The concept of click and collect or in-store pickup business model is very simple and at the same time counter-intuitive. A customer buys goods on a company’s website and rather than wait for the postman several days later picks these goods at a local brick-and-mortar store.
2015 has all chances to bevome the year of more practical wearables, especially with the wide range of new smartwatches with Apple Watch at the head. But what is the meaning of these new devices for the e-commerce? To answer this question, we will show how wearables can be used in digital commerce and retail environment. Continue Reading
Good front-end developers are always necessary. There are a lot of low quality specialists, which perform different basic tasks, but there is a lack of rock star developers. And it is no wonder. Just look at job postings and you will see how much front end job descriptions vary. Despite the large number of web design schools and coding courses, unemployed high quality specialists are rarity. In this post, we will tell about all essential skills you will need on your path to a rock star front end web developer. Continue Reading
Store speed is very important for visitor experience. In fact, Amazon estimates that every 100ms in store slowness results in a 1% drop in profits. That can add up to big money, especially when you realize that 100s is a fraction of a second. Even worse than this, Google ranks sites in its search engine results according to speed. The slower a store the lower the rankings which means fewer customers for your store. Continue Reading
Starting a business always requires inspiration. Luckily, during last few years dozens of successful startups have joined the competition. They have showed a lot of new business ideas and different ways of their implementation, introducing us to a wide variety of new products and services. In this post you will find the most interesting startups, which are famous for their uniqueness and fresh ideas.
During the last 5 years, Magento became the leading online business solution. With 4+ million downloads, it is now a synonym to “e-commerce“. The new version is on the way, so you should be prepared for the new era of online trade. In this article, we gathered the most important video tutorials about Magento 2.0.
PHP is a web development language, which is also used for a general-purpose programming. It is installed on more than 2.1 million web servers and 240 million websites. PHP can be mixed with HTML and used in combination with various frameworks and templating engines. The code itself is usually processed by an interpreter. The PHP interpreter is implemented as a native module of a web server or as a Common Gateway Interface executable (CGI). After the interpretation and execution, the PHP code is sent in a form of resulting output to its client by a web server. Usually, it is a part of the generated web page. PHP code can generate an HTML code of a web page, an image, etc. The canonical PHPinterpreter is a free software, which is released under the PHP License. It can be deployed on most web servers and works with almost every operating system. In addition, PHP can be used in standalone graphical applications, because it supports a command-line interface capability. Continue Reading
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 GNUGPL 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.