Gary Smith

A month of yearly reviews

We’ve been doing a number of yearly partner reviews in the past month. For obvious reasons those details aren’t public, but there is one thing I can talk about – the strategic value of partnerships in 2021. Many of my partners expressed an interest not only in the transactional – referrals, commissions, and isolated co-marketing …

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Back at it

I was fortunate enough to be able to take December 31-January 4 completely off. By the afternoon of January 4 I just couldn’t resist taking a peek at my inbox:

Talking about PWAs (and getting sidetracked talking about apps)

I’m planning a conversation with a partner (public webinar) about PWAs and Magento in January. Progressive Web Applications (PWA) have been a hot topic in eCommerce since at least 2017 or thereabouts. Google started promoting it as a standard because it potentially solves a major pair of problems associated with mobile apps – complexity and …

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My name as an alias

Growing up I was not painfully aware of the banal, generic quality of my name. My dad complained about his name (which was, and I am not making this up – Sam). But that was before the internet put us all in a global competition for handles. (And let me tell you how shocked I …

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