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Spree Commerce hosting: Heroku or AWS?

Spree Commerce is a free, open-source ecommerce solution that allows you to build an online store or a marketplace exactly the way you want it in every respect. There is no license cost of transaction fees with Spree. Unlike Shopify, which is a Software-as-a-Service offering, Spree is free of many SaaS limitations: it’s easily customizable and scalable. But it is also self-owned and self-hosted. That means you need to download its code and deploy it to a hosting provider of your choice. You need to host it yourself.  Here’s a rundown of the most common PaaS and IaaS hosting options: Heroku or AWS.

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2020 review and 2021 trends by ecommerce business owners

2020 review and trends for 2021 by 17 ecommerce experts

A lot has happened in the past year that has affected retailers and ecommerce businesses worldwide. The global pandemic and following lockdowns changed consumer habits and accelerated the digital transformation in many industries. Besides Covid-19, however, there have been many other events shaping the new ecommerce reality like Brexit, the California Consumer Privacy ActMagento 1 end of life, Google switching to mobile-first indexingStrong Customer Authentication implementation deadline in the EU, etc.  Continue reading

Is your ecommerce business ready for the Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) implementation final deadline on December 31, 2020?

By 2022 European ecommerce is expected to grow to $1 trillion. This means an increase in online fraud, as well. According to the European Central Bank’s estimations, online fraud on European cards may amount to €1.3 billion a year.

In January 2018, the EU Payments Services Directive (PSD2) came into effect, bringing in new laws designed to protect its consumers.  Continue reading

Instagram feed on a Spree Commerce website

Instagram feed adds vibrancy to your homepage and increases time spent on site

Instagram, with over 1 billion monthly active users is the place to be for B2C brands especially from industries such as fashion, beauty, interior design, but also fitness, wellness, and even food. Simply by being on Instagram, brands can make a positive impression on potential customers. According to a Facebook survey, over 70% of people say they perceive brands on Instagram as popular, creative, entertaining, and relevant. Continue reading

A multi-million dollar Black Friday & Q4 success comes from all year’s work and preparation – an interview with Houtan Fanisalek, CTO of Felix Gray

How to survive the Q4 shopping spree and sell a lot of stuff according to a CTO of a successful online business? Let us introduce you to someone who does that for a living and on a significant scale. Houtan Fanisalek is the CTO of Felix Gray, a successful ecommerce eyewear company that is growing exponentially. The brand sells proprietary Blue Light glasses that mitigate the negative effects of looking at your screen. Those glasses are worn in the offices of companies like Apple, Spotify, and Google. Felix Gray uses Spree for its custom ecommerce platform that even handles orders for prescription glasses. Check out Felix Gray’s success story. We have asked Houtan about his ideas and tips on tackling the Holidays and the related shopping madness.  Continue reading

ElasticSearch and Spree Commerce

ElasticSearch and Spree Commerce integration to optimize your ecommerce User Experience

ElasticSearch can be used to optimize ecommerce user experience in the areas of search, product listings, menus, and navigation by enabling blazing-fast data retrieval and creating new up-selling and cross-selling opportunities. If you have a growing ecommerce website, then you should be looking into integrating ElasticSearch to allow its further growth. 

The distinctive competitive advantages of integrating ElasticSearch with your ecommerce store are page load speed, cost-effectiveness, and scalability. But let’s start from the beginning. Continue reading

subscriptions ecommerce and Spree Commerce

7 successful subscription businesses using Spree Commerce as their ecommerce solution

Spree Commerce supports multiple ways to implement subscription ecommerce – either directly through payment processors such as Stripe, Braintree, or Adyen or by integrating with SaaS subscription platforms such as Chargify or Chargebee. Here are 7 success stories of subscription ecommerce businesses powered by Spree Commerce. Explore subscription ecommerce solutions for your business. Continue reading

fully responsive mobile first mobile friendly Ecommerce

Google switches to mobile first indexing in 2020

Google announced that it will be switching to mobile-first indexing for all websites starting September 2020. “It’s great to see how the web has evolved from desktop to mobile” the announcement reads. Google now officially rewards not only good content and page load speed but also mobile-first responsive web design. Spree Commerce 4.1 delivers all three for E-Commerce projects.

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