Magentocom China | Magento
MagentoLive Australia | Magento
Grow Your eCommerce Channel with Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives | Magento
Bridging the Barriers to eCommerce Growth | Magento
2014 Fashion Digital New York After Party | Magento
Fashion Digital New York | Magento
Listrak’s Retail Email Marketing Roadshow | Magento
MagentoLive Germany | Magento
Internet Retailing Conference | Magento
Bargento 2014 | Magento
eCommerce Paris | Magento
Meet Magento Russia 2014 | Magento
K5 Conference | Magento
Toronto eCommerce Forum 2014 | Magento
Creating the Ultimate Customer Journey Roadshow | Magento
Shop.org Annual Summit | Magento
Online Retailer Australia | Magento
MagentoLive UK | Magento
Roadmap to eCommerce | Magento
WWD Digital Forum Los Angeles 2014 | Magento
Internet World Germany | Magento
Magentocom China | Magento
MagentoLive Germany 2013 | Magento
NRF Annual Convention & EXPO | Magento
MagentoLive UK 2013 | Magento
eCommerce Expo London | Magento
Shop.Org 2013 | Magento
Imagine 2014 | Magento
dmexco 2013 | Magento
Developers Paradise | Magento
eCommerce Paris | Magento
Meet Magento Russia | Magento
Online Retailers Conference and eCommerce Expo | Magento
Magento Live Australia | Magento
IRCE Chicago | Magento
Rocket Web Wins Most Innovative Magento Enterprise Site of 2012 | Magento
Magento Releases Platform Upgrades to Magento Enterprise Edition | Magento
Magento Rallies Merchants, Partners, and Developers at Third Imagine eCommerce Conference | Magento
Magento’s Imagine eCommerce 2013 Commences | Magento
Bargento | Magento
Meet Magento Germany | Magento
Meet Magento Netherlands | Magento
Fashion Digital Los Angeles | Magento
Merchant Growth Creates Demand for Magento’s New Solution Partner Program | Magento
New York Times: Simple Tools Help Owners Sift Data for Eager Customers | Magento
B-eCommerce, Paris | Magento
Imagine eCommerce Conference | Magento
Internet Retailing Expo | Magento
Improove Business Inspiration 2013 | Magento
Developers Paradise: Winter Edition | Magento
Internet World | Magento
Retail Business Technology Expo | Magento
e-Tail West | Magento
The Small Business Web Summit | Magento
MagentoLive UK | Magento
Magento Unveils Partner Program for Web Hosting Providers | Magento
Magento Integrates with Google Trusted Stores | Magento
Magento Enterprise Edition Allows Angry Birds Webshop to Scale with Growing User Base | Magento
Magento Rolls Out New Capabilities for Merchants & Developers | Magento
Imagine eCommerce Conference Highlights Magento Momentum | Magento
New Partners Join the X.commerce Ecosystem | Magento
Magento Names 500friends as Platinum Partner | Magento
Magento Enthusiasts to Gather at 2nd Annual IMAGINE eCommerce Conference – Las Vegas, April 23-25 | Magento
eCommerce Expo London | Magento
E-Commerce Paris 2012 | Magento
Magento Best Practice Day | Magento
MageConf 2012 | Magento
Innovate Developer Conference 2011 | Magento
Sweet Tooth Partners with Magento to Provide Customizable and Flexible Loyalty System for eCommerce | Magento
Magento Releases Quarterly Momentum Report, Highlighting Growth and Milestones as Company Expands | Magento
PeaceLoveWorld Personalizes Onsite Experiences with PredictiveIntent and CorraTech | Magento
Magento and Merchant e-Solutions New Partnership Advances Payment Processing for Global Open Source | Magento
Magento at PayPal Innovate 2010 | Magento
Magento Appoints Software Veterans Michel Goossens and Jary Carter to Spearhead Global Expansion | Magento
Magento Partners with Celebros to Bring Semantic SiteSearch to the Magento Platform | Magento
Thanx Media, Magento Partner to Bring Endeca Capabilities to Magento Platform | Magento
TechCrunch: Magento Scores $22.5 Million For Open Source E-commerce Platform Play | Magento
Magento and PayPal Expand Relationship to Drive eCommerce Innovation | Magento
Avalara and Magento Join Forces to Provide Industry Leading E-Commerce Sales Tax Solution | Magento
Moneybookers‘ Payments Service to Integrate with Magento eCommerce Platform | Magento
Magento Announces Version 1.7 Release of Magento Enterprise Edition | Magento
Internet Retailer: Tool King Rebuilds its eCommerce Site on an Open Source Platform | Magento
Exciting Commerce names Magento ‘2009 Exciting Star,’ Driving eCommerce Innovation | Magento
Internet Retailer Asks: Open for Business? | Magento
Magento and GlobalCollect Enter Strategic Partnership To Boost Online Sales | Magento
Ogone Payment Services to Integrate with Magento eCommerce Platform | Magento
Award-winning Tool King website upgrades to Magento Enterprise Edition Platform | Magento
One Pica Joins Magento Enterprise Partner Program | Magento
Zend and Varien Partner to Deliver an All-In-One PHP and eCommerce Solution | Magento
Magento and Razor 360 Team Up to Present Webinar “7 Tips to Accelerate your eCommerce Evolution” | Magento
Varien Announces Version 1.6 Release of Magento Enterprise Edition | Magento
Varien and eBridgeTeam Up to Bring Accounting Package Integration to Magento eCommerce Platform | Magento
Varien and Optaros Announce Enterprise Partnership, Offering eCommerce Solutions for Retailers | Magento
Varien and Lyons Consulting Group Launch Alliance to Advocate Magento to Retailers | Magento
Eastwood.com Selects Magento to Power Next Generation Online eCommerce System | Magento
Magento on the Cover of TIDigital Magazine (Brazil) | Magento
Magento in Emerce Magazine (Holland) | Magento
Campus Technology Magazine | Magento
Magento in ‘Der Handel’ Magazine (German) | Magento

