6 Key Takeaways from MagentoLive UK
June 30, 2017
Did you miss out on London? Here are the six things you need to know.
1. Re-branding happened
We’ve renamed some of our key products:
Magento Enterprise Edition is now Magento Commerce.
Magento Community Edition is now Magento Open Source.
Magento Commerce Order Management is now Magento Order Management.
2. PWAs are coming
Magento Commerce announced that we’re working with Google to support Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) on our platform. PWAs help to create fast, snazzy, app-like experiences in mobile browsers, making shopping on-the-go easier than ever.
3. MagentoLive Europe
Magento Commerce CEO Mark Lavelle revealed that there will not be a MagentoLive event in the UK or France next year. But wait! Due to huge European demand, we’re creating MagentoLive Europe 2018, which will take place on October 9-10 in Barcelona. We can almost taste the sangria. #MLEurope18
4. Retailers ❤️ Magento
During our intimate break-out sessions, retailers from across the world shared real life Magento success stories. The team from Sana Safinaz, the Pakistani luxury fashion brand, discussed how they launched a Magento webstore in just 30 days. Tobias Kiesel from the German bicycle retailer, Riese & Mueller, revealed how they built an e-bike configurator with a staggering 1.2 million options. You really can do anything with Magento.
5. Shipping is everything
Great shipping is the secret to great sales, said Paul Boisvert, Head of Product Management at Magento Commerce. In an “Amazon Prime World,” 80 percent of cart abandonment is shipping related, while 83 percent of customers consider fast-shipping to be 1-2 days. Don’t panic: Magento Shipping is here to help.
6. London weather is nuts
Monday was a heatwave; Tuesday was a monsoon. MagentoLive UK was a great reminder why we hold our events indoors.