Magento Books: Compiled List of Guide Books on Magento eCommerce

On October 24th, 2010, wrote:

Magento is, perhaps, today’s most evolved e-Commerce platform. If you’ve been reading this blog, then you’ll know by now how much we here at Lakeshore Branding love the solution. Magento e-Commerce’s flexibility, rich feature set, SEO-friendly capabilities, and comprehensive merchandising and marketing features make it an ideal platform of online stores and sellers (regardless of size) as well as for shoppers (regardless of demographic or budget). Looking to design, develop, implement, or fully customize your own Magento-powered store? Don’t worry yourself sick trying to figure it out by yourself. (Newbie-ness doesn’t have to be so awful.) There’s a bunch of Magento e-Commerce books – by Varien, the official developer, and by independent programmers and designers – that should help you every step of the way, no matter your level of skill and expertise in Magento. Yes, books: these are still as good an educational tool as any. We’ve compiled a list of the best of them. Take a look: Magento – Read the full article

How Much Space and Bandwidth Do You Need for Your Site?

On October 14th, 2010, wrote:

There are plenty of web hosting services out there that want you to believe that you need five gigabytes of space and terabytes of bandwidth for a simple WordPress-powered blog that you just started. In reality, most personal websites, even business websites, need nowhere near this capacity. Even so, bandwidth and space are becoming cheaper every year from web hosts and even E-mail services. It’s a feature which seems to take precedence over some of the more important aspects of finding a good web hosting service provider. What could happen if you run out of bandwidth? Running out of bandwidth is one position you don’t want to find yourself in. As a website matures and gains more users, it’s natural that your space and bandwidth requirements will grow. As such, you should keep an eye on the trends of your website and try to anticipate the need for more bandwidth or space before you run out or you will be faced – Read the full article

Shopify Review: An Excellent Solution for Small Online Retailers

On September 14th, 2010, wrote:

If you’ve been reading this blog regularly, you’ll know by now how much Lakeshore Branding loves Magento eCommerce. We’ve been gushing about how awesome it is, but at the end of the day, of course, it’s just our recommendation. There are literally hundreds of e-Commerce platforms and shopping cart solutions to choose from – aimed at retailers of varying sizes across a number of industries – and we thought that on this post, we’ll look at one of the notable non-Magento ones. Hey, we’re all for fairness. Established in 2006, Shopify is a hosted e-Commerce solution designed expressly for small online retailers. It’s been generating plenty of buzz recently for its ability to get startups and home-based merchants up and selling – quickly, easily, in a matter of minutes, even. Shopify boasts of a rich feature set that’s accessible via its elegant, easy-to-use interface. Almost everything is drag-and-drop, making store management a breeze. To get started, you choose a theme – Read the full article