Rocket Web Wins Most Innovative Magento Enterprise Site of 2012

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Rocket Web Wins Most Innovative Magento Enterprise Site of 2012

Design Firm Recognized for Outstanding Work on Delicious Karma Site at Imagine eCommerce 2013
event

Las Vegas, NV (April 10, 2013) -- Magento, the leading eCommerce platform*, today at the Imagine eCommerce 2013 conference announced that the Delicious Karma site developed by Rocket Web is the winner of the Most Innovative Magento Enterprise Site of 2012. Now in its second year, the prestigious honor was awarded by Magento executives after evaluating submissions of online stores developed on the Magento Enterprise Platform.

“We continue to be impressed by the innovation from our solution partners as they push the boundaries of the Magento platform,” noted Roy Rubin, co-founder and chief operating officer at Magento. “The advances that Rocket Web brought to life for Delicious Karma capture the essence of the art and technical expertise of successful commerce. We look forward to seeing our merchants and partners continue to push the bleeding edge of commerce innovation in 2013.”

Rocket Web for Delicious Karma: http://www.deliciouskarma.com
As a new daily deals startup, Delicious Karma worked with Rocket Web to build out a fully scalable commerce initiative on Magento Enterprise to support the company’s rapid growth. Rocket Web capitalized on the private sale functionality built into Magento Enterprise to launch a public beta six months ago engaging over 5,000 active users with an average order size of $70.

Michelle Ritchie, chief marketing officer and founder of Delicious Karma noted the potential that Rocket Web was able to realize, “Magento Enterprise has enabled us to build something not previously possible: a network of deeply engaged food lovers that want to discover, learn and share their passions for delicious, real food.” For more about Rocket Web click here: http://www.rocketweb.com/

In addition to creative and visually appealing work, this year’s awards focused on rewarding innovative HTML 5 implementations, responsive web design, exceptional utilization of Magento’s inherent features and integration with third party technologies from the diverse 6,000-extension strong Magento Connect marketplace. Most importantly, the winning submission delivered above and beyond initial merchant requirements by producing a site that exceeded business goals including revenue, conversion rate, site traffic, average order volume, and customer loyalty.

