Motocaddy launches a new responsive Magento 2.1 website

Motocaddy launches a new responsive Magento 2.1 website

Motocaddy launches a new responsive Magento 2.1 website

Posted by Screen Pages on 01/02/18

Motocaddy, the British award winning manufacturer of electric and push model golf trolleys, recently launched a new responsive site on Magento 2.1. The site was designed and developed by Screen Pages, a leading Magento Enterprise Solution Partner based in the UK. The site can be visited at www.motocaddy.com

Motocaddy was founded in 2004 to bring the very best in design, build and functionality to golfers of all ages and abilities looking for reliable and affordable golf trolleys.

Since then, Motocaddy has built a strong reputation for consumer research and product development and has led the drive towards Lithium as the most efficient and cost-effective battery option for powered golf trolleys.

Motocaddy’s golf trolleys and accessories are available online and through a network of retailers and distributers in over 40 countries worldwide.

The new website’s capabilities include:

  • Responsive Redesign on Magento 2.1
  • Improved checkout with Credit Card, Amazon & PayPal payment options
  • Two-factor authentication for security
  • GEO-IP location for customers outside the UK
  • 11 country sites
  • Google maps store locator
  • Migration of M1 data to M2
  • Integration with Klevu for improved search
  • Integration with Netsuite for stock, order & order status updates
  • Integration with Mailchimp for improved email marketing campaigns
  • Implementation of gift card functionality
  • Implementation of a blogging extension for improved engagement with the golfing community

The site was commissioned in the summer of 2017 and launched in January 2018.  Motocaddy’s motivation behind building the new site was to improve the user experience on mobile, increase conversion rates and grow average order values.

“We have been working with Motocaddy since 2013 and are delighted to be able to help them grow their business further online by combining our experience in best practice eCommerce combined with the features and functions available in Magento 2.”

Sarah Willcocks, CEO Screen Pages

“Motocaddy wanted to work with an eCommerce agency with a professional approach and a proven track record in Magento 2. Screen Pages’ Management, Design and Technical Teams have been a pleasure to work with and we are looking forward to the exciting opportunities offered by our new website.”

Oliver Churcher, Marketing Manager Motocaddy

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Begg & Co launches a new responsive Magento 2.1 website

Begg & Co launches a new responsive Magento 2.1 website

Begg & Co launches a new responsive Magento 2.1 website

Posted by Screen Pages on 24/02/18

The luxury accessory brand Begg & Co, launched a new responsive eCommerce site in November 2017. The site was built by Screen Pages, one of the UK’s leading Magento Solution Partners. The site can be visited at www.beggandcompany.com

Established as Alex Begg & Company in 1866 in the Scottish town of Paisley, the company handcrafts luxury scarves, stoles, wraps and throws and combines time-honoured traditional weaving and finishing methods with cutting-edge production techniques. Until recently, Alex Begg & Company was mostly supplying to luxury designer brands but in 2012 the company took the decision to start selling directly to consumers and the new luxury fashion brand ‘Begg & Co’ was created.

The chief elements of the brief for the new Magento 2.1 website included:

  • A new clean, simple responsive B2C interface to better showcase Begg’s luxury goods
  • Faceted navigation allowing customers to more easily find their desired products
  • Klevu for natural language search
  • Amazon Pay, PayPal & SagePay credit card payment options allowing customers to choose their preferred payment option
  • Dotmailer integration for automated email marketing campaigns and segmentation
  • USD, EUR & China specific websites for market growth
  • Gift vouchers
  • Postcode Anywhere integration for a more streamlined checkout experience for customers
  • Fast and reliable hosting (at Cogeco Peer1)

“Begg has a very strong heritage, a premium product range and manufactures the highest quality for the luxury sector. We needed an agency which could provide professional, sound eCommerce experience and insight, capable of delivering reliably against our brief in the timescales we required: I am pleased to say that Screen Pages has met our expectations.”

Ann Ryley, Sales & Marketing Director of Begg & Co

“Begg’s products are of the highest quality in the luxury sector, combining over 150 years of heritage with innovation and sustained excellence. It’s very exciting to be working with Begg’s team and creative agency to open up a new consumer channel and to provide eCommerce support to its existing retailers and stockists.”

