Best Mobile Payment Solutions in 2014

- E-Commerce

mobile paymentMobile technologies are integrated into almost every aspect of modern business. You can not only buy something and pay for it with the help of your smartphone, you can also accept credit cards on it and, furthermore, turn your device into a point-of-sale system for your business. If you are looking for modern payment options aimed at the integration of you business with mobile technologies, this post is for you.

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The Best Free Open Source Magento Templates 2014

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We have already written about the best Magento templates and now it is time to tell you about the best free solutions. Generally, free Magento templates and themes have less features and opportunities than paid, but one of them can become a perfect basis for your small custom project. Further, we gathered all the necessary information about the best free Magento templates and appropriate download links. If you have limited budget for your e-commerce store, this post will be useful for you.

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Best Related Products Magento Extensions

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Make your customers more interested in your e-commerce store and goods by showing them all the related products. Often, it is very convenient. Imagine the situation, when occasional visitor is dissatisfied with the specific product from your store: the price is too high, the color is not desired, or its functionality is not like your visitor imagined. But you have the substitute with lower price, desired color, or necessary functionality. Chances are you occasional visitor will leave you e-commerce store without any attempts to find this substitute. By using correct related products Magento extension, you can change the situation. You will automatically generate related products for the entire catalog of you web-store, so all the substitutes will be displayed on appropriate product pages. Below, we’ve gathered the most popular related products Magento extensions.

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Magento Shopping Cart Abandonment Extensions

Shopping Cart Abandonment Magento Extensions

Abandonment of virtual shopping carts happens quite common. The abandonment rate for e-commerce retailers varies between 60% and 80%, and an average index is 67.91%. To find out shopping cart abandonment rate, you have to compare the number of abandoned shopping carts with the total shopping carts number. For example, there were 50,000 attempts to buy something from online store during the month, but only 10,000 transactions have been made, so 40,000 carts have been abandoned. It means that abandonment rate is 80% ((40,000/50,000)*100%=80%). But it is possible to decrease this index with the help of shopping cart abandonment Magento extensions. The best tools are described below.

Magento 2 Shopping Cart Abandonment (Extensions and Modules)

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Magento Connect Stuff Picks extensions (summer 2014)

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Magento Connect Stuff Picks includes 3 pages of both free and paid extensions. WordPress integration, one page checkout, social marketing apps, taxes, shopping, different reports and a bunch of new features are among them. Magento Connect Stuff Picks extensions were carefully selected by Magento team, so they are the most useful, interesting or unusual solutions for your e-commerce webstore.

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Mobile e-commerce in 2015

- E-Commerce

mobile e-commerceMobile branch of e-commerce is constantly growing. It plays very important role not only in infrastructure of online stores but it gradually becomes one of the major sales tool for multichannel stores. In November 2013 Google posted through Think Insights that in USA average consumer spends about 15 hours a week looking for products on smartphone or tablet. About 93 percent of such consumer make a purchase, if the desired item is found, of course. As you can see, it is very important to provide the ability to reach the store from mobile device. There are three major strategies for Mobile e-commerce in 2014: native apps, HTML5, CSS or JavaScript, and mobile web.

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Best Magento SEO Extensions 2016

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Search engine optimization is the process of affecting the visibility of e-commerce store in search engine’s unpaid search results. Higher ranking and more frequent appearance in the search results list affects more traffic to the web site. For better SEO optimization of your Magento store you can use SEO Magento extensions. In this post, we gathered the best existing SEO toolkits and modules that improve other ecommerce aspects of your Magento website and at the same time positively affects SEO.

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Magento Go is dead

- E-Commerce

Unfortunately we have to inform you, that Magento Go is almost dead. Yes, Magento decided to close the project. Cloud-based eCommerce solution with all the web hosting features was launched in the beginning of 2011. The project was created in order to support different small businesses, and it has no need to install software. However, it has the ability to install extensions for extra functionality. Unlike Community and Enterprise editions, Magento Go was hosted by Magento itself. And now we can witness the end of Magento Go and the same is true to ProStores.

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PHPNG – future of PHP

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magento phpngPHPNG is a new branch of PHP development. It aims to bring better memory usage efficiency and performance. PHPNG is focused on PHP’s VM Zend Engine. PHPNG aims to provide the maximum performance for current applications by rebuilding internal structures of PHP. Existing structure leads to the next time expenditures: 20% of time are used for tasks of memory manager, 10%  – for hash tables, 30%  – for call internal functions and only 30% – for execution in virtual machine. PHPNG can do a 10-30% execution speed improvement by changing this structure. Also it leads to some memory savings.

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Upgrade to Magento Community 1.9 (by SSH)

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Magento Community Edition 1.9.0.1 has ben released. It contains multiple improvements over older versions. 1.9.0.1 is a major release , so it’s very important not to miss it. In this post we will show you how to upgrade from previous Magento version to the new one. Don’t forget to try Magento CE 1.9.0.1 upgrade in a test environment. The operation is not risky, but there is always a chance to break something.

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