Category Archive for: eCommerce

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


Hermès using Drupal

Since its founding in 1837, Hermès has defined luxury. Renowned as an iconic brand within the fashion industry, Hermès is now setting the trend for how customers shop online. This week, Hermès launched its new site in Drupal! Hermès married the abilities of Drupal as a CMS and Magento as an eCommerce engine to provide their customers with highly engaging shopping experiences. Hermès’ new site is a great example of how iconic brands can use Drupal to power ambitious digital experiences. If you are in the mood for some retail therapy, check out https://www.hermes.com! Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net

Drupal Commerce 2.0 Wisdom from Acro Media

If you’ve been following the Acro Media blog, you probably know that the digital agency (and Acquia partner), based in Kelowna, BC, Canada, has a special interest in Drupal Commerce. So with the recent launch of Drupal Commerce 2.0, it made sense to check in with them. After all, Arco team are core maintainers for modules such as Commerce Migrate, Commerce POS, and a host of others. Leading up to the 2.0 release of Drupal Commerce, Arco had 20 team members contributing a total of 60 contrib credits. In the past 3 months, they’ve been credited on over 270 issues. They’ve also been publishing content steady. Their aim seems to be to not only to get the word out about 2.0, but to help educate other developers, agencies and current and potential customers. So here, all in one place, a collection of Arco Drupal Commerce Knowledge. Migrating Drupal Commerce 1…

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Job Vacancy for Drupal Developer, Wanted eCommerce Experience position is open

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Magento 2 Explained is Coming Soon

Do you need to build an eCommerce site with Magento?  Today, we’re delighted to say that “Magento 2 Explained” is coming soon. This book will teach everything you need to know to make a Magento 2 site.  Magento has a reputation for being a complex platform, but we’ve successfully explained similar software before with Drupal, Joomla and MySQL. This book will be a fun and straightforward beginners guide to Magento 2. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Want to expand your Google Analytics skills or land a full-time job? Start here.

People often contact Viget about our analytics training offerings. Because the landscape has changed significantly over the past few years, so has our approach. Here’s my advice for learning analytics today. We’ll break this article into two parts — choose which part is best for you: 1. I’m in a non-analytics role at my organization and looking to become more independent with analytics. 2. I’d like to become a full-time analyst in an environment like Viget’s, either as a first-time job or as a career change. “I’m in a non-analytics role at my organization and looking to become more independent with analytics.” Great! One more question — do you want to learn about data analysis or configuring new tracking? Data Analysis: At Viget, we used to offer full-day public trainings where we covered everything from beginner terminology to complex analyses. Over the past few years, however, Google has significantly improved…

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5 Steps to Create a Killer Instagram Ad Strategy for eCommerce Products

Instagram’s known for engagement. Some 4x that of Facebook. But what you don’t know is how it excels at driving product sales, too. Quick, without looking — what’s your mobile conversion rate? A paltry 1.55% on average? Compare that to the 30%+ of Instagram users who purchase products on their mobile device. (Which places them at 70% more Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

Top Services to Build an Appealing Website in a Short Time

Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine – creativity & inspiration daily Whether you are a business owner willing to establish secure web presence or a user aiming at finding co-thinkers on the web, you will hardly go without a website of your own. It takes time to create a functional and appealing website, but what if you need the one right now and you don’t have time to look for professional web designers? What if your budget is limited to hire the experts, while the need to get a website is still urgent? In this case, you are bound to find out more about website builders. These services have grown in popularity, which is no wonder, taking into account the amount of non-techies struggling with niche competition nowadays. Advantages of Website Builders Readymade Templates. Most website builders, as it mentioned by Howard Steele at SuperbWebsiteBuilders.com, come with their own collections of readymade…

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6 of the Biggest Misconceptions About Ecommerce SEO by @Visiture_search

Following bad e-commerce SEO advice can limit your organic search success. Beware of these dangerous e-commerce SEO misconceptions.The post 6 of the Biggest Misconceptions About Ecommerce SEO by @Visiture_search appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

How Will the Voice Search ‘Revolution’ Impact Web Design?

Voice search is getting a lot of attention right now and it’s no big surprise. The big tech firms are pushing their voice platforms hard and marketers are hyping them up to disrupt the entire industry. Needless to say, voice search is one of the hottest topics in digital technologies right now and this isn’t going to change anytime soon. Despite all this, the rise of voice search isn’t going to have the impact on web design and marketing most are predicting right now. The thing is, voice technology comes with some fundamental limitations that mean its role in the consumer journey (where designer, marketers and the rest of us make our money) will be relatively small. Voice search sucks at selling Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos featured in a recent article here debunking the clickbait notion that homepage design is dead (another BS trend). He’s a smart guy, there’s no question about that.…

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7 Ways to Increase E-commerce Sales with Facebook Ads by @@mattorlic

