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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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stock-photo April 23, 2018

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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stock-photo March 20, 2018

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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stock-photo March 2, 2018

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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stock-photo February 26, 2018

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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stock-photo February 8, 2018

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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stock-photo January 30, 2018

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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stock-photo December 19, 2017

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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stock-photo December 18, 2017

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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stock-photo December 8, 2017

5 effective goal setting tactics for ecommerce projects

Before embarking on a new ecommerce project or campaign, you need to create strategic goals and realistic targets to set you on the path to success.

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stock-photo December 4, 2017

6 time-saving tips to boost efficiency over the Xmas period

We’ve worked with numerous global retail brands on gearing up for Christmas. It can be a tough time of year for ecommerce businesses, as brands prepare their Xmas and New Year campaigns. We hope you find this blog to be […]

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stock-photo November 28, 2017

5 great tactics to drive conversions with ecommerce website pop-ups

When visitors hit your ecommerce website, it goes without saying that it needs to be simple and easy for people to browse and buy. One effective way to help people find what they need and hold their hand through the […]

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code-for-love November 22, 2017

Stronger together: Space 48 acquires leading ecommerce agency Meanbee

A note from our MD, Jon Woodall:

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magetitsns November 22, 2017

Mage Titans Manchester 2017

It started out as a pipe dream… a not-for-profit Magento conference that appealed to Magento developers, and not just the sales and marketing people. An opportunity to connect, contribute, and collaborate with our community. A chance for Magento agencies to […]

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stock-photo November 16, 2017

Referral marketing: 7 tactics for success

Referral marketing is an incredibly effective form of marketing for increasing sales and conversions. Referral marketing is about purchasing products based on someone else’s opinion or influence. It’s a powerful marketing channel because people trust the opinions of other people […]

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stock-photo November 15, 2017

7 tips to grow your email list organically

Are you looking for some quick-win tactics for building your email database and acquiring subscribers, to send regular marketing content, news and product offers to? We’ve outlined 7 great tips to grow your email list organically, including examples from top […]

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stock-photo November 15, 2017

Free shipping for Xmas ecommerce campaigns: yes or no?

As we head towards the end of the year, Xmas and New Year campaigns are high on the agenda for retailers. The temptation for brands during the Christmas period is to offer customers the world, including free shipping, to ramp […]

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stock-photo November 15, 2017

The very best ecommerce tools for automating processes

As the ecommerce world becomes increasingly data-driven, retailers must utilise the technology and tools at their disposal to be more analytical, deliver better a customer experience and improve performance.

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stock-photo November 15, 2017

Jon Woodall on moving Space 48 to Manchester

There’s something special about commuting, working and socialising in the Big Smoke; the North West city we fondly call Manchester. Having been in our new office just over a month, we’re settling in well and enjoying the perks of city […]

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stock-photo October 23, 2017

5 top remarketing tips to attract repeat purchases

The digital landscape has changed a lot in recent years, reshaping the way ecommerce businesses interact with customers. Changing browsing behaviours and rising consumer expectations have diluted brand loyalty, in line with a huge increase in competition. As a result, […]

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stock-photo October 17, 2017

Top 5 ecommerce metrics to benchmark against competitors

In ecommerce, benchmarking your most important metrics helps you set realistic goals and targets, pinpoint your brand’s strengths and weaknesses, and plan where and how you’re going to improve performance.

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stock-photo October 13, 2017

5 examples of effective ecommerce checkout processes

Nowadays in ecommerce, consumer expectations require brands to give customers a smooth route to purchase and good user experience on their websites. Streamlining the checkout process is key for achieving more conversions – reducing the friction and number of clicks […]

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stock-photo October 11, 2017

How to install and use the Facebook Pixel: a guide for ecommerce marketers

As an experienced ecommerce consultancy, we know the importance of using social media channels to enhance your ecommerce strategy. Understanding and engaging with your customers is crucial, and the Facebook Pixel is a great feature for tracking user activity and […]

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stock-photo October 2, 2017

Don’t fear attribution: why awareness channels are still crucial in ecommerce

Despite the emergence of new digital channels in ecommerce, it’s important to understand the impact of more traditional, awareness-based channels.

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stock-photo September 28, 2017

10 quick-win tactics to revamp your ecommerce strategy

Whether your sales revenue is dipping, your conversion rate falling or bounce rate climbing, there will be moments in ecommerce when you’re under pressure to turn things around. As a leading ecommerce consultancy, we’ve seen this predicament countless times and […]

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stock-photo September 27, 2017

Space 48 announced as event partners of eCommerce Show North

#eCSN17 eCommerce Show North is the biggest ever gathering of ecommerce companies, vendors and suppliers outside of London, and it’s happening in Manchester 11th-12th October! Spanning over 2 days, the event offers retailers a chance to explore the services and […]

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ecommerce September 26, 2017

Key highlights from eCommerce Live UK 2017

#eCommerceLiveUK eCommerce Live UK offers a day of talks and panel discussion sessions exploring the secrets to ecommerce success. Organised by cloud hosting provider UKFast, the event brought together a host of industry leading experts last week in Manchester and […]

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stock-photo September 21, 2017

10 awesome tips for creating effective ecommerce product pages

When looking to increase the performance of your ecommerce website and achieve more conversions, there are many factors to consider. Your product pages are key pages to get right, but there are lots of different elements to optimise.

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stock-photo September 20, 2017

How to hire the right people for your ecommerce business

Space 48 Founder, Jon Woodall, knows a thing or two about hiring the right people. Having started up his own ecommerce website development company with his friend, Tony Brown, (now a Magento Master) in 2008, he’s grown the business into […]

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stock-photo September 15, 2017

Ask the expert: the importance of mobile optimisation in ecommerce

As consumers become increasingly more comfortable with making purchases via mobile devices, ecommerce businesses must respond by improving their mobile experience. Business insider forecasts that by 2020, mobile will account for 45% of all total ecommerce sales. [Source: BI]

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