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Impact of Coronavirus on Consumer Behavior

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

At the beginning of this year, the world has faced an unprecedented threat to people’s health and the global economy – the outbreak of the coronavirus. The first signs of the novel virus have been observed in China, where it emerged and started spreading with rapid paces to the rest of the world. The COVID-19 outbreak led to the global pandemic state, affecting every aspect of one’s life and bringing irreversible losses to business accross many industries. In such circumstances, it is crucial for companies and enterprises, especially those involved in the retail and e-commerce business, to show flexibility and quickly adapt to the changing situation.

In this article, we provide an overview of the main patterns related to consumer behavior in the changing circumstances and look at the possibilities for businesses to survive crisis times. To get more information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on e-commerce and retail, check this post.

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Firebear Improved Import & Export App for BigCommerce

- E-Commerce, Our extensions

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Here atFirebear, we’ve developed one of the most potent data transfer extensions in the entire Magento ecosystem. Our Improved Import & Export module not only powers connections between Magento websites but also goes far beyond the platform. The plugin provides the ability to integrate e-commerce websites with various external platforms, tools, and service providers, such as ERP, CRM, accounting, and other systems. Furthermore, the Improved Import & Export module enables seamless data import from other e-commerce platforms, including Shopify and BigCommerce. Below, we’d like to draw your attention to the extended capabilities related to the latter. As a team, we’ve decided to exceed the existing boundaries of Firebear, creating reliable data transfer solutions for our e-commerce platforms. Meet the Firebear Improved Import & Export app for BigCommerce. In the following article, we explain the project and provide a detailed description of its core features and advantages. You can access its early beta version right here.   Continue Reading

Lofam Marketplace and Magento 2 Integration

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Even though the e-commerce market is swarming with strong players at the moment, true game changers stay relevant through the years. Lofam Ritzmall — a famous Korean marketplace — is one of such marketplace giants that set bars for merchants of all types when it comes to providing online selling services. And now the rich catalog of Lofam is another available scene for you to present your product at. With Improved Import and Export you can establish bidirectional Lofam and Magento 2 integration and see the increase in revenue from both sources.

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Offline2On – A Lifebelt For Entrepreneurs All Over The Globe (Get Your First Magento Website)

- E-Commerce

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The number of small businesses in the US alone exceeds the 30 million milestone. So, you can imagine how many entrepreneurs all over the world are in trouble now. The long-lasting impact of the crisis will never let many of them recover within the next few years. Some of them won’t be able to reappear after the pandemic. However, there is a community initiative aimed to mitigate the influence of city-wide lockdowns and states of emergencies. Meet Offline2On – a non for profit community-led project created to support businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Continue Reading

Firebear Improved Import & Export App for Shopify 

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Our Improved Import & Export extension for Magento 2 is the most potent data transfer tool in the ecosystem. It not only powers connections between Magento websites but also lets you integrate your e-commerce store with various ERP, CRM, accounting, and whatever systems. Besides, the module provides the ability to import data from other e-commerce platforms, such as Shopify or BigCommerce. However, we’ve decided not to put bounds to our creative endeavors. We continue our expansion to new e-commerce systems with the Firebear Improved Import & Export app for Shopify. In the following material, we shed light on the project and provide access to its early beta version.   Continue Reading

Magento 2 SEO Suites Comparison (Mirasvit vs Mageworx)

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

In the following post, we try to find out how Mirasvit Advanced SEO Suite differs from Mageworx Magento 2 SEO Suite Ultimate and vice versa. Both Magento 2 SEO extensions provide a massive list of SEO enhancements that radically improve ranking and turn default search engine optimization into fun. Time-consuming processes will no longer take much effort after you install one of the Magento 2 SEO modules, and below we help you choose the solution that suits your ecommerce needs the most.
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How to Downgrade Magento 2 Commerce to Open Source

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

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Although Commerce and Open Source are the two versions of the same system, they are quite different. The former offers lots of enterprise-grade enhancements and B2B features but costs a lot. Enterprise power, unlimited scalability, and open-source flexibility come to a pretty penny. The annual license fee depends on the turnover and starts at $22k for less than $1 million in sales. As for Magento 2 Open Source, it is free to use. You only need a budget to create a new e-commerce website. Let’s take a look at other differences between the two platforms and then describe several ways to downgrade Magento 2 Commerce to Open Source (Magento Enterprise (EE) to Magento Community (CE)). Continue Reading

MageWorx Magento 2 SEO Suite Extension

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Implementation of efficient SEO strategies is a must-have for Magento ecommerce merchants who want to grow their business at a faster pace and have increased profits in the long term. Merchants have to pay attention to all details related to their website SEO if they want potential customers to find their online store in the search engine results quickly.

Mageworx introduces the first all-in-one SEO extension for Magento 2 that eliminates duplicate content issues, improves the indexation, СTR, and search visibility of your ecommerce Magento store, and makes it more user and search engine friendly.

The Magento 2 SEO Suite Ultimate helps to optimize all SEO elements, organize website architecture with smart cross linking, optimize large chunks of meta data, equip a website with extended rich snippets, add breadcrumbs, generate XML and HTML sitemaps and dozens more. Thus, you can reduce your search optimization workload, get higher rankings in search results, and considerably improve the online visibility of your web store.  

We will describe the MageWorx Magento 2 SEO Suite extension with all its features in detail after a short introduction into its main benefits. MageWorx and Mirasvit SEO solutions are compared here: Magento 2 SEO Suites Comparison.

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Retail, E-Commerce, & Magento

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

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Have you already received messages from local online retailers informing you about the possibility of ordering online despite the quarantine? More and more businesses are trying to leverage the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak to avoid (or at least mitigate) the inevitable recession caused by the virus. Will they succeed? We try to find the answer below. The following article describes the coronavirus impact on e-commerce and retail. Let’s figure out what’s going on around and why people are so obsessed with the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue Reading