19th Dec 2018

The 12 Go-Lives of 2018

It seems only fitting as 2018 draws to a close that we reflect on the year’s work; and none of our work is quite so tangible and exposed as the websites that we lovingly consult…

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27th Mar 2018

10 Common Ecommerce Marketing Mistakes – and how to fix them

Global eCommerce is on the rise, with an estimation of total sales reaching $4.5 trillion by the year 2021. Now more than ever you need to be sure you are running your eCommerce site to…

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23rd Aug 2017

Who Will Ultimately De-Throne Amazon as Rulers of Retail?

This piece is less of blog post and more of a question for debate.  In a retail industry dominated or threatened by Amazon in almost every direction, where business plans are regularly being re-written in…

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15th Aug 2017

Why we recommend outsourced search for our ecommerce clients

Here at Venture Stream, we’ve come to appreciate the benefits of outsourced search services like Klevu and Searchanise in our Magento stores for some time now. The driving reason behind this is that Search features…

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10th Apr 2017

4 Reasons Why Your Ecommerce Sales Won’t Grow

We’re based in the North East of England and one of the biggest local employers is Nissan. When it first arrived in the North East, it revolutionised manufacturing processes largely through the Kaizen technique. Kaizen…

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19th Apr 2016

Making The Most of Your Magento Conversion Rate

Do you have a website built on Magento? Have you ever wondered what you can do to increase conversion rate on your site? If your answer is yes to both these questions, then the team…

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10th Mar 2016

Maximise Your Magento: 3 Ways to Boost Your e-Commerce Performance

Since Magento first came to be in 2008, it has seen no less than 40 direct developments in its short history in the form of various updates, versions and language additions, with each development working…

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9th Feb 2016

No E-commerce System is An Island

When John Donne penned the words to his great poem “No man is an island” he had a very clear point in mind – we are all connected. Your death diminishes me because we are…

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20th Oct 2015

Removing Garbage in, Garbage Out from your e-commerce services.

I love data. The more I have, the more I can investigate to make smarter and better decisions. But sometimes our rush to make things work and get new customers or gather information leaves us…

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17th Nov 2014

10 Essential Free & Paid Magento Extensions for 2014

Magento’s ever-expanding Community Edition of its popular e-commerce platform is, to put it mildly, a beast. It’s a behemoth of options, configurability and scale. But out of the box, it’s lacking in quite a few…

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7th May 2014

Confessions of a Amazon addict.

As a self confessed Amazon addict I don’t think there is anything I haven’t tried to purchase from amazon.co.uk. Including clothes, paper goods, electronic books, perfume, knitting needles, the wool to go with it, the…

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