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Magento News Weekly #074: From Magento Connect to Marketplace, Get Rid of Shipping Issues in Holiday Season, Interview With an Influencer, and Tutorials for the Week!

Magenticians is back with another issue of Magento News Weekly, and this time, we have you covered with a lot of holiday-related news and have provided solutions for your ecommerce stores. Let’s dig in!

Holidays bring with themselves the opportunity to earn bigger profits for all ecommerce stores. However, bigger profits also mean a bigger hassle in how you calculate the sales tax. This article from Mark Faggiano, the Founder and CEO of Taxjar, though, will help you optimize your Magento stores for tax collection.

Magento Connect will be a thing of the past on September 15, 2007, even though the date is in the future at the time of writing. This is because all Magento Connect users will be redirected to the Magento Marketplace, which is growing and being adopted at a fast pace.

The holiday season can be fun, but it can also be a huge nightmare when it comes to shipping products. It’s a busy period, and more than 50% of the retailers face hurdles in delivering goods. This article sheds more light on why it is so challenging, and how you can alleviate your shipping pains!

Here’s your Interview for the Week:

Interview with Vikrant Shukla by Syed Muneeb Ul Hasan

And here are your Tutorials and articles to help you through Magento issues:

Configuring Payment Methods In Magento 2 by Fayyaz Khattak

How to Use Magento 2 Blocks, Layouts, and Templates by Syed Muneeb Ul Hasan

Dutch Magento developer events in 2017 by Jisse Reitsma

Busting Common Ecommerce SEO Myths and Misconceptions by Ronak Meghani

Why Sell Online? The Importance of Ecommerce in Your Sales Strategy by Sunyyan Junaid

13 Best Magento SEO Extensions For Your Ecommerce Website by Salman Mehdi

Magento External Malware Scans by Max Chadwick

And that wraps up the round up for this week. We hope these resources will help you fight complex shipping issues and other ecommerce hurdles as well. We’ll see you back next week, and till then, you can scan our blog for more useful articles and tutorials.

And oh, here’s a video of our interviewee for this week: Vikrant Shukla Interview