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The Ultimate Guide to Headless (Plus when to use it for CMS and eCommerce)

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In a nutshell, Headless software refers to a set up where the back-end system can be separated from the front-end appearance of an application or website. There’s also such a thing as ‘de-coupled’ but we’ll come onto that later.

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3D Secure 2.0: How PSD2 will change eCommerce Payments

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Last Updated: 9th July 2019

Online payments as we know them are changing. New EU legislation coming in on the 14th September 2019 tightens regulations and requirements around the handling of payments and card data. The new legislation will be known as PSD2.

The FCA, however, have announced they won't be taking enforcement actions from the 14th, so long as businesses have taken necessary steps towards compliance. It can be a daunting topic so our commerce experts have broken down everything you as a merchant need to know.

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Last Minute Black Friday Tips

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It's here! Black Friday spreads far beyond its 'Friday' namesake. With consumers expecting more from the annual discount period, here are our top tips for a successful sale:

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eCommerce Show North 2018: The Best Bits

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eCommerce Show North is an annual opportunity to celebrate the thriving digital and eCommerce industry outside of London. We always aim to stay at the cutting edge of industry practice, so we thoroughly enjoyed the chance to collate industry insights and share our successes at this year’s event.

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Essential SEO Tips for E-Commerce

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Competition in online retail is fierce. With multiple retailers bidding on the same keywords, organic visibility can help you break through the noise. That's why harnessing organic search traffic is the foundation of a successful e-commerce website. When online shoppers are seeking something specific, it is vital that your products and services are readily visible to this target audience.

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Black Friday: How to Avoid eCommerce Crashes

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Black Friday is a phenomenon from the USA that became part of the UK commerce calendar for the first time just a few years ago. Since then, the discount day has evolved to cover shallower offers over a longer period (often dubbed “Black Five-Days”).

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Magento Product Updates: September 2018

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On September 18th, Magento have released an extensive range of security updates and performance enhancements for Magento 1, 2.1 and 2.2. Amongst hundreds of updates here are the main highlights:

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Join CTI at E-Commerce Show North

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E-Commerce Show North will take place at Event City, Manchester, from 6-7th November! As the largest gathering of e-commerce experts outside of London, we are excited to exhibit at the event, alongside partners like GMCC, Adyen, Brightpearl, Dotmailer, Klarna, Nosto and many more.

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9 Nominations at the DADI Awards 2018!

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as finalists at this year’s DADI Awards. Our work has been recognised amongst the industry’s best not one, not two, but 9 times over!

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Malware on Magento: What to Do & How to Stay Safe

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Malware (malicious software) that skims card details from customers has compromised thousands of unsecure Magento-based e-commerce businesses in 2018.

The breach was first noticed in late August, but is believed to have been impacting businesses for the last 6 months, with attackers planting skimmers on over 7000 stores to date.

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