Ecommerce development has come a long way since the days of dull product pages and clunky shopping carts! Leading the field in open-source ecommerce development is the Magento ecommerce platform, a feature-rich open-source ecommerce development solution. Already a favourite with ecommerce website developers across the globe, Magento ecommerce is set to become the UK’s most popular ecommerce development platform.
The Magento ecommerce platform is free to download (Community edition only) open-source software which aims to provide e-retailers with intuitive ways to control the appearance, content and functionality of their online businesses. Using the Magento ecommerce platform to develop an ecommerce website results in a site which is eye-catching and responsive, in much the same way that bricks’n’mortar stores are. The Magento ecommerce solution offers a number of tools which can give e-retailers complete control over every aspect of ecommerce from site administration and inventory management to content management and CRM (customer relationship management)
Some of the benefits provided by the Magento ecommerce tools include
- Secure Socket Layer (SSL) support
- PayPal, Amazon Payments and Google Checkout compatibility
- CMS for site pages
- Full product, inventory and catalogue management
- Full site administration management
Although the Magento ecommerce platform is aimed at e-retailers who want high levels of control over their website, the platform itself is very complex and requires high levels of coding skills to install. Many professional ecommmerce website developers are happy to manage the initial installation and customisation stages of the Magento ecommerce software, and some even provide ongoing training and support.
If you are considering using the Magento ecommerce platform to build your online store why not try using our free quotation service to find a suitable website developer? We will provide you with up to 6 no-obligation quotes from recommended and vetted UK-based ecommerce developers who are fully experienced in Magento ecommerce installation and customisation. For more information please take a look at our Ecommerce Website Design index.