Screen Pages hosted their November Client event which was a great opportunity to network and discuss everything e-commerce. There were some great speakers from What users do, Magento, Search Marketing, Bronto, Brand and Soul & Mention Me. Below is a quick overview and all the slides presented on the day.
On the 12th of November Tadhg Bowe gave a talk at the very popular Mage Titans developer conference in Manchester. The talk was titled “Migrate Data from Magento 1 to Magento 2”. Screen Pages has recently been involved with a live migration from M1 to M2.
Tadhg’s talk focused on the issues around data migration. It started with explaining what the Magento data migration tool actually is and how Screen Pages has invested its own time to test it (with a clean set of test data). The talk then continued with how best to plan for data migration, what are the main steps involved, and how to install and run it.
Tadhg then took a look at what happened when we tested the migration tool with some real live data, what issues we encountered and how we resolved them. Sometimes a proposed plan doesn’t always quite work out. Data can be tricky. The talk concluded with how a successful data migration was implemented for our client.
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This Works was created in 2003 by former Beauty Director of Vogue UK and International journalist, Kathy Phillips, as an antidote to modern life, its impact on skin and wellbeing. As both yoga teacher and beauty expert, Kathy understood the link between lifestyle and skin health, creating intelligent, targeted solutions that optimise skin performance 24 hours a day, based on the body clock.
Screen Pages has been managing This Works’ online shop since 2012. E-commerce revenues have more than doubled over that period.
The re-designed website’s main characteristics, developed in Magento, include:
- A full responsive re-design and re-arrangement of the entire site catalogue & content structure whilst keeping the branding of the site consistent with the previous non-responsive site
- Addition of subscription-based purchasing for products
- Upgrade to the latest version of Magento
- Creation of AJAX add to basket and category page loading functionality
- Integration with a new back office system – Netsuite – concurrently with the re-design
- Integration of Elastic search for categories, products and content pages
- Addition of user generated social content tools within the site
“We have worked with Screen Pages since 2012 and earlier this year Screen Pages were tasked with delivering a significant set of upgrades to our Magento site. The chief rationale behind this project was to create the foundations on which we can continue to scale as a business. The Screen Pages team worked diligently to help us meet our very strict deadlines, whilst maintaining quality of delivery. We are encouraged by the early results of the upgrade”
– Joe Fletcher, E-commerce Director at This Works
“It’s been a great pleasure working with the team at This Works over the years and to watch its business thrive and expand.”
– Sarah Wilcocks, Screen Pages Director
Screen Pages is the 15th largest digital agency in the south, according to Wirehive.
The Wirehive 100 awards and league table showcase digital excellence and recognise the outstanding work and exceptional individuals we see time and again from agencies in the southern counties based outside of London.
The 7th E-commerce Forum (now in its 7th year), organised by Amazon Payments, Dotmailer, Cogeco Peer 1 & Screen Pages proved to be a great success. The forum concentrated on marketing, sales & service from an e-commerce best practice perspective – in particular how to increase sales, conversions and improve customer service.
Below you will find the slides: