eCommerce Talk

Welcome to our eCommerce post category, where we share our general eCommerce knowledge, industry insights, expert advice, and the latest trends.

We’ll help you navigate the intricacies of running a successful online business. Covering a wide range of, you will have the needed insights to thrive in the digital marketplace.

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Navigating the Future: A Recap of eCommerce Trends in 2023

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In the dynamic world of eCommerce, where every click holds the promise of a transaction, staying ahead of the curve is the key to success. As we said goodbye to 2023, now’s a good time to look back at the trends that shaped the eCommerce world in that year. What lessons can we glean for a successful path in 2024? Let’s explore!

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How to Prepare PPC Campaigns for Christmas

How to prepare PPC strategy for Christmas

After the most significant sales days and the madness of Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday, we haven’t even had time to take a breather, and the Holiday season is already upon us. Numerous brands release colorful new ads during Christmas, offering users products and special deals. If you’re worried that you won’t know how to stand out from the crowd, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. The following article contains valuable tips we have prepared to help you stay on top of your game during this hectic period.

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Why should eCommerce Business Owners Prioritize PPC Audit?

Why should eCommerce Business Owners Prioritize PPC Audit?

In the fast-paced world of eCommerce, where every click and conversion counts, ensuring your pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns are performing at their best is critical. Before we jump into the ‘why,’ let’s take a moment to understand the ‘what.’ A PPC audit is an in-depth analysis of your PPC campaigns. It’s the equivalent of examining a high-performance engine, ensuring it runs at peak efficiency. Achieving success with your digital advertising goes hand in hand with it.

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Managing Workflows at Inchoo with Kanban Methodology

Inchoo Kanban Methodology

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.

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How to get ready for Black Friday

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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.

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How much does an eCommerce site cost?

How much does an ecommerce website cost?

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?

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3 best open-source eCommerce platforms in 2021

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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.

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Technology trends in eCommerce for 2021

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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.

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Google shopping optimization: How to scale while maintaining ROAS

Google shopping optimization: How to scale while maintaining ROAS

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.

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Top 5 things to keep in mind when approaching an eCommerce website redesign

Top 5 things to think about while designing

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.

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Build & optimize the FAQ page on your online store

Build & Optimize FAQ page

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.

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Skills to run an eCommerce business

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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.

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eCommerce Returns Management – a simple solution from the Fashion industry

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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.

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Schema Markup for eCommerce Websites

Schema Markup for eCommerce Websites

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.

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Getting started with eCommerce personalization

Getting started with eCommerce personalization

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.

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Is now the time to invest in PWA for your Magento website? Top questions for merchants answered.

Is now the time to invest in PWA for your Magento website? Top questions for merchants answered.

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.

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Will it Fit? Must Have Features for Automotive eCommerce

Will it Fit? Must Have Features for Automotive eCommerce

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.

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When is the time to start selling online?

When is the time to start selling online?

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.

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Are you ready for Gen Z eCommerce?

Are you ready for Gen Z eCommerce?

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.

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ACES and PIES – Data Challenges in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry

ACES and PIES – Data Challenges in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry

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.

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47 questions to ask eCommerce clients

47 questions to ask eCommerce clients

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.

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Automotive Aftermarket Industry – eCommerce Challenges for Merchants

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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.

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Choose the best eCommerce platform for auto parts

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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.

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How Many eCommerce Sites are Powered by Magento in 2020?

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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.

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How to configure your Google Shopping Feed in Magento

How to configure Google Shopping Feed in Magento

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.

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When is the right time to talk about eCommerce development costs?

When is the right time to talk about eCommerce development costs?

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!

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90% of Magento websites are running on unsupported PHP versions. Why is this a problem and how can you (we) solve it?

90% of Magento websites are running on unsupported PHP versions. Why is this a problem and how can you (we) solve it?

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!

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