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Rubie Green on Magento

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RubieGreen.com (nice work Mark!)

Mobile Commerce, Magento Style …

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Mobile Commerce is here and its happening! Internet Retailer recently posted findings by Nielsen Mobile (part of The Nielsen Company),

Nielsen Mobile reports 9.16 million U.S. mobile phone users, 3.6% of the total 254.5 million, have used their phones to pay for goods and services, through avenues including wireless carrier portals, m-commerce sites and text messages. What’s more, 49% of the 94 million mobile phone users with data service—the ability to access the Internet from a mobile device—expect to participate in mobile commerce in the future ... Already millions of mobile users are logging on to their favorite retailers over the phone and purchasing items. With the success of m-commerce sites like Amazon.com, which more than 2 million people have visited, and eBay, which more than 3 million have visited, this shows a critical mass that represents a real opportunity for retailers.

Stay tuned for an announcement later this week regarding Magento’s mobile commerce offerings.

Video: Multi-Store Retailing - Internet Retailer 2008

Jason Billingsley from the Get Elastic eCommerce blog (one of our favorites) and Roy Rubin discuss Multi Store Retailing trends in online commerce at the Internet Retailer Conference 2008.

Multi Store Retailing is supported by Magento out-of-the-box.

HoMedics on Magento

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HoMedics, a large US consumer electronics brand is now running on Magento. Case study and additional information will be posted soon.

Version 1.1 Public Alpha Available via SVN

The Version 1.1 Alpha release is now available through SVN.

The list of Magento Version 1.1 upcoming features that we discussed earlier is detailed here with the specifics of what is now in the Alpha branch:

1. Admin UI improvements

2. Web Services API: The Catalog API and Customers API are available now. The Orders API and documentation on the API’s is coming soon.

3. Virtual Products

4. Custom Defined Product Options: At this time the checkout changes to support these products is not complete.

5. Bundled Products: At this time the shopping cart and checkout changes to support these products is not complete.

6. Improved support for EU and Canadian taxes

7. New customer attributes such as prefix and suffix, D.O.B etc...

8. Magento system messages bar added to admin

Please note that these features are still in development and are not for use in a production environment.

There are also additional smaller features and bug fixes available in the 1.1 trunk, please keep an eye on the list in STATUS.txt in the 1.1 branch root folder.

We greatly appreciate your feedback and suggestions in this forum topic.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Priorities can change and features may be moved to later releases. We know how important these features are to merchants, but we advise you to not make any serious business decisions based on an unreleased feature. Varien does reserve the right to change this list, and cannot assume responsibility for any loss that might come from a late or unreleased feature.

IRCE ‘08 Conference Wrapup

Thanks to everyone that stopped by and said hello over the past few days at the Internet Retailer Conference in Chicago. The Magento booth was busy and the traffic seemed to never stop smile The product was well received and it was exciting to see the level of interest from our enterprise commercial platform competitors. Magento is a unique product in the eCommerce market and they have all taken notice.

See you next year!

Roy and Yoav in the Internet Retailer Conference

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Additional photos can be found on flickr

Recent Jobs posted on the Magento Job Board

ECD Inc is looking to develop a custom credit card gateway integration and custom design for a new store (Anywhere)

barcodingX.com is looking to install and customize the Modern Theme, patch Magento latest version and more .. (Anywhere)

Gemini SBS is looking for a Magento developer for large deployment and customization (Anywhere)

Synolia is looking for a Chef de produit Magento & developpeur Magento (LYON, France)

MFR is looking for a Magento programmer (Anywhere)

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- View additional jobs on the Magento Job Board

Magento Version 1.0.19870.2 Available for Download

We have just released Magento Version 1.0.19870.2. This version includes a few bug fixes, detailed in the release notes.

Instructions for Upgrading Magento with a full package, via SVN, via the MagentoConnect Manager and using SSH shell access are available in this wiki post.

After upgrading Magento to this version you will have to refresh the layered navigation indices.
Please go to ‘System’ -> ‘Cache Management’, check the ‘Refresh Layered Navigation Indices’ box and click on the ‘Save’ button. This operation might take some time depending on the number of products and stores in your database.

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