Magento 1 vs Magento 2: Should you upgrade to Magento 2?

Magento 1 vs Magento 2: Should you upgrade to Magento 2.0?

Magento 2.0 is out! Here at FarShore, we have been waiting for this major new release of Magento for quite a while and the changes and improvements look exciting. This post will explore major changes compared to previous versions plus a list of major improvements (and potential pitfalls) especially in cases where upgrading Magento from an earlier version is considered. Increased scalability and performance are accomplished through a major overhaul of how the system is built. What’s new in Magento…
Integrating magento and salesforce

Magento and Salesforce CRM Integration: The Complete Guide

In the world of Internet business, better known as “e-commerce”, data is king. Keeping your customers, products, orders and data organized across platforms should be your top priority. Most properly organized businesses assess their needs as they grow, implementing different software platforms to keep their data in check. Often times, the user, product and order data is spread across multiple platforms. Keeping records synchronized as traffic and business grows can become a strenuous task, and as any similar process, prone…
Magento and Ebizmarts POS integration

Advantages of a Magento – POS System Integration: Integrating Ebizmarts POS and Magento

Last week we explored what are the advantages of integrating Magento with a POS system. In this article, we will walk through a recent project that illustrates the finer points of this type of integration, including helpful steps and illustrative screenshots. Recently a client of ours, whom we had previously developed a Magento online store for, opened a showroom where customers had the opportunity to try various clothes and outfit combinations with the assistance of a professional stylist. When a customer…
Magento and POS integration

Advantages of a Magento – POS System Integration

When launching or pivoting a retail product line one of the critical items all business owners must address is that of which commerce arena to participate in – brick and mortar (i.e. physical retail locations) or ecommerce.  Both have their benefits and shortfalls, and both require resource considerations and skill building from within the managing team. But, one of the most fascinating trends in business over the past 10 years is the proliferation of an “Omni-channel” revenue pipeline.  By having…
design consistency

How to achieve cross-platform design consistency with style guides

Why consistency matters Consistent design is a popular topic in the design community, but it is often misunderstood.  At FarShore, we look at design consistency as an experience.   And in an effort to provide a quality experience to users, it's necessary to be consistent in user interface, messaging, and content across a brand’s mediums (website, iOS or Android application), communication (social, email), and even offline (offices, marketing materials). This consistent representation enables a user to recognize elements and anticipate the…
ecommerce bounce rate

7 Ways to Reduce the Bounce Rate on your eCommerce Website

Bounce rate measures the percentage of users who leave your application after visiting only one page. For some websites, this isn’t a great metric; service-based businesses, for example, often have a contact box that a user can fill out without ever clicking off the initial page. For most eCommerce stores, however, bounce rate is an important metric that, when improved, will also improve your conversion rate. Your eCommerce bounce rate can easily be improved with small improvements to your website. Seven…