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Guest Blog: 5 ways to prepare for migrating onto a Magento 2 server 

10.5.2021 by Guest

This blog is authored by Mark Hambley, Technical Director at digital web agency Verve, specialists in Magento 2 migrations.   Migrating your eCommerce site can seem like a daunting task. Yet, following the end of life of Magento 1 in 2020, migration has become a necessary undertaking for many online retailers. And, for those yet to move over to Magento 2, the clock is ticking. With Magento 1 no longer supported, every day poses risks to your business as no further security patches or updates will be released.   But Magento 2 holds appeal for a wider audience than simply Magento 1 users. For those hosting their websites on other eCommerce platforms such as Shopify or…

Review: Black Friday 2020

9.12.2020 by Laura Valentine

Like most of this year, 2020’s cyber-weekend was bound to be unprecedented; many stores were closed or operating limited shopper capacity, consumers were reluctant to make large purchases due to financial unrest, and online sales were booming.   Preparing for the unexpected was…

Peak Season 2020: Are you ready for Black Friday?

28.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Earlier this month we reported that Covid-19 has acted as a catalyst for digital transformation, with businesses across the globe turning to their online channels to boost sales while footfall in their brick-and-mortar stores is down. With Black Friday looming, competition for online sales is set to be hotter than ever…

Guest Blog: Is your site ready for 2020’s cyber weekend?

23.10.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Mark Blackhurst, co-Founder of Digital Next.   Last year, we highlighted the importance of accelerating the speed of your website in preparation for a traffic surge over the peak period (Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run-up to Christmas). We also…

Digital transformations: The Covid catalyst

9.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Even before the pandemic hit, we were living in an increasingly digital world. The next generation are digitally savvy in a way many of us couldn’t have imagined in our youth, and the trajectory for that growth already seemed set to an impressive…

Guest Blog: Why SEO is more important than ever

28.9.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Mark Blackhurst, Co-Founder of Digital Next. Businesses across the globe are slowly coming to terms with the ‘new normal’ and keen to make sure they take their first steps into a post-pandemic world with their…

Peak Season 2020: Stay secure this Black Friday

14.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

What do you get when you cross the biggest shopping day of the year with a year that’s already seen a record-breaking number of cyber-attacks? Over the last few years, the retail industry has experienced a growing number of increasingly damaging attacks and breaches during the peak period of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run…

Guest Blog: Why your business needs an ERP system

4.9.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Megan Gee, Marketing Executive at Khaos Control. For many small and medium businesses, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking busy spells are only temporary.  You become a reactive business, responding to peaks as they happen and…

Planning for an unprecedented peak season 

15.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

Is it ever too early to start peak-season planning? Year on year, Black Friday grows in popularity in the UK, with only 8% of people saying that they avoid the event altogether. Each year we talk about making sure your…

Black Friday: 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid

13.11.2019 by UKFast

A slow site is an eCommerce business’ worst nightmare at the best of times. With the peak season sales period nearly upon us, implementing a strategy which keeps Black Friday disruption to a minimum is paramount to your online success.…