In today’s world, having an online eCommerce presence is needed to not only attract new customers but to support current customers. This was the reality for large scale B2C and B2B merchants, but is now true for most local and smaller sellers as well. Recent events have accelerated and normalized this business mandate. This rapid transition is not about scale or introducing new sizzle — it’s about developing an online presence that strengthens a business’s ability to survive in 2020 and beyond.
The pace of life has become much quicker. We move fast. We accomplish much. And we expect website performance to keep up with us. Performance is one of the key factors in many areas of our life therefore, and Magento’s performance is no exception.
The speed of a website affects every user experience. From first landing on the site, to searching on the site for the various products and services, to selecting and purchasing contents from the site. If a website does not deliver results fast, users will find an alternative website to buy what they need.
May’s edition of Atwix MageNews is here!
MageNews is all about eCommerce community conversations, and there is much discussion taking place this month. As always we listen and collect the most significant news and updates that buzzed across the Magento landscape, and now bring them to you. This month we included Magento 2.3.5 release highlights, high impact technical updates, continuing COVID-19 related consumer trends, Mageno 2 SEO improvements, and much more.
There was a solid amount of peer-to-peer sharing taking place. Let’s pick up the steam 🚂
We work closely with merchants across many industries all over the world. When it comes to choosing a hosting platform, it turns out they have much in common. Namely, the need to carefully think through business requirements and customer experiences as they select the right hosting solution.
General availability for Magento 2.3.5 was on April 28. This release introduced new security and performance improvements. As any patch release, it’s recommended to update to the latest version of Magento application at your earliest convenience to apply not only functional enhancements but what is most important all the recent security fixes. To help you plan and budget software updates, let’s first clarify types of Magento code releases.
Working on the same technology, on the same project, on the same code – year over year – will inevitably make a developer strong, knowledgeable and something of a subject matter expert. However, being hyper-focused for such long stretches of time introduces a variety of risks to the developer and the project assignment, namely a potential loss of interest or worse – burnout.
One compelling reason to shop online is there are no lines. Another reason to shop online is the ability to search virtual aisles – however one wants and whenever one wants. When you combine those two shopping benefits, be it B2C or B2B, and then force multiply by anticipated sales transactions, merchants can become consumed with thoughts how best to ready themselves.
This article is aimed to share our vision and predictions on what is in store for Magento this year along with some of my thoughts and speculations. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Enjoy!
There are versions of Magento to satisfy all types of eCommerce merchants — from SMB to larger enterprise retailers. In this article we explore differences between Magento Open Source and Magento Commerce.
COVID-19 has affected the Magento community in different ways, both on a personal level and more broadly as it relates to each of our working environments. On behalf of the Atwix #MageNews team, we hope everyone is safe and healthy.
This issue, like past posts, centers on providing you timely and significant updates that will impact the Magento landscape and change the eCommerce world. However, we made sure to include potential impacts COVID-19 has caused, as well as our recommended solutions and guidance.
…so get yourself comfortable, there is a lot of material to cover this month.