Additional 2013 award finalists included:

Pod1 for Erno Laszlo: http://www.ernolaszlo.com
Erno Laszlo, originally a dermatologist brand to the Hollywood stars of the 50’s, approached Pod 1 to create an online storefront that would serve as the central hub for the brand and today’s consumers featuring an entire range of products in a luxury environment. Pod1 was able to drive an increase in new visitors by 50% using a custom HTML integration. Clients agreed with ecommerce manager Katrina Seitz noting, “The ErnoLaszlo.com that launched last June succeeds in conveying the luxury, efficacy and authority of the brand, as well as offering the kind of personalized experience our clients have at the counter or in our skincare institute.” For more about Pod1 click here: http://www.pod1.com/

AOE media for Heath Ceramics: http://www.heathceramics.com/
Heath Ceramics tasked AOE media with replacing their outdated commerce platform to improve user experience and better capture the brand experience. AOE media’s design and re-launch of the Heath Ceramics site on Magento Enterprise resulted in a 30% increase in online revenue and an increased conversion rate within the first year of deployment. Catherine Bailey creative director and owner at Heath Ceramics noted, “Thanks to AOE media and Magento, our online customer experience captures the beauty, richness and depth of our products and in-person experience.” For more about AOE media click here: http://www.aoemedia.com/

About Magento
The Magento eCommerce platform serves more than 150,000 merchants worldwide and is supported by a global ecosystem of solution partners and third-party developers. Magento is a feature-rich, open-source, enterprise-class platform that offers merchants a high degree of flexibility and control over the user experience, catalog, content and functionality of their online store. In August 2011, Magento was acquired by eBay Inc., and is now a division of X.commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY).


* Source: Tom Robertshaw eCommerce Survey, March 27, 2013:
http://tomrobertshaw.net/2013/03/feb-2013-ecommerce-survey/

Magento Releases Platform Upgrades to Magento Enterprise Edition

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Magento Releases Platform Upgrades to Magento Enterprise Edition

Enhancements Deliver Performance and Scalability For Large and Growing Merchants

Las Vegas, NV - At the Magento Imagine eCommerce 2013 conference today Magento, the leading eCommerce platform*, released the newest edition of Magento Enterprise to enable large and growing merchants to scale more effectively and support ever greater numbers of visitors and buyers to their core ecommerce sites while streamlining their back-end operations. Optimized catalogue indexing, improved content caching, streamlined checkout flow, and improved tax recommendations enable Magento Enterprise (version 1.13) customers to extract ever-greater value, including faster load times and lower overall costs, from their Magento platform. Magento is also introducing new quality control requirements and themes categorization to the Magento Connect ecommerce marketplace, making it easier for merchants to find the extensions they need to tailor their engagement with customers. Magento and PayPal also revealed two new developer extensions – “order ahead’ and “in-aisle selling” –available to merchants. The order ahead extension allows consumers to order and pay for products through the PayPal mobile app and pick up their orders in store. The in-aisle selling extension allows merchants to complete the transaction anywhere in their stores by connecting their Magento store to PayPal Here.

“Over the past year Magento and our diverse ecosystem have continued to innovate on the Magento platform to support ever-larger brands, more robust product catalogues and more complex implementations,” said Roy Rubin, co-founder and chief operating officer at Magento. “We’re committed to building upon the Magento platform enabling greater flexibility, performance and scalability to empower merchant growth. The latest product updates improve critical functions for the systems integrators that work with Magento code directly and further ease platform management for merchants as they continue to expand their business – often featuring more than 1 million product SKUs.”

