In this post we gathered information about the most popular self-hosted e-commerce platforms. Magento, PrestaShop, Zen Cart, and other solutions are described in the article. We tried to show their major features, as well as positive and negative aspects.
Make your life easier with improved import & export Magento extensions. This category of modules enhances the default abilities of your e-commerce Magento store by adding some new useful import/export features. The default Magento provides a lot of possibilities in this area, but they are not enough to avoid headaches while migrating to/from other e-commerce systems. In this post, we gathered the best examples of reliable improved import & export Magento extensions. By using one of them, you will significantly optimize the default operations typical for out of the box Magento.
Responsive design is a special approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience for mobile devices. Responsive web design provides easy reading and navigation, and reduces resizing, panning and scrolling to minimum.
The technology relies on proportion-based grids with page element sizing in percentages, flexible images sized in relative units, and CSS3 media queries, which allow the page to use CSS style rules, based on characteristics of every single device. But why is Responsive design so important for e-commerce?
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.
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.
Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and hundreds of other social networking services flooded the web over the past decade. As a result, some of them have become the integral part of your customers’ lives. This means, that you have a great opportunity to promote your e-commerce store over this social networks, by providing your customers with high quality sharing tools.To acheave this goal, you just need a correct social media integration Magento extension, and in this post you will find only the best solutions.
Point of sale (POS) is a place of retail transaction completion. At this point, a customer makes a payment for goods or services. In its turn, the retailer provides customers with different options to make a payment. Modern e-commerce POS systems bridge the gap between online and offline retail. They deliver synchronization between brick-and-mortar and online stores. You also get an out-of-the-box credit card processing and a detailed reporting. Thus, top Magento POS systems let you manage all aspects of your business with ease from a single dashboard. There are a lot of different Magento POS extensions designed to bring full featured POS functionality to e-commerce businesses. The best tools are described below. Also check Magento 2 Point of Sale (POS) extensions.
It is extremely easy to create PDF Invoice in Magento but very hard make changes and customisations in each PDF, but there are dozens of extensions developed to do this. You can customize templates, add extra fields and match invoices with your brand identity via the following custom PDF invoices Magento extensions.
A/B testing is a randomized experiment with A and B variants, which are the control and the treatment in the testing. Variant A (the control) is the currently used version, while Variant B (the treatment) is modified. The goal of Magento A/B testing is to identify changes to an online store that increase an outcome of interest. More and more e-commerce merchants use A/B testing to get the most out of their traffic and improve sales. You can use it to test almost everything in your e-commerce business.