Facebook advertising can help grow your ecommerce business. Here’s how to boost your sales with Facebook Ads.The post 7 Ways to Increase E-commerce Sales with Facebook Ads by @@mattorlic appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Expanded Class: How to Use Ecwid for eCommerce Sites

If you want to set up an online store, and don’t want to set up a new website, then Ecwid is a great solution. Ecwid has everything you need to set up an e-commerce store, from products and categories to payments and shipping. Once your store is created, you can embed Ecwid products (or your whole store) as simply as you would embed a YouTube video. This enables you to easily use Ecwid with Drupal, Joomla or WordPress. This week we released a big expansion to our Ecwid class. There are now 13 new videos in “How to Use Ecwid for eCommerce Sites”. Watch this videos and you’ll be able to rapidly set up your store with Ecwid. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Is It Time to Finally Kill Off the Homepage?

As with most things in web design, the homepage has been branded dead or dying many times over the years. They’ve been replaced by magazine-style front page designs, bypassed by landing pages and cut out entirely by social media. Except none of these things killed the homepage. Instead, they joined it as part of a more intricate set of interactions with visitors – each one playing an important role in a more complex web. Now, the latest person calling for the head of homepages is Optimizely’s Cara Harsham, who wrote for the Moz blog last week, claiming her company has “successfully killed THE homepage”. Well folks, looks like it’s time to get those funeral suits pressed again. Personalization killed the homepage The crux of Cara Harsham’s article is that brands need to show users customised content based on their needs and previous interactions, thereby making the generic homepage irrelevant. Her article makes a lot of…

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How to start

Quite a few years ago I found myself in a situation where I wanted to start my own business. I was sick of working at the places I was working at, and I wanted to get out on my own. Problem was… I had no idea what that was. I didn’t have any obvious breakout ideas. The experimental ideas I did have seemed impossible to market, as in, I had no idea how to sell anything. The thought occurred to me to try to raise money to build something, but I didn’t even know where to begin.It was an awful unmotivating place to be.My daughter, Addison, turned 3 this week. How on earth have these 3 years gone by?If you know toddlers at all, you can imagine the types of games we’re playing. Lots and lots of pretend. She’s often “the teacher” and I have to be the student. A baby student. Complete…

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Senior Developer, Magento – Acquia – Boston, MA

Certified Magento Developer Plus preferred. Acquia is looking for Magento Developers and Senior Developers who have a passion for eCommerce, delivering killer…From Acquia – Sun, 14 May 2017 20:23:27 GMT – View all Boston jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Sr.Ecommerce Websphere Developer Job – Hasbro – Pawtucket, RI

Sr.Ecommerce Websphere Developer. Experience with Drupal or other CMS systems a plus. Willingness to take an active role in mentoring other developers….From Hasbro Inc. – Sat, 06 May 2017 07:42:27 GMT – View all Pawtucket, RI jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

5 eCommerce Conversion Mistakes Sabotaging Sales

‘Customer struggle’ is real. And unfortunately, it’s only getting worse. EConsultancy ran one study yeeeeeaaaaaaars ago that discovered UK companies were losing “24% of their annual revenue due to poor customer experiences.” That’s so bad that it brings up the 92:1 ratio. The one that says companies focus almost exclusively on NEW, without giving a dollar or pound or loonie to their existing ones. Think that’s gotten better over the past few years? Guess again. The good news is that you can start by fixing these common 5 conversion mistakes that force people to Bounce.    Here’s where you should start. Mistake #1. Overspending on Customer Acquisition You’ve read all the stats. All the previous posts. You know that carpet bombing people with more untargeted ads, without – you know – actually taking in their preferences, interests, or purchasing history is… not a great idea. Because Search –> Click –>…

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Product Page SEO: 16 Dos & Don’ts You Should Know by @clarkboyd

Here’s a guide to what you should (and shouldn’t) do when creating and optimizing ecommerce product pages.The post Product Page SEO: 16 Dos & Don’ts You Should Know by @clarkboyd appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Front End Web & eCommerce Developer – Quicken – Menlo Park, CA

Proficient understanding of content management systems (CMS) – Drupal 7 and/or 8 a plus. We are looking for a Front-End Web Developer who is motivated to…From Indeed – Tue, 02 May 2017 20:39:18 GMT – View all Menlo Park jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Should You Warn Clients Against Using Popups on Their Website?

So you’ve just signed off another project with your latest clients and it’s one of your finest pieces of work, even if you say so yourself. The client is ecstatic (why wouldn’t they be?) and you’ve got a new favourite portfolio piece to wow future clients with. That is until you pay said site a visit one day and you see your former clients has plastered popups all over the place. Before you’ve even scrolled past the hero section your screen your wonderful design is hidden by a full-screen popup – disaster. Your best piece of work has been turned into a UX nightmare, tarnishing your portfolio and annoying any number of visitors in the same process. The question is, should you warn your clients against using popups on their website (or any other UX concerns for that matter)? The endless debate over popups The popup debate has been going…

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