Top 5 User Expectations Your Website Must Meet

Your customers come to your website for a reason. Do you know what they expect and is your website meeting those expectations?

Regardless of your industry or business there are some common expectations that website visitors share. Here are 5 must-have elements for your website.

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What Makes a Modern Website?

The internet is constantly changing and evolving. Websites that were once cutting edge quickly appear dated, lose their search engine ranking, or become vulnerable to security threats when not regularly maintained. Today’s modern website should account for the following major trends, features, and functionalities.

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Magento 2 Module Tutorial

Module Basics

The module is one of the fundamental building blocks of the Magento 2 system and represents a key point of extension for developers. Every module should contain the following:

  1. Code encapsulating a unique business feature
  2. A default user interface (customizable by themes)
  3. Relevant blocks, controllers, models, etc.
  4. Minimal dependencies
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Drop Ship E-commerce: Building a Magento 2 Extension

Drop Shipping in Magento 2

Multiple drop ship locationsThe drop ship business model is increasingly common in the e-commerce world as entrepreneurs and expanding businesses alike seek to reach a larger market. Drop shipping goods can be the key to building a large online marketplace with a variety of goods but without the overhead of maintaining a centralized inventory.

McVickerStreet offers an online collection of handmade products from local makers and has recently commissioned Flexpro to build a custom Magento 2 drop ship extension. Seeking to mitigate the overhead of their business model, McVickerStreet’s primary objective was to maintain control over the order process but to enable makers to complete shipments from their location. Specifically, they desired the ability to split a customer’s order into multiple shipments based on each product’s maker and print the appropriate shipping labels for each drop ship location, while charging the customer the correct amount in shipping cost.

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B2B Private Marketplace – Use Classified Ad Software to Easily and Affordably Add Value for Your Customers

What is a private marketplace?

A private marketplace or on-line exchange is typically a website that connects buyers and sellers together to buy, sell and trade products and services. Unlike a public B2B exchange (think Amazon Business or Alibaba), a private exchange is offered to a focused, qualified or invited set of participants. Sometimes these exchanges are hosted by industry consortiums allowing access to industry participants (e.g., HVAC or Plumbing industry exchanges that allow suppliers, distributors, installers, etc. to buy, sell and trade products, surplus supplies, used items, and services). Private exchanges may also be hosted by a single company looking to offer additional value to their customers.

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