bloomberg TV Canada interview Magento CEO Mark Lavelle

Posted on: Thursday, August 24, 2017 by Dan Marsh

This month Bloomberg TV Canada interviewed Magento CEO Mark Lavelle about Magento’s status as one of the world’s largest e-commerce software platforms, powering $50 billion U.S. worth of transactions every year. In the interview on Bloomberg North, Mark Lavelle was questioned on a variety of topics relating to Magento’s success and competition from Amazon. The […]

Magento Rebranding & Record Growth in Europe

Posted on: Thursday, July 27, 2017 by Dan Marsh

Last month at MagentoLive UK 2017, Magento announced significant changes to the branding of its current product line. ‘Magento will be renaming its flagship platform Magento Enterprise Edition…to ‘Magento Commerce” The changes include the rebranding of its commerce suite, which will now be called the ‘Magento Cloud’. The renaming is designed to better align with […]