Magento vs WooCommerce

Magento vs WooCommerce – How to choose the best ecommerce platfom?

There are many ecommerce platforms on the market today, but Magento and WooCommerce are among the most popular.  Each has their own strengths and depending on what you want to do, one might be more suited for your needs than the other.  Before deciding which platform you want to build your site on, you must first answer a few very important questions. First, you must ask yourself what you want your site to do in terms of functionality.  This is arguably…
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…

Choosing the Right eCommerce Platform for an Online Store

One of the most frequent questions we get at FarShore comes from entrepreneurs asking how to start an online store. This is understandable - choosing the right platform for your business will enable success. Likewise, choosing the wrong platform can leave you without the proper capabilities to fulfill orders or add new website features. Below, I have compiled four of the most popular eCommerce solution provider options. Shopify With its recent IPO, Shopify is taking the eCommerce world by storm.…