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Kanban – Optimizing Processes One Task at a Time

We recently posted about a software development method called ‘Scrum’. It’s a massively agile method, and we’ve outlined the great benefits ...

Shopify Plans and Pricing

We’re going to jump into the in’s and out’s of all the Shopify plans that are available to merchants. Whether you’re just getting started, ...

Agile Project Management: Scrum

In software development, many companies are successfully using agile methods to keep their projects flexible and to develop user-oriented so...

What is Shopify?

Shopify – What is it? You’ve probably heard of ‘Shopify’ many times before. Amongst friends talking about their businesses around the dinne...

The ABC’s of API’s

We’re here to explain the basics of what API’s are. You’ve surely heard of this term if you use any kind of E-Commerce tool. The reason it ...

Serverless Computing in E-Commerce

What is serverless computing? Serverless computing is a trend that has been getting more and more popular, which is why it is such a top of...

Customer Lifetime Value – How can I improve it?

Customer Lifetime Value is an incredibly important and useful tool when trying to gauge your businesses present and future success. You may...

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) in E-Commerce

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are one of the most important topics when it comes to creating a mobile App and building some form of representat...

The Advantages of Microservices with GraphQL in E-Commerce

The meaning of Microservices and GraphQL We’ve all heard of the term Microservices before. It’s been part of the E-Commerce international w...

The Benefits of Customer Segmentation with the RFM model

We just love a good customer, don’t we! But, what makes a good customer? Is it that they shop with us often? Is it because they support eac...

Subscriptions Done Right

Subscriptions Done Right Introducing new sales techniques into your business can be daunting. It’s important to fully understand what it is...

Especial Is Now A Certified Shopify Plus Partner

Especial Is Now A Certified Shopify Plus Partner Especial, a digital agency specializing in E-Commerce, officially becomes a Shopify Plus C...

Shopify Plus – Worth the Upgrade?

Shopify Plus – Worth the Upgrade? It’s the main question when it comes to Shopify Plus is – ‘’How is it better than “standard” Shopify. Als...

Customer Lifetime Value – What is it & How to Calculate

Customer Lifetime Value – What is it & How to Calculate Welcome to Math class. No, we’re just kidding (not kidding). Let us start by sayin...

Headless Commerce – What is it?

It’s a term that I am sure you have heard of time and time again. You may have read about it in your latest ‘Bizarro Devs’ monthly newslette...

Shopify Plus Cost of Ownership

Shopify Plus Cost of Ownership When deciding which E-Commerce platform you want to choose, the cost of said platform is often one of the bi...

Why You Should Choose A Custom Theme For Shopify (Plus)

Why You Should Choose A Custom Theme For Shopify (Plus) Well, hmm, why should you? When choosing a design for your Shopify website, you es...

How to Gain an Edge by Creating a More Reputable Online Shop

How to gain an edge by creating a more reputable online shop The online market can be a place of wonder, but it can sometimes be a scary pl...

Shopify App Development – Let's look at Cost & Process

What are Shopify Apps? Shopify Apps allow Shopify merchants to add more functionality to their Shopify online shop. There are thousands of ...

Headless CMS: 5 Reasons Why

Headless CMS: 5 Reasons Why CMS stands for Content Management System. It is an application used for web development that allows creators to...

10 E-Commerce Trends To Look Out For In 2022

10 E-Commerce Trends To Look Out For In 2022 It’s the push and pull. The to and fro. It’s the thing that feels like a bit of a tug of war. ...

6 Things We Learned in 2021 – A Year in the Life of Especial

6 Things We Learned in 2021 – A Year in the Life of Especial It’s been a whirlwind of a year, hasn’t it? For a multitude of reasons, the g...

Freelancer VS Agency – What’s the right choice for me?

Freelancer VS Agency – What’s the right choice for me? We’d like to start by saying that we will be fully transparent here. We understand ...

The Advantages of Shopify Plus

The Advantages of Shopify Plus Shopify themselves say: ‘Commerce is what we do best.’ Well, let’s put that to the test, shall we? It’s ab...

10 Exemplary Headless Online Shopping Experiences

10 Exemplary Headless Online Shopping Experiences Regardless of which E-Commerce service platform these companies are using, one thing is f...

Surviving in E-Commerce – The Advantages of Being Different

How to Survive in E-Commerce – The Advantages of Being Different It shouldn’t be a pipe dream to want to be different, to stand apart from...

Shopify Automation

SHOPIFY AUTOMATION Shopify automation is a big deal when it comes to having a store that's efficient and autonomous and I dare to say it's ...

How we used Sanity to Update our Company Website

How we used Sanity to Update our Company Website I recently had the opportunity of updating our company website, the very one you are readi...

The cost of Headless Shopify

We’ve often shouted from the rooftops about the many advantages there are when combining a headless tech stance, with an E-Commerce platform...

E-Commerce Terms – Time to Simplify!

E-Commerce Terms — Time to Simplify! Let’s reduce complication and add comprehension! Here are ten terms that we’d like to tackle! We all ...

Accessibility on the Internet

Accessibility on the Internet What does it mean for a website to be accessible? It means that the content of the website is available, and ...

PIM – what is it?

PIM – what is it? It’s smooth sailing when Captain PIM is on board! The whole point of implementing a Product Information Management (PIM)...

Headless CMS – What is it? A short and sweet explanation

Alright, let’s break it way down. Firstly, what is ‘Headless’? This term, put very simply, is the act of decoupling your front-end customer...

Choosing On-Premise vs Cloud E-Commerce platforms

Choosing On-Premise vs Cloud E-Commerce platforms We recently shared a few tips & tricks on how to set up an online store. We thought it sm...

Newly revamped Especial website

Our revamped headless website is looking immaculate We’ve spent a lot of time and poured our hearts into creating our newly designed ‘Espec...