Meet Magento at MAGIC

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For those of you who are planning to attend the MAGIC tradeshow on August 19th – 21st, be sure to join us at one of our educational seminars.

Ben Pressley, Head of Worldwide Sales will be conducting two seminars along with Eduardo Frias, Chief Information Officer of Stella & Dot. The seminar, “Transform Your Online Store into a Multi-Million Dollar Business” will discuss how Stella & Dot was able to achieve more than 4000% growth in the last three years using the Magento Enterprise Edition platform.

Both seminars will be held on Monday, August 19th in room N253 of the Las Vegas Convention Center (Upper North Hall). The first seminar will be held from 2:00pm – 3:00pm and a repeat session will take place from 4:45pm – 5:45pm.

To reach Ben at the show, please send a tweet to @brpressley. Chris Nuguid will also be on-site and can be reached at cnuguid@ebay.com.

To learn more about Magento’s success with the fashion industry, please visit magento.com/fashion.



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Meet PrestaShop Russia: the most flexible e-commerce software was presented to Russian market

On Friday, 26 July PrestaShop Russia presented the progressive e-commerce solution to the Russian audience. It was the first conference dedicated to the future plans and further work directions. The overall atmosphere was very friendly everyone got answers to their … Read more

MagentoLive Australia Showcases Merchant & Partner Success Stories on Day Two

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MagentoLive Australia rolled into Day 2 with great energy. Following a great party the night before at the Verandah Bar, sponsored by Exceed Online, the conference floor this morning was buzzing with excitement.

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Day 2 Keynote Address – Magento Enterprise Edition 1.13 is all about Performance

Magento’s Head of Product, Jimmy Duvall, headlined this morning’s keynote address with insights into the incredible performance enhancements enabled through Magento Enterprise Edition 1.13, and he highlighted the support Magento received from its partners in Australia in testing the release and preparing it for launch. Jimmy also talked about the key themes of Magento 2, including its entirely new design approach, better extendability, broader API support, and an ongoing commitment to open source.

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Technology Track – Responsive Design, Email Marketing and Multi-Channel

The technology breakout sessions highlighted some of the incredible work that Magento’s Solution Partners are doing with our merchants here in Australia. Justin Milwidsky and Ben Wyeth shared their experiences in migrating ActiveSkin—a specialty skin care products company—from its legacy eCommerce platform to Magento Enterprise Edition. Netstarter, the Magento Solution Partner leading the project, designed a responsive site for ActiveSkin, helping the site look amazing across all device form factors and screen sizes.

This is truly an amazing story about the success merchants can achieve leveraging the power of Magento Enterprise Edition in conjunction with the expertise of a Magento Solution Partner.

Magento Solution Partner Balance Internet also shared a great story about Wittner Shoes. Michael Wittner explained how, with Balance’s support, they’ve taken their mail-order business online with Magento Enterprise Edition.

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Business Track – Personal, Local and Social

The Business Track breakout sessions featured some very cool merchants with innovative ideas. Amy Singe of luxury handbag and accessories brand Sterling and Hyde shared her experience with using Facebook as a commerce channel, which included generating $7,000 through Facebook in just a few hours. Amazing!

Magento Industry Partner Temando shared fulfillment strategies that merchants can use to increase revenues fulfillment, and shared how Magento Enterprise Edition customer Door Buster is succeeding with these best practices.

Thank You Australia!

Thank you to all of our merchants, developers and partners for attending MagentoLive. You are all great brand ambassadors for Magento here in Australia and we are grateful for your ongoing support. And a special thank you to our sponsors for helping make this such a great event.

We’ll see you next year!



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MagentoLive Australia Starts off Strong on Day One

imageMagentoLive Australia kicked-off Tuesday morning in Sydney with a flurry of activity. More than 400 merchants, developers, partners and Magento and eBay employees came together for a great event. Here are some of the highlights from the day.

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Roy’s Keynote – Magento is Commited to Australia

Magento’s COO and Co-Founder, Roy Rubin, opened up the conference with his keynote address. He talked about Magento’s momentum in Australia—Magento has a commanding 42% share of the Alexa top 1 Million sites in Australia—and emphasized Magento’s commitment to the Australian community of merchants, developers and partners.

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Focus on Fashion

Magento’s Head of Sales, Ben Pressley, showcased Magento’s focus on the fashion industry. In addition to sharing the story of Rebecca Minkoff’s success on Magento Enterprise Edition, he also highlighted some great fashion brands including Missguided, Stella & Dot, and sass & bide.

