On August 31, 2007 the first public version of Magento was introduced. Soon the SouceForge Community called it “The best new open source product”. In a few years Magento became one of the most popular ecommerce platforms. In this article we will tell you about Magento, why the number of developers and merchants who chose it increases, and what are the differences between the various releases. After reading this article you will be able to decide if it fits your business needs.
You have no ideas how to decorate your website for upcoming holidays? Do not rack your brains since we have already done everything for you!
With the new module you will make your store look really cool and special for almost every popular event or holiday!
Working in e-commerce sooner or later any developer gets the task to implement a payment system on the web-store. Basically, there are not so many ways, but their features may seem confusing not only for customers, but even for developers. Read more
Our clients often ask us to make their multilanguage stores automatically redirect customers to the store that has the language of user’s browser. If it’s not possible to define the language or locale is not supported by the store, they want their customers to see the default store.
Model of realization is pretty simple – we check if browser delivers HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE header, find out what languages are preferable for user, compare browser language and languages supported by the store, and redirect customer to the relevant store. Read more
Magento Facebook All in One is an extension to boost your Magento store with all Facebook force and power. Help your customers avoid boring registration process and let them log into your store with their Facebook accounts. Users will be able to like your products and share page blocks, populate their social news feed with the information about the products they like and want to buy, this way helping you to promote your products among greater audience. Be on top of of traditional marketing strategies and encourage your viewers to leave comments, like your pages and share their purchases with friends.
- Facebook Login;
- Every product is supplied with Like and Share button;
- Comments available on the product page;
- Ability to share successfully completed orders;
- Recent activities block;
- Customers are able to share their wishlist;
- Likes/comments amount statistics are available for you in the admin panel.
On the first of April the stable version of OrоCRM was finally released. Established by the Mаgentо founding fathers (Yoav Kutner, Dmitriy Soroka, Jary Carter) today OrоCRM is seeking to overtake leadership in the market of free business applications.
Currently OrоCRM offers two distinct products which are based on the Symfоny 2 framework: CRM and Oro Business Application Platform (OroBAP). Read more
Wonder if one day someone will learn to trick-or-treat you over the internet. Anyway. As much as it is a tricking time of the year we’ve prepared a nice treat for you. This little extension allows you to promote your products for certain holidays, like the list below and even add your own holidays. Read more
It is sad to say, but in spite of the contemporary well developed and tool-rich marketing system, the main methods to attract customers and increase sales are still quite traditional and involve various promotions, sales, discounts and coupons. Of course, Magento provides a sufficiently rich functionality for analysis and statistics. But, as you know, there are never too many tools. That is why we decided to make another present surprise to our sales managers.
Basically, there is, of course, available a default report on used coupons under the Reports – Sales – Coupons section. But we have decided to push the limits and go further. First of all, we will start with creating a module with a custom grid (check here for more details about creating a module).
We will describe only the main part – that is creating of a grid. Read more
According to the world’s trends, online stores should be adapted for mobile users. We’ll pass without notice any disputes on this issue. We’ll also ignore the implementation methods: mobile and responsive themes, applications and separated mobile websites. Let’s simply agree with the following fact: mobile store customers should be just as satisfied with browsing experience as their desktop colleagues.
So be it, then – mobile themes are reasonably necessary. Let’s now find out who spends more time in the online store. Is it a fastidious customer? Or a competitor? Or maybe Tax Authorities? None of the above. This is an admin! But we care about our customers as much as we ignore our managers. I don’t mean that developers don’t think how to make easy-to-use admin panel. They work on desktop devices and develop admin panel for themselves. It sounds justly. But this justice doesn’t work for the admin who decided to check out how it goes in the store during the trip. Read more
Perhaps no one will argue that today Mаgentо is one of the most popular and perhaps the most functionally rich CMS in the field of E-commerce. However, it is also true that the information on how to administer and configure Mаgentо is often taken as some sort of a secret knowledge scattered by small pieces all over the Internet: you can find something on Magento Commerce, much has been already described at Magento Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow but still the main source for shop owners and beginning administrators are some scrappy blogs of some experienced developers.
Recently Pасkt Publishing has issued 2 books that can be regarded as a complete how-to guide for beginners. Read more