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Magento Core API

We are happy to announce the availability of Magento Core API with the release of Magento 1.1 (currently in alpha through SVN). Documentation for the API is available here. We hope you will find this useful for integrating Magento with other 3rd party solutions.

Magento is a Finalist!!!

Magento has been selected as a finalist for the 2008 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards in the following categories:

  • Best Project for the Enterprise
  • Best New Project
  • Most Likely to Change the World
  • Most Likely to Be the Next $1B Acquisition

Help us get Magento on the map. Vote for Magento today!

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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.

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

Introducing Magento Professional and Premium Support Packages

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We are happy to introduce a new support program available to the Magento Community. Varien’s professional and premium support services offer a suite of world-class packages geared to ensure the ongoing success of your Magento implementation. Starting at $500/year for the Silver Plan, the support program features:

  • Customer Support Portal (web-based) - The Customer Support Portal provides 24/7/365 access for reporting new issues and communicating with the Magento team. Issues are prioritized by severity and get assigned to the appropriate account manager to be later tracked for completion and resolution.
  • Guaranteed Response Times - Response time is prioritized based on your SLA (Service Level Agreement). However, The Magento Support Team is always striving to exceed your expectations and provide a faster response time than your SLA states. You can rest assured that we will respond as quickly as possible to diagnose and resolve reported issues.
  • Live Phone Support - Platinum Support subscribers receive live phone support 24/7/365. Gold Support subscribers receive live phone support during business hours.
  • Quarterly Webinars - Participate in Quarterly Webinars discussing Product Direction and help shape Magento’s roadmap.

The program covers support for Magento’s core product including:

  • Magento Installation and Downloads
  • Magento Usage Issues
  • Basic Configuration
  • Troubleshooting, Bug Fixes and Escalation

Learn more about the offering at http://www.magentocommerce.com/support/overview. Compare the different plans side by side on the matrix page at http://www.magentocommerce.com/support/details.

Magento: Platform for Growth

Today we’ll be introducing a new homepage that is aligned with Magento’s position as THE platform for eCommerce growth. A short movie is presented below (no sound) to better illustrate Magento’s position in the market. This kicks off a branding campaign to introduce Magento to a wider audience and continue spreading the word.

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New Magento Homepage

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Magento at the Internet Retailer Conference - Chicago, IL - June 9-12, 2008

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We’ll be heading to Chicago on June 9th to exhibit Magento in the Internet Retailer Conference (the world’s largest e-retailing conference). Look for us in booth #643.

If you’d like to setup a meeting in advance, please contact us.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Video: Building an eCommerce Site with Open Source Tools

Back in early February Varien took part in the Southern California Linux Conference (SCALE) presenting a session titled ”Building an Ecommerce Site with Open Source Tools / An Overview of Open Source Commerce Solutions”. A video of the presentation is embedded below:

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