Webinar: BigCommerce vs Magento

The sunsetting of support is very much on the horizon for Magento 1.9.x. Many online retailers are comparing other SaaS eCommerce platforms to Magento as part of their due diligence. In this webinar, Karen is joined by Ashley to take you through some of the starting points to make an informed decision. In this BigCommerce vs Magento webinar:Upgrades & Security Total Cost of Ownership Flexibility & Customisation Cost of Ownership Growth to the next level Headless Commerce Case StudiesTake a look and let us know your thoughts - if you would like to have a chat through the options that...

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Magento Ecommerce Store Secure

1. Keep Magento UpdatedNo body's perfect, not even the creators of the biggest ecommerce platform on the planet, this is why Magento are always repairing flaws in their code and hackers are always looking for vulnerabilities. Don't panic, just keep on top of your Magento updates. Sign up to the Magento newsletter to hear when updates are being released. Despite the arrival of Magento 2, Magento 1 is still being maintained to ensure security issues are addressed. Always ensure Magento updates are installed by a competent developer.2. Only use Modules/Extensions from reputable sourcesMagento is a modular platform meaning different aspects...

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WooCommerce vs Magento – Whats Right for My Business?

When it comes to eCommerce, WooCommerce and Magento are two of the common heavyweights in the 'open source' eCommerce market.   In fact, they are the most common platforms we get asked about.  There are key factors that help you decide which is right for you - so we thought why not share them with you if you're considering the pros and cons of WooCommerce vs Magento. Bespoke design vs Theme & Template website design This is a whole discussion in it's own right - but I wanted to quickly cover what this means.  With a bespoke design, the visual aspect of the...

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WordPress & Magento Website Security Checks – why are they important?

Providing our clients with fantastic websites is just one part of the value we add into a business - just like your body, a website needs regular health-checks, maintenance and a cuddle here and there!   That's why we offer all of our clients a website security check every month. We have a client that came to us with over 20 websites - Wordpress, Magento, CMS Made Simple and there may even be WooCommerce in the mix somewhere too.  We build one of the sites a few years ago but the other sites were done by a range of agencies and freelancers...

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MEN Business Week: Time to upgrade to Magento 2?

Magento 2 is something we get asked a lot about, and were planning on writing a blog on if, why and when you should upgrade to Magento 2 - so it was really good timing when we were contacted by Manchester Evening News Business Week on the very subject.The article is in this weeks edition (April 14th, 2016) but if you don't get a copy you can view it by getting the GMBW app in the App Store or Play...

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What is Magento 2 and do I need to upgrade from Magento 1?

We've been asked about Magento 2 a lot over the past couple of weeks and since the official launch we've had some more discussions with clients about this.I've asked Mike to put down some of the common questions that we've had - if you don't see your question below, get in touch with us and we'll help you!What is Magento 2?Magento 2 was first announced back in 2010 and promised to appear at the end of 2011 but this never came to fruition. Years passed packed with rumors and speculation, many believed it wasn’t going to happen but it has! Fast...

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