What would trigger an M1 to M2 upgrade? Magento are having a content renaissance – a “content explosion”; Kalen buys Bitcoin.

Show Notes

This is episode one fiftyyy twooo!

2:14 – #Bitcoin10k

Kalen predicted Bitcoin would reach 10k within 2 years and he was right, it happened significantly faster than that too! Unfortunately, now he and Phillip can’t find their Bitcoins and it’s all so complicated.

If it’s real currency, it could be that consumers may want to be paying with Bitcoin sooner than you think – Phillip Jackson

We hear a past clip from Kalen talking about how Honduras planned to secure land titles on the Bitcoin blockchain.

7:20 – Sprucing up Mage Talk

The guys are taking the MageTalk content seriously and so the feed has been updated, every episode is going to have its own album artwork, there is a “New Around Here?” category that has the top 5 episodes along with a new post series called Community Favs where MageTalk fans can share their five favourite episodes.

Podcasts now have transcripts thanks to Mallory Triana & show notes thanks to Becky Brocton!

11:40 – The rebranding of Rebecca Brocton

She was Rebecca Troth, then she was Rebecca Brocton and now she is Becky Brocton – getting better with every rebrand.

12:18 – An explosion of content

Becky, TJ Gamble, Magento & others have been creating more and more content for consumption. The latest video on the Magento channel has the RJ Metrics team written all over it. If Phillip & Kalen were to do it all over again, would they have just done a YouTube channel? Are podcasts mainstream or is it all about video?

20:05 – Opening the net neutrality can

Kalen gives props to Phillip for his extremely interview on FutureCommerce Episode 49 with Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda.

“When everybody thinks one thing, be skeptical” – Kalen Jordan

Is there an argument both for and against net neutrality on behalf of a merchant? What does it mean for smaller retailers? Amazon getting preferential treatment and expanding their dominance could seriously affect all online retailers. It’s already not easy to be a retailer, they don’t need another barrier in front of consumers.

34:31 – Magento 2 fanboys & Shopify bashing

Kalen & Phillip discuss Shopify allegedly fudging their numbers and the discrepancies in the numbers from their Black Friday sales.

Kalen is going to be interviewed for the eCommerce Fuel podcast. eCommerce Fuel is a Private Community for 6 & 7 Figure Store Owners that is sponsored by Shopify.

For those looking to migrate from Magento 1, what is the advice for them? You aren’t going to be forced off the platform, the stated date that support will end is November 2020.

It is so painful to be on Magento 1 right now… especially when you look at Magento 2. – Phillip Jackson

The guys discuss the benefits of Magento 2 including content scheduling, Bluefoot & B2B along with how you can show those looking to migrate what’s there, what’s coming and how they can justify the move. Where is the tipping point?

49:30 – Black Friday & Cyber Monday

We hope you had a really great Black Friday & Cyber Monday!

Hope it was quiet and full of cash! – Kalen Jordan

Links / Mentions

 

MageTalk Improvements

  • Show notes
  • Community Effort! Help us improve!
  • New Around Here category
  • Album artwork
  • Feed updates
  • Community Favs
  • Sherrie
  • David

Transcript

Coming Soon!

Show Notes

  • 0:55 FollowPHPDevs.com
  • 2:20 R.I.P. 2015 MageKarma.com
  • 4:44 Hosting
  • 6:13 BitCoin / Blockchain
  • 13:18 What happened to 41?
  • 16:02 SUPEE-5994 Security Update
  • 20:45 MageEngage
  • 26:21 MageHero
  • 33:08 MageMail
  • 39:07 Age Survey

Links / Mentions

Hosts

Show Notes

  • Intro music created by Spectral Wolf – check out spectralwolf.net

  • The MageTalk.com domain is finally setup. Thanks again to Matt from RocketWeb for hooking that up

  • Submit comments on the podcast at magetalk.com!

  • Alessandro Ronchi said “subscribe to MageTalk and you’ll love commuting!”. Thanks Allesandro!

  • Webgriffe_Maintenance allows you to easily put up a maintenance page for your site, for specific IP addresses, as well as basic authentication. Useful for locking down staging sites.

  • MageTalk has a blogroll!
    blog.philwinkle.com
    magemail.co/blog
    classyllama.com/blog
    fabrizio-branca.de
    sweettoothrewards.com/blog

  • The Llama Commerce Show is a cool podcast with great eCommerce strategy

  • MageTalk is not useful at all for actual eCommerce strategy. It’s more like inside baseball talk for the dev community.

  • The difference between waterfall and agile/retainer billing engagements for Systems Integrators.

  • Women in the Magento community are awesome!

  • It seems crazy to Kalen that more Magento stores aren’t with a solid, specialized Magento host.

  • Kalen is having a great experience with Sonassi for Magento hosting. Phillip’s had a great experience with Nexcess but not-so-great experience with hosting companies that shall not be named.

  • Back in 1999, Phillip had a blog roll, a web ring, and a PayPal link on his site.

  • Phillip owns 1 billionth of a Bitcoin.

  • The Jamaican bobsled team from the winter olympics this year were funded by Dogecoin.

  • PayPal is now accepting Bitcoin! Phillip is going to buy a carpenter’s pencil at Home Depot for his $5 worth of Bitcoin via PayPal.

  • You can go to City Winery in New York City and pay your bill with the PayPal app.

  • Some dude writes a crazy article on forbes that WooCommerce is a better and safer choice than Magento. Phillip posts a scathingly true, epic comment.

  • eBay is spinning PayPal off as a separate public company. Kalen thinks the sky is falling but Phillip reassures us that it’s no big deal.
    — Roy speculates that Magento will be sold off. The heck, bro?
    — DHH says “Ebay is like a foster home for tech adolescents who upset their industry and then didn’t know where to go. First Skype, now PayPal.”

  • Extension of the Week: Granify – which is a service that helps to drive sales by detecting customers that are getting ready to bounce and popping up some kind of notification to them based on what objections they may have to purchasing.

  • Homework for developers: For every site that you go to, copy and paste the price outside the browser to try to get a popup to come up.