Things that make Magento a Perfect Platform for an E-commerce Business

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[Guest post by Christopher Meloni from Dealslands UK] Magento is an open-source PHP based e-commerce platform that apart from having robust features, provides extreme flexibility to the business owners to manage the content, appearance, and functionality of their e-commerce store. Furthermore, it offers a flawless administration interface that involves an effective marketing, search engine optimization, and inventory management […]

How to choose a CMS for your eCommerce store?

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When you make the decision of leaping into the online world to sell your products and services on the Internet, thousands of doubts arise. Most likely, you will wonder about which content management system (CMS) you should use to set up your online store. If you open your online store, you probably won’t choose a […]

Speed Up Your eCommerce Store: WPO tricks for Prestashop

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Not long ago, I read in ecommerce-news that “almost half of users would leave a purchase if the online store loads slowly”. We have all experienced this: losing our patience and leaving the home page, the product sheet, the purchase process… We pay almost €60 every month for a broadband connection. Why wait? Lost seconds […]

CMS for eCommerce: Magento

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Magento was developed by Varien, a company that developed online stores using the osCommerce CMS, and was launched in March 2008. Since June 2011, when 100% of Varien was bought by eBay, it has belonged to this company. Magento is developed in PHP on MySQL, using Zend Framework. In addition, one of its main features […]

CMS for eCommerce: Magento, PrestaShop, and Shopify

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In this series of posts I will examine and compare different eCommerce CMSs. The three CMSs that are possibly most popular right now are Magento, PrestaShop, and Shopify. These are three solutions which I know well and have worked with, and even though I may leave other promising systems out (I’m thinking of OpenCart), these […]

eCommerce CMS: What Is A CMS?

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A CMS (Content Management System) is a software system to publish, edit, and change contents, as well as to modify the visual look of contents. In the case of eCommerce, the main source of contents that feeds the management system are the products for sale. In addition, you should consider some additional functionalities due to […]