Updates to Magento Enterprise 1.13 enable:

  • Optimized indexing delivers full catalog re-indexing for 1 million products in just 4 minutes. Executing re-index operations can now be performed in the background allowing isolation of the customer experience from administrative store activities. Indexing performance optimization streamlines operational efficiencies saving IT management time and allowing merchants to focus on revenue-generation.
  • Improved caching performance now supports even greater traffic volumes, further facilitating the growth of their business while delivering a consistent shopping experience.
  • Streamlined checkout flow improves page load times across all customer actions, enabling customers to potentially achieve an additional 20-35 percent increase in overall flow speed.
  • Improved tax recommendation engine provides greater accuracy when calculating tax rates including promotional codes, fixed product tax, as well as shipping and returns on buyer facing screens. Magento Enterprise version 1.13 also now supports global merchants with more than 3000 tax rate zones.

Feedback on Magento Enterprise 1.13 from Customers and Partners

Magento and Gemo reached out to partners Adfab and NBS to evaluate 1.13 for performance improvements. “We were able to significantly scale our site operations with Magento Enterprise 1.13 allowing us to process more than five times as many simultaneous orders without the need for additional hardware,” said Gregory Besson, CEO of Adfab and Phillippe Humeau, CEO of NBS systems. “Just as importantly, page load times remained under 4 seconds even at peak periods of 500,000 visitors per day.”

“We have over 90 bedding stores across Australia offering a wide range of beds, bedding and bedroom furniture for every demographic. We were seeing slow page load times, especially for browsing the site. With Magento Enterprise 1.13 our page load times have nearly halved – without having to add additional hardware,” said Danny Smulders, Operations Magager at Forty Winks. “The optimized indexing also ensures that new content appears online instantly giving customers immediate access to our latest products.”

“With Magento Enterprise 1.13 we saw an eight-fold improvement in indexing across our sizable catalogue of 30,000 SKUs,” said Lee Bingham, Head of IT at Paul Smith. “This will empower us to take advantage of pricing and promotional opportunities in near real-time as we ramp up the frequency of site updates during business hours even at peak traffic and shopping times.” “We look forward to deploying Magento Enterprise 1.13 to many of our customers based on the dramatic improvements we’ve seen in testing the release with a very large client,” said Justin Finnegan, Chief Operating Officer at Gorilla Group. “With 1.13, this client was able to slash the re-indexing time of their full 380,000 product catalogue by 73 percent.”

“We are looking forward to working with Magento 1.13,” said Kevin Eichelberger, founder and CEO of Blue Acorn, a Magento partner. “Magento’s Enterprise Edition continues to operate faster and include more useful product features for our clients. Such improvements allow them to grow quickly and focus on their business, rather than worrying about the technology supporting it.”

Magento Connect Quality Enhancements

Today Magento announced two new PayPal extensions – “order ahead” and “in-aisle selling” – that are immediately available on Magento Connect.

  • By adding the order ahead extension, merchants can allow their customers to purchase products directly from the PayPal mobile application and select an established time to pick up their purchase without having to wait in line.
  • With the new “in-aisle selling” extension, merchants can connect their Magento store to PayPal Here to complete transactions anywhere in the store. Once the transaction is completed, consumers have the flexibility to take the item right then, pick it up at a special counter later, or have it delivered.

“We’re excited to see the innovative solutions that Magento and PayPal developers create as they integrate our order ahead and in-aisle selling technologies with the Magento platform,” noted James Barrese, chief technology officer at PayPal. “By solving real customer pain points like waiting in line, merchants can improve service, attract more customers, and drive more repeat purchases.”

As part of its commitment to build the world’s best eCommerce marketplace and increase its value to both merchants and developers, Magento is implementing new quality control requirements for extensions and delisting those extensions that do not meet these requirements. Magento has evaluated all extensions based on compatibility and popularity and removed approximately 20 percent of extensions on Magento Connect that did not meet product standards.

Magento Connect now also features new editorial content sections on the Magento Connect homepage allowing merchants to browse extensions based on most recent and staff and customer recommendation views. Additionally, Magento is introducing 16 new sub-categories for Magento Themes to make it easier for merchants to find and download the right theme for their business, and make it easier for developers to showcase their Magento themes and appeal to retailers in specific industries. These enhancements to Magento Connect deliver on Magento’s continued drive to quality across its partner ecosystem.

