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August 18, 2016

7 Essential Steps for Creating Your eCommerce Business

Last year turned out to be very successful for the eCommerce industry. Both the revenue figures and the growing number of shopping apps confirm that the global eCommerce market is continuing to develop at a rapid pace. Future forecasts are even more positive. In 2016, for instance, global B2C eCommerce sales are expected to reach $1.92 trillion. By 2018, that figure may even be as large as $2.36 trillion.

These days, more businesses than ever are getting into eCommerce. While there are plenty of recommendations for how a new eCommerce business should start their venture, the following are seven essential rules you should keep in mind as you begin setting up your online store.

August 4, 2016

Meet Magento DE 2016

Today I would like to get back to the 4th of July, when not only the USA became independent but also Meet Magento DE happened in the cozy city of Leipzig. It was not my first Meet Magento, but this time, I was the only one representing Atwix at the event and I should say that it was an extraordinary experience.

July 8, 2016

Magento 2 wallpapers - July

We’ve got the great feedback from you about our last Magento 2 wallpapers post. And as we promised, we have created new wallpapers this month. This time we used some classic pop culture characters to represent the leading positions of Magento products and give some respect to Magento Ninja Developers.

Bellow you will find 2 new wallpapers with several resolutions for desktops, laptops and lock screens for your phones. Need another image size? Just let us know in comments and we’ll make it for you.

June 30, 2016

Atwix offsite. Why and how we've done it.

Commitment to being a distributed company brings many opportunities of growth. Still you have to remember, that a successful distributed team needs to have well established means of communication, and a set of online tools will never fulfill the lack of face-to-face talks among your coworkers. This year, we decided to bring all of our employees usually working from 5 different locations to a company offsite in the Carpathian mountains.

June 28, 2016

Magento 2 Performance Toolkit

Before running your store in production mode it’s very important to check as many performance aspects as possible, since even a minor performance issue might cost time and money in the future. Formally, a web application’s performance can be classified using two parts: frontend performance and backend performance.

June 23, 2016

Magento 2 Product list aggregate rating fix

During our work with Rich Snippets extension we’ve noticed that the product list page has numerous errors if switched to the list mode. The errors were generated by the standard Magento 2 Luma theme, when attempting to aggregate rating markup rendering for each product in the product list. This blog post describes a configurable fix for the issue. We will have an opportunity to disable this fix for any custom theme which doesn’t have this error or in case the next Magento 2 version has a fix for this included.

June 16, 2016

Add simple note widget to OroCRM dashboard

The OroCRM platform provides us with an opportunity to create our own dashboard. We can remove unnecessary data from the dashboard, change the position of widget blocks, and if we can not find necessary widgets, we can create our own ones. The process of creating a widget is not hard. In this blog post we will describe the process of creating a custom widget and add a widget to the dashboard.

June 14, 2016

Magento and June 17th PayPal Security Update

We all know that security is critical in e-commerce and so does any reliable payment provider. This time, we’d like to point your attention to the upcoming security update that PayPal will be rolling out on June 17th and what you need to do to make sure that your Magento store is ready for it.
May 31, 2016

Magento 2 wallpapers

As you know: “New times, new heroes!”. So we decided that Magento 2 also needs new heroes, new ideas… and new wallpapers too! We created these superhero wallpaper series to show the great power of Magento’s new product and outstanding talents and skills of the people, who work daily with Magento 2 and globally improve e-commerce.

Bellow you will find 3 wallpapers with several resolutions for desktops, laptops and lock screens for your phones. Need another image size? Just let us know and we’ll make it for you.

May 30, 2016

Database queries logging in Magento 2

When we talk about checking bottlenecks in Magento backend implementations we often mention the built in profiler that allows to see loading time of particular backend functional elements. There are two general factors of such bottlenecks: heavy (or repetitive) database calls or slow PHP operations such as loops and similar cases.