January 2020 was very eventful for Inchoo. A team of four went on a road trip to Germany with a few goals in mind. It was a healthy mix of business topics, plans for the future, and some exploration of the things to come in eCommerce in the next several years. Read on to see what we did and what we learned along the way.Read more
The large majority of Magento stores globally are still running on an outdated and unsupported PHP version. If you are on anything below version 7.2, chances are you are missing out on some performance improvements. However, more importantly, you are exposing your store to an increased risk of potential exploits.
Why is this important? Why should you update the PHP version? How to do it with as little friction as possible? Read on!Read more
Did you know that customers are more likely to land on a category or a product page of your Magento store than on the homepage? Nevertheless, the homepage remains an essential part of an eCommerce store for many customers who start their shopping process. It also acts as an anchor to refer back to throughout the shopping experience.
The homepage introduces the website, explains what it sells, and sets some expectations. It should convey brand values, inspire customers to explore, display product ranges – and accomplish that without visual clutter.
It acts as a shop window to an online store, so cramming things inside might result in a lower perceived value. You wouldn’t clutter your shop window, would you?Read more
We are happy to share with you the ultimate guide on how to set up and manage taxes in Magento 2. Everything you need as a merchant, consultant or developer, you’ll find right here.
This guide is based on Magento 2.3.X, however, there were no significant changes in previous versions of Magento 2 when it comes to sales tax setup, so it should be backward compatible as well.
The setup presented in this guide works the same way in Magento 2 Commerce (Enterprise), Magento 2 Open Source (Community), and Magento Commerce Cloud.Read more
This article is the first from a series of articles that will address the concepts and best practices for creating Magento theme design. In this one, we’re talking about prerequisites for designing a custom Magento theme, the difference between custom and off-the-shelf themes and the decoupled approach for Magento theme design and development.Read more
When someone is looking for an eCommerce development agency, it is quite common for that person to think that it’s the best option to go with a local agency. But, is it really true?
Are there important reasons to give a local eCommerce web development agency an advantage over a global one?
No. Not really. While some of the decisions are based on personal preferences, from a business growth perspective, there are several important reasons why working with global agencies is a better choice.Read more
Building a new eCommerce web store, or upgrading an old one?
The challenge is to find a good eCommerce web development agency. Although there are handy tips for choosing an eCommerce development agency, sometimes it is difficult to come up with a set of questions to ask the agencies, so that you can compare them and, ultimately, make a good decision.
Because of that, we have thought of some that should be of great help to you.Read more
First of all, what is declarative schema in Magento 2? It is a new way of working with database without developers having to write various scripts for each new module version. It was introduced in 2018 with Magento 2.3 and it’s one of the major changes. In this article you will learn how to use declarative schema and apply data patches.Read more
We are proud to share that our lovely client Zee & Co, an independent fashion retailer operating from the UK, but selling globally through their Magento online store, won Best Mobile eCommerce Award 2019 at prestigious eCommerce Expo & Awards ceremony in London this Wednesday (September 25). Read on to find out more about these awards and how we helped our client get there.Read more
At the time when new technologies are emerging almost every week, it is quite difficult to keep up with everything that helps us grow. In almost every field, digital marketing has triumphed over traditional advertising channels, and this is especially true in data gathering and measurement.
Today, with the rise of machine learning, we are again at the brink of a revolution, and digital marketing expertise is becoming more important than ever to those that want to stay or become competitive.
At ad:tech London, our Digital Marketing Team Leader, and eCommerce Consultant Vanja Bunjevac will give a talk named: Data-driven decision making: Embracing technology for triple-digit growth. For those wanting to catch a glimpse of the topic before the main event, I had a little chat with him to share his views on the future of digital marketing in eCommerce.Read more
Being a “Magento merchant” has resonated with the eCommerce industry throughout this decade. Many businesses were proud to be a part of this vibrant and innovative ecosystem that took the global open source eCommerce platforms market by storm.
Magento has been, and still is, almost a household name for anyone in the eCommerce business. Hey, it even tipped the scales in the Magneto vs Magento fight.
And with hundreds of thousands of stores out there still running on Magento, vast majority is still using its inaugural version, Magento 1. Now the time has come to make some decisions. Read on to see how you can make the right choice for your business!Read more
Behind every online search, there is a user’s intent – the information they are looking for, the product they want to buy or the service they want to use. If you are looking to improve the results of your eCommerce PPC and SEO efforts, you should create and optimize your content with your users’ and potential buyers’ search intent keywords.
To clarify, keyword intent represents one of the most important elements of SEO and paid search. This is why you should know how to properly identify it and make the best out of it.
Keep reading to learn how can you boost your traffic and sales with proper identification and implementation of intent-driven search keywords.Read more
Logging is an important part of every development process. Logs provide insight into system processes of Magento 2 and are a great tool for tracking errors, significant events, exceptions and many more. In order for the logging library to be properly implemented with Magento 2, it must comply with PSR-3 standard.
Magento 2 comes with built-in logging solution based on Monolog Library which will be analyzed further in this article.Read more
ad:tech in London is an event for all marketers and advertisers on the lookout for self-development, business growth, upskilling, and having a great time in the company of thousands of enthusiastic industry peers. Co-located with eCommerce Expo and two other events, this is a unique opportunity to learn from the best and establish new contacts.
We will be there too – more specifically Maja, Vanja, and Dražen! To meet us and see how we can help your business, find us at our stand and come to our talk about data-driven decision making. You can also order your FREE tickets for the event here! Read on to get all the details!Read more