To learn more about the merchant and developer capabilities now available on Magento, please visit www.magentocommerce.com, Magento blog, Facebook or Twitter.


About Magento
The Magento eCommerce platform serves more than 150,000 merchants worldwide and is supported by a global ecosystem of solution partners and third-party developers. Magento is a feature-rich, open-source, enterprise-class platform that offers merchants a high degree of flexibility and control over the user experience, catalog, content and functionality of their online store. In August 2011, Magento was acquired by eBay Inc., and is now a division of X.commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY).


* Source: Tom Robertshaw eCommerce Survey, March 27, 2013:
http://tomrobertshaw.net/2013/03/feb-2013-ecommerce-survey/

Magento Rallies Merchants, Partners, and Developers at Third Imagine eCommerce Conference

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Magento Rallies Merchants, Partners, and Developers at Third Imagine eCommerce Conference
Thriving eCommerce Platform Unites Ecosystem to Foster Commerce Innovation

Las Vegas, NV (April 9, 2013) -- Magento, the leading eCommerce platform, today at the Imagine eCommerce 2013 conference highlighted the tremendous momentum across the Magento ecosystem of merchants, designers, developers, partners and system integrators. According to a recent study, Magento powers 26 percent of all eCommerce sites in the Alexa top one million sites, more than any other eCommerce platform.*

Since Magento joined the eBay family in August of 2011, the platform has grown to attract over 150,000 merchants who build and run their online stores on one of the three versions of the software. Magento’s open source Community Edition, has also seen tremendous success across merchants large and small with over 5,400,000 downloads to date.

“Magento was built to be the eCommerce platform of choice by fostering merchant innovation through vital partnerships with developers and design agencies,” said Roy Rubin, co-founder and chief operating officer at Magento. “We’re thrilled with the continued growth of the community and look forward to driving the evolution of the commerce industry by leveraging company assets for our merchant community.”

Support from developer and design communities has been key to Magento’s success and market penetration. The Magento Connect extension marketplace now offers 6,000 community-built extensions that businesses can use to customize their Magento store experience and optimize back-end management operations. Additionally, 260 solution partner firms worldwide are now qualified by Magento to build innovative storefronts for businesses large and growing, pushing the boundaries of commerce innovation. Magento also introduced a new Front End Developer Certification geared at creating a new standard for theme creation and customization in the design community, in addition to their current back-end developer certification. Magento will host developer certification testing at the Imagine eCommerce 2013 conference expanding a robust community of more than 1,400 certified developers.

“Magento remains central to delivering on the vision of helping merchants find the best technology, the best system integrators and bringing them together in a way that lets them achieve their business goals while building competitive advantage,” said Matthew Mengerink, chief technology officer of Magento. “Imagine eCommerce 2013 is a testament to our vision that success in the ever-shifting commerce landscape will be driven not by single monolithic solutions but through a modular partnership approach that ensures the greatest choice, speed, flexibility and value for merchants to keep pace with digital disruption. With Magento, consumers experience beautiful brand experiences and merchants are empowered to integrate disruptive new technologies truly illustrating the art created by our commerce ecosystem."

In addition to keynotes provided by Matthew Mengerink and Roy Rubin, Imagine eCommerce 2013 will feature presentations by eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe as well as PayPal CTO James Barrese highlighting the opportunities presented by the breadth of the collaborations across the Magento platform. Magento also highlighted strong adoption of the commerce platform by leading fashion brands by hosting a runway presentation representing designers including Nanette Lepore, Rebecca Minkoff, and Erin Fetherston during the first day of keynotes.

“I think the great thing about Magento Enterprise is that it’s one of the most widely used and ubiquitous platforms,” said Uri Minkoff, founder and chief executive officer at Rebecca Minkoff. “So instead of going out and spending a fortune on the custom upgrade to something, you often times find that the platform itself has evolved or that there are third party products available that you can access at an economical nature to upgrade.”

