Sellvana e-commerce marketplace coming soon

Alpha release planned for Sellvana e-commerce platform marketplace

We’ve previously covered developments with the fledgling Sellvana e-commerce platform, founded by former Magento developer Boris Gurvich in 2013, and recipient of a $5 million seed round raised from unamed investors earlier this year.

It now appears that Sellvana, like many developers of open-source applications, will offer an official marketplace where users can obtain themes, plug-ins, and other add-ons published by Sellvana’s rapidly growing ecosystem of developers. Read more

Dedicated web server hosting: is it right for your business?

Performance, security, scalability benefits of dedicated web server hosting

Dedicated web server hosting is one of the many options a company has for its web site support, but how do you know if it’s right for you needs? Although your organization may be able to develop an aesthetically pleasing web site that piques consumer interest and showcases your business at its best, you may know less about the back-end technical support that your site needs to thrive.

Besides dedicated web server hosting, alternative hosting options include shared hosting, virtual private servers (VPS), and public cloud platforms. Is dedicated web server hosting right for you? To figure it out, ask yourself these three questions: Read more

Magento B2B e-commerce: two keys to success

Growing number of B2B companies transitioning customers to e-commerce

Magento B2B e-commerce can help companies build an ROI-generating machine for the future. In general, B2B e-commerce is at an interesting crossroads. A recent Forrester survey found that 86 percent of B2B e-commerce firms have transitioned formerly offline purchasers to buying via their online stores. Additionally, 50 percent of B2B enterprises said that they plan to shift their e-commerce technology through new investments or upgrades by mid-2015. Magento B2B e-commerce is likely on many of their shortlists. Read more

Magento Community hosting solves tech support issues

24/7/365 Magento support available from Magento Community hosting providers

Magento Community hosting services offers expert support that is essential for success in today’s e-commerce landscape. Many organizations have generated great results using Magento Community Edition (CE) to build and operate their online stores. But the free, open-source version of Magento differs from Enterprise Edition (EE) in an important way: Magento does not provide technical support for users of CE.

Upgrading to Magento Enterprise Edition isn’t an attractive solution for many companies, due to the associated licensing costs. As an alternative, leading Magento Community hosting providers offer e-commerce operators the ability to obtain cost-effective, responsive technical support when it comes to their Magento hosting needs. Read more

Magento cloud hosting increases e-commerce flexibility

24/7 support, comprehensive security are benefits of Magento cloud hosting

Magento cloud hosting is key to developing a flexible e-commerce platform that can keep up with a transforming consumer landscape. According to eMarketer, global business to consumer e-commerce sales are projected to hit $1.5 trillion in 2014, a 20.1 percent increase over last year. Rapidly expanding consumer bases in emerging markets, the growing use of mobile devices to make purchases and online payment systems were forecasted to be main growth drivers.

Many companies invest in Magento in order to build powerful, aesthetically pleasing websites to attract new business and deliver an engaging customer experience. However, the rapid changes in today’s e-commerce environment mean that many of these companies need some extra support to take their business model to the next level. Magento cloud hosting services can deliver this adaptability in the form of dynamic server support, state-of-the-art management tools, and holistic security. Read more