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Magento U – Search Engine Optimization

More than ninety merchants and developers joined the Magento U team for a training course on search engine optimization in Magento-based stores. Magento’s Danny Essner explained the key concepts around search engine marketing and showed attendees how to specifically apply these concepts to their stores.

Thank you again for a fantastic day one!



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MagentoLive Australia Is Sold Out!

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Tickets for MagentoLive Australia are now sold out and we’d like to send out a big thank you to our Australian ecosystem for their enthusiasm and support for this event. We can’t wait to see you in Sydney! Attendees, keep an eye out for email updates.

For more information about the event, visit the MagentoLive Australia site. You can also follow the event on Facebook and Twitter, and use the hashtag #MagentoLive to talk about the conference!



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Four Reasons To Join Us At MagentoLive Australia

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MagentoLive Australia is almost here and there’s still time to register! Here are four of the great events we have planned to bring you insider ideas and information and help you connect with eCommerce experts and merchants in the Australian market.

1. Magento Co-founder and COO Roy Rubin Will Be Keynoting

Magento Co-Founder and eCommerce innovator Roy Rubin will be there as a keynote speaker to share updates on Magento’s momentum and plans, an overview of eBay Inc.’s vision for commerce and examples of Magento customers who are on the leading edge of innovation. Don’t miss it!

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2. Breakout Sessions With eCommerce Leaders

MagentoLive Australia will feature breakout sessions on business and technology where partners, merchants and technologists will share their expertise. These sessions will include:

  • How Great Fulfillment Drives Greater Sales
  • Carl Hartmann from Temando
  • Going Local: Strategies for Bringing Your Store to China and Eastern Asia
  • Patrick Deloy from Bluecom
  • Make it Personal, Make it Matter: Strategies for Boosting Sales
  • Tim West from White Labelled
  • Build it Right: Laying the Foundation for Magento Performance and Optimization
  • Chris Wells from Nexcess
  • Every Screen Counts: Designing for Today’s Multi-Screen Reality
  • Justin Milwidsky from Netstarter

3. Special SEO Session

  • Keep Current with Search Engine Practices to Enhance Performance on Magento Enterprise Edition
  • Danny Essner from Magento
  • This Magento U course provides an up-to-date understanding of the SEO environment and how you can optimize your site to boost your organic search results.

    Sign up for this session.

4. Magento Enterprise Edition Merchant To Merchant Sessions

Join your peers from other Magento Enterprise Edition* merchants for networking, idea exchange and collaboration. The event is dedicated to merchant networking and collaboration, and the content is entirely driven by merchants. There will be no Solution Partners, Industry Partners or any other vendors in attendance. This is a fantastic opportunity for merchants on Magento Enterprise Edition to meet and share ideas and best practices, and we hope you can attend..

When:
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Sydney Sofitel Wentworth, Adelaide room – 4th Floor

RSVP: Please RSVP to attend

If you are a merchant on Magento Enterprise Edition interested in attending the event and have not yet registered for MagentoLive Australia, the first step is to register for the conference! If you are already registered to attend MagentoLive Australia and wish to join us for the Merchant to Merchant session, please RSVP here.

For any further questions about the Merchant to Merchant event, please email merchantsession@magento.com.

*The Merchant to Merchant event is open only to merchants on Magento Enterprise Edition.



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Annual WordPress Survey & WCSF

It’s time for our third annual user and developer survey! If you’re a WordPress user, developer, or business, we want your feedback. Just like previous years, we’ll share the data at the upcoming WordCamp San Francisco (WCSF). Results will also be sent to each survey respondent. It only takes a few minutes to fill out […]

Magento eCommerce Forums are heading to Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles and New York City!

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eCommerce Forums are coming to a city near you!

Attend one of these informative eCommerce events and learn about Magento Enterprise and how to attract more customers, improve customer loyalty, increase average order value, maximize online revenue and much, much more.

Click on the calendar date to register for an event!

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Indianapolis, IN

Stephen Kidwell, eCommerce Practice Director of Precision Dialogue, will highlight how you can optimize your site to meet the demands of the connected customer through responsive design, SEO tactics, usability best practices, social media optimization and more. You’ll also learn why Buy Our Bottles chose Magento as their eCommerce platform of choice.

 
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Los Angeles, CA

A team of technical, creative and other eCommerce experts from Magento, EYEMAGINE, Zerolag, Kiosked, Listrak, and Avalara are coming together for a dynamic evening of discussions and networking, focused on innovative eCommerce design with Magento Enterprise.

