What is Magento E-Commerce?

Don’t be confused this is not a Marvel character! Although since expressing my passion for Magento I have been given the nickname Magneto by my colleagues and friends.

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So what is Magento? Put simply Magento is powerful e-commerce software that enables you to sell products and downloadable files online.  The software has been around since 2008 and has been in constant development by the Magento team since it hit the market. The Magento team are great since they listen to clients and community needs and enhance the software constantly making it better and better after each release.

There are two versions of Magento – Enterprise and Community Edition.  Enterprise is the paid for version with a fee starting from $15,550 per annum and which includes additional functionality and a high level of support.  The Community Edition is free to use and does not have a yearly fee. In both versions you will require a Magento Agency like us to setup Magento for you, which will incur costs depending on what you require.

Below is a short video of some clients that use Magento:

Now which version is good for you? This is really decided on what your requirements are and of course your budget. If you are a company that has millions of hits a day then there is no question you would benefit from the power of the Magento Enterprise version which comes with features that you definitely need.

If you are a small company just starting out and require an online shop then we would recommend Magento Community Edition.  With the Community Edition we can fully adapt it to what your business needs. We always find that each client has unique requirements therefore we provide tailor made Magento Websites, in some cases within 30 days. Click here to view further details on Magento.

Why use Magento? I have been involved in e-commerce for over 10 years now and I have used many different e-commerce solutions and by far Magento has covered all needs from a customer’s perspective to the business owner’s perspective making it by far the best software available. Some of the biggest brands online now use Magento. It is extremely scalable and also robust and with such a large community behind it you will always have support either by an agency such as us or freelance Magento developers.

If you have any questions about Magento especially for your specific business please ask away, I love matching requirements to Magento functionality it’s a true passion of mine! Magento Forever..

Anthony Mixides

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