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london-bridge March 24, 2016

London Magento Meetup

London Magento users group – March 2016: Security, Inventory Syncing, and Migrating Data from Magento 1 to 2

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Alliance Manchester Business School

Support and sponsorship Space 48’s team pride themselves on just that, being a great team.

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magetitans March 1, 2016

The Pomodoro debugging technique

When debugging, it is easy enough to get lost down a rabbit hole whilst trying to pinpoint the cause, and especially so on a new platform like Magento 2. When everything is a learning curve, how can you stop yourself […]

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magetitans February 25, 2016

Mage Titans Italia – an overview

So, the videos are now live (!!!) to watch and so I wanted to jot down an overview of the day and share my Mage Titans Italia highlights with you. There was so much that happened so I will try […]

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magento-2 February 18, 2016

A morning with Magento 2

Recently, we co-­hosted a breakfast event with DotMailer and UKFast to introduce merchants to the recently launched Magento 2 ecommerce platform.

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stock-photo February 12, 2016

A community project with Homestart

Space 48 lend a helping hand A charity not only close in location but also close to our hearts; we wanted to help support Homestart Warrington and the great work that they do within our community. Homestart offers friendship and […]

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DPM-UK February 4, 2016

DPM:UK 2016

Digital Project Management Conference, Manchester Last Thursday, a couple of the Space48ers attended #DPMUK16; THE event for anybody involved in managing digital projects. The event was the third of its kind and consisted of a two-part workshop and conference the […]

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magetitans February 4, 2016

Apprentice open day at UKFast

Joining forces in a bid to help Yesterday, we had the pleasure of attending #ApprenticeOpenDay in the wake of the current ‘Bright Futures’ situation. Just last week, Media City based company Bright Futures went into liquidation, leaving a large number […]

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Mage Titans Italia 2016

 

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phone January 29, 2016

Google drafts & experiments

Google drafts & experiments: mobile bid adjustments Being a Google partner gives our marketing department plenty of advantages; we are often the first to hear about new developments and changes and the first to be taught new skills directly from […]

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makeup January 20, 2016

Smart Sampling for Charlotte Tilbury

Smart Sampling functionality In May 2013, Charlotte Tilbury approached us to build a brand new website on the Magento Enterprise platform. Since the launch we have continued to work with Charlotte Tilbury on a monthly basis developing the brand further. […]

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stock-photo January 5, 2016

Integration tests in Magento 2

Magento 2 is coming into the eCommerce world and some modern programming principles are coming with it as well. One of those principles is automated testing.

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stock-photo December 18, 2015

The future stack

Future hosting stack comes to the Space 48 demo stores. Space 48 are always very interested in technologies which can help our customers’ sites to run faster. Some of these might not be stable enough for us to recommend for […]

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Klarna December 10, 2015

Klarna payment solution

The main point of difference between a normal checkout page and a Klarna checkout is the ‘Pay after delivery’ option it offers customers making a purchase, alongside the standard ‘Pay now’ option. Meaning customers can receive their order prior to […]

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magento-2 December 4, 2015

Magento 2 in practice

The Mage Titans’ workshop Now the dust has settled on the latest Mage Titans I wanted to share some thoughts on the workshop that took place on the Friday night before the main event. This was billed as “Dipping your […]

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stock-photo December 1, 2015

Black Friday, Cyber Monday

What did it mean to you? Last year we posted a series of articles around this American phenomenon, from how to prepare your site, stockroom & marketing strategy to questioning its existence and longevity. I think we were right to […]

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magento-2 November 17, 2015

Magento 2 – RELEASED!

The eagerly awaited M2 has arrived It has literally just been announced at Magento Live Australia that Magento 2 is officially here (#MLAU15 is the hashtag to follow).

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DEA November 12, 2015

DEA award winners 2015

The Digital Entrepreneur Awards – ‘Digital SME of the Year’ winners! Yesterday the DEA Awards took place at the Palace hotel in Manchester, AND we are delighted to have been awarded ‘Small Digital Business Of The Year’ for the second […]

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magetitans November 12, 2015

Mage Titans 2015 – what a day!

A retrospective: Wow, what a reception! We are delighted with the success of our second Mage Titans conference and the sheer number of you who attended. The feedback we have heard from the event so far has been very positive, […]

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magento-experts November 11, 2015

Magento 2 trained solution partner

We are now a Magento 2 trained solution partner! We’ve been keeping a keen eye on Magento 2 ever since its early development days and have remained in touch with those who are working on the core regularly. We have […]

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Magetitans November 6, 2015

Mage Titans 2015

Mage Titans – our involvement The 1st of November 2014 the inaugural Mage Titans took place. One year on and we’re getting ready for Mage Titans 2! This year the vibe is slightly different though, there’s a real buzz around […]

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charlotte-tilbury October 30, 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Foundation Finder