 
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Kansas City, MO

eCommerce experts from Magento and partners Classy Llama, Channel Advisor and Nexcess will cover how to define the “core” of your business, use data and intuition to guide a cohesive online strategy, and understand the “Natural Order” of eCommerce.

 
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New York, NY

Magento and our partners Pod1 and Listrak will give practical advice on creating a seamless, engaging, and exciting experience for your customers that tells your story. You will also learn what other merchants are doing to build a loyal customer base.

 

Space at these events is reserved for merchants and their eCommerce decision makers. There is no charge, but you must register to attend.

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Registration is Now Open for MagentoLive Australia

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Join MagentoLive in Australia!

MagentoLive events are part of our ongoing efforts to provide members of the Magento ecosystem with more opportunities to connect locally. We’re kicking this year’s events off with MagentoLive Australia, and we hope you can join us!

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Speakers

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Meet Key Magento Executives and Industry Leaders

and sit in on exclusive conversations about eCommerce trends and growth.

Sponsors

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Connect with eCommerce Experts

including merchants from successful brands, Magento Solution Partners and community members.

Schedule

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Get Insider Ideas and Information

you can use to take your business to the next level.

Location

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The Sydney Sofitel

This modern, five-star hotel is located at in the heart of the central business district, and it is walking distance to many of Sydney’s major icons and world famous attractions. The MagentoLive Australia conference area will have a spacious layout over one main level to increase networking opportunities and easily transition between the sessions, exhibit and catering areas.

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Pricing

  • Available Now
  • After Early Bird Sold Out – June 11
  • June 12 – July 9
  • After July 10
  • Limited Early Bird Rate
  • Advanced Rate
  • Standard Rate
  • Last Minute Rate
  • $95
  • $115
  • $125
  • $145
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    More Information


    Call for Speaker Submissions
    Become a Sponsor
    Take a Magento Certification Exam
    Past MagentoLive videos

    Hope to see you in Sydney!



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    Connect with the Magento Team at IRCE Chicago

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    Meet the Magento team at the IRCE Conference in Chicago, June 4th-7th, 2013 for a great week of learning, networking and fun!

    Visit Magento at Booth 1429

    While you’re at IRCE, make sure to visit Magento at booth 1429 in the expo hall and learn how you can take your business to the next level with Magento Enterprise Edition, our powerful, scalable and flexible eCommerce solution. Inside the booth you’ll be able to see a demonstration of Magento 1.13, win gift certificates to Magento-powered stores and meet the Magento team.

    Magento Mania – $15,000 in Giveaways

    More than 30 Magento Solution & Industry Partners will also be at IRCE. Stop by the Magento booth to pick up a Magento Mania Map, which will guide you to each of our partners’ booths, where you can earn gift cards to shop from some amazing Magento Enterprise Edition-powered brands. Magento and its partners are offering a chance to win over $15,000 in giveaways!

    Party with Magento Tuesday Night

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    We invite you to kick-off the event with one our world-famous Magento parties. Join us June 4, 7:30-11:00 pm, at Public House for Magento’s IRCE Networking Party. Enjoy live music, great food and the opportunity to network with the Magento and eBay, Inc. teams, our Magento Partners and other merchants. The party is free, but please RSVP to secure your spot. We can’t wait to see you there!

    RSVP for Magento’s Networking Party



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    Magento Kicks Off European Tour in the Netherlands

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    From May 29-30, the Magento team will travel to the Netherlands to celebrate the fifth-annual Meet Magento event with the Dutch community and kick-off a small European tour of industry events! After visiting Netherlands, the Magento team will travel to Meet Magento Germany and Bargento in Paris before coming back to the U.S. for IRCE in Chicago.

    This Meet Magento event brings together a variety of online retailers, Magento Solution and Industry partners, eCommerce executives, agencies and Magento developers. It has become the most important yearly event for all companies involved with Magento solutions in the Netherlands to share their eCommerce experiences and expertise.

    After the opening keynote by Magento Co-founder and COO Roy Rubin, the event will have over twenty-five highly-qualified speakers that will offer topics ranging from marketing and business to development and optimization, and there will be an introductory workshop for Magento solution beginners. The event also features a complete English track and several breakout sessions for International visitors.

    A limited number of last-minute tickets are still available for €140. For more information on the event and ticket sales in English, visit meet-magento.nl/en. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to Meet Magento in the Netherlands at the end of May!

