‘Affiliate Programs’, ‘Affiliate Marketing’ – these terms appeared and become quite popular after Amazon established its first program about 20 years ago. Now there is a variety of successful ecommerce affiliate examples: ShareASale, AmazonSmile (non-profit model), Shutterfly, Nasty Gal, WalMart, Macy’s, Mango etc.
A lot of ecommerce stores with less known names run their affiliates and succeed in this process. Why don’t you consider launching your own one to drive more sales to your store?
The significance of site speed is impossible to underestimate – users are becoming more and more demanding, Google is penalizing websites with low page load speed. According to Radware research, 3 seconds download speed web page in comparison with 1 second download time web pages, has 22% views less, bounce rate higher by 50% and 22% less conversion. While 5 seconds web site (comparing to 1 second) 35% fewer views, 105% higher bounce rate, conversion 38% less. As you see – the faster your website downloads, the more money you get. Magento 2 stores have the specific list of actions for improving site speed you can take at the very start and we are going to share it with you.
Making E-Commerce a Piece of Cake: 5 Must-Have Extensions to Turn Your Online Store into a Powerhouse
What, in your opinion, online shoppers find critically important when they choose a website for their purchases? Do you think what factor drives competition among e-commerce website developers?
You would be wrong if your answer is product choice or customization.
Today, every customer compares all websites based on their shopping experience.
Checkout page is one of the key parts of your e-commerce store. Your sales are directly dependent on its usability and convenience. Even the smallest shortcoming or error can significantly harm conversation rate.
The most common way is to select so-called "one-step checkout extension", which brings all order elements (such as shipping, billing addresses, shipping & payment methods, etc.) to the single page. It simplifies order placement and makes it much easier for a customer.
There are 5 essential facts about customer satisfaction and trust level importance:
- Customers twice more often share their bad experience, than good one
- You must work 12 times harder to cover 1 customer poor experience
- New buyers cost your store 6-7 times more to acquire
- The probability of selling to an existing customer is way more than to a new buyer
- Loyal customers are 10 times more valuable, than their first purchase.
The significance of site speed is impossible to underestimate - users are becoming more and more demanding, Google is penalizing websites with low page load speed.
According to Radware research, 3 seconds download speed web page in comparison with 1 second download time web pages, has 22% views less, bounce rate higher by 50% and 22% less conversion. While 5 seconds web site (comparing to 1 second) 35% fewer views, 105% higher bounce rate, conversion 38% less.
As you see – the faster your website downloads, the more money you get. Magento 2 stores have the specific list of actions for improving site speed you can take at the very start and we are going to share it with you.
SEO Meta templates are designed to automatically generate META information for catalog pages based on predefined rules.
Meta Templates can be applied for following pages: Category page (product listing), Layered navigation pages and Product pages.
It’s not a problem to manually fill meta information for few dozen products and categories. In other hand, if you have few thousand products it can be nightmare. Moreover you can’t configure meta tags for layered navigation pages, Magento 2 just doesn’t have such functionality.
When a customer knows what he needs to buy, his first action is to find the product through a quick search. The presence of a quick drop-down menu with the found goods (auto-complete) allows him to find the right product quickly without leaving the search line. The customer has only to complement the search query with the necessary criteria and then he will see the result.
Customers expect that search results will be shown instantly (they know experience of Google or Amazon search). But technically it is very hard to achieve such level of speed in Magento store. Every request to Magento needs to initiate magento core, which speed of initialization limits the speed of our search.
To solve this problem and to greatly speed up Magento search, we have created and added a new feature to our search extensions. We named it the Fast Mode.
Unlike in Magento 1, cron performs critically important tasks in Magento 2. In the native installation there are 26 modules that use cron for 53 different jobs. You can get acquainted with the full list of modules below on the text.
Practically, all reindex processes work in cron process. Newsletters, product alerts, page cache etc
Moreover, most of the third-party extensions use cron and some extensions simply do not run if the cron is not configured or operates in the wrong way.