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Custom API development provides full control and security over system integrations, but it also requires a lot of time, resources, and expertise. Is it better to purchase a public API off the shelf? Check out this blog to learn about the pros and cons of building vs buying APIs.
Composable commerce offers the ability to leverage best-in-breed technologies for your business, and ultimately cut costs, increase flexibility, and gain a competitive edge. Check out this blog from our Director of Partnerships, Ryan Bloms, about the benefits of going composable, what you need to overcome vendor fatigue, and how to get started.
It’s no surprise that quality user experience (UX) design leads to greater customer satisfaction. But how do businesses effectively measure—and ultimately enhance—the usability of websites, mobile apps, and other digital products? Check out this blog to learn about 10 essential UX metrics and how to improve them.
For PE and M+A firms, an effective digital transformation strategy unites disparate business systems, resulting in greater operational efficiency and scalability across the portfolio. Check out our recent blog to learn more about digital transformation in the private equity sector.
Tax laws for eCommerce merchants are complex and constantly changing, forcing businesses to spend significant time and resources on compliance. To reduce risk and automate workflows for our clients, we bring in one of our key technology partners, Avalara. Check out this blog to learn about Avalara’s end-to-end tax compliance solution and how our partnership helps accelerate growth for remote sellers.
Will your holiday season be full of good tidings, or will it be spent tracking lost packages and tending to customer complaints? Here's what you need to know to ensure a happy eCommerce holiday season and make the most of BFCM.
Last week, Codal exhibited at SEMA 2023 in Las Vegas, where our team spoke with business leaders about AI, big data, and other innovations currently transforming the automotive industry. Read our full SEMA recap here.
Online alcohol retailers encounter numerous challenges. Nevertheless, Cocktail Courier has effortlessly overcome them with the help of Codal and ShipStation. Continue reading to discover more about the innovative technology solution developed by this exceptional partnership.
In this eBook, we explore the rapid growth of eCommerce alcohol sales over the past few years, common issues that brands run into when selling liquor online, and best practices for companies that are just now entering the space.
At Shopify’s recent Enterprise Partner Summit, Codal’s Keval Baxi and Ryan Bloms led a roundtable discussion about our recent work in automotive eCommerce, as well as how we utilize Shopify Hydrogen and other composable solutions to modernize business ecosystems. Check out this blog to learn more.
Codal partners with Salsify to help eCommerce merchants optimize their product experience across various sales channels, from DTC websites, to marketplaces, to social media. Click here to learn more.
Codal’s new Director of Sales in the UK, Greg Hughes, understands the many risks and rewards of an eCommerce platform migration. If you’re thinking about replatforming, check out our recent blog, where Greg provides expert insight and tips for a successful migration.
For brands looking to maximize the value of AI, it’s often difficult knowing where you stand and how to take the step. That’s why our experts developed a model called The 4 Stages of AI Maturity. Check out this blog to learn about the activities, technologies, and data requirements involved in each stage of the AI journey.
Codal attended the Bloomreach Edge Summit in Napa Valley, California, where we hosted an immersive discussion about the four stages of AI maturity.
Yotpo, one of Codal’s key eCommerce technology partners, provides an innovative approach to collecting, managing, and analyzing customer reviews. Click here to learn about our partnership with Yotpo, how the platform works, and the growing importance of customer reviews for eCommerce merchants.
The proper implementation of AI, analytics, and automation will play a key role in the future of success of your business. Check out this article by Yash Pandya, Associate Manager of Engineering at Codal, and what he has to say about collaborating with AI sooner rather than later to unlock new possibilities and drive innovation.
Tim McMahon, Senior Software Engineer at Codal, understands the importance of a strategic code review process when building complex software solutions. Check out this blog, written by Tim, for expert insights around the common tradeoffs and pitfalls of code review culture, along with an inside look at Codal’s unique approach to the practice.
Now, more than ever, businesses need to utilize artificial intelligence (AI) software solutions if they are going to succeed. AI-powered business solutions can assist with an array of functions, ultimately helping reduce the time it takes to get your product on the market and into the hands of your customers. AI business solutions are no longer specific to certain industries or sectors of the economy—their potential uses span the entire business world.