Sarah Willcocks, CEO at Screen Pages

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Screen Pages take on the support, maintenance and hosting of Herdy

Screen Pages take on the support, maintenance and hosting of Herdy

The Herdy Company appoints Screen Pages to manage, host and support its Magento 2 site

Posted by Screen Pages on 11/01/2018

Unique and lovable gift, homeware and accessory retailer Herdy® selects Screen Pages Ltd to manage, host and support its Magento 2 site.

In September 2017 The Herdy Company appointed Screen Pages Ltd, one of the UK’s leading Magento Solution Partners to take on the support, maintenance and hosting of its Magento Commerce 2 website (https://www.herdy.co.uk).

Herdy’s dream is to become the fastest growing, most lovable brand personality in the world. Originally created in 2007 Herdy now has five retail stores based in the Lake District and North Yorkshire Dales National Parks and trades nationwide and internationally with a range of unique and lovable gift, home and accessory products, all designed in-house and responsibly sourced. The first Herdy website was launched in 2008 and the online channel has evolved over the years into a fast-growing, mature sales channel.  Herdy was looking for the right Magento Solution Partner to help expand its online sales and customer service over the next few years.

Key goals for the new website included:
  • Secure the Magento installation by upgrading to the latest patch release and adding two factor authentication
  • Adding postcode lookup functionality to the checkout to improve conversion rates
  • Addressing a number of usability issues and bugs across the site
  • Implement the Ebizmarts POS solution in their new stores to provide customers with a true Omni channel solution
  • Implement the Magento Gift Voucher feature
  • Implement Royal Mail click and drop for improved customer service
  • Implement a trade website using Magento Commerce’s B2B features

Part of our business model is to expand retail and trade through Magento Commerce 2, but we needed access to greater eCommerce and Magento experience backed by professional development and a structured project and support team. We could see that Screen Pages – as a professional certified Magento Solution Partner – could provide us this. We have been exceptionally pleased with the results so far with the site running smoothly, quickly and we can see positive results already. Screen Pages have made the effort to understand our brand, culture, people and processes and we are really excited to be working together.

Spencer Hannah, Founder

Herdy is a great example of a successful owner-managed business that has grown over the years, developed with a clear focus and sound execution.We are delighted and proud to be working with them to help grow their business online.

Sarah Willcocks, Owner and CEO

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Bisley Direct

Bisley Direct

BISLEY DIRECT

Bisley is the largest manufacturer of steel office furniture in the U.K.
Bisley Direct, the premium online storage provider, appointed Screen Pages Ltd in May 2017 to design and develop two new Responsive websites. The sites were built on Magento 2.1 and launched on September 12th. They can be visited at bisleydirect.co.uk and filingcabinets.co.uk
Founded by Graeme Winship, an experienced professional in operations and logistics and formerly Logistics Director at Bisley Office Furniture, Bisley Direct offers a wide range of filing and storage solutions for business, home office and the warehouse, backed by a premium delivery service.
FilingCabinets.co.uk was developed to offer an enhanced range of UK manufactured storage products, desking and seating. With a wide range of products they can now offer a one stop shop for office solutions in the UK.
The new Magento 2.1 website’s capabilities include:
  • Responsive Redesign on Magento 2.1
  • Migration of customer, order & product data from Magento 1 to Magento 2
  • Integration with the SagePay, PayPal & Amazon Pay payment gateways
  • Integration with the Mailchimp email marketing platform
  • Integration with the Klevu search platform
  • Integration with the PCA Predict address lookup service
  • Integration with the TrustPilot reviews system

“Our business was expanding rapidly on Magento and we recognized that we needed to deliver an improved user experience for our customers who are increasingly accessing the site from mobile devices. We appointed Screen Pages – a Professional Magento Solution Partner – to build two Responsive websites on Magento 2.1. We have been exceptionally pleased with the results so far: the sites are running smoothly, quickly and we can see positive results already.”

Graeme Winship, Managing Director of Ebonium

“Bisley Direct is a great example of a successful owner – managed business that has grown over the years, developed with a clear focus and sound execution. We are pleased to have been able to assist them in their growth plans by delivering two best practice eCommerce sites for their customers on the Magento 2 platform, and all that in under 3 months.”