To learn more about Magento, please visit www.magentocommerce.com, Magento blog, Facebook or Twitter.

About Magento
The Magento eCommerce platform serves more than 150,000 merchants worldwide and is supported by a global ecosystem of solution partners and third-party developers. Magento is a feature-rich, open-source, enterprise-class platform that offers merchants a high degree of flexibility and control over the user experience, catalog, content and functionality of their online store. In August 2011, Magento was acquired by eBay Inc., and is now a division of X.commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY).


* Source: Tom Robertshaw eCommerce Survey, March 27, 2013:
http://tomrobertshaw.net/2013/03/feb-2013-ecommerce-survey/

Magento’s Imagine eCommerce 2013 Commences

Monday, April 08, 2013

Magento’s Imagine eCommerce 2013 Commences
Annual conference welcomes 1500 merchants, partners, developers and enthusiasts to
Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — April 8, 2013 - Magento, the leading eCommerce platform*, today opens its third annual global eCommerce conference, Imagine eCommerce 2013, at the M Resort. The three-day event brings together over 1500 merchants, partners, developers and enthusiasts from more than 35 countries to network and share their ecommerce ideas, innovations and best practices around the Magento Platform.

Themed “The Art of Commerce,” Imagine 2013 brings to life how to engage customers in today’s global, omnichannel commerce reality. Among the featured industry thought leaders and innovators speaking at the event are:

  • John Donahoe, President and CEO of eBay Inc., responsible for leading one of the most remarkable turnarounds in tech history.
  • Steven Levitt, economist and co-author to Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics, which are among the best-selling and most-discussed economics books ever published.
  • Jeff Jordan, an investing partner at Andreessen Horowitz who currently serves on the board of many portfolio companies including Airbnb, Belly, Fab, Lookout and Pinterest.
  • Jamie Clark, an inspirational speaker and the founder of LiveOutThere.com, a website dedicated to serving people passionate about the great outdoors.
  • Jane McGonigal, a world-renowned creator of alternate reality games, and author of The New York Times bestselling book “Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and “How They Can Change the World.”

Speakers will discuss their insights in enhancing the customer experience, embracing innovation to drive future business results, and taking risks and adapting their businesses to the constantly changing eCommerce landscape.

In addition, the sold-out event features 19 technical workshops and breakout sessions and developer certification trainings for Magento solution partners. Imagine 2013 session highlights include SEO/SEM trends, best hosting practices, the where, why and how of responsive web design, as well as using data driven insights to grow revenue.

“For solution partners like us, Imagine continues to be the marquee ecommerce event, providing our team with numerous opportunities to learn and exchange real-world strategies with both the partner community and leading merchants,” noted Brian Grady, principal at Gorilla Group. “From the keynote presentations to the informal networking opportunities, Imagine offers a wealth of information about where the ever-changing ecommerce landscape is heading.”

For additional insights into the Imagine eCommerce 2013 please visit please visit www.magentocommerce.com , Magento blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

About Magento
The Magento eCommerce platform serves more than 150,000 merchants worldwide and is supported by a global ecosystem of solution partners and third-party developers. Magento is a feature-rich, open-source, enterprise-class platform that offers merchants a high degree of flexibility and control over the user experience, catalog, content and functionality of their online store. In August 2011, Magento was acquired by eBay Inc., and is now a division of X.commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY).


* Source: Tom Robertshaw eCommerce Survey, March 27, 2013:
http://tomrobertshaw.net/2013/03/feb-2013-ecommerce-survey/

Merchant Growth Creates Demand for Magento’s New Solution Partner Program

Friday, February 08, 2013

New program to invest greater resources in customer success to address needs of fast-growing Magento merchants

CULVER CITY, Calif. – Feb. 8, 2013 Magento, a leading eCommerce platform provider and a division of X.commerce, an eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) company, announced details of a new Solution Partner program designed to help merchants using the Magento Enterprise Edition, select the right solution partner for the scale and needs of their businesses.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the size and scale of merchants choosing Magento and as a natural evolution of the business it made sense for us to launch a new Solution Partner Program,” said Roy Rubin, COO of Magento and X.commerce.  “The program is designed to help the thousands of merchants who choose Magento Enterprise to succeed and grow, starting with selecting the right partner for their scale and budget.”

