Freelance Magento E-Commerce Web Design
Magento has proven to be a rock solid platform for many of the worlds e-commerce sites and is now owned by eBay.
Many of my clients seek an online e-commerce store to sell products and want to know that as they grow the store will not become inflexible and will be able to flex and grow as ideas and experience is gained.
Magento is the perfect choice for quality e-commerce stores.
One of the main questions clients initially have is which platform to choose?
This is not an easy question to answer, though I am able to offer a solution in Magento that has so far proven to be unbeatable.
There are many reasons to choose Magento for your platform, and so this is my offering for those who want a more complex e-commerce store than what WordPress offers using systems such as WooCommerce.
Here is a non exhaustive list of good reasons to consider Magento:
Robust, supported and continued development:
eBay bought Magento seeking to ensure that they did not miss out on the beast that was the leading e-commerce platform available, many people felt safe that the future of this enterprise level solution would be fully supported, which it has continued to be. Any risk associated with open source is mitigated if a large company such as eBay takes over and ensures that it sticks to its core values, which it has, while still developing other business models that ensure that eBay has a positive vested interest in the platform.
Payment Gateways & Delivery Options
If you do not know which payment gateway to choose just yet, Magento will be able to handle any one of your choices, with a set of default systems that should suffice for 95% of clients and the options to integrate any other gateway is relatively easy, Magento really shows its flexibility here.
From stock control, tax control, up-sells, cross-sells, SEO, and many other really cool extensions that you can buy or download for free, Magento truly gives you a powerful site to market and manage including promotions and extensive inventory management.
Magento is built on the powerful Zend framework, which is the industry standard PHP framework, gone are the days when Magento was a bit sluggish and verbose in its coding, things are a lot slicker and faster than 4 years ago.
With options to set multiple tax zones and payment options for different regions and countries and language support for over 6 countries, Magento is truly international in outlook and options.
Magento offers customisable URLs and meta data tagging to ensure that your products and pages are better served for SEO benefits. With HTML sitemaps and XML sitemaps, Google will have no problem finding your site and products.
Whether you want ten or ten thousand or more products, Magento is designed to offer for sale as many products as needed, configurable products are no problem either, and with an excellent caching option your site will be updated easily, load fast and be responsive with minimum training and management. A truly powerful beast that works for you.
Join The Enterprise Club Level
Many enterprise clients, offering many thousands of products have chosen Magento. Examples of this are:
Need to move from a previous e-commerce site to Magento? Magento provides an import/export tool that allows you to move data from one system to the other. You can also export a full site for backup consisting of product and catalog options straight to secure storage.
PCI DSS Compliance
Many businesses need to be PCI DSS compliant and Magento has been developed to ensure that your business can offer this reassurance, so will not cost you thousands of pounds, euros or dollars to ensure.