Ecommerce product photography tips

Product Photography Tips: How to Take Ecommerce Pictures that Sell

You have built a web shop, and now it’s time to add all the products. After considering product names, categories and attributes, it’s time to make them as visually presentable as possible. Of course, we’re talking about product photography. Regardless of how great your product is in real life, it’s only as good as the photo that your potential customers will see when browsing your online store. Ideal product photos show the product, well-lit, on a white background with plenty…
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…
Working with offsite team

Truth vs. Myth: Working With An Offsite Team

Every project has challenges and often times the concept of working with an offsite technical team seems like it would amplify those issues. This is because there are several common misconceptions surrounding collaboration with a globally distributed team. In an effort to address and put to rest some of these concerns, I have gathered a list of typical myths surrounding this type of work. Let’s see if I can debunk them all! Myth: “I will never interact with the technical…