Colin O’Dell is a Lead Web Developer with Unleashed Technologies and has been with us since 2008. Colin has been developing websites since high school and he is a Magento Certified Developer. He recently sat down with us to discuss topics ranging from the Apple II-e to Symfony2.

A POS (point of sale) system manages the transactions that happen in your brick and mortar stores while Magento handles everything online. In order to combine all of the inventory, pricing, financials, reports, etc… across these retail presences, you may be thinking about integrating your POS and Magento.

comScore recently released its Q2 2014 year over year retail spending report. In this report, the year over year spending in discretionary retail as a whole only increased by 3%. However, spending via m-commerce grew a whopping 47% in Q2 over the same period last year.

Let’s say you have a Drupal site and an eCommerce store built into that Drupal site that has been steadily growing. In addition to the hundreds of pages of content that you manage with Drupal, you now are also managing hundreds of unique SKU’s and it’s getting messy. It is probably time to consider an integration with Drupal as CMS and Magento as your eCommerce solution.

By now, you probably know that slow site load times can negatively impact conversion rates on your eCommerce site. Expectations for fast site responses are so high that customers will start to leave your site after waiting just one second.