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In our blog section, we’ve covered a wide range of topics related to our full-service eCommerce business. However, one area we haven’t explored in depth is project management. In this article, we’re excited to take you behind the scenes at Inchoo and shed light on our project management practices. Specifically, we’ll delve into why we’ve chosen the Kanban methodology as our preferred approach for managing workflows effectively. Read more
Some webshops cannot use Google Merchant Center due to the specifics of the site structure or the market in which they are located. Regardless, they can still have dynamic remarketing campaigns by creating a custom feed. If you are one of them, here is how to set them up. Read more
Magento merchants (and other eCommerce business owners) all over the world are starting the holiday season with one big (probably red) mark on their calendar – THE Black Friday. Here are a bunch of helpful tips on setting up your eCommerce store, SEO & PPC strategy, and making important hosting adjustments in order to go through this period as smoothly as possible. Read more
We have been getting so many questions on how much an online store cost? Let us give you a short overview of all factors influencing online store pricing to clarify things.
First of all, there is no one size fits all solution. So be aware there is no short answer to the question. How come? Read more
If you are a business owner who has decided to start an online business, one of the most important things you need to decide on which platform you will begin your eCommerce store.
Every business is a story for itself, and the beauty of eCommerce is that almost everybody can find the best solution and platform for themselves. Every merchant has their preferences regarding the choice of software to set up their store.
Before choosing the right platform, you need to take a step back and understand the fundamental differences between the SaaS and Open-source models. Read more
At this moment, in all corners of the world, someone is either buying something online for the first time or casually scrolling through a product feed, doing the research before making a purchase in a brick and mortar shop, or completing their third order of the day. We have come to a long way, customers and merchants alike, from the beginning of online shopping and selling in 1995. Read more
While optimizing my clients’ campaigns, I often find myself browsing other people’s blog posts and researching their campaign optimization tactics.
One of my recent hybrid tactics proved to work pretty well on some of my accounts, so I wanted to share it with you. It’s about scaling the shopping campaigns with automated bidding while keeping the same ROAS. I hope some of you will find it helpful to create your own hybrid tactic. Read more
So you’ve decided to do a complete site redesign or came to a conclusion your metrics don’t behave as you thought they would? Have you finally decided to implement that feature you’re sure will skyrocket your conversions?
Here are some common eCommerce design pitfalls we often see in the wild you think about when considering taking the next step in growing your eCommerce business. Read more
2020 was a year that brought significant changes to retail. The coronavirus pandemic spread across the world, and most countries introduced lockdowns to combat the spread of COVID-19. Due to lockdown and in order to survive the pandemic’s economic impact, many retailers decided to move their business online.
Along with that, there’s been a major shift in consumer behavior, where even people who never considered online shopping started to buy online. To make their purchasing journey as smooth as possible, It became more important than ever to provide accurate and detailed information that answers all their questions. The easiest way to do so is through the FAQ page. Read more
There are some things all successful eCommerce websites have in common. From our 12 years of experience on the market and hundreds of eCommerce websites developed, we’ve identified 5 key elements that lead to eCommerce domination.
What is it that you need to do to build a successful eCommerce website? We suggest these 5 key elements. Read more
What are the essential skills needed to run an eCommerce business? Starting, and then managing a business of any kind, is a dream for many people out there. But, how do you start? What do you need to know before starting an online business, and how can you build a team to help you grow? Read on to find out. Read more
Almost a whole year into the global coronavirus pandemic, its shocking impact on retail is evident and the eCommerce Boom of 2020 has been felt across industries.
For the first time ever, it basically doesn’t matter what your business model or preferred sales channel might be. Every business is put in a situation without alternative. Either make the most of your online sales or risk demise.
The pandemic has sparked a prolonged period of eCommerce adoption that doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon.
What can your business do to still capitalize on this upsurge in eCommerce? With everything going on, how to know what to focus on? We give a little roundup and our best advices in this blog post. Read more
Returns can be a major headache for eCommerce retailers. While in-store purchases don’t get returned so often, there are estimates that customers return up to 40% of goods bought online.
This is especially the case in the Fashion & Apparel industry. Online store customers can’t touch the product, hold it nor feel it during online shopping.
Some customers deliberately resort to the practice of over-ordering. This increases the quantity of returns and their negative environmental footprint.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic turned the online store into the only sales channel for many retailers, the problem with returns is more critical than ever.
In this blog post, we’ll demonstrate how one of our clients improved their returns management by developing a custom Returns Portal on the Magento platform. Read more
Each time someone searches a particular product online, they end up on a SERP that (in most cases) includes a gazillion results.
