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EYStudios Launches Boston Sword & Tuna on BigCommerce

Boston Sword & Tuna has been in the fishing industry for years in one of America’s major seafood hubs. The Sales & Marketing Director of Boston Sword & Tuna, Michael Scola, came to EYStudios after seeing Wholey.com’s site that EY built on the BigCommerce platform. This inspired Michael to start an eCommerce presence to grow …

Magento Releases Version 2.1.8

Magento version 2.1.8 contains over 100 functional fixes and enhancements for both “Magento Open Source” and “Magento Commerce” (formerly known as Magento Community Edition and Enterprise Edition, respectively). The three major improvements to note, according to Magento are: Enhancements to static content (JS, CSS, and HTML) deployment and generation. Improvements to indexing of large catalogs. …

Responsive Web Design vs. Native Apps: What You Need to Know

In running your eCommerce store, you’ve probably been faced with the question of whether you need a native mobile app. You may have even questioned if a mobile app is better than spending the time and money on developing a responsive site. We’ve collected some of the pros and cons for each here to help …

BigCommerce July 2017 Town Hall Recap

BigCommerce Town Hall Recap: July 2017 The BigCommerce Theme Marketplace has been updated with lots of new themes including popular arrivals: Bazaar, Diamond, and Queen. BigCommerce is still looking for additional high quality and engaging themes, email themestore@bigcommerce.com with your theme proposal. You can now add pop ups to stencil themes with Pixelpop. These can …

How to Move Your ERP Integration from M1 to M2

George Anderson, Communications Manager, Corevist Though Magento 2 launched in November 2015, many B2B merchants are still using Magento 1 as their ERP-integrated eCommerce solution. The upgrade process isn’t exactly 1-click-and-done, so the wait is understandable. However, Magento 2 presents a definite improvement over Magento 1, particularly in the areas of user experience and business …

BigCommerce June 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 3 of 3

Part 3: OmniChannel Marketplace & Enhanced Discount Messages Rahul Pruthi shared some updates to the OmniChannel Marketplace. For Ebay, merchants are now able to utilize Multiple Shipping & Return Policies. This means that: Business policies are shipping & return details you specify for buyers in your listings Streamline new listing creation Edit and update all your …

BigCommerce June 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 2 of 3

Part 2: eCommerce Insights & Analytics Tracey Wallace, content strategist extraordinaire shared how BigCommerce would be re-introducing their new and improved eCommerce Analytics & Insights Tool. Improvements to the tool include: Data Accuracy – BigCommerce is careful to define: What is measured, How it is measured,  and How Often it is measured. This is because …

EYStudios will be at SEAT 2017 in Atlanta!

The Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology is coming to Atlanta Join us at the Mariott Marquis-Atlanta Sunday July 16th – Tuesday July 18th for: Collaborative Discussions Case Studies Panels Networking and more All around “utilizing technology as an asset to be leveraged for revenue, fan engagement and change the “experience” in sports.” EYStudios will …

BigCommerce June 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 1 of 3

Part 1: Design Award Winners & Company Updates Yesterday was June’s BigCommerce Town Hall meeting and we were able to tune in and catch the latest from the team at BigCommerce. To start, CEO Brent Bellm shared the winners of the Best eCommerce Site Designs of 2017. We’ve long been big believers in the power of …

EY is now Magento Business Intelligence Certified!

In a recent blog we discussed the Magento Business Intelligence offering and its value to merchants. We’re happy to report that our own Analytics Team is now Magento Business Intelligence certified. The training we’ve completed will help us have a deeper understanding of the analytical process within Magento BI. Topics covered include: • Connecting new …

The Strength of Empathy in eCommerce Design by Eric Yonge

Empathy is, bar-none, the most powerful aspect of e-commerce design. Yes, I’m really talking about getting in touch with feelings. Not yours—your customer’s. Get past any reservations about being touchy-feely and remember that the buying process is, at its core, emotional. The less a customer cares, the less they buy. Anything you can do to …

BigCommerce Enterprise Vs. Shopify Plus

10 Reasons Why BigCommerce is the Better Choice BigCommerce and Shopify are often dismissed as being “the same” for their shared features, like being SaaS platforms and having user friendly admin panels. However, their main differentiator is out of the box offerings. BigCommerce Enterprise easily wins in that category, offering a number of valuable features …

BigCommerce May 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 4 of 4

Part 4: Changes to the Checkout Rounding out the product updates was Paul Napper who talked about all things Checkout. Checkout API Schema is now available on request which is great news for developers everywhere. In case  you were wondering, the checkout API can be used when: Creating the Cart Add items to cart Update quantities …

EYStudios IRCE 2017 Recap

The crew from EYStudios just returned from IRCE 2017 in Chicago and they’re all equally exhausted and energized from the show. I had a chance to sit down with Eric Yonge, Lisa Cook, Sean Callihan and Ali Hyduke to learn more about their favorite parts of the show were and what the key takeaways for …

EYStudios Announces Partnership with ShipStation

We are excited to announce our partnership with ShipStation, the leading web-based shipping software that helps online retailers streamline their order fulfillment, wherever they sell and however they ship. WHY ShipStation? Integration Shipstation integrates seamlessly with EY’s two platforms of choice, BigCommerce and Magento, across numerous carriers, including UPS, USPS, FedEx and DHL. Additionally, ShipStation …

BigCommerce May 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 3 of 4

Part 3: Customized Order Status & App Updates After Product Updates, Jordan Sim talked about Customized Order Status. This was apparently the No. 1 idea on BigCommerce Ideas Forum – which means you asked, and they listened!               This functionality gives merchants the ability to customize existing order status labels. …

BigCommerce May 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 2 of 4

Part 2: Product Updates On the BigCommerce Town Hall webinar last week, we got some really interesting Product Updates.  Rahul Pruthi talked about Amazon, eBay, Pinterest and Buy Buttons. For their existing Amazon integration, BigCommerce will be launching new categories including: Tools & Home Improvement Animals & Pets Consumer Electronics Food & Beverage Which means …

BigCommerce May 2017 Town Hall Recap: Part 1 of 4

Part 1: Company Updates and Technical Support Every month the BigCommerce Community gathers virtually for what they call their “Town Hall Meeting”.  Key Members of the BigCommerce team, including their CEO Brent Bellm, come together on GoToWebinar to share company updates, product advancements and future plans with merchants and partners alike. We hop on whenever we …

The Value of Video in eMail Marketing with Springbot

We sat down with local Atlanta-based partner Springbot and talked about the value of video in email marketing with their VP of Customer Success, Amber Haack.  In case you missed our podcast last week or just wanted to catch the highlights, we’ve put together this recap for easy reference. Why Video: Video is everywhere – look …

What is Magento Business Intelligence? Why Should You Have it?

In a previous blog, we briefly mentioned Magento’s Business Intelligence platform and outlined some steps you as a merchant can take to cultivate a data-driven culture. Of course, to take advantage of Magento’s or any business analytics platform, one must first understand how that platform works and how it can be used to make smarter …

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