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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What is a Content Delivery Network?

What is a Content Delivery Network?

You may be wondering, “What is a Content Delivery Network?” Content delivery networks optimize the provision of web content through a system of distributed servers — a network — that shifts depending on the location of visitor. The closer the computer of the user is to a specific server, the fewer potential problems exist in terms of network bottlenecks, which boosts speed and performance. Offloading static pages, CSS style sheets, images and other content allows you to increase your eCommerce site’s ability to handle more concurrent users and improve responsiveness — two musts for the holiday shopping season. We will answer the question, “What is a Content Delivery Network?”, as well as discuss how CDNs work.

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How to Prepare Your Magento eCommerce Store for the Holiday Season

How to Prepare Your Magento eCommerce Store for the Holiday Season

Is 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? Always be aware of possible instances of slow performances or server going down. We will discus how to prepare your Magento eCommerce store for the holiday season to ensure it will handle high loads quickly and efficiently.

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How to Keep Your eCommerce Site from Crashing

how to keep your eCommerce site from crashing

Preparing your eCommerce site for a busy holiday season is an absolutely critical process that has to begin well before most shoppers start looking for gifts. No change alone will fully protect your site from the issues that commonly arise during periods of heavy traffic. Engage in planning, testing and optimization before your site is ready to weather the storm of holiday shoppers that will soon arrive. We will discuss how to keep your eCommerce site from crashing.

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Shopify vs. Magento: What’s the Difference?

Shopify vs. Magento

Choice of eCommerce platform is essential to your online store’s success. It’s what allows you to scale your operations and grow. There’s a popular debate on whether Shopify vs. Magento is right for successful online stores. We will discuss the differences between Shopify vs. Magento to help you with this decision.

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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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