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5 Reasons Why Magento 2 is Better Than Magento 1

February 9, 2016 magento1-magento2-fi

1. Understanding The Positive Impact of Magento With the release of Magento 2, many store owners and developers are wondering what impact this new code base will have on both web site performance and implementing custom functionality. To understand the reasons you need to keep an eye on Magento 2, you need to see what was overhauled from the earlier version of Magento. Throughout the last three years working with Magento, we have learned of the pros and cons with Read More »

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Bergen Logistics – Magento Integration for Automated Shipments and Inventory Syncing

February 1, 2016 bergen-magento-fi

When you are managing a Magento eCommerce store, you will most likely run into issues regarding communicating orders to your warehouse and getting shipments out as quickly as possible. From the moment a customer starts their purchase, to the moment they receive their product, a streamlined system is critical.  While there are multiple reasons an order may not ship on time, one common cause is a manual versus automatic processing system in place. The more orders your store has, the Read More »

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January Newsletter 2016

January 29, 2016 jan-2016-fi

New Magento Security Patches To inaugurate the new year, Magento has released two new security patches: SUPEE 7405 Security Patch and SUPEE 7616 related to USPS changes. It's highly recommended that all users of Magento Community Edition, versions 1.4.0.0 – 1.9.2.2 install the SUPEE-7405 patch bundle, or upgrade to Community Edition 1.9.2.3. SUPEE 7616 is required if you are using USPS who on January 17th made several changes in their rates, services and package names. Unlike the last Magento patch, SUPEE Read More »

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Google Trusted Stores – Magento Integration Guide

January 25, 2016 google-trusted-store-fi

What is a Google Trusted Store? Google Trusted Stores is a program that helps shoppers feel confident in their purchases on the web. A Trusted Store shows customers that they will receive great customer service, on-time delivery and free purchase protection. The protection is offered to customers who place orders from these stores and opt into the program at the time of purchase. Google Trusted Stores is a free certification program to highlight that your company offers consistent excellent shopping Read More »

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Leaving eBay and the Future of Magento

January 20, 2016 ripped-fi

On November 3, Mark Lavelle, CEO of Magento Commerce, sent out a letter to all Magento partners and associates officially announcing that Magento has become an independent company, backed by Permira. As with any transition or acquisition, consumers of the product are bound to have questions. What does this change mean for merchants and their storefronts? What does it mean for the agencies that are exclusively relying on the existence of Magento? Permira is a global investment firm that backs Read More »

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Using Git for Magento Website Maintenance

January 12, 2016 github-fi

Maintaining active Magento websites using Git There are many articles on using Git for Magento – however, these articles focus on using Git as a development tool. While this is an extremely good programming practice, it does not address website maintenance. At best, it can be used as one part of a maintenance process. At worst, when your website crashes you will discover that your Git repositories are missing a large number of critical items in order to restore or Read More »

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Why You Should Keep Negative Reviews on Your eCommerce Website

January 6, 2016 bad-reviews-fi

More than half of customers read online reviews before they make a purchase. Customer reviews are proven to drive sales and it is now something that a majority of customers will want to see before they decide on making an online purchase. There are quite a few reasons why business owners shouldn’t delete negative comments or reviews. There are times where negative reviews can actually help your business. Here are a few reasons why it is okay to let negative Read More »

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2016 eCommerce Trends

December 30, 2015 2016-ecommerce-trends-fi

Trends are always changing and with ecommerce, trends are no different. It is important to keep watch of the emerging trends for you ecommerce environment. Online shopping is on the rise but what else should you be looking for in 2016? Mobile commerce will continue to grow It is necessary to have a mobile store – this isn’t exactly old news. As an online retailer, you are bound to notice the importance of having a mobile site – in 2016; Read More »

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Happy Holidays from Shero!

December 24, 2015 holiday-email-blast-2015-fi
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What is Mozu Commerce?

December 23, 2015 mozu-fi

In 2016, an online storefront isn’t limited to a single traditional website.  Successful retailers are equipped to engage customers in a wide variety of contexts, with digital sales being handled through a continually expanding range of devices. Funded & built by Volusion, Mozu is a cutting-edge, cloud-based, Enterprise eCommerce platform that isn’t just pushing the boundaries of online marketing and sales, it’s erasing them. Here’s how: Customers First – Wherever They Are Mozu isn’t just a shopping cart platform; it’s a cloud-based Read More »

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