The speed and convenience of Amazon has set a new standard for eCommerce merchants. Today’s online shoppers expect an intuitive checkout process, free shipping, and one to two-day deliveries—but many brands lack the technology and resources to meet this expectation.
As an enterprise consultancy specializing in eCommerce, Codal designs and develops data-driven, multi-channel user journeys—powered by a modern ecosystem of custom and third-party tools—to help our clients drive conversions, streamline operations, and scale for the future.
As Codal takes on bigger and more complex digital transformation projects, our team continues to invest in cybersecurity best practices, ensuring data protection for every solution we build.
In this eBook, we provide 17 of the most important CRO best practices for online merchants, along with relevant expert insights and data. So if your brand is looking for ways to increase conversions, and ultimately generate more revenue from its online store, download the eBook!
Here at Codal, we believe in giving back to our local communities.
The Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) hosted its annual conference in Chicago this year, drawing healthcare industry leaders from across the globe—eager to learn about strategies and solutions for building and modernizing health tech solutions.
With an effective, data-driven multi-store eCommerce strategy, you can deliver superior buying experiences to different types of customers, streamline internal operations, and ultimately increase revenue for your growing business. Download the eBook to learn the benefits, best practices, and solutions to consider when implementing a multi-store eCommerce strategy.
As the Associate Director of Partnerships here at Codal, I cannot stress this enough: Web design and development agencies should have—no, must have—well-established relationships with a wide range of technology providers in order to deliver the best possible results for their clients.
The Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas is an opportunity for merchants to learn about new trends and technologies that are currently transforming the eCommerce landscape.
Did you know that 43% of online shoppers go straight to the search bar?
As one of the most widely used eCommerce platforms in the world, BigCommerce powers tens of thousands of online stores across more than 150 countries, partnering with 2,800 agencies and technology providers to help design, develop, launch, and maintain eCommerce experiences for their merchants.
To build the most intelligent, cost-efficient eCommerce solutions possible for our clients, Codal partners with industry leading technology providers like ShipperHQ.
During the 2023 NRF conference in New York City, executives from Codal, BigCommerce, and Balance met up to record a conversation about the future of B2B eCommerce, and their innovative new payments app.
If your existing eCommerce fulfillment process is slow, inefficient, and expensive, then you’ve come to the right place. In this eBook, we go over modern trends and technologies that can help improve the post-purchase experience for your customers, employees, and third-party vendors.
CIOs and other technical business leaders understand the importance of digital transformation. From streamlining workflows and lowering costs, to enhancing the customer experience and maintaining a competitive edge, implementing the right digital tools and processes plays an essential role in long-term enterprise growth.
Now that the holiday season is over, it’s time to talk about returns.
Given the lingering effects of COVID-19, 2022 was a big year for digital transformation across industries.
The centuries-old business of producing, distributing, marketing, and selling wine has changed dramatically with the adoption and proliferation of new digital technologies.
The busiest shopping weekend of the year is almost here. Is your eCommerce website ready for the rush?
Codal’s leadership team rendezvoused in the beautiful city of Dublin, Ireland last week to discuss all things eCommerce, review existing offerings and capabilities, and brainstorm ways to improve processes across the company.
Kyra’s Champions is a 501(c)4 charity advocating for legislative changes on the federal and state level to protect children who are at risk of family violence.
To succeed in the B2B healthcare space, your business needs a powerful, multi-channel brand presence, efficient and HIPAA-compliant internal processes, and fast, engaging, and responsive online sales channels.
tilizing technology to support the shift in patient behavior has allowed healthcare providers to launch solutions that would be impossible just a few years ago. In this eBook, we’ll examine some of the key technology solutions that are helping healthcare organizations respond to the consumerization of the sector.
In this eBook, we discuss the qualities that all of the most successful eCommerce luxury companies have in common. If you’re currently mapping out your business’ online strategy, keep reading for valuable insights into the world of luxury eCommerce!
