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e-Commerce Trends and Predictions for 2015
e-Commerce Trends and Predictions for 2015

As more and more consumers are turning to the web for product information, reviews and purchasing decisions, the distinction between a retailer and e-tailer is becoming less defined.  In 2015 this line will continue to blur, forcing the ecommerce merchants quickly to adapt to the new situation.

One trend will dictate the e-Commerce game in 2015– the consumer is going to be the king. Today’s consumers are hyper-empowered and they know it. They are not only knowledgeable about which product they want and at what price. They are also super sensitive when it comes to comprehensive reviews and inf...

20 web design trends to look out for in 2015.
20 web design trends to look out for in 2015.

2014 was great for web design with some really cool ideas, which will carry on being a norm in 2015. 2014 was the year of beautiful full screen photography, awesome typography, simple colors and one page websites. Gaining traction in 2013, flat design absolutely exploded in 2014 and will continue to evolve in 2015. Responsive design, largely disputed, yet definitely prevalent in 2014, is going to be a must in 2015.

What does 2015 hold? Here are some of the trends expected to see a rise this year:

  • Material design - a design language developed by Google and inspired by the textural world of ...

What's new in nopCommerce 3.50
What's new in nopCommerce 3.50

NopCommerce 3.50 was released on Monday Dec 8th. We have compiled a list of the more important features in the new release. So do read on to see how nopCommerce 3.50 builds upon an already great system and makes nopCommerce even more functional and fit for more and more ecommerce businesses.

Rental products

One of the most notable new features in nopCommerce 3.50 is the support for Rental Products. Any product can now be a rental product. The price of such a product is not final but is for a specified period of time.
If you edit a product in the administration you will see a new Is rental set...

Some of the coolest nopCommerce websites use Nop-Templates products! - vol. 2
Some of the coolest nopCommerce websites use Nop-Templates products! - vol. 2

Since our last blog post “Some of the coolest nopCommerce websites use Nop-Templates themes and plugins! vol. 1”, many new websites has been added to the extensive nopCommerce showcase. We are happy to see some really good additions to the nopCommerce family and equally proud that many of them use our themes and plugins

We have decided to keep a regular update of these websites as they are an excellent showcase for nopCommerce and Nop-Templates products.  If your nopCommerce website is as cool as these, drop us a line in the comments or share it on the nopCommerce show case page. If you are...

Should I start from scratch or use nopCommerce?
Should I start from scratch or use nopCommerce?

At Nop-Templates.com we often get asked by developers and companies looking into nopCommerce how good the system is from a development and architectural point of view? Is it pleasant to work with? Is it extendible? And ultimately is it the right platform to use for an e-commerce project or even to base my ASP.NET business on? All these questions really boil down to:

If I am a .NET developer/company should I use nopCommerce or start from scratch?

Here goes our answer to this.

1. .NET developers new to nopCommerce would worry first and foremost about the code base and the architecture.

Since...