Are your sites running on PHP-based systems such as Magento, WordPress or Joomla? Then you cannot ignore what it is seen for many as the most substantial shift the PHP world has experienced for ages! PHP 7 aims to revolutionize developers’ ecosystem improving significantly performance and usability as well as offering a wide range of new features to make the servers run more efficiently.
We may still be waiting for Magento 2’s release – the developers are talking about a release in Q4 2015 – but shop operators should slowly start thinking about the change over…shouldn’t they? We found out quite a bit about the new version at the Meet Magento in Leipzig.
The focus was mainly on topics like performance and scalability which gave us a taste for more. BTW, it is not just current Magento users who can look forward to the 2nd version, shop operators with other shop systems should also know the advantages of Magento.
Trade between business customers, B2B or even ‘the future of e-commerce’ – many companies in the branch have recognised the signs: some a long time ago, some have already missed the boat, but still somehow managed to get in. With the Oxid eShop B2B enterprise edition, the next shop system provider is bringing software onto the market, which is specially tailored to the B2B branch.
But there are other candidates, alongside Oxid, who want to score in the area of B2B. With the new version 5, Shopware is a hot upcoming candidate in e-commerce. Green fields framework Spryker could also muscle in sooner or later. Magento has been around for a long time and they are currently working toward the release of Magento 2 and continuing to professionalise.
Things could not be more exciting in the area of shop systems right now. Shopware is touring Germany with Shopware 5 and so indirectly raises the question, what’s happening with Magento at the moment?, even more urgently. Hybris now does marketing as well, and on top of these (still) rather traditionally structured shop systems, there are new approaches around the corner, like Sphere and Spryker.
It is no coincidence that Jochen Krisch and Marcel Weiß recently did a podcast on shop systems, in which they exchange ideas (“Exchanges #90: Shopsysteme gestern, heute und morgen”) on the technical side of e-commerce. (German language version only)
Easter 2015 was completely dedicated to discussion on shop systems. Those who want to keep up in this area should put on their listening caps (and can look forward to the new updated English version of our shop system whitepaper ).
There are signs of a storm at eBay. Ever since the announcement of the PayPal spin-off there have been rumors of defeat.
Many had ceased to believe, but just before Christmas, Magento surprised the e-commerce community with the release of Magento 2.0 Beta. The new version of the most widely used e-commerce software has been available since the 17th of December and can be tested. But can iQuery and PHP5.5 offer any comfort for the loss of transparency and the open-source mindset? And what will change for shop operators?
E-commerce software Magento was originally published as an open source e-commerce platform by the company Varien Inc. in 2008. With eBay’s takeover in 2011, the company was reformed under Magento Inc. as a 100% daughter company.
Today Magento Inc. is an American software manufacturer with a seat in Culver City (Los Angeles County). Magento mainly focuses on small to medium sized enterprises in the B2C sector, although eBay does have aspirations to win more large companies in the future. Magento’s most well-known clients include Cornelsen, The North Face, Olympus, and Men’s Health.
Naturally, current discussions on shop systems have been included. For weekly updates, we also recommend Roman Zenner’s Shoptech-Blog