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A collection of posts covering the e-commerce industry, company updates and anything else we find interesting enough to post!

Greater personalisation: Magento’s partnership with Adobe

Posted on: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Dan Marsh

Towards the end of 2016 Magento announced a partnership with Adobe to deliver a newly integrated, personalised customer experience across all channels. So what does this mean for merchants? The partnership will see the powerful content and personalisation capabilities of Adobe Experience Manager – a comprehensive content management solution for building websites with a rich, […]

Ecommerce Trends 2017: Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

Posted on: Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Dan Marsh

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) were launched in February 2016 and are becoming an increasingly common sight in Google search results on mobile devices. You can tell if an article is AMP as it will be noticeably faster to load (coming from cache and virtually instant) and it will have a lighting bolt with ‘AMP’ next […]

Magento 2 Updates: 2.1.3 and 2.0.11

Posted on: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by Dan Marsh

December saw the release of new versions of Magento 2. These Magento 2 updates included Enterprise Editions 2.1.3 and 2.0.11, and Community Editions 2.1.3 and 2.0.11, and are designed to provide new payment functionality, accelerated performance, and enhanced product quality. These latest software updates include new features and enhancements that remove points of friction for […]

The Path to Magento 2 Migration

Posted on: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Stephen Leyton

The following article is based on the presentation delivered by Stephen Leyton, Managing Director, and Duncan Ball, Senior Project Manager at The Pixel, at November’s event Magento Lunch & Learn, and offers a step-by-step breakdown on how the company approaches a Magento 2 migration. What does Magento 2 offer? There are significant changes around the […]

Magento Lunch & Learn: Highlights

Posted on: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Dan Marsh

Our event Magento Lunch & Learn took place 17 November. It was a great day that saw representatives attend from more than 30 of The Pixel’s clients, all coming together to find out about Magento 2 and the steps to migration. David Wise, Head of Strategic Partners, North Europe & Middle East at Magento, gave […]

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Tips for Ecommerce

Posted on: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 by Dan Marsh

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now two of the busiest and biggest online shopping days of the year. Are you ready? What’s the difference? Black Friday falls the day after Thanksgiving in the US, and Cyber Monday is always the following Monday. Black Friday has been around longer and originally existed as a solely […]

Google Announces Split of Mobile & Desktop Search Index

Posted on: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 by Dan Marsh

Google’s current search index (that serves both mobile and desktop) is due to be split to offer a better smartphone and tablet experience. The new mobile search index will be updated on a more frequent basis than the current desktop index, and therefore enable more relevant and up-to-date results for mobile users. The change is […]

Magento Analytics Holiday Dashboard

Posted on: Friday, October 7, 2016 by Dan Marsh

You may have read about Magento’s acquisition of RJMetrcis, to be incorporated into Magento as Magento Analytics. Well, Magento hasn’t wasted much time in getting the show on road. The Magento Analytics Holiday Dashboard provides a suite of reports to help merchants make smarter decisions before, during, and after the holiday season – a period […]

Content Marketing Trends 2016: Facebook Instant Articles

Posted on: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by Dan Marsh

Continuing our series on content marketing trends 2016, looking at content developments dominating the year so far, let’s take a look at Facebook Instant Articles. So what exactly are Facebook Instant Articles? When you click on an article that someone’s shared on Facebook on your phone or mobile device, you usually get redirected to the […]

Magento 2: Why Upgrade? INFOGRAPHIC

Posted on: Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Dan Marsh

Change isn’t always an appealing prospect to clients, especially if your website’s already performing well – if it’s not broken then…well you know the rest. But change in the world of ecommerce is an opportunity to develop, adapt and optimise. In fact we’d go as far as to say that upgrading to Magento 2 isn’t […]