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?

Developer Tips: Adding Tabs to Product Page in Prestashop

February 22, 2012 / Posted in Prestashop, Tips&Tricks by Alex Simonchik

My name is Denis and I decided to make my developer contribution to BelVG blog. Currently I’m writing modules for Prestashop, and as far as a lot of developers have to deal with the same Prestashop template inconveniences, I want to share some ideas I came out with while working on Subscription module.

With its assistance customers will be able to subscribe to products automatic purchase and delivery (e.g. bottled water for office needs, coffee, magazines, newspapers, etc.). Apparently, each product that is available for subscription, requires its own individual configuration.

Unfortunately, Prestashop Back Office doesn’t offer options of adding new tabs to the editing product page, which will be used to configure products, necessary for the module operation. It turned out that in order to create a new tab, you need to add the following HTML code into DOM structure:

Tab Header

Tab Content

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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.

Add-ons on Friday

February 17, 2012 / Posted in Magento, Mobile, Prestashop by Alex Huk

Friday is outside! It’s time to get ready for the weekend rest, completing tossing tons of papers and replying to the insanely large number of emails. Don’t do too much today: leave important things by Monday and learn more from our regular Add-ons on Friday section.

This week we were occupied both by Prestashop and Magento development, which was resulted in Magento Cardboard Mobile Theme and Prestashop Product Links module releases.

Our new theme with cardboard style elements will be the one good choice for retailers dealing with wooden and paper made items. Product Links is a smart front office module that indicates product links to multiple catalogs they belong to on the product page.

Cardboard Magento Mobile Theme           Prestashop Product Links Module

BelVG Is Getting “Best Web Tool 2012” Award

February 16, 2012 / Posted in Fun&Events by Alex Huk

One day this week we have received the email from WebHostingSearch, a web hosting provider, informing us that their visitors are rather satisfied with BelVG work. Being recommended by WHS customers and reviewed by WHS editors, WebHostingSearch recognized BelVG as the “Best Web Tool 2012“, telling us they “applaud your great products/services that truly helps to make websites more interesting and easier for users to understand and use.”

WebHostingSearch entitles BelVG the dedicated page in their Web Development Companies listing with the following record:

Best Web Tool 2012             

Along with inclusion in WHS listing, we were given the award to display on our website. So here it is – BelVG deserved recognition.

Highway to Profit Paradise with Mobile Web

February 14, 2012 / Posted in Mobile by Denis Guriyanov

Today mobile devices are indispensable assistants in business, education and entertainment. The number of mobile devices, from smartphones and tablets to TV sets, are increasing daily.

The most important information is contained in the statistics, i.e. how many viewers visit your website using mobile devices. The easiest way is to use analytics systems to define the percentage of mobile viewers and to detect specific operating systems and gadgets they use for access.

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