Being in business since 2006, Shopify has gathered more than 50 thousand retailers around the ecommerce platform. Despite Magento is a little bit younger, it is the leading ecommerce solution. It was first introduced in 2008, and in 2011 Ebay purchased the company. Unlike Shopify with its proprietary code, Magento is an open source ecommerce platform.
On Firebear, I’ve already compared Magento and Shopify. You can find that blog post here: Magento vs Shopify. Now, it is time to pay attention to differences between Magento 2 and Sopify. The following blog post discusses pros and cons related to both platforms. Let’s start with Shopify.
BitCoin system is gradually making its way into the world of E-Commerce recruiting more and more merchants all over the world for using its digital currency. Some e-commerce websites already accept bitcoins as a payment for goods and services and admit that dealing with decentralized digital money has much more benefits if compared to standard payment methods. Although there is a limited amount of bitcoins (about 12,3 million units) and the currency stability and acceptance depends on this amount, BitCoin is likely to become mainstream due to the increased use by consumers. This is a great opportunity for e-commerce merchants to adapt new payment technologies for boosting their performance on the market. Here you’ll find out more about BitCoin and its exclusive currency and investigate how to successfully integrate your e-commerce website into bitcoin payment technology with the help of useful bitcoin payment processors. Continue Reading
Website builders help eliminate manual code editing in the website construction. There are two categories of these tools – online and offline. Online website builders are often provided by web hosting companies. Offline tools (often called website design software) create pages on a computer and publish them on a host. Continue Reading
In this topic we’re going to cover such relevant issues that can come in handy to e-commerce businessmen or just people who are interested in the further e-commerce development. Consequently, let’s figure out what we should expect down the road.
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?
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.
Blogs have become one of the most important informational source, which can provide answers to most of your questions. Of course, there are a lot of useless bloggers, who create second- and third-rate content, but there are really great thinkers among all the online community, and we are going to show you them. In this post we gathered the most important blogs about e-commerce.
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.
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.