Magento is the World's leading e-commerce platform and is used by thousands of online retailers Worldwide. It has always been enormously customisable and supported by a large community of developers and extension creators meaning a Magento store can be set up to sell anything and optimised for whatever you need.
What do we do?
The first thing we do is ensure we take the time to fully understand your requirements. Whether this is a redesign or a new venture - every business has individual quirks and their own problems to solve.
Following our reserch and ideation, we move on to designing and developing a bespoke, modern and responsive e-commerce website to suit your brand.
There's no point having a new e-commerce site without knowing the in's and out's of using it. From adding products, editing content and setting up discount codes through to managing orders and running reports, we've got you covered.
Whether it's questions about the day-to-day use of your new store, a customer query you can't answer or a some new functionality you need. We're on hand and happy to help you out.
Security is paramount when you're dealing with your customers data, While you're hosting with us we make sure your site is kept up to date and important security patches are applied to your store in a timely fashion.
Nothing launched online is ever 'finished'. Regardless of how great your site is at launch - new technoogies will emerge, trends will change and your business will evolve. We're with you all the way as much or little as you need us, to help improve your site over time.
You want an e-commerce website to make you money but as with anything, you can't just set up an e-commerce store and watch the money roll in, you've got work to do too.
Aside from the day-to-day tasks of adding products, staying on top of your orders and inventory, offering promotions and running marketing campaigns, you have a responsibility to your customers to keep them safe from online threats and protect their personal data.
We can help you understand these responsibilities and keep your store up to date with the latest security patches.
If you're convinced Magento is the way to go, get in touch and we'd be happy to discuss your requirements. If you're considering a different platform like Shopify or WooCommerce we've distilled our thoughts on these below to help inform your decision.
Why not Shopify?
Shopify has some great features right out of the box, it's pretty straightforward to set up and get running and security updates are automatic. The issues we have with Shopify stem from it being a hosted solution as opposed to a self-hosted solution. First of all you're not in charge of your source code, this means any tweaks you may wish to make to your store - for example attempting to optimise aspects for SEO purposes, may either be difficult or impossible. Furthermore with Shopify you're 'locked in', if you decide you want to move to another platform at a later date then all the design, products, order history, user accounts etc are non-transferrable and end with your plan.
Why not WooCommerce?
Magento is a purpose built e-commerce solution, WooCommerce is a plug-in for Wordpress. While Wordpress definitely has its place on the web (primarily as a blogging platform) in our eyes it simply doesn't make sense to make a blog work as a full CMS website, and it makes less sense still for that website to then try to run an e-commerce store.
From a security perspective, although WooCommerce is independently audited by Sucuri to certify the security of the plugin, it's only ever as secure as your Wordpress installation and your server. On the plus side it is self-hosted, so if you have a WooCommerce store and are thinking of migrating to something like Magento, at least some of the data you have will be transferrable.
Upgrade to Magento 2
Any new Magento store we build will be built on Magento 2. If you already have a Magento 1 store and you're looking for a trusted partner to help with the upgrade to Magento 2, we've got all that covered in our handy 'Should I upgrade?' guide.