Magento’s goal is first and foremost to support merchant growth with products and services that help them build successful online businesses.

“Our partners are an important part of the Magento ecosystem and we are committed to working with them to help them deliver high quality services,” Rubin continued. “The new program sets in place rigorous training and certification requirements to help ensure they are providing quality services to our merchants.”

“We are excited to continue to be an active participant in Magento’s new Solution Partner Program,” said Brian Grady, Principal at Gorilla Group, a top Magento Partner. “From creating dedicated Magento project teams to implementing a program to achieve Magento certification for our entire development team, we have long embraced the concepts that are at the core of this initiative. When fully implemented, the Solution Partner Program will further showcase Magento’s inherent capabilities to help deliver exceptional outcomes for merchant’s e-commerce channels.”

For more information on the Magento Solution Partner Program, view the Magento blog or follow the #Magento hashtag on Twitter.

About Magento

The Magento eCommerce platform serves more than 150,000 merchants worldwide and is supported by a global ecosystem of solution partners and third-party developers.  Magento is a feature-rich, open-source, enterprise-class platform that offers merchants a high degree of flexibility and control over the user experience, catalog, content and functionality of their online store.  In August 2011, Magento was acquired by eBay Inc., and is now a division of X.commerce, Inc. (an eBay Inc. company).


Magento Unveils Partner Program for Web Hosting Providers

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oct. 16, 2012 Magento, a leading eCommerce platform provider and a division of X.commerce, Inc., an eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) company, announced details of a program extending Magento’s partnership benefits to web hosting providers. The Magento Hosting Partner Program recognizes the strategic role that web hosting providers play in delivering on the high quality of service Magento merchants expect from the leading eCommerce platform. The program helps ensure close strategic alliances and joint commitments for hosting partners. Magento established the program to make it easy for merchants to get their sites up and running in a world-class environment. The multi-level program also offers training, expanded visibility and promotion opportunities across the eBay Inc. family of products including PayPal, MarketPlaces and X.commerce.

“This program underscores the important role that our hosting partners play in Magento’s ability to deliver on the exceptional capabilities and performance that customers have come to expect from Magento,” said Annette Merriman business development manager at X.commerce. “By jointly addressing the needs of merchants and other partners and contributors to our ecosystem, we can work to drive better experiences for all our merchants.”

The Hosting Partner Program consists of three tiers with different levels of commitment, including Platinum (listed below), Gold (Simple Helix) and Silver (Neoverve).

Magento and its highly diversified partner network are committed to continuous innovation with the goal of staying at the forefront of commerce evolution. The X.commerce open ecosystem, in which Magento plays a key role, empowers all participants to take advantage of an unprecedented choice of technologies needed for end-to-end commerce – shopping carts, payment services, inventory management, marketplace integration, SEO, tax guidance and more- all in one location.

Magento is committed to working to provide the best possible support, performance and experience for its merchants by guiding them to long-time partners focused on successful Magento implementations. While Magento sites can be hosted anywhere, hosting providers signed on to the program have a level of familiarity with Magento products as most of them have hosted numerous sites on the platform.

The newly signed Platinum Partners include:

• Nexcess: Nexcess is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based managed hosting company founded in 2000, with wholly-owned data centers located in Dearborn and Southfield, Michigan. Nexcess offers a variety of hosting services ranging from entry-level packages to custom clustered/complex hosting configurations, with an emphasis on mission-critical hosting for high-profile eCommerce web sites.

