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The Best Alternative MySQL Database Engines For Magento – Percona, Mariadb

- Magento tips & tricks

You can always move out of MySQL. At least, there are 2 alternatives: MariaDB and Percona. MariaDB is a fork of the MySQL developed by the community under the GNU GPL from the original creators of MySQL. The intents of MariaDB include maintaining high compatibility with MySQL, ensuring a “drop-in” replacement capability with library binary equivalency and matching with MySQL commands and APIs. Percona Server is another MySQL alternative which if free and open source. It offers high scalability, improved performance, useful features, and all the necessary instrumentations. In addition, Percona relies on self-tuning algorithms and supports high-performance hardware. In this post, we gathered all the information necessary to understand whether you should stay with  MySQL or move to alternative solutions, such as MariaDB and Percona.

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Why choose Magento over WordPress for your Ecommerce Site

- E-Commerce

The war between Magento and WordPress has been in existence ever since these CMS platforms made their way into ecommerce. While WordPress supports MySQL and PHP language, Magento utilizes MySQL, PHP as well as Zend Framework. Magento also uses, model-view-controller and entity-attributes-value model to store in database.

While WordPress is a favorite for blogging platforms, Magento has carved out a name for itself as the better CMS platform for ecommerce sites. It is an open source cross-platform.  Both the platforms are highly SEO friendly and has huge user base.

Magento provides powerful features as well as control of marketers to manage their respective online stores. Magento provides its users with a huge range of shopping cart plugins and payment options. The Magento Admin panel is flooded with various forms of ecommerce plugins like shipping option, price management, inventory, payment integration and the likes. It is also a trusted site for secure payment integration. The easy customization and simple management makes Magento a preferred site for people who want to build ecommerce sites.

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Personal Recommendation Services And Engines For Magento

- Magento tips & tricks

Recommender or recommendation systems form a subclass of information filtering systems. Their main purpose is to produce lists of recommendations for individual users. There are two methods used at the heart of the process: collaborative and content-based filtering. The first one relies on user’s past behavior and similar decisions made by other customers. The second one uses a series of discrete characteristics of an item in order to create a list of additional items with similar properties. Both approaches are often combined to create more complex system. Thanks to personal recommendation services and engines, e-commerce is now based on individual approach to every customer: products are marketed to individuals based on their unique needs.

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Magento Ajax Extensions (login, cart, catalog, navigation and more)

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Ajax is a group of web development techniques designed to create asynchronous web applications. By using Ajax, web apps can exchange data with a server in the background. Ajax can work in combination with CSS and HTML to mark up and style information.

Ajax is widely used in Magento. There are different Ajax extensions for login, cart, catalog, navigation and other components of e-commerce store.

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How to Increase E-Commerce Conversion Rate

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Chances are, the conversion rate of your e-commerce store is far from its possible maximum. To fix this problem, you have to find out why your visitors aren’t doing the things you want them to do. This information will help you to create effective methods for fixing the problem. The entire process of finding out and fixing is called Conversion Rate Optimization. The core principle of Conversion Rate Optimization is to generate more sales on your e-commerce store without bringing in additional traffic. This makes your online business more effective, and as a result, profitable.

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Top E-Commerce Platforms (cloud E-Commerce services, not self-hosted solutions)

- E-Commerce

In this post you will find all the necessary information about the most popular e-commerce platforms. BigCommerce, Shopify, Squarespace, Corecommerce, Volusion, AmeriCommerce, 3dcart, Bigcartel and Lemonstand are among described solutions. Remember, that all of them have their unique features and options. Some platforms offer much wider possibilities, but in a case with small businesses they are unnecessary.

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Soldsie – social selling on Facebook and Instagram for Magento

During last few years, Soldsie has gained the status of the most successful social selling platform and now it is opened to the integration with Magento. Social selling is a relatively new trend in e-commerce. It consists of 2 major components: 1) a retailer posts a product image along with it’s price and other useful information on a social network and 2) offers an easy way to make a purchase. The social shopping experience of Soldsie begins when a retailer posts a product photo along with all the data necessary for every customer (price; availability) on Facebook or Instagram. Shoppers then leave the world “sold” under this photo and continue browsing. When a shopper is ready to check out, the commented item is in the shopping cart ready for the purchase, and the post with this item still exists and gains new purchases.

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Yahoo Stores – Redesigned SaaS Ecommerce Platform by Yahoo

- E-Commerce

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.

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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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