Monthly Archives: September 2011

E-commerce is growing, with more than 17 million users

JuxtConsult the leading market research company recently conducted a survey that reveals India now has more than 65 million Internet users, out of whom 61 million call themselves as “active,” internet users of the Web.Surprisingly, around 30 per cent of these netizens are utterly digging this whole online shopping thing.

With a year-over-year growth of about 28 percent in Net users in the nation, it isn’t amazing that ecommerce ought to be accepted widely here. However, the fact that more than17 million people are very much comfortable in doing online shopping in a nation where people felt shy of making online purchases, or shirked doing online shopping. The statistic is quite surprising. It definitely prefigures the fantastic future of  Magento eCommerce Development in the nation.

The study was carried out between April & June of 2011 and accounted for the opinions of about 50,000 thousand households from more than 800 villages & cities all over the nation. The Cities, having total users of around 70 per cent, yet headed over the march as far as the usage of Internet in India is concerned, while the village folk racked up to 19 million Internet users among them.

As we always hear people saying in televisions commercials and political speeches that India is shining. Or, at least, wasting much time in playing Farmville.

Magento : Latest Release improves site management and increasing revenue

Magento has announced the release of its latest version (site management & increasing revenue), which orbits around two vital priorities for merchants. The store owners gain a lot of useful tools, which account for higher control over their online business with effective data management tools and offer an effectual order management system. Besides, it provides consumers with augmented experience and abets to boost conversion rates for retailers. Magento developer ought to be well-versed with the latest functionalities that this release offers.

New functionalities offered by this release are as follows:

RMA(Return merchandise authorization) – It allows for capabilities such as greater control over merchant and customer administration of returns, support for individual item returns & half-done order, multiple shipping methods, customer notifications, etc.

Persistent Shopping – This capability allows customers to maintain items of interest at the time of doing shopping in their wish lists, shopping cart and currently-likened items from machine to machine and among browsing sessions.

Shipping integration with label printing – This functionality help you to generate and print labels for existing and latest shipments
Configurable order tracking widget – With this functionality, customers can keep track of status of the on-hand orders and returns without logging in their account.

Scheduled Import/Export – With the help of this capability, merchants can configure for status reporting, error-handling and backup.
Price and promotion permission – Using this functionality, merchants can generate and have got control over multiple admin roles for editing and reading promotions and prices.

Refactoring multiple databases – Developers can use this capability to make access to abstract RDBMS including a slew of routines to extend module development to a variety of databases. It also gives the options of augmented maintainability for code. Besides, developers can also lessen code and logic duplication.

Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) – This capability helps the merchants to give their customers exclusive sales & promotional while complying with rules of pricing that manufacturers have set. Plus, retailers can opt for when and how to depict special pricing – in shopping cart only, before confirming order or on gesture at the catalog level.