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2012 Year in Review

It’s hard to believe that 2013 is already here! To wrap up 2012, here is a look at some of the significant changes to the platform and experience that took place during the course of the year:

Magento Go Launches New UK Site and Features

At Magento, we’re always looking for ways to improve our product offering to merchants around the world. That is why we created a site specifically for our UK based merchants and added new UK relevant features to our Magento Go offering. The new UK site features localized content and has been modified to reflect current UK tax laws and shipping regulations as well as the new UK cookie law. For more information about the launch, please click here.

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Google Search Goes Live on the Magento Go Site

To make it easier for our merchants to navigate our site, we added Google Search! You can now search for any topic using the search feature in the universal navigation bar on top of every page. The new search functionality scans all sections of the site including our knowledge base and provides results which can be filtered by content type to better narrow the outcomes. So if you’re more comfortable watching a video than reading a knowledge base article, this will help you filter the results accordingly. We hope this new feature will greatly enhance the usability of the Go site and make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, faster.

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Magento Go Welcomes Affiliate Marketing

Many of you have asked for a way to integrate your stores with affiliate marketing services. This year we announced an affordable solution for our merchants. For around $10 per month, Affiliate Go allows you to integrate your store with top affiliate programs such as Commission Junction, LinkShare, Zferral and more. Check out the Affiliate Go site to learn more.

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The Magento eCommerce Resource Library Arrives

The Magento eCommerce Resource Library uses the expertise of Magento’s Industry and Solution Partners to give merchants a better understanding of eCommerce and provide ways for you to enhance your Magento store. Check it out!

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Magento Go Receives Re-Certification for PCI Compliance

Whether you operate a small or large business online or offline, compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a vital component to keeping your customers’ credit card information secure. Magento Go has always been a PCI compliant site but PCI compliance is an ongoing process. You must continuously monitor your operations in order to fix any vulnerabilities. Magento Go received re-certification for its compliance in March of 2012. This means your credit card information continues to be kept safe through every transaction you make on our site and you can rest assured that you are protected against any data security breaches. To learn more about PCI compliance, visit pcisecuritystandards.org or to view our certificate click here.

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Next year we expect to share many additional improvements and exciting changes to the platform. Stay tuned to your emails and our blog for upcoming announcements.

- The Magento Team

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Alyssa joined Magento in 2011 as an Online Marketing Manager. She became passionate about Magento when researching new platform solutions at her previous job. When Alyssa is not working, she enjoys playing tennis, dancing and enjoying the Southern California sunshine with family and friends.

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Save the Date for Magento’s Imagine 2013!

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We are about to usher in 2013 and with it comes the Imagine eCommerce Conference! The hottest eCommerce event of the year is slated for April 8-10 at the M Resort, Spa and Casino in Las Vegas.

Seem far off? It will be here before you know it and registration even sooner. Registration opens up on Tuesday, January 15 at noon PST, and our limited supply of early bird tickets for $895 will sell out fast.

Mark your calendar now! If you have attended our past sold-out conferences, you know what an amazing three days it is, sharing eCommerce ideas with over a thousand fellow Go merchants and larger Magento merchants from around the world. If you have not attended in the past, then you definitely do not want to miss out on what will be our biggest and best event yet.

We will email you the registration link in a few weeks but, in the meantime, watch this blog for more information or check out ImagineeCommerce.com. If you are interested in speaking or sponsorship opportunities, please visit our website.

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Alyssa joined Magento in 2011 as an Online Marketing Manager. She became passionate about Magento when researching new platform solutions at her previous job. When Alyssa is not working, she enjoys playing tennis, dancing and enjoying the Southern California sunshine with family and friends.

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Was Your Store Affected by Monday's Service Issue?

This Monday (October 1), we experienced a problem with our server infrastructure that caused a temporary service interruption for several Magento Go merchants. We understand how frustrating any service interruption can be – and if you were among those impacted by this interruption, we are truly sorry.

Over the past three days it’s been all-hands-on-deck diagnosing and fixing the problem. We are also conducting a full scale review of our systems and processes with the goal of minimizing future service interruptions. In addition, we are committed to improving our communications in this area, so you have the information you need in the event of temporary outages in the future.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support team directly (support@magento.com) – they’re here to help!

Magento truly values each and every customer. We know you’re counting on us, so rest assured, we’re on it!

- The Magento Go Team

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Alyssa joined Magento in 2011 as an Online Marketing Manager. She became passionate about Magento when researching new platform solutions at her previous job. When Alyssa is not working, she enjoys playing tennis, dancing and enjoying the Southern California sunshine with family and friends.

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Magento is back in Vegas for MAGIC

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For all of our fashion merchants, we wanted to let you know that Magento will have representation at MAGIC in Vegas. Whether you already have a store with us or are looking to get started with a store, we’d love to connect. Tweet @Magento with your booth number and we’ll stop by. We’ll be at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday, August 21st and at PROJECT on Wednesday, August 22nd. See you at the show!

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Alyssa joined Magento in 2011 as an Online Marketing Manager. She became passionate about Magento when researching new platform solutions at her previous job. When Alyssa is not working, she enjoys playing tennis, dancing and enjoying the Southern California sunshine with family and friends.

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Magento Go Launches New UK Specific Features

Magento is always looking for ways to improve our product offering for merchants around the world. That’s why we’re thrilled to tell you about the new features and new website that we created specifically for our UK based merchants. UK merchants can now feel right at home on a site that is designed specifically for them and with a platform that can accommodate their unique business needs.

The new UK site features localised content. The platform has also been modified to reflect current UK tax laws and shipping regulations. And Magento Go now complies with the new UK cookie law.

 
Additional Features to Meet UK Merchants Needs

Compliance with
UK Cookie Law
M2E pre-enabled
Royal Mail
shipping
VAT on shipping an entire order
Volume-based
pricing
Improved PayPal experience, including Express Checkout’
 


 

And with plans ranging from £9.99 to £79.99, Magento Go is a viable solution for any small or emerging business.

If you are a UK based merchant who is already using Go and would like to access our new UK features, simply contact us. At your request, we’ll help you enable the features at no additional cost.

Looking to start a new store, or just want to test-drive some of the new features? We recommend that you sign up for our 30-day free trial on our new site to begin growing your business your way in the UK.

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Alyssa joined Magento in 2011 as an Online Marketing Manager. She became passionate about Magento when researching new platform solutions at her previous job. When Alyssa is not working, she enjoys playing tennis, dancing and enjoying the Southern California sunshine with family and friends.

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