June 2010

22 Magento Based eCommerce Stores.

Magento is an open-source eCommerce platform based on the foundation of robust web techniques. Magento handles every aspect of any online store so there’s no need to build a custom build application from scratch. Its powerful and user-friendly administration features help customers make sound decisions about their company’s future. BlogWebDesigner presents their most inspirational Magento based eCommerce stores.

How to engage customers in your eCommerce Website.

User feedback could prove to be a valuable service for your customers and could trigger several positive effects. First of all, reviews and ratings generate conversions as in the case of Hayneedle (formerly Netshops), which increased its sales by 26% after displaying user feedback. SmashingMagazine has an excellent article.

Getting started with eCommerce: Your options when selling online.

The world of online sales, whether of products or services, can be daunting at first; the options seem confusing and the information conflicted. Yet as the designer or developer of an online store, you will need to guide your client through the maze of choices in order to get it up and running. SmashingMagazine is here to help.

May 2010

Top seven design tips for eCommerce Sites.

When it comes to eCommerce, design is everything. If you have any intention on making profit, you’re going to need a site that is designed so as to be appealing and comforting to the user. You could be selling the best products on the market for extremely reasonable prices, but the fact is, a poorly designed site is going to damage your sales immensely. SmashingShare presents seven tips to help move your eCommerce website design in the right direction.

Free Magento Themes: Everything you need for an Online Shop.

Catchy and professional Magento Themes come at a high price, and Templates have done their best to compile this collection of completely free Magento Themes that you can download and use for your business purposes.

Some more free Magento Themes.

Magento’s modular architecture and unprecedented flexibility means your business is no longer constrained by your eCommerce platform. Magento is total control, and KarachiCorner has some free themes, just for you.

April 2010

The Essential Magento eCommerce Toolkit.

“The Essential Magento eCommerce Toolkit” by Appstorm brings together the best resources available, mostly from the web, but also thrown in are a few printed texts that will ensure you have all the information you need to make your next eCommerce project a success.

Hi-res credit card logos.

You think with all the eCommerce going on, the credit card companies would want to go out of their way to provide high-quality, up-to-date images of their brands. Not so. KPAO could find nothing of the sort on any of the credit card web sites. So he created his own.

20 cutting edge eCommerce Stores.

1stWebDesigner takes a close look at 20 of the most cutting edge e-commerce stores from around the world. Some of them belong to global brands with huge budgets and the latest technology at their fingertips. Others, however, belong to smaller companies who have had to think outside the box to achieve cutting edge design.

March 2010

Five important eCommerce themes for 2010.

Purchasing online and eCommerce has been growing at a rapid rate for many years and during that time things have changed massively. From online merchandising to order management to delivery, things are constantly evolving. Carsonified aims to provide what he believes are five important themes in this area over the next year, and what you can do to help yourself or your clients prosper.