ecommerce

The Benefits of running an eCommerce Business

  This post was written by Work placement student Anmol Khan   Do you know what eCommerce is? eCommerce is an online shopping business and the key to increasing your sales online. Some of the big brands using eCommerce to their advantage are Amazon, eBay and Etsy. But why should you move your business online and become eCommerce? Well, it should be for the following reasons…   Expands your reach When creating an eCommerce website, you open yourself up to a much wider global audience, meaning that the potential of your eCommerce company will grow alongside your audience. It also means …

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Prepare your ecommerce website for Black Friday!

Prepare your ecommerce website for Black Friday

5 ways to fully prepare your ecommerce website for Black Friday! We’re half way through the fourth (and final) quarter of the year. This means ecommerce sites should be making changes to accommodate for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas! We’re way past the planning stages now, being 11 days away from Black Friday means it’s time for execution! Here are some things you should consider to prepare your ecommerce website for Black Friday: 1) Display the best offers on your home page: Carousel banners were innovated for a reason…use them! By now you should have designed a few banners …

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Magento Shipping Methods

How to configure Magento Shopping Methods

How to configure Magento Shipping Methods Good afternoon ladies and gents, we’re back again with your favourite weekly segment…#MagentoMonday! This week we talk more about a topic which can win over repeat customers and is imperative for any online e-commerce store…Magento shipping methods. So to start configuring your Magento shipping methods, you’ll have to go and log-in to your Magento Admin panel. Once you’re through, go to System -> Configuration -> Sales -> Shipping Settings. Click on Origin and enter the address from where you will be shipping your products from (usually a warehouse or wherever your products are stored). Once …

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How to upload a Magento Widget

How to upload a Magento widget

How to upload a Magento Widget Magento, as you know, is open source; giving it flexibility and almost unlimited capabilities…the fun never really stops (if your idea of fun is coding). Well, this week we’re back, and with how to upload a Magento widget. Magento widgets are small applications with pre-set functionalities that can be installed and implemented on your website. They are really flexible with their capabilities, which means they’re great for promotional offers, content marketing and much more! Important info: You need Magento 1.4 (or higher) to be able to use widgets. They’re installed and implemented the same …

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How to upload a theme to Magento

How to upload a theme to Magento

How to upload a theme to Magento: We have talked about Magento themes once or twice in the past, however, this time we’re back with how to upload a theme to Magento! https://www.wow-zone.com/blog/5-best-practices-for-magento-design/ Anyway, as mentioned in previous articles, your theme reflects your business. Keeping that in mind, it’s important to ensure you choose a theme that fits your business’. Today, we’re just going to tell you how to upload a Magento theme so you can do it yourself. If you’re on a budget but need your theme installed properly, this is the article for you! Without further ado, here …

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5 conventional ways to drive more traffic to your Magento site!

5 conventional ways to drive more traffic to your Magento site!

5 conventional ways to drive more traffic to your Magento site and increase sales! All eCommerce websites rely on a constant volume of traffic to keep their website “on the map” and secure them sales. On our #MagentoMonday segments we waffle on about conversion a lot, but what good is converting visitors on your site if there is no-one to “convert”?  Create content: As you know, we wouldn’t advise anything we haven’t tried ourselves. Well, we can tell you we generate hundreds of more website visits per month by publishing our #MagentoMonday AND #inthezone posts. We only publish two posts …

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5 tips to create an amazing Magento design

5 tips to create an amazing Magento design

5 tips to create an amazing Magento design A good Magento store is built on a few different components and good design is one of them. It is imperative that the design is spot on for your website as this is what will attract visitors/keep them on your site. With that being said, we wanted to focus on design this week. So here are 5 tips to create an amazing Magento design: Set objectives for design: Every time we have to build any kind of store/website, we always go through this phase. You have to really sit down and think …

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Your Complete Magento Digital Guide

Your Complete Magento Digital Guide! Magento Monday is BACK and we’re switching things up AGAIN. This week we’ve compiled a COMPLETE Magento guide to help with all aspects of your website. Topics include Magento SEO, design tips, conversion tactics, hosting and more. Here is your complete Magento digital guide: SEO (Search Engine Optimisation): First comes SEO, a very popular topic. The objective of SEO (search engine optimisation) is to help businesses achieve the top search results on search engines. This can be done in many ways…a few tactics include uploading blog content, building your brand through social media, improving the …

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5 breathtaking Magento eCommerce themes

5 breathtaking Magento eCommerce themes

5 breathtaking Magento eCommerce themes: Your website is a reflection of your business and therefore, it must be perfect. One of the initial stages of designing up a website is choosing a theme. For our own clients, we code a theme from scratch. This is because it’s hard to meet the exact requirements for a website using a pre-designed theme. However, for those that cannot afford a theme to be designed from scratch, here are 5 breathtaking Magento eCommerce themes: Argento: Rated 4.7/5 on Magento Connect and seeing all the detailed reviews, it’s hard to not be convinced by Argento’s …

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4 ways to make your site disaster proof this Christmas!

4 ways to make your site Christmas proof

4 ways to make your site disaster proof this Christmas! Christmas is literally around the corner, I could squeal with excitement! For the sake of everyone’s ears I won’t, however I’ve decided to do a quick article on 4 ways to make your site disaster proof this Christmas!. Put your feet up and enjoy the read. Don’t forget to also have an awesome Christmas! Make sure you’ll be able to handle the traffic: One thing that can make your website lose out on a load of sales and potentially make you look unprofessional is not being able to handle high …

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