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This is a weekly series detailing common issues that can occur during Magento 2 custom development. Check back next week for more solutions! In our last post, we focused on creating custom bundled products. This week, we’re continuing with our case-study of Milk Jar Cookies and how we modified ShipmentSender to allow for custom content to...

Last week, we focused on building custom shipping methods to match a client’s specific business needs. This week, we’re going to continue with our case-study of Milk Jar Cookies and how we built a custom Magento 2 Product Bundles page with user defined quantities. Typically, when an ecommerce site offers a product bundle, there are a...

This is a weekly series detailing common issues that can occur during Magento 2 custom development. Check back next week for more solutions. This week we’ll start off with building custom shipping methods to match a client’s specific business needs. We developed a custom site for Milk Jar Cookies (MJC), using Magento 2 as a...

Every great product starts with a vision in someone’s head, an idea still in it’s infancy and incomplete, but it’s enough to intrigue the mind and make someone want to know more and explore further. These visions can come from anyone. They can happen anytime, in any place. However, coming up with compelling, transformative ideas...

The presence of “Internet of Things” is continuing to grow as every “thing” around us is increasingly being connected in some fashion. Connected directly to the internet, our phones, beacons, etc. Security has also become even more important as these “things” become more accessible making it a core requirement no matter how trivial or life-supporting….

When searching for an e-commerce platform there are several options that are available. As Los Angeles e-commerce experts we’ve had experience with e-commerce platforms both custom-built and third-party since our early years (learn more about our e-commerce expertise). This article focuses primarily on two major platforms rather than an overview of all platforms. However, because both have a vast…

This article will show you how relatively straight forward it is to build a Shopify Carrier Service that integrates with your store. What is a Shopify Carrier Service? Shopify is a managed e-commerce platform that allows integration via the use of Apps. Apps can have access to the Carrier Service API that allows Shopify stores to incorporate…

If you’ve been keeping up with the various updates on Physical Web, Nearby, Eddystone, and so on you’ve probably wondered what the difference is between them all; especially since Physical Web and Nearby seem to do the same thing. We did too so we did some investigation but first let’s cover the fundamentals. Eddystone Eddystone is a…

Update 2016-09-19: Added Estimote Mirror that was recently announced. Bluetooth has come a long way since it’s inception in 1994. There are some exciting new innovations being worked on beyond just the standard beacons. We’ll guide you through a few that we think are most exciting to the web. Web Bluetooth Web Bluetooth is a standard that’s in development…