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Magento Commerce Rolls Out Commerce Order Management

Posted on the 16th February 2016

Magento Commerce, the developer of the Magento ecommerce platform, has released Magento Commerce Order Management (COM), a new omni-channel product which will help businesses to manage orders more effectively.

COM is intended to help merchants and brand owners to enjoy smoother order fulfilment, and to deliver a best-in-class experience. The solution is designed to connect both supply and demand-side channels, and to collect information from both, in order to facilitate the level of choice and optimisation required to maximise profitability for each order.

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Consumer Packaged Goods Are The Fastest Growing Ecommerce Sector

Posted on the 12th February 2016

According to a recent survey conducted by 1010data, retail ecommerce sales grew by almost one third during 2015, while in-store sales for most categories have remained relatively flat. Interestingly enough, one of the sectors that has seen significant growth is that of consumer packaged goods, or CPG.

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Magento Commerce – The $50 Billion Hidden Gem

Posted on the 8th February 2016

Magento Commerce is one of the largest players in ecommerce software, but unless you’re a solutions provider or a webmaster who operates a site powered by the platform, there’s a fair chance that you haven’t heard of it. Outside of the (admittedly large) niche that includes large retailers using the Enterprise Edition and smaller stores powered by the Community Edition, the name Magento is by no means familiar to everyone.

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Why the Magento XSS Bug is No Joke

Posted on the 6th February 2016

Last month, the Magento developers released a patch for a critical security flaw. This allowed an attacker to inject code into the admin panel of Magento by taking advantage of a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the email address field on the order form of the Magento ecommerce system.

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Magento Urges Store Owners to Update

Posted on the 28th January 2016

According to Magento, there are more than 200,000 websites that may be affected by the stored cross-site scripting bugs which were revealed by Sucuri earlier this week. There are XSS bugs affecting both the Community Edition and Enterprise Editions of Magento 1.x, as well as both varieties of Magento 2.0.

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New XSS Bug Discovered in Magento

Posted on the 26th January 2016

The Magento project has just published a new security patch which fixes a critical XSS bug that allows malicious attackers to take over online stores. The bug is a cross-site scripting vulnerability which relates to the way in which email addresses are handled in the system.
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Magento Embracing Anticipatory Commerce

Posted on the 21st January 2016

Magento has just launched a new architecture, which it believes will help to provide consumers with the immediacy that they are looking for when dealing with online merchants. The increasing trend for bricks and mortar store owners to move towards the online space is something that is causing significant changes to the way in which merchants work. And Magento believes that anticipatory commerce is going to be the next major change.

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The New Global, Personal World of Ecommerce

Posted on the 31st December 2015

As we head into 2016, the world of eCommerce is changing a great deal. Today, the act of buying a product online is mundane, and that means there is so much more competition, and so many challenges for online retailers. How can one retailer set themselves apart from the competition, especially when there is competition in the form of behemoths such as Amazon and eBay?
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Is It Worth Upgrading to Magento 2.0?

Posted on the 21st December 2015

Magento 2.0 was officially released last month, and it makes a number of significant changes to this hugely popular ecommerce platform. While some webmasters will have rushed to install the new version immediately, there are others who are, understandably, questioning whether it is worth installing it right away.

Magento 2.0 has a great deal to offer, but there are some very valid reasons for waiting to upgrade, not least of which is the significant way in which the admin area’s user-interface has changed. If you aren’t familiar with how the new interface works (for example if you weren’t playing with the previews), then you might lose a lot of time and productivity as you familiarise yourself with it.
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Thousands of Magento Stores Still Infected with Keyloggers

Posted on the 23rd November 2015

More than 3,500 Magento-powered online stores are infected with a server-side keylogger that steals customer credit card details and passes them on to servers owned by a third party. The keylogger campaign has been going on for several months, and has yet to be fully eradicated.
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Will Magento Thrive as a Private Company?

Posted on the 17th November 2015

On the 2nd November, eBay announced that it had sold on its eBay Enterprise Division, including Magento, to Permira Funds, and that the sale was worth $925 million. The sale is an interesting development, and could be quite promising for the future of Magento.
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How Conversion Rate Optimisation is Changing and Evolving With New Data

Posted on the 16th November 2015

Conversion rate optimisation (CRO) has become one of the most important elements of eCommerce. With the right techniques, you can significantly increase your ROI and acquire more customers for the same level of effort. However, what a lot of people don’t realise is that conversion rate optimisation techniques are not just about changing the tactics you use. Without a clear basis for the decisions you are making, you run the risk of your CRO becoming a futile exercise.

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Magento 1.9 Upgrade Improves Business Performance

Posted on the 12th November 2015

Each of the major point releases for Magento offers significant improvements, and 1.9 is no exception. It includes more than 50 different quality of life and security enhancements, as well as performance improvements.

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XML Vulnerabilities Found in Magento

Posted on the 2nd November 2015

Researchers have found two new vulnerabilities in the Magento shopping cart platform. Ebrahim Hegazy has discovered a remote code execution vulnerability, while Dawid Golunski has identified an XML External Entity injection vulnerability. These two vulnerabilities have been reported to eBay, and the developers at eBay have released a patch.
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Magento Releases New Security Patch Bundle

Posted on the 28th October 2015

The developers of Magento have released a new security patch bundle, SUPEE-6788, which is available for both the Magento Enterprise version and the Community Edition

This patch bundle addresses a number of security problems, however it makes some extensive changes to the code base as well, which could cause backward compatibility issues and break some extensions and customisations. The main potential problems are:

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