Some of the biggest obstacles to becoming an entrepreneurial retailer?

eCommerce | Layer 5 Solutions Ltd

During a recent conversation with some entrepreneurial retailers, we got to talking about choosing which vertical markets could be worth investing in, and what the initial and ongoing effort would be to manage the end to end relationship from distributor to end user. Having worked at the sharp end of multi-channel IT resale, we know … Read more

Latest Magento Patch – SUPEE-6285

You probably already know this if you’re someone who spends any time in the Magento Admin section, but there’s a new patch with a serious enough warning to install straight away. If you’re a eCommerce store owner who doesn’t spend any time in Magento Admin, then ask someone who does whether they’ve seen or dealt … Read more

Running Magento Under PHP 5.5 – preg_replace deprecation issues

Magento versions prior to 1.9 aren’t formally certified to run under PHP 5.5 (have a look here for formal supported versions) but in the main runs fine, and we like it because of all of the performance perks you can get in this version compared to 5.4 and prior. However, we have seen one issue … Read more

We are hiring – check out our latest job vacancies

We currently have openings for the following two posts: Magento Developer – PHP5, Zend, OOP, MVC, MySQL, HTML Prestige offices in Warrington, Cheshire, close to M56. Manchester, or Birmingham working locations available. £30,000-£40,000 per annum Dependent on Experience If you’re a highly skilled Magento developer with great PHP, Zend and MySQL skills, this is a … Read more

Magento: Keeping it clean (Magento Buckaroo)

Magento: Keeping it clean (or Magento Buckaroo!) One big positive about Magento is the burgeoning and comprehensive development community. Magento connect ( has thousands of plug-ins and additional modules that enhance, improve and provide new features.  Some of these are free and some are paid, some are excellent, and (very rarely), some not-so-good. The message … Read more