“What’s Wrong” Tips: Making Magento Products Visible

March 19, 2012 / Posted in Magento, Tips&Tricks by BelVG Team

BelVG support team receives hundreds of emails, skype calls and direct messages via social network from customers. We are glad that our users are pretty curious and want to get a close look at every single feature of their extensions. However, there are some standard “What’s wrong” and “Why doesn’t it work” questions, so we want to cover customers problems regularly and help them avoid typical pitfalls to run stores smoothly. The first query of the week is right here.

I did everything I could but my store products are still invisible. I’m lost.

There are certain locations in Magento-based stores that are responsible for enabling products in frontend. Inspect them all and make sure their parameters are set correctly.

1. Go edit product page info and check product Status and Visibility. Select Status Enabled and Catalog, Search Visibility.

2. Transfer to Inventory: specify product quantity and put it In Stock.

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What Is Better Than Magento?

February 24, 2012 / Posted in Magento by BelVG Team

The February 2012 eCommerce survey tested Alexa top 1 Million websites and Alexa top 100K busiest sites for the use of 40 different eCommerce platforms and revealed the following trend – Magento leadership is dominant and indisputable. 20% share of eCommerce stores belongs entirely to Magento.

Its closest competitors in top 1 Million websites category, Zen Cart along with VirtueMart, are long way behind Magento back and only together make up 20% of the market.

Magento again is the most spread platform among top 100K websites. Traditional Enterprise products IBM WebSphereand Oracle’s ATG are twice less popular than Magento Enterprise edition.

Observe the complete present-day picture of eCommerce platforms popularity and infographics, visiting the website of Tom Robertshaw, UK Magento Developer.

ECommerce Will Get Richer with Nordstrom $1 Billion Spending

February 23, 2012 / Posted in Fun&Events by BelVG Team

Ecommerce growth expands enormously and more big companies and chains invest their money into ecommerce operations and upgrades. The good demonstration of this pattern is Nordstrom department store chain in the United States that recently announced the 30% allocation  of their $3.3 billion capital expenditure budget for ecommerce business improvements.

Around $1 billion in spending, isn’t it impressive?

Australian Interview of Roy Rubin

February 21, 2012 / Posted in Magento by BelVG Team

Roy Rubin, Co-Founder of Magento, took a business trip to Australia, where he gave an interview to Australian online newspaper Power Retail. It’s always the event when Magento top officials go public and unveil their business secrets. However, don’t expect big revelations in there: all conversation is spinning around pillars of Magento success, X.Commerce concept, acquisition by eBay, open source security issues and some others.

You will be definitely interested in this interview if you are relatively new to Magento development and know not that much about its happenings. Most likely that Magento professionals will consider questions quite typical with answers to what they already knew. Anyways, practice makes perfect, so enjoy the article.

BelVG Team: The Door Plates Competition

January 30, 2012 / Posted in Fun&Events by BelVG Team

Monday is a hard day and besides, it’s abnormally frosty outside. Since we have recently moved into a roomy office and still arrange accommodations, we try to make a little difference in there. Look how creative our guys are!  They drive off the boredom with new door plates – “Ninja Geeks” and “Ward №7” (referred to Anton Chekhov’s “Ward № 6”).

Belvg Door Plates

Who is gonna be the next?

 

The Last Presentation of This Year

December 28, 2011 / Posted in Uncategorized by BelVG Team

BelVG is finishing these year‘s last days with Prestashop Checkout Fields and Prestashop Black Suede Themereleases. We encourage you to make ultimate purchases before taking a break and celebrating New Year’s Eve.

You will have a rest while your customers still have to buy some gifts for their mates. It’s a great time to introduce to your customers a soft and expensive-looking Black Suede Theme that will help them to cool New Year’s fever. And don’t forget to give better service with different types of checkout fields for your clients to fill in and acquire what they really want.

Happy New Year!

Welcome to BelVG ecommerce blog

Our blog is a place where we share some thoughts, news and guidelines of our company developers with you. Our main topics are Magento, Prestashop and Oxid – the platforms we have mastered.

Our goal is to provide really useful information to our readers – clients, developers and e-shop owners. Feel free to look around – if you are in any way related to e-commerce, we are sure you will find some articles to your taste and interests. Moreover – don’t hesitate to comment or ask a question on any topic you see. Our authors are certified Magento developers themselves and are ready to answer you.