Posts Categorized as Commerce Platforms

Generating Barcodes in the IBM OMS Sterling Web Store

Today we’re going to go over how to generate barcodes in HTML-formatted store prints available in the IBM Sterling Web Store for Commerce (WSC) 9.4 and higher versions. Most of the big retailers are now using the Web Store for their In-Store Customer Pickup and Ship-From-Store business models. These store prints are used by the store associate (SA) for picking and packing operations. […]

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Know Yourself and Your Users to Understand Your Commerce Needs

Selecting a commerce platform or completing a platform integration cannot be accomplished using a one-size-fits-all approach. I’ve heard many people say, it doesn’t matter, “eCommerce is eCommerce.” While yes, this is true, the end goal is almost always to grow sales, however, it’s not all the same. After meeting with customer after customer, it is abundantly clear […]

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Four Steps to Prepare for Your Magento 2 Upgrade – Part 4

Moving to a major commerce platform release can be seen as a business growth strategy rather than a risk-avoidance strategy. Thoughtful planning of your upgrade will reduce cost, mitigate risk, and maintain business continuity so that the transition has minimal impact to the overall shopping experience and your bottom line. If you’re considering an upgrade […]

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Four Steps to Prepare for Your Magento 2 Upgrade – Part 3

Once you have taken inventory of your existing Magento platform and reviewed Magento 2 templates, the next step involves evaluating your extensions. Simply put, extensions expand the native capabilities of the Magento platform. Launched in 2016, the Magento Marketplace offers carefully vetted extensions for your commerce platform. (Think of it as the “App Store” for […]

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Four Steps to Prepare for Your Magento 2 Upgrade – Part 2

Successful engagement of your digital commerce customers means you need to deliver an experience that works well across all channels – especially in mobile. Why does the mobile experience matter? Here are just a couple of reasons: Mobile commerce grew 47% in 2016, significantly outpacing growth in traditional eCommerce and brick-and-mortar retail1 Google places more […]

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Four Steps to Prepare for Your Magento 2 Upgrade – Part 1

If your existing digital commerce site runs on Magento 1.x, then the thought of upgrading may seem overwhelming. For merchants considering this upgrade, the inherent concern is that the transition comes at a higher price. However, with strategic and thoughtful planning of your move, you will reduce cost, mitigate risk, and maintain business continuity. This […]

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Why Make the Move to Magento 2?

If you’re contemplating an upgrade to Magento 2, you’re not alone. Moving to a major commerce platform release can be seen as a business growth strategy rather than risk-avoidance. It’s no secret that the competitive stakes are high when it comes to digital commerce. More than 11% of retail shopping happens online.1 While in B2B, 68% […]

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Upgrading to Magento 2? Here are 4 Steps to Prepare for Your Move

Upgrading your digital commerce site from Magento 1.x to Magento 2 may seem like a daunting task. However, the many benefits of this platform, including optimized web pages, accelerated response times, increased efficiency for backend operations, and more database flexibility and scalability, outweigh any perceived hurdles of making the switch. For merchants considering this upgrade, […]

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Content & Commerce Dynamics: What You Need to Know

What’s the difference between a bounce and a conversion on your site? It all comes down to the quantity and quality of content that your customers find. In a related post, we explored the importance of blending content and commerce to enhance the customer experience. In fact, Gartner estimates that by 2020, 25% of leading […]

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Merging Content and Commerce: How to Get from Point A to B

It’s no surprise to anyone in digital commerce that content plays a major role in influencing purchases. Organic, email, and cost-per-click (CPC) are among the top drivers of sales for eCommerce sites.1  Additionally, 68% of B2B buyers prefer to research purchases online, up from 53% in 2015.2 Going from a commerce-driven site to one that […]

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