The global specialty foods market generates over a hundred billion dollars in revenue each year, and is growing faster than ever.
The rise of eCommerce has created new opportunities and challenges for wine brands. From enterprise- and micro-wineries, to liquor retailers and boutique bottle shops, merchants who traditionally relied exclusively on in-person sales are now leveraging digital solutions to better connect with their customers and establish new streams of revenue.
Every year, hundreds of food and beverage and personal care brands gather in Philadelphia for Natural Products Expo East.
In a recent survey, 95% of organizations that implemented ERP technology reported significant improvements to internal processes—with the key benefits being centralized data, increased collaboration, and streamlined workflows.
Digital transformation in the healthcare sector has created an abundance of public and private data, which can be strategically collected, organized, analyzed, and leveraged by providers to improve the experiences of their patients and/ or customers, as well as drive internal efficiency and cut costs.
The “call to action” (CTA) plays a key role in eCommerce sales and conversions, as it enables users to move forward in the customer journey.
By adding personalized features and functionality to your business’ eCommerce experience, you can get to know your target audience better, increase sales, and gain a competitive advantage in your niche. So what exactly is personalization in eCommerce? Keep reading to learn more!
Dynamic pricing has played an integral role in sales and marketing strategies for centuries. But with the rise of eCommerce—along with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)—technology, dynamic pricing strategies are becoming increasingly complex, not to mention necessary for success among brands in highly-competitive markets.
Ecommerce websites and applications that don’t provide localized content can lose up to 13% of their customers.
Today’s customers expect businesses to provide fast, easy, and secure online purchasing experiences—regardless of whether it’s a B2C or B2B transaction.
When most people think of eCommerce, they think of Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and other brands that provide online shopping experiences for everyday consumers.
Did you know that 65 out of 100 eCommerce checkout experiences end with the shopper abandoning their cart?
For businesses that want to digitally replicate the in-store shopping experience, and ultimately increase their eCommerce conversions and sales, personalization is the name of the game.
The eCommerce specialty food and beverage market is exploding, with online shoppers from all over the world adopting new, healthier diets and lifestyles.
Research shows that content marketing helps businesses generate leads, educate their audience, and build loyalty with existing customers.
Most online shoppers don’t think about the wide range of people, technologies, and processes involved between clicking “purchase” and receiving a product at their door.
To deliver powerful digital experiences in today’s highly-competitive business landscape, your organization needs fast and efficient development workflows that are built to scale.
To maintain a competitive edge in the online selling space, your business needs an eCommerce platform that facilitates powerful customer experiences and high operational efficiency.
The world of online shopping is evolving rapidly, with new industry trends, technological innovations, and consumer expectations emerging daily.
These days, customer satisfaction (CSAT) is essential to operating a successful business.
The B2B landscape is changing rapidly, with new digital solutions, market trends, and buyer expectations emerging every day.
Traditional B2B commerce involved meeting with customers in person, taking orders over the phone, mailing invoices to clients, and so on.
At the 2022 Codal Summit, key team members from our Chicago, Lincoln, and Ahmedabad offices spent five days in Amsterdam discussing the future direction of the company, as well as how far we’ve come in the past thirteen years.
Shopify Editions—a semiannual announcement of new products and updates across the Shopify platform—is a helpful resource for merchants looking to maximize their eCommerce experience.
There are many different technologies used to power a website or application, including servers, databases, and third-party apps—and these tools are often accessed and managed by different personnel in different environments at different times.
Codal’s CEO, Keval Baxi, and Director of Partnerships, Ryan Bloms, were recently invited to share their insights and experience with headless commerce on Make it Big—a new podcast by BigCommerce that explores all things eCommerce.
With the right DevOps tools and techniques, your business can increase the speed, efficiency, security, and transparency of its software development life cycle (SDLC).
Over the past decade, DevOps has transformed from a buzzword into a vital methodology for software development.
From customer service, to inventory management, to sales and marketing, the average business handles a wide range of critical data—and there are different approaches to collecting, entering, and processing this data.
