Yahoo has relaunched its Saas e-commerce platform called Stores. SaaS stands for software as a service. It is a special licensing and delivery model for software in which it is licensed on a subscription basis and hosted centrally. Redesigned Yahoo Stores makes it significantly easier for businesses to get online; provides mobile first e-commerce; brings forward the date of the first sale, and is enough resizable to support growing ecommerce web-stores.
When it comes to choosing the right e-commerce platform there are a lot of nuances to think about. In this post we’ve compared Magento with WooCommerce. Both are open source, but they still have some major differences. As a result WooCommerce, which is a base for over 259,000 sites, overtakes all versions of Magento (over 213,000 sites) in popularity. Flawless connection with other platforms and systems is one of the main reasons that WooCommerce achieved a growth of 452% over the last year. But lets compare both platforms.
We have already written about the best Magento templates and now it is time to tell you about the best free solutions. Generally, free Magentotemplates 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.
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.
In this post you can find information about the best Magento extensions developmend studios. There are a lot of different companies specialised in Magento development. Some of them produce free products, another – paid. The quality and the purpose of their modules also differ. For every company we did a short review, based on information from the web. Few best extensions are also included.
The first business-oriented certification program by Magento was announced! This great event took place at Imagine Conference, and now everyone can try his or her best in The Magento Solution Specialist Certification. Being a Magento Certified Solution Specialist (MCSS) gives you a status of an expert user of Magento platform. This also means that you can reach different business goals with Magento, optimize it and avoid unnecessary problems. Your MCSS status will always speak for itself. As a result you will increase your value and income, gain additional knowledge and get the right to use Magento Certification logo on your Resume or CV.
To get the MCSS you have to be fluent in the following topics: eCommerce, which takes 13% of all tasks; Magento Architecture – 27%; elements and structure of Magento eCommerce site – 35%; and applying Magento in achieving the business objectives – 25%. The target audience of Magento Solution Specialist Certification includes project managers, eСommerce consultants, business analysts, UX designers, developers and all the other Magento platform users.
There are a lot of Android and iOS applications for Magento. Some of them are designed to work with products, the other help you to control your Magento orders. There are also complicated tools which provide almost full access to the Magento Admin. In this post you will find all of them. The list of the best Android and iOS apps designed to manage your Magento Store on your finger tips is ready and waiting for you.
BigCommerce and Magento Community Edition are two different implementations of one solution. Both variants are good, but each of them has some special features. Thus, Magento and BigCommerce have slightly different target audience. With both Magento and BigCommerce you can create a stunning look for your brand and e-commerce shop, but BigCommerce has some restrictions on different interface elements placement.
PrestaShop is a free and open source solution for e-commerce stores. Among its supported payment gateways are DirecPay, Authorize.Net, Google Checkout, Skrill and, of course, PayPal. The system contains over 250 features and more than 1000 add-ons for different areas of activity. The main features of PrestaShop are:
Shopify has been in business since 2006. During last 8 years company gathered about 50 thousand online retailers. Shopify has proprietary code, which is available only among company’s developers. Magento exists since 2008, but in 2011 it was purchased by Ebay. Unlike Shopify – Magento is open source.