Since the chances of browsing through all of these links are little to none, it’s essential to make your business stand out.
The best way to do it is to add structured data markup throughout your online store. Read more
At the most basic level, personalization is a way of delivering specific content to different customer groups to increase conversion rate and revenue and enhance user experience. When done right, personalization can improve user experience by providing the right content at the right time.
That user-related benefit can easily translate to company benefits such as growth in conversions, revenue, customer engagement, and loyalty.
Keep in mind: personalization is not to be confused with customization. The main difference between the two is that personalization doesn’t require user’s active engagement. You personalize the experience for them. On the other hand, customization requires user’s active involvement. Read more
Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) are the next big thing in eCommerce. This topic has been on everyone’s lips and under everyone’s fingertips from the initial conversations around Magento 2 frontend and the introduction of the headless concept.
If you are a merchant considering this new frontend concept, you may be wondering what the fuss is all about, whether it makes sense to invest in PWAs, and how big of an investment should you plan? Here is a quick rundown of the main questions and answers for anyone still on the fence about PWAs in Magento, from a merchant’s perspective. Read more
If you’ve landed on this blog post, you’re probably wondering what are the must-have features to run a successful eCommerce store in the automotive industry. One of the biggest UX challenges for automotive aftermarket businesses selling online is to show their customers auto parts that will fit their vehicles. With thousands of car models and millions of aftermarket and OEM parts out there, how can you create a slick eCommerce experience that will ease the path to purchase?
Read on to see the best practices and some solutions for the businesses in this industry. Read more
Traditional buyer journey was quite predictable. It used to have clear cuts which most customers followed – you could actually draw a linear line in between their needs and final conversions. From awareness stage, to consideration and final decision all they needed was information.
The rise of the internet completely transformed entire buyer journey, creating research driven individuals who have a completely non-linear and unpredictable path to you. Suddenly the fact that there are no information about your business or that your products can’t be ordered online makes much difference for a massive part of buyers – online shoppers. After everything we learned about how people interact with internet before finally making that buying decision, it’s almost business suicide for any retailer not to sell online. Read more
The next wave of consumers is here. And they are on their way to becoming the biggest group of all. Maybe it’s enough to say that this group has never known a world without the internet or mobile phones.
Given only that, they will certainly make the world of eCommerce change its “old ways.” It is becoming crucial to reveal the habits and attitudes of your future customers – without understanding them, you are losing potential future revenue. Read more
One of the main challenges for merchants in the automotive aftermarket industry is handling large volumes of data. There are thousands of vehicles, and millions of replacement parts out there.
And you would think this information should all be standardized and easy to use, right? Well, guess again. Read on to find out what are ACES and PIES, and how merchants are solving the data problem in their businesses. Read more
Ecommerce isn’t easy. Or, to be more precise, it isn’t easy if you want to do it right from the start. If you want a good, quality product, you must be ready to invest a lot of time and effort in research.
In this blog post, we have written down some of the most common questions intended for eCommerce clients to make things quicker and more fluid. Read more
What’s the state of Automotive Aftermarket eCommerce in 2020? What are some of the common pain points of businesses in the aftermarket auto parts industry?
How are they solving challenges with large catalog handling, product fitments, and user experience? Are they making it easy for their customers to find exactly what they are looking for?
Read on to learn more about the trends and most common issues merchants are trying to solve. Read more
What is the best eCommerce platform for automotive industry? How to find the one that meets your needs? What is more important – time to market, ease of use, customizability? How can you be sure you made a good decision? And why don’t you just use Amazon instead?
Read on to find out how to choose the best platform for your business and download our automotive marketing success guide. Read more
From time to time we encounter a question that sounds something like this: “How many eCommerce sites out there are built on Magento?”
The answer to this question is not easy to give. This is because the data needed to give this answer is in a way both easy and hard to find.
But, we will try to give you some sense of the general number of the Magento eCommerce sites in this post. Read more
If you’re running an online shop, you know how important it is to be present when your customers are researching the market to find their desired products. Since Google has just announced that Google Shopping opens up for free product listing ads, we’re bringing you a brief guide on setting up and optimizing your product feed through Magento and Google Merchant Center. Read more
When is the right time to talk about eCommerce project costs in communication with potential clients? How soon do you share your hourly rates? What to do when the only thing the client is interested in talking about is the price?
See how we handle project negotiations and let’s learn from each other’s experiences! Read more
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
Looking for the right website development agency can be very difficult. Although there are some handy tips when searching for the right eCommerce web development agency, one of the most underrated questions is: How to recognize an agency that wants to be a partner? 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