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ecommerce-trends January 3, 2020

The new Space 48. A decade in the making.

Welcome to Space 48; the home of seamless considered ecommerce & CX. A reimagined Space 48 where we do tomorrow’s thinking, today.  This 5-minute read is a BTS look at how we got to this stage of our journey.  Imagining […]

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Space-48-office January 3, 2020

5 Realistic Ecommerce Trends 2020

Type ‘Ecommerce Trends 2020’ in your search engine. What you’ll find is a range of articles that make reference to the opportunities provided by new tech. AI. Voice Search. Automation. You name it. These wonderfully big ideas; promising new ways […]

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ecommerce-events January 3, 2020

8 ecommerce events to attend 2020 (+ FREE template)

There are hundreds of ecommerce and retail events out there that claim to deliver the best experience for their delegates. However, in reality, we’re often left disappointed – yearning for something truly refreshing, useful and most importantly, informative.  Filtering the […]

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space-48-office January 6, 2020

Choosing an ecommerce platform in 2020

The best ecommerce platform for your business is one that provides the technical efficiency and robustness to ensure you reach your ecommerce objectives.  Your ecommerce platform is the lifeline of your online store. It has the potential to be your […]

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ecommerce-events January 3, 2020

Magento 1: 5 reasons we’ll miss you

So, here we are. 2020. The end of the road for Magento 1. And what a road it has been. Some 230,000 retailers worldwide have benefitted from over 10 years of releases. Countless extensions have been created. Numerous third-party systems […]

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ecommerce July 1, 2019

Shopify Unite 2019 Round Up & Announcements

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imagine-magento May 31, 2019

Imagine 2019 Roundup

The sun has set on another year of the Magento Imagine Conference. Almost a year on from their acquisition by Adobe and only a month since the announcement of the CEO, Mark Lavelle, stepping down, it was destined to be […]

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adobe May 30, 2019

What we learned at Adobe Summit 2019

While some of the Space 48 team headed to Las Vegas for Magento’s Annual Imagine Conference (read the roundup), we also made our inaugural visit to the EMEA Adobe Summit at London’s Excel. Billed as the Digital Experience Conference we […]

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stock-photo December 17, 2018

Lessons learnt from User Testing at Space 48

I have worked in ecommerce for almost a decade now. My role as consultant, adviser and evangelist is somewhat based on the assumption that I know roughly what I’m talking about, and yet, like everyone else, I don’t know what […]

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ecommerce-awards April 16, 2019

UK Ecommerce Awards 2019

The dust has settled and hangovers have abated from the inaugural UK eCommerce Awards. We take a look back at the evening and what made it so special. Space 48 founder and Managing Director Jon Woodall had the idea for […]

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ecommerce November 26, 2018

5 Google Ads Tips To Help Increase Your Revenue & Profitability

Whether you love it or love to hate it, Google Ads is still a key acquisition channel for a lot of eCommerce retailers and often the channel that retailers turn to, to quickly fuel additional growth. In more recent times, quite […]

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stock-photo June 4, 2019

10 common ecommerce mistakes made by fast growing retailers (by someone who’s been there)

Pete Robertshaw spent 14 years at the retailer Better Bathrooms, beginning in IT and working his way up to oversee all aspects of the technology side of the business, including the ecommerce operation.

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stock-photo April 2, 2019

Thread.com excels with personalisation at its core.

It’s not often that I have an ecommerce experience that inspires me to write about it, and certainly not one that’s as revolutionary as Thread.com.

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stock-photo February 8, 2019

User surveys, they’re an easy way to get started with your UX research

User research, it’s a massive job, it takes up lots of time, costs a whole heap to do and in the end, you have a bunch of woolly data that you don’t know what to do with….. WRONG.

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stock-photo November 26, 2018

How To Be The Best Ecommerce Email Marketer in 2019

We recently held a webinar with our partners Oracle Bronto focused on top tips for eCommerce email marketers.This webinar is perfect for anyone working in eCommerce email marketing teams to sense check their approach and identify new opportunities for revenue growth.

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magento November 1, 2018

A MagentoLive EU 2018 Digest

An autumnal Magento Live in Barcelona brought us the latest announcements from the newly acquired Adobe company. There’s a lot of positives to close the year out on; the 2.3 release, Adobe, Amazon and Google Shopping integrations as well as a […]

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stock-photo October 26, 2018

Preparing Your Ecommerce Business For Black Friday & Cyber Monday

DISCLAIMER: This is not a Black Friday blog post filled with generic stats. It’s a strategy and implementation piece focused on helping ecommerce teams drive results through easy tweaks and considerations. Happy reading!

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stock-photo October 1, 2018

The Future of B2B in eCommerce

eCommerce is an extremely fast paced, rapidly changing industry which makes things extremely exciting for those in it, but it can also be hard to keep up. Technology advances by the day and with that, brings more tools for businesses […]

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magento September 17, 2018

Magento 1 End of Life 2020: What does this mean for retailers?

So, the news is out. Magento 1 will stop being supported at the end of June 2020. With over 250,000 retailers using Magento Commerce worldwide, the question is, what do they do now?

