Centennial Arts’ Magento Customization Features vs. Shopify Customization Features

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Centennial Arts provides Magento eCommerce design, hosting and support services. Magento is a resourceful eCommerce platform that offers a variety of features to create, form and manage online shopping stores. While Shopify has numerous customization features, let us explain why Magento is your go-to eCommerce when it comes to customization.

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Magento: Performance and Speed


There are numerous ways to ensure your customers have a good onsite experience, and one of the most talked-about factors recently is Magento performance—the speed at which your eCommerce site loads. Studies have shown that slow page load times lead to increased abandonment rates, fewer product views and poor user experience. There are many benefits of Magento’s performance and speed when compared to other eCommerce sites such as Shopify.

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How to Setup an Online Store for Apparel on Magento with Centennial Arts

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When starting an online apparel store on Magento, it’s easy to become overwhelmed in procuring or manufacturing great products to sell. However, without a thoroughly thought out online store, you won’t have the ability to sell your products effectively to your target audience. This article will outline a few key considerations and tips for anyone about to start a online store using Magento.

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Storing Credit Cards with PCI Compliance on Magento with Centennial Arts

PCI Compliance with Magento


Centennial Arts frequently gets asked the question of whether you can store credit card information within Magento. Unfortunately, the answer is not very clear when looking for an answer elsewhere including on the Magento website. To clarify the answer to this question, there are some things that need to be understood, such as why PCI Compliance is so important.

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Preparing Your Magento eCommerce Store for the Holiday Season

e-commerce-1606962_960_720Is your Magento eCommerce store ready to handle peak loads this holiday season? Are you positive it won’t crumble during the busiest online shopping days of the year? If you believe that your Magento eCommerce store is already capable of handling high loads, you should be aware of possible instances of slow performances or server going down. Typically what happens is, people during the holiday season spend umpteen numbers of hours online while looking for deals, making researches and of course, shopping. However, because of the significant traffic, the website slows down and takes longer in loading pages. This article will discuss a few ways to prepare and test your eCommerce for the holiday to ensure it will handle high loads quickly and efficiently.

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Shopify vs. Magento

Shopify vs MagentoChoice of eCommerce platform can make or break your online business. Using the right one is crucial to your success. It is what allows you to scale your operations and grow. Understanding the difference between Shopify and Magento will help you choose the best eCommerce platform for you business.

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Why You Should Use Magento for Your eCommerce Business

maxresdefaultMagento is an open-source eCommerce platform for businesses. It contains built in customization to many of the top payment providers, as well as numerous pre-built shipping to choose from, so you can begin selling products online with little hassle. Here are just a few of the reasons to consider using Magento for you eCommerce store.

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Speed Optimization of Magento

maxresdefaultOne of the most difficult things to accomplish with a Magento site is to make it load faster. You find that it will take 3-4 seconds for a standard category page to load due to the complex nature of how the Magento system works, even if you have a low graphics home page theme. If you choose to load your theme up with heavy graphics usage, the load time can even increase up to 5-10 seconds. Here are a few helpful tips we recommend to help speed optimization of your Magento site.

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MailChimp Integration with Magento

Integrating Mailchip with Magento is great for those looking to segment, personalize and automate by purchase history. This article will discuss some of the many features this integration provides.

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