Magento: The E-Commerce Little Helper

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Monday, June 24, 2019   /  02:00PM  / Nick Galov

 

If you’ve ever dabbled in e-commerce, you’re probably familiar with Magento. Just to be on the safe side, I’ll summarize what it is before jumping to listing some of its benefits. 

So, What is Magento? 

Magento, now owned by Adobe, is a platform with ready to use features, created to save you the hustle of developing your own e-store from scratch. As mentioned, Magento comes with ready-to-use features.

 

And the best thing about it? 

It’s an open source piece of software. So, if you’d like to personalize it and add features you feel you need, you can do that as well.

 

When it comes to personalizing the software to your needs, you have two options. You can either:

  • Develop on top of what the software already offers, or:
  • Purchase any of the plug-ins that are already available. The second option can save you significant work and trouble.

 

Magento provides you, as a store owner, with the tools to operate in a systematic way with various options, including ones for payment and shipping. To minimize any privacy concerns, the platform is equipped with high security, including a private SSL certificate. 

By offering safety and convenience to its customers, Magento-based websites place among the top-rated websites in the world. Scaling is perhaps the most important advantage of the platform and what makes it equally popular among big brands and small businesses. The availability of tools can stretch and manage from a single product to multiple separate products.

 

There’s more:

The software is based on a modular architecture. If you’re planning on selling 20 items, for example, Magento can help you build a framework that supports that kind of stock. 

It all begins with its building block - the single module.  First, you develop all needed functionalities supporting this single module. 

Then, when the time comes, you can add new modules to support other products. It’s been proven that hosting 20 products is an easy undertaking for this platform, since it can host hundreds of thousands of products at once. The modular structure helps you to define your budget and development timeframe aimed at selling 20 products, as in this example.

 

Now: 

Almost everything about Magento can be scaled up or down. So whether you’re selling customized t-shirts or a whole stock of spare car parts, you can easily adjust the platform to your needs. 

What’s more, Magento supports hundreds of third-party extensions. If you, let’s say, have a CRM system set in place, Magento can integrate with it. 

Bottom line, Nick Galov in the statistics claim that the flexibility Magento offers is unmatched in the world of e-commerce software. It’s most definitely worth the time and investment. 

For more details and information about Magento, check out the infographic HERE

 

 

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