Magento Live Australia 2018 highlights

Last week I had an opportunity to take part in the biggest Magento event in Asia-Pacific – Magento Live Australia. This is official Magento conference where Magento merchants, solution providers technology partners meet with Magento Inc. team and each other. In this blog post I share with you the event highlights.

Magento ecosystem update

Extensive ecosystem is a strong advantage of Magento.

 

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Here are the fresh update of the ecosystem:

  • $155B gross merchandise revenue turned by merchants through Magento
  • 72M of buyers
  • $7B Magento economy (business of companies related with Magento like implementation partners, consultants, extension providers
  • 511 unique contributor to open source code with 1,606 pull requests created
  • 300K Magento official forum members
  • New Magento customers in APAC region include such known brands as Louise Vutton, Samsung, BVLGARI, Australia Post, Forever New, Auckland Airport, Linen House
  • Magento Marketplace has over 3,000 extensions listed, 123,000 orders and over 200K monthly visits

 

Magento roadmap

The changes that Magento plans to roll out consist from three streams:

  • Shopping experience
    • Adding new sales channels, first one will be out of the box integration with Amazon marketplace
    • New Page builder that helps merchants to create more dynamic and engaging pages in less time through easy to use online interface
    • Progressive Web Application (PWA)
  • Omni-selling and fulfillment
    • Multi-source inventory, open source project available at Github
    • Extensions touch points for Magento Order Management
  • Merchant intelligence
    • Magento Business Intelligence for Magento Order Management
    • Personalization and segmentation through Magento Business Intelligence

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Miscellaneous

Other interesting things that should be noted:

  • Magento 2 developers certifications will be available this year
  • Magento has launched Magento Shipping with Temando, integrated shipping management solution. It already supports 2 carriers in Australia, the price starts from $99/month
  • Magento Innovation Lab helps developers to showcase innovative solutions enhancing the ecosystem

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