Grounds to Believe We Will Soon Witness the Heyday of Virtual Trade

February 6, 2012 / Posted in Uncategorized by Alex Huk


1. According to prognosis, the growth of customers in 2012 will outnumber the growth of monetary assets – roughly 25% while funds will increase by 22%.

2. The expansion of internet shopping and regular customers. First of all I mean increased purchase frequency. In Europe about 70 – 80% of Internet users have at least one-time experience of shopping in online stores. Besides, there are 30 – 40 % of active Internet users with one and more online purchases per year. It is a great deal of folks.


Add-ons on Friday

February 3, 2012 / Posted in Fun&Events, Prestashop by Alex Huk

We announce a new weekly section in our blog that will be devoted to recent extension & theme releases appeared over the last five days. Since other weekdays are already occupied with analytics and articles from BelVG op-ed columnists, we will call this section Add-ons on Friday.

So far as tradition is supposed to be settled, we introduce the first unit of Add-ons on Friday. We’ve completed three new Prestashop extensions this week and now they are in our store.

Get acquainted with Prestashop Blocks Constructor, Geo IP and User Profile Extended.


Prestashop Addons Analytics. February

February 1, 2012 / Posted in Prestashop by Alex Huk

Do you imagine how Prestashop will look tomorrow? BelVG reveals its mainstream now and features that will be in demand after a while. That is a tricky business to predict the progress, though we post analytics of Prestashop modules in different categories and their top besties in each one. Let’s see what we have today and what we will observe a month, three months, half-year, etc. later.

Remember this bar chat, illustrating the current quantity of Prestashop modules in each category. Presently, frontend office modules are striking leaders among all and the second popular social networks category is three times thinner than it.


Cache-Control Header

February 1, 2012 / Posted in Magento, Tips&Tricks by Pavel Novitsky

One of the most flexible caching tools is the Cache-Control header. It supports a number of directives that can be specified by commas. For example,

Below we mention acceptable directives for the header response.


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?


eCommerce 3.0 with Magento Marching Ahead

January 27, 2012 / Posted in Magento, Social by Alex Huk

eCommerce area became so popular, that media corporations can’t skip or ignore its events. BBC News Business has recently published the article “The search for e-commerce 3.0”. It tracks the history of eCommerce development and explains how heavily eCommerce 3.0 will rely on social networks and mobile phones. The article considers the examples of Walmart and US cosmetics chain Sephora that increase their revenue thanks to “Facebook effect”.

We strongly agree with BBC on the following matter: socializing and mobilizing merchant businesses are prime activities for developers, and companies, performing it, will be top ones.

Apparently, the best example to demonstrate eCommerce 3.0 huge potential is X.Commerce platform.