Sarah Willcocks, CEO at Screen Pages

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Pickett appoints Screen Pages

Pickett appoints Screen Pages

Leather goods and luxury accessories retailer Pickett London selects Screen Pages Ltd

Posted by Screen Pages on 18/07/17

Pickett London, luxury leather goods retailer, has appointed Screen Pages Ltd, the eCommerce retail specialist to support and manage its eCommerce website (www.pickett.co.uk).

Pickett London was launched in 1988 by Trevor Pickett, selling a range of luxury British handmade leather goods, including luggage, briefcases, handbags, purses and wallets, cufflink and jewellery boxes. The business has grown to three shops selling a vast range of handmade leather goods, quality woven scarves, pashminas, and semi-precious jewellery alongside a comprehensive bespoke and corporate service. The internet has evolved into a fast-growing, mature sales channel for luxury goods and accessories and Pickett is seeking to expand its online sales and customer service over the next few years.

Key goals for the new website include:

  • Promote and communicate Pickett and its luxury range of leather goods and accessories
  • Offer a best practice compelling online shopping experience
  • Improve customer service
  • Provide customers with a true Omni channel solution to allow them to shop where/when and however they want

“Our business was expanding rapidly on Magento, but we needed access to greater eCommerce and Magento experience backed by professional development and a structured project and support team. We could see that Screen Pages – as a professional certified Magento Solution Partner – could provide us this. We have been exceptionally pleased with the results so far with the site running smoothly, quickly and we can see positive results already. Screen Pages have understood our brand, culture, people and processes and we are really excited to be working together.”

- Trevor Pickett, Founder

“Pickett has a high profile brand in a strong niche market. We are delighted to be working with Pickett to building its business online.”

- Sarah Willcocks, Director

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Features list and comparison for Magento 1EE, Magento 2.1CE, Magento 2.1EE

Features list and comparison for Magento 1EE, Magento 2.1CE, Magento 2.1EE

Features list and comparison for Magento 1EE, Magento 2.1CE, Magento 2.1EE

Posted by Screen Pages on 27/06/17

Since Magento launched Magento 2.0 in November 2015, there has been a lot of confusion out there about the differences between Magento 1EE and Magento 2EE, and the benefits for merchants of migrating their sites across. The below table outlines the features in each platform and demonstrates where Magento have invested in 2EE to improve architecture, scalability, performance and site management, not to mention the feature enhancements on the front allowing merchants to provide a better user experience for their customers. We have also included a column showing the differences between Magento 2 Community Edition and Enteprise edition. For further information, please contact Screen Pages on 01932 359160 or email info@screenpages.com

 

 

Feature Magento 1 Enterprise Edition Magento 2.1 CE Magento 2.1 EE
ARCHITECTURE
Platform: Magento 1, PHP 5.6, Zend 1 Magento 2, PHP 7, Zend 2 Magento 2, PHP 7, Zend 2
Support till: 2018 approx 2025 approx 2025
Modular code base for making fine-grain customizations and easily adding or removing functionality to meet merchant needs Yes Yes Yes
Theming and layout framework to quickly create and maintain site variations for seasonal campaigns, new product lines, and market expansions Yes Yes Yes
Extensive and efficient APIs, including new ones for promotions and taxes, to connect and operate at scale with any third party solution Yes Yes Yes
Automated testing to improve code quality and speed up the QA process for a faster time to market Only External Built in Built in
Multisite, multi currency, multi language (on single platform) Yes Yes Yes
Completely different sites and stores on single platform Yes Yes Yes
HTTPS for checkout only, for admin panel, or for all site Yes Yes Yes
Magento Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) n/a No Yes
SOLR search Yes Extension Elastic search
 

PERFORMANCE

Client-side optimizations, such as minimizing and bundling JavaScript, compressing images, and improving the use of browser caching for static contentContent that does not change frequently. See also dynamic content. to decrease page load times. yes yes yes
Server-side improvements, such as integrating Apache Varnish caching, enable faster performance out-of-the-box with minimal tuning. No yes yes
Full-Page Cache Yes Yes Yes
Deferred Stock Updates  No Extension Yes
Scalable Backend Product Management n/a n/a Yes
Order Archiving Extension Extension Yes
Standalone databases for key subsystems like order management, product management and checkout; combined with support for MySQL Cluster, enable Magento to scale to handle rapid growth. no yes yes
Comprehensive backend improvements enable larger teams to make product updates and process orders at the same time without diminished performance. no yes yes
CMS
 

