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The process of improving online store usability and design your customers will enjoy

The only point of contact your customer has with your online store, is the designed interface. Ever wondered exactly what they think of it? Long gone are the days when the design was purely a visual discipline. It shifted into a responsibility, where designers are also to be valued for their understanding of the product being built. Design doesn’t just paint the building, it builds the stairs to an overall better usability and collaboration of everyone included. It is necessary to update our processes with thorough understanding of end users, colleagues and stakeholders to make responsible and risk-reduced design decisions. Change through user testing is what keeps the design process relevant and competitive.

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Reorder input fields on Shipping and Billing step in Magento 2

Reorder input fields on Shipping and Billing step in Magento 2

With time we are becoming more and more familiar with Magento 2 Checkout. And we are trying to build our knowledge furthermore. Hopefully, this article will help you in that process. With this article, we’ll learn how to change inputs fields ordering on the Checkout page.

If you ever tested Magento 2 you are familiar with default Magento 2 Checkout and the default fields sort ordering. If you wish to want to recall it, check this screenshot:

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Create a multi-language store in Magento 2 – Part 2

Create a multi-language store in Magento 2 Part 2

In the first post from this series, we’ve focused more on theory and technical background behind multi-language Magento2 store. Now, we’ll create Magento2 store with additional French language. First thing is to go to the administration and create a new store view. Before we proceed, please check documentation where is explained a difference between store view, store and website, old but still relevant, http://docs.magento.com/m1/ce/user_guide/store-operations/stores-multiple.html.

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How to improve usability for Magento 2 add to cart process

How to improve usability for Magento 2 add to cart process

Magento 2 introduced a new and improved way for adding products to the cart. The system now offers complete asynchronous (ajax) process, although the process itself is not activated in default application state. It requires some manual adjustments in the script call inside the templates. Someone would think, ok, we will simply modify the template script calls and that’s it! We successfully improved the process. Unfortunately, not so fast! There is still more room left for improvement. If you’re interested, let’s find out what’s left on the table.

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Allow backorders on a website scope

Allow backorders on a website scope

We’re all aware of the fact that Magento handles inventory of products in a (fairly) straightforward fashion. There is only one “warehouse”, one inventory, one “number” in the database that is responsible for a final say – how much of it is in stock. A lot of other functionality is dependent on the fact that stock is global. If we check “Advanced inventory” configuration from the administration of a product, we notice that all of the options are global: Out of stock threshold, Minimum and maximum qty allowed in Shopping Cart, backorders, notifications etc.

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How we developed a new Morris 4×4 Center store – case study

How Inchoo developed Morris 4x4 Center

In 2017, we had a challenging task in front of us. It all started with an inquiry from a potential new client, Morris 4×4 Center, that was looking for a partner to help them address and solve website stability issues.

From that, it developed into a whole new project with the deadline of delivering a new site in under 2 months! Backend and frontend developers, design team, eCommerce consultants – we were all in it!

Let me tell you more about this project.

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Create a multi-language store in Magento 2 – Part 1

Create a multi-language store in Magento 2 Part 1

Many merchants were in a situation where, upon expanding an online business, they needed to provide a localized version of their store, adjusted to local markets and languages. Creating multi-language (localized) store in Magento 2 is very much easy and in every aspect configurable.

The first step in creating a multi-language store is to download and install a language pack for Magento 2. If you need to make an adjustment on a specific language or need to adjust to a specific local situation, then you can easily make all those changes.

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Magento 2 Product Quick View

What I’m about to share is still somewhat experimental, so it might be wise to test it and adjust according to your needs before you add it to production.

Those who doesn’t want to read whole article, can access extension directly on github here.

Everyone else, continue reading!

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Are you ready for Generation Z eCommerce?

Generation Z - blog post at Inchoo

The next wave of consumers from which none has ever known a world without internet or mobile phones has come of age. Here’s how to reach them.

Meet the Generation Z, also referred to as Gen Z, iGen, Centennials and possibly several other names. Oldest members of this generation were born in 1999. By the 2020 they will be the largest group of consumers worldwide, making up 2.6 billion people globally. Gen Z’s spending power is projected to be $44 billion. It is becoming crucial to reveal habits and attitudes of your future customers – without understanding them, you are losing potential future revenue.

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Magento 2 Widgets – gallery widget explained – client testimonials showcase

Further to our previous post about Magento gallery widget (in which we explained how to build image gallery) we’d like to show another possible use of this widget. Because it’s based on Fotorama plugin, gallery widget is able to work not just with images but with other HTML content as well. And we’ll demonstrate how by building a client testimonials gallery which we’re going to display in the footer of our web shop.

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Adding Voice Search to Magento 2

Introduction of Web Speech API to Chrome and Firefox opens up some new possibilities in general interaction with websites and, more importantly, accessibility. Web Speech API includes two main components: Speech Recognition and Voice Synthesis. In this article, we are going to use the Speech Recognition API to implement basic Voice Search in Magento 2 header search.

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