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Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Are You Ready?

Posted on: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Dan Marsh

It’s on its way – whether you’re planning a full week of activity or just a day of discounts, there’s no escaping the increasing influence of the Black weekend. So batten down the hatches and get ready; here’s a few tips to help you prepare your website and e-tailing. Site Speed As Black Friday has […]

MagentoLive Europe 2018 – 9-10 October

Posted on: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Dan Marsh

MagentoLive Europe is coming. We’ll be exhibiting at stand S1, 9-10 October, Barcelona. We would love to see as many of our customers there as possible, at what will be an opportunity to engage with the biggest ecommerce innovators and leaders in Europe. Join us in Barcelona and discover what’s new in the world of […]

Amazon Prime Day 2018: The Results

Posted on: Friday, August 3, 2018 by Dan Marsh

This year’s Prime Day was the “biggest in history” according to Amazon. Prime members purchased more than 100 million products during this year’s event and there were more sign-ups for Prime on the day (July 16) than any previous day in the company’s history. Prime Day sales in the United States grew faster than last […]

Ecommerce Trends 2018: Augmented Reality

Posted on: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Dan Marsh

Most people started talking about Augmented Reality (AR) with the success of Pokémon Go back in 2016 – and the mobile game certainly highlighted the significance and potential of AR to capture the public’s imagination. Since then we’ve seen its adoption in the world of ecommerce from a variety of different brands and industries. What […]

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 online channel offers a level of convenience completely different to that of high street shopping, but consumer expectations are high. In a world where loyalty is decreasing, […]

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 to a native app but are delivered by a standard web browser. Designed to make the […]

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 Dan Marsh

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 […]

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 […]