The Foundation Finder Functionality In May 2013, Charlotte Tilbury approached us to build a brand new website on the Magento Enterprise platform. Since the launch we have continued to work with Charlotte Tilbury on a monthly basis developing the website […]

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magento-experts October 29, 2015

Magento solution specialist

The Magento solution specialist exam Recently, on 2nd October 2015 our Head of Client Services, Steven, sat the Magento Solution Specialist exam. Below are his thoughts on the exam:

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stock-photo October 23, 2015

Taylors of Harrogate appoint Space 48

Development, management & support We were delighted when our personal favourite tea & coffee specialists, Taylors of Harrogate approached us to be a part of their new venture. An everyday household name, Taylors of Harrogate are owners of Yorkshire Tea […]

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retail-system-awards October 19, 2015

Better Bathrooms – Retail website of the year!

Retail Systems award winners 2015 Last Thursday the Retail Systems Awards 2015 took place at the London Marriott Hotel, AND we are delighted to of been awarded ‘Retail Website of the Year’ for our work with Better Bathrooms!

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stock-photo October 16, 2015

Website personalisation – a Nosto focus

An integration favourite Just recently we mused on the ever popular concept of Me-Tail and discussed the basics of Website Personalisation. Now we’re back to shine the spotlight on a few of Space 48’s personal personalisation integration favourites.

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stock-photo October 9, 2015

eSuite London

Thoughts from the day Yesterday, I attended an exclusive one-day event, eSuite London at the Village Underground Shoreditch – and I must say that it was a very cool venue, perfect for taking some time to reflect and learn from […]

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naylors October 8, 2015

Creating a conversion focused product page

9 ways to optimise your regular product page When somebody asks for my thoughts on the design of a product page, I don’t focus on the colours used, the images used or if it has a minimalistic design. My immediate […]

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stock-photo September 25, 2015

Q&A with our Head of Development

Meet Colin, our Head of Development With the continued growth of the Space 48 team, the time was right to seek someone to support Tony (our Technical Director) with the management of development projects and the development team.

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web-personalisation September 18, 2015

Serving up relevancy with website personalisation

Amazon, Facebook and Google were the ambassadors, and being of such colossal stature they paved the way for the stream of early adopting corporations to follow in their wake.

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tough-mudder September 14, 2015

Tough Mudder 2015

Tough Mudder 2015 We are proud to say that we made it! On a weekday I am ordinarily up bright and early at 6am, however this Saturday I excitedly awoke at 5.30am. Not because as I was going on holiday […]

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stock-photo September 4, 2015

The effect delivery and returns have on conversion

And how to decrease basket abandonment! As an online retailer you cannot avoid basket abandonment, however by understanding why your users abandon their cart you can reduce the amount of people who do. We’ve found the most common reasons why […]

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stock-photo August 27, 2015

GoInStore for Dawsons

Dawsons Music select GoInStore technology GoInStore technology offers a unique customer experience, combining online browsing with the shopping experience found in store. A customer of ours, Dawsons Music, recently chose to implement the GoInStore feature to their online store in […]

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stock-photo August 21, 2015

Changes to Google Shopping feed specification

Google Shopping – September update Google recently made some changes to the Google Shopping feed specification and product taxonomy. The forthcoming updates will require any businesses using Google Shopping to make changes to their product data feed by 15th September […]

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stock-photo August 13, 2015

Your project technical specification

Tech spec advice to help kick start your project So, you’ve finally had your budget signed-off for your new eCommerce site, chosen an agency from the ones that pitched and now you’re excited to get things going. You’ve had the […]

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stock-photo August 10, 2015

Understanding orphaned transactions

“What are orphaned transactions?” SagePay is a very popular payment gateway in the UK and the official SagePay module (created by Ebizmarts) has been available for Magento since the early days, this has evolved to be a feature rich module […]

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stock-photo July 31, 2015

Changing your Magento core-agency

Taking on a client whose agency has changed the Magento core As a business utilising Magento Enterprise Edition, you are paying £10,000+ annually to get access to one of the best eCommerce platforms available. Similarly, when you choose your eCommerce […]

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stock-photo July 23, 2015

The importance of security updates

Why are security updates so important? In today’s online connected world, it’s more important than ever to keep up-to-date with security patches. Whether they are for your computer, laptop or your personal devices it’s always best practice to apply them […]

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stock-photo July 17, 2015

Is site speed affecting your sales targets?

How is Magento site speed affecting your brands sales targets? Website page speed is a topic which arises frequently when discussing the build or re-design of a website. One or two seconds of additional loading time can make the difference […]

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stock-photo July 3, 2015

5 reasons why your Magento store could be running slowly

Few things can be quite as irritating as a backend administration system which takes its time to load. Even worse so when speed affects your customers’ experience and ability to shop! You are not just losing your own time by […]

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