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stock-photo September 5, 2018

Managing sensitive customer data in development environments

Our team in Bath have recently been working on a data anonymisation project and found some really interesting insights, that as a team we wanted to share with the wider development world. We’ve always been passionate about sharing, and that’s […]

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stock-photo August 20, 2018

Top Tools and Technology to Enhance Your Omnichannel Retail Strategy

Taking an omnichannel approach in retail is becoming increasingly important, as modern consumers expect a seamless user journey, wherever and whenever they browse and shop for products. Brands must leverage new technologies and utilise the tools available to them, to […]

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stock-photo August 2, 2018

10 Effective Email Marketing Tactics to Drive Ecommerce Conversions

Email marketing and ecommerce go hand-in-hand and email has long been a retailer’s most effective channel for nurturing customer relationships and encouraging repeat purchases. Despite the introduction of new data rules and marketing consent under The GDPR, email will continue […]

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space48-office July 24, 2018

10 years of Space 48

Today we celebrate Space 48’s Tenth Birthday. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long! We started the day with our monthly business update, with a lot of reminiscing about where it all began. Back in 2008, our MD & […]

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stock-photo July 20, 2018

Debunking the Myths of Ecommerce #4: Conversions and Performance

Measuring and monitoring your conversion rate and performance is crucial for any ecommerce business. It’s important to be aware of which factors and actions taken on your online stores lead to conversions and sales. However, too many retailers make assumptions […]

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sephora July 18, 2018

The Rise of Fast Fashion: High Street vs Online Fashion Retailers

Yet another high street brand was in the news recently to announce profits slumps and the closure of a large number of stores across the UK. House of Fraser is the latest fashion retailer to take a hit, but at […]

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space48-office July 12, 2018

How to Harmonise the Online and Offline Shopping Experience

The term “omnichannel” is often misinterpreted or wrongly attributed in the retail industry. Omnichannel commerce is not just about integrating your ecommerce website with other channels. And it’s goes beyond personalisation and retargeting. Harmonising the online and offline shopping experience is the […]

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sotck July 11, 2018

GDPR Debrief: How Retailers Have Approached Data Compliance

GDPR has been a hot topic for a while now and even though the deadline for data compliance has passed, the influence and impact of the General Data Protection Regulation is still in its infancy. Not only has GDPR forced […]

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magento June 19, 2018

All Aboard the Innovation Train at Meet Magento UK 2018

The 13th June saw the first major Magento conference since the announcement of Adobe’s acquisition of the leading ecommerce platform, and the mood was really positive.

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space48-office June 18, 2018

How to Choose the Right Ecommerce Platform for Your Business

Are you currently considering a new ecommerce platform for your business? If so, you’ll know it’s a big decision. The costs, resources and timescales involved in replatforming can be daunting. That’s why the decision-making process should be diligent and strategic. 

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space-48-office June 14, 2018

Debunking the Myths of Ecommerce #3: Big Data

Big data remains a hot topic in business, particularly in the world of retail and ecommerce. Space 48’s Managing Director, Jon Woodall, explores some of the misconceptions surrounding big data and separates the myths from the reality in our latest blog. 

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magento-shipping June 8, 2018

Key Benefits of Magento Shipping for Merchants and Customers

During this year’s Magento Imagine conference, Magento Commerce announced its latest moves to enhance its shipping capabilities and payment solutions for users, to help merchants improve their online shopping experience.

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amazon May 30, 2018

Ecommerce Integrations: Space 48 Partners with Amazon Pay

We’re delighted to announce Space 48’s partnership with Amazon Pay. As retailers seek to provide a smoother route to purchase and a frictionless checkout and payment process for consumers, Amazon Pay further helps merchants to do this.

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shopware May 25, 2018

Space 48’s Partnership with Innovative Ecommerce Platform Shopware

Space 48 is growing. The business has been working hard to reach our goal of becoming the leading ecommerce consultancy in the UK. The journey involves building relationships and partnerships with the best tech providers and platforms in the industry, […]

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adobe magento May 23, 2018

Adobe’s Acquisition of Magento: Leading the Change

Since the news of Adobe’s acquisition of Magento Commerce dropped, the Internet and social media networks have been buzzing with excitement and intrigue. Our MD Jon Woodall offers his thoughts on the huge move and its potential impact on the […]

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space-48 May 22, 2018

Space 48: An Award-Winning Ecommerce Consultancy

It’s been a busy few months for the Space 48 team, as the business has been involved in a lot of change – for the good. We recap on a time of growth and some recent events, successes and milestones […]

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Jon May 18, 2018

Debunking the Myths of Ecommerce #2: User Experience

Space 48 founder and MD, Jon Woodall, has been seeking to bust a number of myths in the ecommerce world, most of them which are based on assumptions and misconceptions. His latest blog explores the myths around user experience. Take […]

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Cox & cox May 14, 2018

Space 48 and Cox & Cox Win Best Magento Upgrade Award

There was plenty to celebrate for Space 48 at the recent Magento Imagine conference, as we picked up the Best Magento Upgrade award for our replatforming project with Cox & Cox. Our Magento specialists successfully upgraded the brand’s ecommerce website […]

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magento-imagine May 4, 2018

The Magento Imagine 2018 Knowledge Drop

What a week it was for ecommerce, as the curtain came down on the eighth edition of the Magento Imagine conference! Attendees flocked to Las Vegas in their thousands, days in advance of the event, to soak up the atmosphere.

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space-48-office May 2, 2018

How to Boost Customer Retention with Marketing Automation

Customer retention should be a key focus for any retail brand, as retaining your customers is significantly more cost-effective than acquiring new ones. Boosting your customer lifecycle value (CLV) is a great way to ensure the long-term success in ecommerce. […]

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Jon-space-48 April 23, 2018

Myths of Ecommerce: Replatforming Will Solve All My Problems

As the MD of a leading ecommerce consultancy and the founder of a global website development event, Jon Woodall has just about seen it all when it comes to the good, the bad and the ugly in online retail. That’s […]

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