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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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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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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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space48-office August 13, 2018

Free Ecommerce Checklist: UX Essentials for Retailers

Today’s shoppers have heightened expectations of ecommerce store capabilities. They want quick and easy ways to browse for products and a frictionless route to purchase. Our Creative Director and UX specialist Anna Green has put together this great checklist which outlines the […]

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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

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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space48-office July 12, 2018

The Complete Guide to Choosing the Right Ecommerce Platform

At Space 48 we are incredibly lucky to have a number of team members that are extremely well respected in the ecommerce space and for good reason. Both our MD Jon Woodall and our Ecommerce Evangelist Tom Robertshaw have been […]

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space48-office July 12, 2018

Ecommerce Guide to Optimising Your PPC Strategy

Get our expert insights for optimising your PPC strategy and learn the latest tactics and best practices for ensuring you get the maximum impact from your campaigns and a healthy return on investment. Get this handy PPC guide for retailers!

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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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space48-office June 26, 2018

Guide to the Best Ecommerce Tools and Integrations

Looking to enhance your personalisation? Want to improve your ecommerce store’s user experience? Or perhaps you’d like to leverage user generated content? There are lots of great ecommerce tools and tech providers out there for all manner of different needs […]

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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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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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