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Why We Love, Use, And Support Magento 2

Why We Love, Use, And Support Magento 2

Adoption of Magento 2 by an e-commerce business requires good effort but in the end, it is all worth it! Introduction Consider the following scenario: It has been a year since the business proposition of online sales for M/s. Exquisite Wines. Owner and CEO William has everything under control— varieties of Wines, assembly and dispatch centers, distribution and logistics, and even the website www.e-wines.com (again, hypothetical) is ready to launch. Except for the software solution to run the business. On the other hand M/s. Furniture Stop started by Steve has been in business for 6 years in the online sales of furniture of all kinds. They have been on Magento 1 since the beginning. Furniture Stop is facing a major transformation and has felt the need for software upgrade especially keeping in view mobile devices. Here, hypothetical CEOs William and Steve represent two of our valuable customers who encountered a (somewhat) similar situation. Our suggestion to both was: Magento 2.   Let’s see why: Magento 2 Features Magento is an open source e-commerce platform written in PHP. It has been constantly evolving with time and meeting the demands well— Magento has released 30+ versions in its 10 years existence, clocking over 235,000 stores. Trivia: Adobe acquired Magento for $1.68 billion this June. Magento 2 in its current form (release 2.2) is studded with features like: Great User experience Superior Catalog Management Quicker Checkouts Mobility Support Faster/more-powerful Performance Excellent Analytics/Report generation Easy integration with other apps Many extensions Migration support and extensive developer support   Technically Magento 2 comes well equipped to help businesses like (M/s) Exquisite Wines and (M/s)...
Choosing between Magento Development and OpenCart Development

Choosing between Magento Development and OpenCart Development

So you just decided to have your own eCommerce website and have landed on the same old dilemma: which eCommerce platform should you choose to gear your idea? With a plethora of choices available, there is no one-fits-all solution available. From WooCommerce to Shopify to Zen Cart to BigCommerce to 3dCart and a lot of others, the choices continue. Handpicking among a sea of platforms is thus tedious. The solution? Base your choice on various parameters: How big is your store going to be? Do you have any design layouts in mind? Are there any SEO factors that you should consider? To make your task easier, we will compare Magento and OpenCart, the two giants of the eCommerce market. New to Magento and OpenCart? Magento and OpenCart are both noteworthy platforms for eCommerce development. Both are open source frameworks and provide all the major eCommerce solutions, such as a shopping cart system, content management, powerful search engines, themes to integrate, and plugins. Magento was launched in 2008 and is available in two versions: the Enterprise version and the Community version. Magento platform is preferred by high-end eCommerce sites and is highly scalable and customizable.  OpenCart was also launched in 2008 and is a comparatively simple and easy-to-use eCommerce platform. However, it has its downside on performance due to its native scripts. It is highly preferred by small businesses. This platform can run on any virtual server with the support of databases and PHP. What Do Magento and OpenCart Have in Common? Before comparing the two eCommerce platforms on the basis of their functionality, let us quickly look at the points where...
What Works Best – Magento, WooCommerce, or Drupal Commerce?

What Works Best – Magento, WooCommerce, or Drupal Commerce?

E-commerce has been around for quite a long time now and has grown into a booming industry, picking up momentum in the global market like wildfire. Thanks to e-commerce, nowadays people can buy all kinds of things sitting in the comfortable confines of their homes and offices without visiting an actual market. Not limited to the comfort of buying things online, e-commerce websites also allows people to sell almost anything, helping save on costs and traveling. Mobile commerce is also getting very popular at the present time. With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets in the technology sphere, shopping on smartphones and tablets has now become routine for people. Commerce has further shifted the retailers’ focus to building and enhancing their online business to stay in the race. If you are contemplating the prospects of building your own e-commerce site, it is important to know which platform will yield the best results. There are a number of platforms and services available for this task, but only a handful of them is considered worthwhile today. At the present time, most of the developers want to make choice from the platforms of Magento, WooCommerce, and Drupal. If you are also confused to make the decision, you must know about all the specifications, features, pros and cons of all these platforms. Let’s take a brief look at the three most popular platforms available today. Magento Magento is specially designed for the e-commerce websites and it is like a complete content management system. You can find it like WordPress that is used for e-commerce. eBay, one of the biggest e-commerce organizations in the...
Magento – The Ruling King of eCommerce in 2015 Remains the Same

Magento – The Ruling King of eCommerce in 2015 Remains the Same

Every so often, we are asked as to what the best eCommerce platform is. And every time, the answer is the same – Magento. e-commerce is one of those phenomena that is getting even bigger every year, and so is e-commerce development. With easy access to the Internet and short-attention spans of this generation that draws them to online shopping, e-commerce has expanded very quickly. Trivia: Did you know that out of all the people who use the Internet, 80% of them have made an online purchase? Out of these, 50% has shopped online more than once. With the varied number of e-commerce stores hitting the online market, goliaths like Amazon and eBay are not the only options for the consumers. Consumers don’t mind using other platforms as long as the platform offers them a good deal. They like researching and browsing and satisfying themselves before they buy. Today online shopping is seen as an alternative to brick and mortar shops primarily because 71% of online shoppers believe that they will get a better deal online. But, to be able to draw the attention of the consumers away from tried and tested e-commerce outlets, you have to make it seem worth their while. While your delivery may be free or your products may be excellent, nothing can replace the first impression, and the experience a consumer has while shopping on your site. To make sure that your e-commerce store is of good quality, there is a need to use a robust e-commerce platform like Magento. Why Magento? Magento is the world’s largest e-commerce platform. The platform has been through...

Magento for your eCommerce project

eCommerce has really taken off lately. And part of this success is the result of the ease with which eCommerce websites can be built. Especially, with Magento. This enterprise-class eCommerce platform took the web development for eCommerce industry by storm. With its ability to deliver high performance and scalable eCommerce solutions, Magento has become the first choice for fast growing as well as large businesses. Whether you are an enterprise, a digital agency or a start-up, with Magento’s enterprise-class features and flexibility, you can create eCommerce solutions tailored according to your business’s unique needs. Today, Magento enjoys the trust of more than 2,00,000 merchants across the globe. Global brands like Samsung, Ford, Fox Connect, Lenovo, Olympus, Men’s Heath, Nike and much more have developed their eCommerce portals on the Magento platform. One of the important reasons by Magento has known to become the most preferred eCommerce platform is that it offers completely secure and reliable solutions. But that’s something all the other eCommerce platforms that came in the past did too. Today we need more than just security and reliability. And that’s where Magento comes into the picture. Some other advantages of Magento specifying why it is such a successful and popular e-commerce website development solution, are mentioned below: Magento comes with thousands of plugins that offer several different functionalities. It also comes with many extensions that help Magento expert to develop not only an impressive e-commerce website but an eye-catching and efficient website too. Also, extensions reduce the workload of the Magento developers who work on the Magento platform. Another feature that Magento offers is the multi-store facility...