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Klarna Logo July 28, 2020

Space 48 and Klarna announce partnership

Fintech giants Klarna and Space 48 are now official partners – setting their sights on bringing more flexible payment options for merchants across the UK. Founded in Sweden, Klarna is Europe’s highest valued private fintech company offering products and services […]

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Space 48 and Threekit announce partnership

AR and Interactive 3D Product Customisation specialists, Threekit, are now partnered with Space 48 to offer more ways for merchants to enhance their on-site experiences. Threekit is the market leader in visual technology, empowering businesses to bring their products to […]

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sweet-squared-logo July 2, 2020

SweetSquared: A Sweet New Website on BigCommerce

Professional hair and beauty gurus, SweetSquared, is set to launch a standout new site on BigCommerce, designed by Space 48. Serving their professional-only client base since 2006, SweetSquared has now set their sights on a best-in-class e-commerce site, as part […]

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June 30, 2020

3 steps to increase your checkout conversions

Don’t get caught out by poorly considered checkout experiences. In the UK alone over 45% of shoppers have abandoned a purchase because of payment-related issues. It’s an instant loss of sales. But something that can be fixed. To give you the answers […]

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menkind-logo June 16, 2020

Menkind: A giant leap for their commerce experience

Highstreet retailer, Menkind, has selected Space 48 as their ecommerce agency of choice to optimise their online store experiences. Since 2001, Menkind has been leading the way in gifts and gadgets, stocking innovative and original products as well as licensed merchandise across the UK. […]

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space-48-magento-team-member May 21, 2020

Magento 1.x End of Life – Steps to Protect Your Store

The end of life for Magento 1.x is fast approaching. June 30th 2020 will be a sad day for many as support for the most successful eCommerce open-source platform over the past decade comes to an end. While merchants have […]

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May 12, 2020

Succeeding with ecommerce in a COVID-19 world

In just a few weeks, the business landscape has changed. Covid-19 has caused one of the most radical disruptions to buying habits ever seen – with customers forced to stay at home instead of eating in restaurants, drinking in bars, […]

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April 8, 2020

Support Initiatives for Merchants: COVID-19 Responses

We’re in a very strange period in our lifetimes, a period that hopefully none of us will ever have to go through again. The COVID-19 crisis has impacted everyone in one way or another. Whether you’re a business owner that’s […]

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April 7, 2020

How to boost ecommerce sales with immersive content (with examples)

Today, brands throughout Retail are giving significant weight to the User Experience (UX), Content and Design. The aspiration? To create digital experiences that delight – journeys that make it easy for the customer to find the right product, at the […]

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Head of CX February 19, 2020

How retailers can get started with CX

Start your CX journey with a W.A.V.E    CX (Customer Experience) is a hot topic in 2020, and is fast becoming a key differentiator influencing where customers decide to shop. And how. Why? Because customers are all starting to share […]

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tom-robertshaw-at-magento February 5, 2020

What to do if your site project won’t launch before Magento end of life

Magento 1 end of life (EOL). Deadline day is looming. June 2020. Put it in your diaries.  But you knew that already – particularly if you’ve spent months worrying that your new website project will not be ready in time. […]

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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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oracle-space48 November 21, 2018

Ecommerce Email Marketing Webinar

With expert insights from Space 48’s Oliver Lees and Oracle Bronto’s Alex Weston, this webinar is perfect for anyone working in ecommerce looking to increase their revenue through their email channel. Topics covered; Popups Personalisation & Segmentation Welcome Series Cart Recovery […]

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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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ecommerce April 24, 2019

Digital Style Event and Whitepaper – Innovate to Disrupt

Space 48 recently took part in the Digital Style conference in Manchester, bringing brands including Charlotte Tilbury, WH Smith and Manière De Voir together, to share how they are succeeding in a market place reported to be worth £70 billion […]

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stock-image April 6, 2018

How to Create a Rock-Solid Customer Retention Strategy for Ecommerce

Retailers are shifting their focus from acquisition to retention, as increasing your customer lifetime value is key for the long-term success of your business. Increasing customer retention by just 5% can boost your profits from 25 – 95%! Brands must […]

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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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wagento April 5, 2018

Ask the Masters ecommerce webinar from Magento Imagine

#ASKTHEMASTERS WEBINAR LIVE FROM MAGENTO IMAGINE Space 48 and Wagento team up for another installment of our monthly series of live Magento ecommerce webinars and Q&As, this time broadcasting live from Las Vegas! Webinar Recording Webinar date: Wednesday, 25th April 2018 (9pm BST) Registration link: The “join the webinar” […]

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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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Imagine-2018 February 21, 2018

Getting Up To Speed With Progressive Web Apps

Tom Robertshaw is Space 48’s Ecommerce Evangelist and has appeared at various events and conferences this year, discussing progressive web apps, including Magento Meetup London and Magento Imagine 2018! He has compiled this handy guide to getting started with progressive […]

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wagento March 8, 2018

Ask the Masters Magento ecommerce webinar

Space 48 and Wagento team up again for the second installment of our new series of live ecommerce webinars and Q&As, as we talk all things Magento with special guest Vinai Kopp!   Webinar date: Wednesday, 28th March 2018 (5pm GMT) Registration link: The “join the webinar” […]

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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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wagento February 22, 2018

Ask the Masters Magento ecommerce webinar with Wagento

Space 48 has teamed up with Wagento for the first in a new series of live webinars and Q&As for all things Magento. Webinar details: Date: 4pm GMT, Thursday 21st February 2018 Hashtag: #AskTheMasters Log-in link: This will be emailed to you in […]

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personalisation-image September 25, 2017

#EcommerceClinic Webinar – Space 48

The discussion with Nosto: ‘Nurturing Customers with Personalisation’ We recently held our first #EcommerceClinic webinar and live Q&A with special guest and leading personalisation partner, Nosto. The webinar offered advice to retailers on how personalisation can be used to nurture […]

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May 26, 2017

#TalkMagento webinar

The discussion: ‘What to consider when replatforming to Magento 2’ We recently held our first #TalkMagento webinar on the considerations retailers face when replatforming to Magento 2. The webinar took place on the 25th May and was the first in […]

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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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