Online shopping has grown, with the number of users on the internet surpassing 4 billion. The statistics suggest that by 2020, online sales for ecommerce will top $4 trillion and reach around 6.5 trillion in 2023.
Magento Commerce is the perfect platform for building a beautiful, interactive online store with its range of themes and customization options. So if you’re looking to make your business more efficient or maximize what you offer customers, Magento will help get everything in order.
If you choose Magento as your ecommerce solution partner, know that this choice has granted membership into an enormous community of merchants aiming for success through their creative endeavors on the web. With such diversity among them comes many challenges – like finding just one theme that suits all needs across different industries, let alone individual businesses – which can be solved by leveraging either inbuilt capabilities or going above and beyond using customizations!
Gartner recently announced their 2020 Magic Quadrant report, where they rank some of today’s top Digital Commerce Platforms. With four consecutive years as leaders under its belt, there can be no doubt about how successful Magento continues to grow while staying on the bleeding edge with innovative features such as artificial intelligence assistants, which make things easier than ever before for both merchants and customers.
Why Do You Need a Magento Implementation Partner?
A successful eCommerce implementation is crucial to the success of any business. So if you want this implementation to go off without a hitch, what should you be looking for when choosing an eCommerce platform?
When it comes to select the right Magento development company, there are several factors to keep in mind:
1. Magento Certification
One of the first things to look for when choosing a partner is their certification in Magento and their experience with it. If they are certified developers, chances are everything else will fall into place-but having certified partners who have gone through the process themselves can make all the difference between success and failure.
The Magento Certified Developer (MCD) program identifies developers who have a deep understanding of core Magento module development. In addition, the MCD certification sets standards that developers must adhere to when creating applications on top of the Magento platform.
While you’re researching certification, it might be helpful to know that we have 75+ certified Magento developers.
2. Choose an Implementation Who Understands Your Business Processes
Developing a Magento platform requires knowledge of ecommerce business processes.
You wouldn’t hire a plumber to fix your car, would you?
Similarly, if you hire someone who isn’t familiar with the way that you operate your online store or doesn’t have in-depth expertise, they may be able to develop a platform for you in terms of functionality, but they may not be able to offer the kind of support that you need.
And let’s face it, when running an online store, you want to focus your time and energy on growing your business, not worrying about whether or not you’ve hired a competent implementation partner. Support is key because it gives you peace of mind knowing if there is an issue. You have someone to turn to who has intimate knowledge of the implementation.
3. Magento Developers and Designers Working Together
The design process is often different for ecommerce sites than for websites that don’t sell products. For example, a store’s checkout area will be visited many more times than a blog or product page, so you will want to make sure your developer has experience with UX/UI and can give you a plan for making that area as user-friendly as possible.
Magento’s designers have done an excellent job with their themes, but there are still some things to consider when building your site:
Is the theme responsive? (Desktop, tablet, mobile device) What customizations will be required in each of these areas? How will the navigation work with each section of the site? In other words, does it make sense to have product pages and a shopping cart on the same page, or should they be split up?
Where is your homepage’s most prominent information (your company logo, blog posts, about us info)? What do you want the visitor to know before they click into a category?
Magento themes aren’t designed with these questions in mind, and it’s essential to work with a partner experienced in eCommerce development to handle them for you.
It’s essential to choose a flexible implementation partner. If you need any customizations on your site, there will always be minor tweaks that you want to be done or new features that you want to be added, and it’s good to have someone who can handle those changes without too much trouble. If possible, go over some potential changes before you choose the right Magento partner, so you can get to know them a little bit and see how they communicate. You’ll want to make sure any requested changes are within the scope of work outlined in your development agreement and that they understand how quickly you need those changes implemented if possible.
5. Marketing Integration
Most ecommerce sites live and die by their SEO strategies–without effective SEO in place, it can be nearly impossible for a site to get discovered by customers. Therefore, it’s crucial that your partner has experience with SEO and can help you create a strategy for improving the ranking of your website in Google over time.
Like any project, choosing the right team for your implementation isn’t something you should take lightly. But by following these five points before the process begins, you can make sure that you’re ready to build your new Magento website as quickly and smoothly as possible.
The right Magento partner will help you build an ecommerce platform that is flawless and has a clear road map for success. At the end of the day, you’re investing in your business, so don’t make a decision based on price alone. Instead, make sure to choose a development partner who shares your vision and is in it for the long haul.
So what makes an excellent Magento partner?
At Brainvire, we feel it’s essential to have a proven success record in ecommerce, demonstrate Magento expertise, deliver on time, and maintain excellent communication throughout the development process. The Brainvire team has been involved with some of the most complex Magento projects from start to finish, and our current development portfolio showcases our expertise in improving business performance by driving revenue growth and enhancing customer loyalty. In addition, our Brainvire Performance Team has helped our clients increase sales through improved Magento site performance.
We’ve also established long-lasting partnerships with Magento, which provides complete end-to-end solutions for our clients. The bottom line is that your Magento project is important to us because it’s the same as our business, and we understand that each site must be unique. The expertise of our dedicated Magento development team ensures that your eCommerce platform will be tailored specifically for your needs. Our proven track record allows you to leverage years of experience in helping businesses achieve their goals.
For a list of Magento implementation partners that Brainvire works with, visit here > https://www.brainvire.com/case-study/magento/all/all/
If you’re interested in learning more about our services, feel free to contact us.