Posts by Aron Stanic

We are coming to Meet Magento Czech Republic! Bringing along quality content and people!

We are coming to Meet Magento Czech Republic! Bringing along quality content and people!

We love ourselves some Meet Magento! These community-driven events are a great way to share knowledge, meet old friends and make new ones. For the first time, Czech Republic hosts one such event, and we’ll be there, and we won’t be quiet!

Learn more about the topic our speaker Ivona Namjesnik has prepared and how she feels (yes, we talk feelings here!) about being one of the rare women to speak at these types of events.

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State of Magento Solution Specialist Certification – January 2016

State of Magento Solution Specialist Certification – January 2016

The latest figures on the Magento Certified Solution Specialist program and the updated wall of fame with 31 people holding all 4 available Magento certificates.

This report features some interesting stats and trends around Magento certification program and the data comes from the official Magento’s certification directory (end of January 2016).

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Do not accept this project if you…

Do not accept this project if you…

When you’re communicating with a lot of people from all over the world, it’s inevitable there’s going to be a lot of glitches anyway. But, when you’re working in eCommerce, especially Magento sales, things just get a tad more complicated and, at times, quite funny.

Here are some of my favorite not-so-ordinary inquiries and quotes from “the trenches”. All of these are real-life examples.

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All I want for Christmas is a new Magento Solution Partner Program

All I want for Christmas is a new Magento Solution Partner Program

Magento relies heavily on its network of Solution Partners. We are here to get our hands dirty and work with merchants on daily basis, helping them grow their businesses, share success stories and enable Magento to stay on top of the open source eCommerce game.

This is my take on the current Magento Solution Partner program, what works, what doesn’t and what are some of the main areas it should be improved on, based on our 5 years experience with the program.

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Magento 1 vs Magento 2 – should I stay or should I go?

Magento 1 vs Magento 2 – should I stay or should I go?

The Clash put it nicely: “If I go there will be trouble… and if I stay it will be double.” Do these lyrics hold true for merchants planning their move from 1.x to Magento 2?

What’s involved and how to make a good decision on when is the right time to plan a move? We bring you three most common questions merchants are asking. And answers, of course.

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5 tips on managing Magento projects effectively

5 tips on managing Magento projects effectively

Managing any remotely custom eCommerce project, let alone those on Magento, can pose quite a challenge to merchants. Enter Magento Solution Partners – those caring companies that make sure all the pieces of a puzzle that is a Magento website fit together.

So, how do we do that?

Here is a quick overview of some of the key building blocks of a successful eCommerce project and five tips from our experience on managing Magento projects effectively.

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Should encrypted Magento extensions be allowed on the new Magento Connect?

Should encrypted Magento extensions be allowed on the new Magento Connect?

A heated Twitter debate is under way over what Magento should or should not allow in the new, updated Connect, and it was started by Magento themselves.

The plans are that new Magento Connect will focus on the quality of extensions listed and will, ultimately, become a much more merchant- and developer-friendly place where everyone around Magento ecosystem will run to, not from.

The biggest question seems to be – should encrypted Magento extensions be allowed? Let’s check the story behind it, pros, cons, and in-betweens and try to come up with a solution, or figure out what Magento will decide.

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Introducing Magento Certified Customer and Customer Plus certification

Introducing Magento Certified Customer and Customer Plus certification

After we saw the rollout of four different certification programs by Magento aimed at developers, project managers and business analysts (all those behind-the-scenes folks), we couldn’t help but feel there was something missing. There was nothing in store for the ones in the very heart of every eCommerce transaction – the customers.

So, we have joined forces with several of our favorite Magento community members gathered around #RealMagento hashtag and are proud to present the first unofficial certification program in the Magento ecosystem – Magento Certified Customer and Magento Certified Customer Plus!

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Inchoo receives an award for the best SME in Eastern Croatia

Inchoo receives an award for the best SME in Eastern Croatia © Jurica Galoić/PIXSELL

Inchoo’s CEO Tomislav Bilić accepted the Best SME in Eastern Croatia award on the final event of this year’s “Business Take Off” project organized and managed by national business newspaper and portal Poslovni dnevnik and Croatian Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts.

It’s always nice to get the recognition for the hard work you’ve been putting in. And when it comes rather unexpected and on a national level, it makes things just a bit sweeter. You can learn more on this prestigious award below.

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State of Magento Solution Specialist Certification – November 2014

State of Magento Solution Specialist Certification – November 2014

How many Magento Certified Solution Specialists are there? Which country, city, solution partner hold the most badges and what are some of the trends that can be seen throughout the first 6 months of Magento’s latest official certification program? Check it out in the second State of Magento Solution Specialist Certification report by Inchoo.

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Meet Magento Poland features Inchooers speaking on Magento2 caching and CRO in the age of responsive

Meet Magento Poland features Inchooers speaking on Magento2 caching and CRO in the age of responsive

Another community-driven Magento event is shaping up in Europe – this time Poland will welcome a great group of international speakers and attendees and our team will again be there to take the main stage.

Meet Magento Poland will take place on November 24th and 25th 2014 in Warsaw and to better prepare for this event, you should check out this interview with two Inchooers working hard to deliver some great content to everyone who will be there. 

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State of Magento Solution Specialist Certification – July 2014

State of Magento Solution Specialist Certification – July 2014 © stevanovicigor / 123RF Stock Photo

We are now over two and a half months deep into Magento Solution Specialist certification that rolled out during this year’s Imagine eCommerce conference. So, it was about time to crunch some numbers – we bring you the first “State of Magento Solution Specialist Certification” report.

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Meet Magento Netherlands 2014 – a recap by Inchoo

Meet Magento Netherlands 2014 – a recap by Inchoo © Youwe.nl for Meet Magento NL

Meet Magento is a common name for community-driven events that help this ecommerce platform a great deal with internationalization and market growth. Over the last couple of years we’ve seen many new countries join in, while the Dutch stay in front – they were the first ones in Europe to organize a Meet Magento back in 2009 and they never looked back. This year we were there as well, so here’s a quick recap of what went on in Utrecht in late May 2014.

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