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6 ways to prepare your online storefront for holiday season

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Holiday season is just around the corner, consumers are eager to start shopping, there is no doubt — it’s very important time for any retailer in the business. There are numerous marketing strategies to prepare your online store for all that online rush, but hey — let’s not forget that sometimes a pleasant holiday atmosphere can play a quite important role.

In this article I’ll present 6 possible ways to prepare your Magento storefront for the upcoming holiday season.

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Optimize your online store for holiday season in 6 steps

The holidays are just around the corner and it’s time to prepare your online store for them. In this time of year, customers open their wallets and spend their money, so it’s crucial for every commerce business to make some kind of plan to take a ride in a train of opportunities this holiday season is bringing. In this article we will try to help your business to make a plan, so you can make good decisions on where to go and what to do next towards your business goals.

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Frontend performance: why should you care?

Speed is the most important feature of any online store. If it is too slow, people will just not use it. It may have great products, low prices, the most beautiful interface, but if it takes forever to load, people will just go away.

In the offline world, we often have to wait. Line in the bank, security control at the airport, checkout line at the grocery store… pick your favorite. “I had such a great time waiting in the line for 3 hours” – said no one, ever…  People hate waiting.

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Optimizing Pinterest for eCommerce businesses – 10 tips with Case Studies examples

Pinterest is the 3rd most popular social network in the world. As a visual image-based platform that has 70 million users, it is ideal for eCommerce, especially when you’re selling physical products.

This year’s Ahalogy report found that active Pinterest users are young, tech-savvy and have more disposable income than non-users. The most active users are what many marketers are now calling Millennial Moms—they have young children in the home and grew up with smart phones and social media. 38% of active users have purchased online or at a traditional retail store because of something they saw on Pinterest.

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UI/UX guidelines for different types of customers

There are plenty of things to consider when designing an eCommerce site, but the most important is to design with the customer in mind. Different shopper types have different goals and shopping strategies, and being aware of these helps us make decisions that improve store usability. While analysing some of our recent projects, and taking into account a number of articles around this topic, we decided to break down online customers into five main types.

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How to choose a Magento solution partner for your project?

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Latest comparative studies of e-commerce platforms show that Magento still maintains a stable market share with 26% among Alexa top 1 million sites – it’s one quarter of all sites that are using some type of an e-commerce solution.

This only shows that merchants recognized Magento’s potential and their number is growing each year. But, how will you decide on a development partner who will help you build a quality solution to improve your business, and what should you keep in mind when deciding on your project budget?

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Optimize your checkout process to stop losing customers

I often like to compare real world store examples and practices when I work on usability and conversion rate optimization for ecommerce sites. It’s the easiest way to understand why people act the way they do on your site, why they convert or abandon, why they do mistakes, what they don’t understand… When you have all the insights needed it will be easier for you to make assumptions and A/B test cases to start working on your CRO – conversion rate optimization.

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Finally, a design team!

On February 10, 2014, we hired Marko Brisevac, web designer and entrepreneur who joined Dino Balen in forming a design team at Inchoo. This was a new milestone for the company since the plan to grow in-house design expertise is now taking shape.

In this interview, we are bringing you a background that led to establishment of a design team.

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Sellvana Quick Preview

Last days we witnessed many announcements and talks regarding Sellvana, new open source eCommerce platform. The people behind Sellvana are respectable names in e-commerce community, like its co-founder Boris Gurvich better known to developers for Unirgy modules. During the weekend we got access to the repository and I must admit that some of us, including our CEO Tomislav, didn’t sleep for most part of the night 🙂

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What could the new year bring for your ecommerce business?

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There are a lot of ecommerce and other predictions, expectations and announcements for 2014. It’s a fresh start and opportunity for all of us to try to perform better, so we will share a couple of thoughts of our own, not predicting or expecting anything, but trying to help you discover useful insights you could apply for your Magento business development.

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