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The Pixel Nominated in RAR Digital Awards 2017

Posted on: Monday, May 22, 2017 by Stephen Leyton

We’re very proud to announce that we’ve been nominated in the category of Ecommerce Under 40 at RAR Digital Awards 2017. Recommended Agency Register (RAR) is The Drum’s service to help brands to choose agencies based on ratings. The RAR database contains over 45,000 ratings left by brands. Each year RAR identify which agencies are the highest-rated […]

Magento Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce

Posted on: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Dan Marsh

Magento has been named a Leader by Gartner Inc. in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce. The Gartner report evaluates digital commerce platforms based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. The category is defined as “buying and selling interactions among businesses, people and things for products/services via digitalization technologies”. Among the 21 […]

Managed Magento Hosting Vs Unmanaged Hosting

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

What is Unmanaged Hosting? It helps to think of an unmanaged solution as your server to maintain and control. It’ll be up to you to secure and install security patches, fix errors and install and configure software. Unmanaged hosting is often a cheaper option because there’s no routine support. It’s the host’s responsibility to replace […]

Understanding Users: Introducing UX Experts Natural Interaction

Posted on: Thursday, March 23, 2017 by Adam Babajee-Pycroft

I’m Adam Babajee-Pycroft, MD of UX agency Natural Interaction. We regularly partner with The Pixel to offer UX expertise on Magento ecommerce projects. Our optimisation and user research services can help you work out what to change to increase user satisfaction and boost conversion rates. Here’s some more background on what we can do. Why […]

Understanding Google RankBrain

Posted on: Friday, March 17, 2017 by Dan Marsh

RankBrain is an algorithm developed by Google that uses machine learning artificial intelligence (AI). It’s now one of the leading contributors in Google’s determination of search rankings – therefore whether you know it or not, it will likely be affecting your website’s organic search traffic. RankBrain impacts on the 15% of search queries per day […]

Ecommerce Trends 2017: Chatbots

Posted on: Friday, February 24, 2017 by Dan Marsh

Continuing our ecommerce trends 2017 series, here’s the low-down on chatbots. What are chatbots? Chatbots are becoming an increasingly common sight throughout the ecommerce world. Specifically designed to replicate human interaction, chatbots exhibit intelligent behaviour like that of a human to convincingly simulate how a human would respond as a conversational partner in the given […]

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 […]