“We are gratified to continue on our place as a Platinum-tier Magento Hosting Partner,” commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess, “We consider a close relationship with the organizations that develop the software that we build our hosting solutions on to be a vital part of providing the best value to our clients. Those relationships help nurture and strengthen the developing Magento ecosystem, and greatly benefit Magento users, hosts, and developers.”

• PEER 1 Hosting: PEER 1 Hosting is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. Ping, represents its commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10Gbps FastFiber Network™ connected by 20 state-of-the-art datacenters, 22 points-of-presence and 10 colocation facilities throughout North America and Europe. People, represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 13,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 percent uptime guarantee and 24x7x365 FirstCall Support™. PEER 1 Hosting’s portfolio includes Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Colocation and Cloud Services.

"We could not be more pleased to be entering into a hosting partnership with Magento/X.commerce as one of its charter Platinum partners. Over the last two years we have been able to work hand-in-hand with the dedicated teams and leadership inside Magento. This partnership is the culmination of tireless efforts on both sides to create a uniquely optimized hosting solution for Magento users. This allows the customers installing and using the Magento platform to build successful businesses,” said Jay Newman, SVP of Sales and Marketing for PEER 1 Hosting. “We look forward to continued alignment with Magento to deliver a best-in-class hosting infrastructure for eCommerce businesses for years to come."

• ZeroLag: You already know the feeling, even if you didn't know there was a word for it. "Lag" is that annoying time gap that keeps your customers waiting for your site to load. Some hosting companies are willing to allow a little lag here and there; Not ZeroLag. By combining high-performance technology with a custom engineering approach, ZeroLag delivers lightning fast Magento ecommerce hosting solutions for merchants who don't want their customers to wait. However, we don’t just stop at speed. Every Magento hosting deployment is engineered from the ground up to be scalable and secure with a 100% network uptime guarantee. We look forward to engineering and hosting your Magento powered business.

“ZeroLag is excited to be a Magento Platinum Hosting Partner and together we will provide the most optimized Magento solutions in the market. We have been hosting Magento Enterprise and Community Editions for over five years and during that time period have developed a deep and ingrained knowledge of the optimization process, said Greg Strelzoff, President & CEO of ZeroLag. “Combining Magento’s world class eCommerce solution with ZeroLag’s dedication to support, performance, reliability and security will provide every client the industrial strength, mission critical website they desire.”

X.commerce and Magento complete their eCommerce platform with a full suite of world-class consulting, training and certification offerings. Developed and delivered by experts who know the product from a development and deployment standpoint, these experts can ensure merchants, developers, and partners efficiently and effectively leverage the platform for their business needs. To learn more about the Hosting Partner Program: www.MagentoCommerce.com/partners and www.x.com/partners

About Magento
The Magento eCommerce platform serves more than 125,000 merchants worldwide and is supported by a global ecosystem of solution partners and third-party developers. Magento is a feature-rich, open-source, enterprise-class platform that offers merchants a high degree of flexibility and control over the user experience, catalog, content and functionality of their online store. In August 2011, Magento was acquired by eBay Inc., and is now a division of X.commerce, Inc. (an eBay Inc. company).

Magento Integrates with Google Trusted Stores

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CULVER CITY, Calif. — August 29, 2012 – Today Magento, a leading eCommerce platform provider and division of X.commerce, Inc., an eBay Inc. company, announced a custom integration with Google Trusted Stores that makes it easy and fast for retailers using the Magento eCommerce platform to join the free Google Trusted Stores program.

This integration expands the already robust offering available on the Magento eCommerce platform, which includes integrations with other partners and with existing eBay Inc. services and entities including Marketplaces, PayPal, GSI and others.

Potential benefits of becoming a Google Trusted Store include increased online conversions and average order size, as seen by other retailers. The badge can appear within ads on Google.com and in product listings in Google Shopping.

To earn the badge, stores must demonstrate fast, reliable shipping and responsive customer service. Scores in these dimensions will be displayed in a report card that visitors can see when they hover over the badge on a retailer’s sit