Reasons To Use Magento eCommerce
Magento on March 26, 2017
Plosion Web Design understand that the key to a successful eCommerce website is its core, which leads to the Magento platform being one of the most popular CMS’s for a multitude of the world’s top brands. To include, Samsung, Olympus, Mens Health, and Nike. To date, over 250,000 live websites are using the Magento platform, closely followed by Woocommerce.
Here we have listed a few reasons why we think the Magento platform could be a good fit for your new or existing eCommerce project.
Magento has a very large community of developers, designers, and consultants. This is because the software is open source, so it is readily available for developers to familiarise themselves with the software, and its updates.
Designed for eCommerce
Magento specifically built the platform to solely run eCommerce stores, whereas WordPress & Drupal were initially designed to run brochure, and blog style websites.
(Following chart sourced from BuiltWith)
Magento is capable of supporting small locally SEO’d eCommece stores to large national eCommerce stores hosting over 500K SKUS. There are eCommerce retailers turning over in excess of £20M, using the community edition, with no need for migration to the enterprise edition.
With options to integrate 3rd party solutions, such as EPOS, and Sage. Online retailers can grow their businesses naturally.
With a solution that is easily scalable, it is obvious why so many fortune 500 companies utilize the Magento platform.
While the basics of on page SEO are covered by Magento, there are also 3rd party extensions that can be installed to help reduce the risk of duplicate content.
Magento offers a wide range of integrations, to include, Paypal, Mailchimp, Zendesk, and much more. Plosion Web Design offer a bespoke integration service, where we can build a bespoke solution if one is not available in the marketplace. However, be advised that integrations be it pre-built or bespoke, will require monthly to quarterly updates to adhere to security protocols, thus eliminating security breaches.
With Magento being the most popular eCommerce platform, it is also one of the most targetted by hackers. Hackers concentrate on breaching a website to gather intel, such as credit card details and customer personal data. Thus leading to the importance of operating a secure eCommerce store, a store owner must keep up to date with all Magento security patches and adhere to PCI compliance regulations, and SSL.
You can find out more information on our Magento solutions by contacting us.