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In 2018 our Technical Director and Front End Developer both celebrated Magento 1 and 2 certified, professional developer badges.
Magento is the power behind some major e-commerce brands and businesses, it is the leading solution for e-commerce; and we’re specialists. Magento is easy-to-use, completely customisable and endlessly scalable. There is no feature that can’t be integrated with the platform, meaning it provides tremendous possibilities for your online store.
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Designed for Growth, Built for Flexibility

Magento is an open-source platform, backed by an incredibly active global community of more than 150,000 developers keeping the platform reactive and flexible. Because it is open-source, it allows complete scalability to extend your online store to create unique, differentiated branded experiences; making it tailored to all businesses and their needs. There’s also greater control, security and stability in open-source software.

As an added bonus to manage the store of your dreams, it is possible to develop and incorporate an endless amount of features into a Magento ecommerce store, making it easy for your customers to take advantage of wishlists, advanced searches and filtering, product comparisons, layered navigation and more. Features can be applied both in the backend and frontend to optimise marketing and analytical techniques and improve administration options. All of which dramatically increase the shopping experience of your customers.

Magento 2.0

Ecommerce platform of the future

Why you need a Magento powered storefront

Launched in 2015, Magento’s new and improved platform labeled 2.0 brings together all of Magento 1.x along with a greater code base packaged together with some super additional features and optimisation which equates to better performing websites, all wrapped up in a big orange bow.

Upgrading from Magento 1.x to 2.0 comes at a cost, we’re afraid it’s not quite as simple as simply flicking a switch. Many extensions would need to be rewritten and modules revisited. But fear not, there are an endless amount of benefits to upgrading that bring a great return on investment.

We have all heard the age old saying “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it”, and change can be daunting especially when a website is already performing well. But in November of this year (2018) Magento will cease support for ecommerce merchants using its version 1.x platform and only the very basic security patches will continue to update.

What’s so great about it?

The greatest feature is its optimised performance. Pages load 30-50% faster in Magento 2, and studies show it can handle up to 39% more orders per hour, plus adding to cart takes 66% less time. It can also handle greater traffic, managing 10 million page views an hour whereas Magento 1 in comparison, can only process 200,000. Performance like this improves a user’s experience, but also has a positive effect on a page’s Quality Score, which can increase its Ad Rank in Google, positively affecting a site’s SEO.

30 - 50% Faster Page Loading in Magento 2
This performance improvement and reduced server load is thanks to the much improved caching system and the support of caching technologies which include HTTP accelerators, it is also down to the PHP7 that Magento 2 supports, providing superior performance to previous PHP versions. Magento 2 has also revisited its cart, now, through the use of javascript, shoppers can add to cart without the entire page reloading and this comes as standard out of the box. This puts less load on your hosting hardware and creates a greater responsive experience for shoppers.

Easier Maintenance & Upgrades

The new modular code base means there is less complexity and cost when it comes to maintaining and upgrading your website. This means you can implement new and innovative functionality with ease. With easier upgrade and maintenance, this means you can continuously improve the UX for your visitors and drive higher sales and conversions.

Improved Admin Panel

Magento 2.0 offers merchants a greater administrative experience, making navigation and site updates simpler and more efficient. The new admin panel design offers an organised interface that saves time (up to 4x faster to upload a product) whilst maintaining the ability to customise the view of the admin panel to show particular site attributes that suit your business and reporting needs.

Scalability & Performance

Magento 2.0 offers merchants a greater administrative experience, making navigation and site updates simpler and more efficient. The new admin panel design offers an organised interface that saves time (up to 4x faster to upload a product) whilst maintaining the ability to customise the view of the admin panel to show particular site attributes that suit your business and reporting needs.

Upgraded Security Features

Magento 2.0 comes with upgraded security features, including tight out-of-the-box integrations with a number of payment gateways. The upgraded Magento provides individuals with improved security and the ability to get to the first level of PCI compliance.

Improved Customer Experience

With a massive emphasis on an improved checkout. The simplified checkout process has taken away user-registration mid-checkout with fewer confusing options and forms, focusing on what matters: completing a purchase, resulting in less abandoned carts and more conversions. There’s also improved paypal integration and product photos on order summaries. Mobile browsing enhancements have also been made for a streamlined mobile experience.

Open and Easy Customisations

Magento 2.0 features a new modular code base which means easier customisation, faster time-to-market and greater deployment flexibility to public or private cloud environments.

“The Magento platform allows us to deliver outstanding eCommerce solutions to clients of all business sizes.”

Magento Integrations

Integrate tools for every business need & increase conversions. Express checkouts & Integration into leading payment gateways. Integrate tools for every business need & increase conversions. Express checkouts & Integration into leading payment gateways.

Magento supports various payment, email marketing, and storefront management integrations, including WorldPay, PayPal, SagePay, Braintree, eBay, Amazon, Google Shopping, Trustpilot, Shipper HQ, MailChimp and Xero.

We are the deers for the job...

- Years of experience.

We’ve been using Magento for 14 years. We know its ins and outs and exactly how to get the best results out of it.

- Keen eye for a trend.

We are constantly reading up on the latest trends in e-commerce. We provide proactive advice on how to best update their store in to exceed customer expectations.

- Certified Developer.

Our Lead Developer, Ben, is a Magento Certified Developer. His work has proven results and an endless list of beaming clients to go with them!

- Tailored service & support.

No two projects are the same and we ensure we work very closely with each client to provide them a unique, tailored service that provides optimal results for their project size.

- Optimised hosting.

Our advanced Magento hosting offers fully scalable solutions with high end features that are designed to make your store run lightning fast! We use a stripped back CentOS 64bit operating system combined with NGINX, PHP-FPM, Percona and Varnish/Redis cache.

To Conclude

  • Magento is the leading eCommerce platform for both B2B and B2C merchants.
  • It’s enviable features provide a seamless omnichannel experience.
  • Magento 2.0 is Magento 1.x’s leaner, meaner older sibling. With all the same characteristics; but far more advanced. Performance is greater, with better security, and simpler maintenance and upgrades.
  • Switching from Magento 1.x to its upgraded platform isn’t easy. In most instances, it is more beneficial to revisit a merchant’s website and build it from the ground up.
  • Magento 1.x’s support will stop come November 2018. With only basic security patch updates following on.
  • If you are seeking to undergo a considerate amount of work to your Magento 1.x store, we recommend considering a switch to Magento 2.

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