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The Ultimate Guide to the Future of E-Commerce

ecommerce trends; digital sales; online shopping

E-commerce has seen steady growth for years, but after COVID-19 hit the world, online retails faced both new challenges and possibilities in developing their business. As a year after the start of the pandemic passed, the online sales landscape has changed dramatically. The avoidance of face-to-face contacts, store closures, and numerous coronavirus-related restrictions has forever changed customer behavior patterns. While the economy and society are undergoing a crucial shift, e-commerce merchants need to adjust their business strategy according to the new requirements.

Since more consumers turn to online shopping, digital transformation becomes inevitable for sellers who want to keep their business going and meet new customer demands. By adopting the latest technologies, implementing personalization techniques into the marketing strategy, and switching to more efficient supply chain practices, companies can achieve success in the upcoming years. To help you better understand in which direction to move and which activities to focus on, we’ve compiled a list of emerging e-commerce trends that are changing the business environment in 2021 and are expected to stay for the years to come. By understanding the expectations of a modern buyer and taking appropriate strategic actions a few steps ahead, it is possible to turn crisis times into an opportunity and ensure consistent business growth.

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How to migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2 with Improved Import and Export extension

Migrating from Magento 1 to Magento 2 is not an ordinary routine. Using the standard Magento data import tool for that may be a difficult task if you are not familiar with coding and working from the command line. Even Magento 2 developers rarely rely on the standard instruments since the migration may prove difficult because of the difference between entities stored in M1 and M2.

That’s why having a tool that simplifies the procedure and leaves you with only mechanical tasks is a great time savior. In this article, we will talk about how to migrate to Magento 2 using the Improved Import and Export extension. Firstly, we will introduce you to the module. After that, you will find out how to import products, customers, and orders to your ecommerce website when you migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2. The article sheds light on such nuances as getting an export table with a corresponding entity, preparing attributes for import, and transferring everything into your brand new storefront.

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Reach New Digital Experience Dimensions With Isobar

- E-Commerce

 partner program with isobar

Today, we’d like to introduce you to Isobar – a digital experience agency that acts locally but thinks and operates globally. The company is represented in 45 countries by 85 locations. More than 5k people are associated with Isobar. They push the e-commerce dimension forward, improving the life of merchants all across the globe. And our Improved Import & Export module, as well as other products, participate in this run.   Continue Reading

Exploring Shopware: Getting Started With The Platform

- E-Commerce, Shopware

Here at Firebear, we are always passionate about e-commerce technologies and platforms. From the very beginning of our history, we were dedicated to the Magento ecosystem. However, it’s time to exceed the existing boundaries, exploring new solutions. This time, Shopware captured our attention with an incredible amount to discover, especially after the switch to Shopware 6. Below, we describe how to get started with the Shopware e-commerce platform. The article contains a basic guide to the ecosystem and platform as well as links to other materials that explore its admin and features. Continue Reading

Perficient – Your Partner In Achieving Accelerated Business Growth & Smarter Engagement

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

We are so excited to introduce you to our new partner – Perficient. It is a global digital agency that aims to provide your business with the experiences it lacks. The consultancy specialists can help you move faster and engage your clients smarter, growing your enterprise. Perficient transforms how the world’s biggest brands develop and your business is not an exception. You can easily join the roster of the company’s happy clients. Drive your business forward, leveraging the following Perficient’s achievements:

  • Almost 300 clients among Fortune 1000;
  • The repeat business rate is up to 90%;
  • The current revenue is $565 million and it is growing continually;
  • The industry experience is more than 20 years;
  • 35 offices all over the globe;
  • 4,500 colleagues are bound to Perficient.

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The Biggest B2B Ecommerce Trends to Prepare for the Digital Commerce Era

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Digital Commerce B2B

Ecommerce has seen tremendous growth over recent years. As technology evolves and customer preferences change, B2B ecommerce companies are transforming their approach to managing their business. In the coming years, new ecommerce trends will require business-to-business sellers to quickly adapt to the changing environment and deliver personalized experiences to their clients. For modern B2B buyers, online shopping is a norm, and they are looking for the same experience when making purchases for their companies. The outbreak of coronavirus pandemic added to the changes in B2B customers’ purchase behavior, motivating vendors to look for new ways to meet buyer expectations and adapt to the transforming business environment.

This article sheds light on the leading trends that will shape the B2B ecommerce sector in the nearest future and presents ideas on how to address the main challenges in the unfolding digital transformation. It also describes the core features of the Magento Commerce B2B program as a solution that allows B2B companies to modernize their business model and meet growing customer demands.

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Shopware 6 – The New Era of Open Source E-Commerce

- E-Commerce, Shopware

Although Magento 2 remains the core ecosystem that we explore, we cannot ignore other e-commerce platforms. This time, our attention has been captured by Shopware 6. If you are already familiar with the system’s previous versions, you will be surprised how level 6 differs from them. The gap is even more considerable than the one that exists between Magento 1 and Magento 2. So, let’s find out why Shopware 6 is the new epoch of open source e-commerce.  Continue Reading

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

- E-Commerce

offline2on logo

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

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

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Coronavirus, magento 2, e-commerce, retail

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