Here at Codal, we’re currently working on a project that leverages cutting-edge GPS technology for one of our clients in the car rental industry—so in the past few months, we’ve learned a lot about telematics.
Like the eCommerce grocery market, the trend of buying and selling liquor online is growing exponentially.
For online retailers, the average annual return rate is currently 20.8%—and this figure continues to grow each year.
After working as a management consultant for a number of years, Rahul Yadav discovered his passion for Product Management.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software comes in many different forms.
Here at Codal, we understand what separates great digital products from mediocre offerings—and we pride ourselves on being able to provide guidance and counsel to businesses so that their vision is fully realized.
When purchasing products online, today’s customers expect transparent inventory, flexible shipping options, and fast delivery times—prompting organizations across all industries to upgrade their legacy ERP or warehouse management system (WMS).
As a web design and development agency, Codal builds all kinds of digital solutions that help our partners improve their business operations.
An organization's data—whether it be inventory, product information, customer contact details, or transaction history—plays a crucial role in maintaining operations and developing strategies to drive business growth. However, many companies fail to establish an effective, scalable system for collecting and managing their data—leading to high operational costs, overly-complex workflows, flawed communication between teams, and other issues that stifle business productivity.
We are proud to announce that the Codal team has been recognized as one of the top B2B service providers of 2022 in the Chicago area by UpCity!
Modern businesses rely on a combination of custom and third-party applications to facilitate the customer experience, fulfill orders, oversee sales and marketing initiatives, and so on. Each of these contained systems collect and manage information in their own way, which ultimately creates problems for growing organizations, such as inefficient internal workflows and unsatisfactory customer experiences, as well as unavailable, inaccurate, or duplicate data.
Does your online business currently sell all of its products through a single website? If so, does that website meet the needs of all your customers?
Agriculture has evolved considerably over the course of thousands of years.
Ian Abbott, Senior Product Manager at Codal, recently attended the Atlassian Team ‘22 conference in Las Vegas, where a number of new, innovative products for designers, developers, and product managers were announced.
For the first time since the breakout of COVID-19, thousands of retail industry leaders traveled to the annual Shoptalk conference in fabulous Las Vegas.
For businesses in the healthcare sector aiming to sell products and services online, implementing the right eCommerce platform is paramount.
As your business grows and HIPAA regulations evolve, it’s paramount that your eCommerce tools, processes, and experiences align with industry standards. Here are some of the key factors to consider when building, launching, and managing HIPAA-compliant eCommerce experiences.
Digital transformation in the healthcare sector has changed the way people monitor their mental and physical health, communicate with their doctors, find medical information, and purchase prescription drugs.
This week, we sat down with our eCommerce Partner Manager Ryan Bloms to discuss his role, the evolution of partnerships at Codal, and why he loves what he does.
Codal is a client-oriented digital solutions provider.
Wholesalers—or businesses that sell products in bulk, at a discount, to other businesses—are rapidly embracing eCommerce to improve the customer experience, streamline internal operations, and extend their reach.
Codal was named the 2021 BigCommerce Agency Partner of the Year at the annual 2021 BigCommerce Partner Awards - Americas in Austin, Texas.
Here at Codal, we specialize in building landing pages that convert website visitors into sales leads for our clients.
Purchasing software licenses, installing in-house servers, and employing a team of IT professionals to maintain the hardware used to be common business practices.
Robotic process automation (RPA) technology enables businesses to automate repetitive, time-consuming back-office tasks that traditionally required human intervention. Digital workers—powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)—are trained to emulate human actions when interacting with critical business tools and processes.
Customer relationship management (CRM) systems help organizations stay on top of tasks, interact with current and prospective clients, run automated email marketing campaigns, manage contacts, and analyze data.
In response to the COVID-19 lockdowns, on top of the widespread cultural impact of digital tools and services, today’s legal organizations—from startups to mature law firms—are investing more time, money, and resources into optimizing the virtual client experience.
BigCommerce, a leading eCommerce SaaS platform provider, announced its acquisition of B2B Ninja, a premier quoting solution for B2B merchants.