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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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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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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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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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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

This article was first published in 2018, we have updated it in February 2021 to reflect current news. Listen to our latest podcast on the changing face of retail for more. Yet more high street brands have been in the […]

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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’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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April Ask the Masters Webinar Live from Magento Imagine 2018

Magento Imagine is the biggest event in the Magento calendar and it’s safe to say that Space 48 HQ has been buzzing with excitement in the lead up to this year’s conference. Our Ecommerce Evangelist Tom Robertshaw, who is part of our […]

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adobe April 17, 2018

Highlights and Round-Up from IRX 2018 (Internet Retailing Expo)

We headed off to IRX 2018 this year with our brand new partner Shopware for lots of networking and exciting conversations. Here’s a round up of what happened and why we chose to partner with Shopware!

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magento April 11, 2018

Magento Imagine 2018 Preview

Magento Imagine is the biggest event in the calendar for Magento partners, developers, merchants and tech providers. The conference (between April 23rd – 25th this year) never fails to cause a buzz within the Magento community and across the wider […]

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stock-photo March 29, 2018

How to Create an Omnichannel Personalisation Strategy

The term “omnichannel” may feel like a buzzword in the marketing world, but it’s an approach that’s becoming increasingly important in ecommerce, as retail businesses look to create more tailored customer journeys. We look at how to deliver effective personalisation across key […]

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magetitans March 23, 2018

Ask the Masters Magento Webinar with Vinai Kopp

Here at Space 48, we’re very excited about the special guest for our latest “Ask the Masters” webinar on March 28th. The second installment of our new monthly webinar series with the Magento Masters features Magento training guru Vinai Kopp!

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stock-photo March 20, 2018

Influencer marketing & ecommerce: a match made in heaven?

It’s now well known that influencers can help raise brand awareness, drive engagement and boost conversions for brands, especially via social media. Consumer decision-making nowadays is heavily influenced by, well, influencers! Retail brands are increasingly exploring the best ways to […]

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How to build buyer personas for your ecommerce business

These days in the retail world, brands have more data and insights at their disposal than ever before, which means a greater opportunity to connect with and target the right people for your business. To ensure your content and communications […]

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tom-robertshaw-at-magento March 14, 2018

Introducing our new Ecommerce Evangelist Tom Robertshaw

Towards to end of 2017, we were excited to announce the acquisition of the ecommerce agency Meanbee. Not only did we acquire a great business, but the move also meant some extremely talented people joining our organisation, who can help […]

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How to deal with negative product reviews in ecommerce

Many retailers and online businesses are afraid of negative product reviews, fearing they will damage the reputation of their brand and hinder conversion rate. These days, customer reviews and user-generated content is important in ecommerce for influencing consumer decision-making.

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magento February 27, 2018

Top ecommerce events to be aware of and attend in 2018

As 2018 is now in full swing, it’s time to get your calendar out and start meeting people, learning from others, sharing your own insights and getting inspired to drive your ecommerce activity forward this year. Fill up your diary […]

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What Magento users need to know about GDPR in ecommerce

It’s time to stop putting off your GDPR plans and start seriously thinking about ensuring your business is compliant in time for the looming 25th May deadline. Not sure where to start? Let us help you take the right approach […]

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wagento February 14, 2018

Magento webinar: Ask the Masters with Wagento on 21st February

Join our live webinar and Q&A with Wagento We’re excited at Space 48 to announce that we’ve teamed up with Wagento to bring you the first in a new series of live webinars for Magento users and ecommerce professionals, with […]

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7 Emerging Ecommerce Trends to Follow in 2018

At this time of year, many retailers are planning projects which they hope will help take their ecommerce performance to the next level.

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Space 48’s move to Manchester: from vision to reality

At the start of 2018, in the amazing surrounding of our new Manchester office, the Space 48 team looks forward to an exciting year in the buzzing tech and ecommerce community of the Digital North! We take a look back […]

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How and when to delegate to your ecommerce team

In an ever-evolving industry, full of pressures to keep up with the latest tech innovations and digital trends, every Head of Ecommerce needs to know how and when to delegate effectively.

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How to be a better ecommerce leader and inspire your team

The phrase, “Pick a boss, not a job,” has become popular in recent years, as company loyalty has been diluted in a digital world that brings constant change. So, strong leadership is important for inspiring staff to develop, thrive and […]

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stock-photo December 18, 2017

How to successfully pitch an ecommerce project to your CEO

CEOs and business owners are often short on time, and pinning them down to discuss projects and communicate the key benefits of your proposed ecommerce project can be a challenge. For all you Heads of Ecommerce out there, we’ve outlined […]

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