    Meet Magento Netherlands is brought to you by Dutchento.



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    Mageia European tour 2013

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    Roy Rubin to Keynote Bargento in Paris on June 4th

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    Roy Rubin, Co-Founder and COO of Magento, will launch the 2013 Bargento event in Paris, on June 4th. This event is a great opportunity for the European Magento ecosystem to meet other developers, partners and merchants and learn more about Magento.

    Along with an opening keynote speech from Roy Rubin, this year’s exciting workshops and learning sessions include, a live analysis of several innovative Magento based websites by Magento Developer NBS System and Magento Solution Partner DND Agency, an online persuasion analysis that can help eCommerce sites increase conversion rates by psychologist and Magento expert Guido Jansen, and presentations of new projects by Yoav Kutner (Oro CRM) and Fredéric de Gombert (Akeneo).

    Magento is also sponsoring the free Bargento after party in one of the most prestigious venues in the heart of Paris, Palais Maillot, so don’t miss this event!

    For more information on Bargento and to register, visit bargento.fr and be sure to follow them on Twitter.

    Bargento 2013 is brought to you by NBS System.

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    Meet PrestaShop at the Largest E-commerce Event in the World!

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    Mageia Days – meeting each other in person

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    Netresearch Celebrates the Fifth Anniversary of Meet Magento Germany

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    From June 3-4, 2013, Netresearch is hosting its fifth-annual Meet Magento Germany and the Magento team will be traveling to Leipzig to celebrate this milestone with the passionate German community! The event brings online retailers, eCommerce executives, industry partners, agencies and Magento developers together to share their Magento eCommerce experiences and expertise.

    The two day program will include an opening keynote address by Roy Rubin, special sessions from the Magento team, and over forty highly-qualified speakers. The conference offers topics for every interest, from process-optimization strategies for Magento beginners, to creating responsive design, to internationalization.

    “We are pleased that we were able to establish Meet Magento in [such a] short time as a must-attend event for online retailers, Magento partners and software developers. We will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the event in a special way at our traditional after-show party in the Moritzbastei.” said Thomas Fleck, director of Netresearch App Factory AG.

    A limited number of last-minute tickets are still available for 215€. For more information on the event and ticket sales, visit meet-magento.de. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Be in Leipzig in June!



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    Join Magento at Fashion Digital Los Angeles

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    Join Magento at the Intersection of Commerce and Couture

    Fashion Digital Los Angeles (FDLA) is the first and only conference exclusively dedicated to the world of fashion and eCommerce, and Magento is honored to be the lead sponsor of the upcoming FDLA event, on May 16th, at the Director’s Guild of America Theater.

    This is an exciting opportunity to network and connect with hundreds of digital executives from leading fashion brands including HauteLook, Guess, Refinery29, Pacific Sunwear and more. Hear keynotes from the co-founders of Modcloth, Eric and Susan Koger, Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP, Lubov Azria and our very own, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Magento, Roy Rubin!

    We wanted to extend a special invitation for you to join us at the conference, and as a Magento guest, you can save 25% with Promo Code: 25MGTO

    For more information on all the speakers and to register for the event, please visit lafashiondigital.com.

    We hope to see you there!



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    Developers Paradise Lures Attendees to Mallorca in September

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    Hosted by Magento Partner Netresearch, the Developers Paradise conference heads off to Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 16th-19th, 2013.

    At this annual summer event, attendees from all over the world will join in a lively exchange of knowledge, exciting sessions and workshops, fun free-time activities and lots of networking, all in a gorgeous island setting. As always, the focus of this conference is for attendees to share their knowledge of and experience with Magento.

    This year, Netresearch is also encouraging attendees to help lower ticket prices by registering more than seventy attendees before May 31st, and by finding more sponsors for the event. A clever ticker on the event website informs conference guests of the current sponsor count and funds raised.

    Tickets are already on sale for the event, and you can purchase them at the early-bird price until the end of May. After May 31st, tickets will be available at a late-registration price, so don’t wait!

    If you want to be part of the event and contribute topics for discussion, feel free to fill out the Call 4 Papers form on the “Schedule” page. Find more information about the event at: http://www.developers-paradise.com.



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    Imagine 2013 Videos Are Live

    Videos of the 2013 Imagine eCommerce Conference events are now live. Catch up on event highlights, inspirational keynote speeches, and exciting Magento product demos. Watch now and be sure to share your favorite moments!

    WordPress 10th Anniversary Tees

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