CMS – ADMIN

The modern Magento Admin user interface is intuitive and easy for new team members to learn, and allows users to efficiently monitor business performance and manage daily tasks. Old Magento interface Yes Yes
The ability to effortlessly customize and save different Admin panel views saves time when managing products, analyzing customer data, and processing orders. Extension Yes Yes
Setting up products is faster with a new step-by-step product creation tool and improved product data import capabilities that are 4x faster than before. No (old Magento import and product creation) Yes Yes
Content Staging Workflow (ability to switch campaigns or change one campaign to another automatically) Extension Extension Yes
Version control for CMS No Extension Yes
Admin action log Yes Extension Yes
Backups Yes Yes Yes
Cron (scheduled tasks) Yes Yes Yes
LDAP, Single Side-On Extension Extension Extension
Adding a language Yes Yes Yes
Adding a currency with exchange rates with importing from third part source Yes Yes Yes
Widgets Yes Yes Yes
Simple LOGO change in Magento backend Extension Yes Yes
User Roles and Permission Schemas Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Permission Yes Extension Yes
Return Management Authorization (RMA) Yes Extension Yes
Scheduled Import/Export Functionality Yes Extension Yes
 

CMS FRONTEND

Captcha, Session validation, Encription keys Yes Yes Yes
WEB POS Extension Extension Extension
Multistock Extension Extension Yes
Mobile commerce Yes Yes Yes
Respinsive Layout By creating/buying a new theme Yes Yes
CUSTOMERS
CUSTOMERS – SHOPPER EXPERIENCE
Checkout steps qty 5+ steps, old-fashion 3 steps 3 steps
Order without register Yes Yes Yes
Automatically recognize existing users Extension Only Yes Yes
Shoppers can conveniently create an account with one click from the order Thank You page, enabling merchants to encourage customer registrations without interrupting the checkout process. Extension Yes Yes
Reward points Yes Extension Yes
Multiple wishlist Yes Extension Yes
 

TAXES

Fixed Product Tax Extension only Yes Yes
Tax Classes with country linking Yes Yes Yes
Price display configuration (with/without taxes) Yes Yes Yes
Tax by destination Yes Yes Yes
Tax by product class Yes Yes Yes
Value Added Tax Yes Yes Yes
Flexible Tax Classes, Rates, Rules Yes Yes Yes
VAT ID Validation Yes Yes Yes
Verify the list of EU Member Countries Yes Yes Yes
 

SEO

Automatically rewrite (301) if product or category URL changed Yes Yes Yes
Flexible rewrite table with managing tools Yes Yes Yes
Meta tags (description, keys, title) for CMS, category, products Yes Yes Yes
Schema.Org, Rich Snippets Extension Yes Yes
 

Product

Related products, cross-sells and upsells Yes Yes Yes
Automatically linked related/cross-sells/up-sells (rule-based on category, attribute set and so one) Yes Extension Yes
 

Marketing and promotions

Customer Segmentation, Targeted Promotions & Merchandising Yes Extensions Yes
Customer Attribute Management Extensions Extensions Yes
Visual Merchandiser Yes Extension Yes
Transaction Email with WYSIWYG interface Yes Yes Yes
Automated Email Marketing Reminder Yes No Yes
Gift Registry Yes Extension Yes
Gift Options Yes Extension Yes
Marketing rules for catalogue Yes Yes Yes
Coupons Yes Yes Yes
Catalog
Elastic (former ElasticSearch) for catalog and searching Extension Extension Yes
Category View and Purchase Permissions per Customer Group (Limited Catalog Access) No Extension Yes
Adding to cart by SKU Yes Extension Yes
INTEGRATION
oAuth Extension Only Yes Yes
API Yes Yes Yes
Paypal Yes Yes Yes
Authorize.Net Yes Yes Yes
DHL Yes Yes Yes
WorldPay Extension Extension Yes
SalesForce Extension Extension Extension
CyberSource Extension Yes
BrainTree Extension Yes Yes
Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager (GTM) Yes Yes Yes
Import and Export on CSV/XLS files Yes Yes Yes
Import product images fron network Yes Yes Yes
Product import history No Yes Yes
Using a CDN Yes Yes Yes
Product information from PIM (Akeneo, etc) Extension Extension Extension
Any Shipping service integration if no extension exists Cost subject to requirements Cost subject to requirements Cost subject to requirements

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