Unique web design using Magento 2
Always striving to provide the best of the best to our customers, we are delighted to include Magento 2 as a key part of our web development services. Upgrading existing Magento websites or building from scratch, we can help to create something truly fantastic and utterly unique to your business.
What is Magento?
Websites come in different forms, each with its own goals and job to do. This means that every site is different and needs the right platform, features and functionality to perform as it should.
Have you ever used an eCommerce website and wondered how it is that you can browse, order and pay for products so easily? This is thanks to the platform the site was built upon.
In the same way systems like WordPress create easily updatable content sites, eCommerce platforms help create websites which best showcase and sell products online.
Magento is one of the leading examples of this type of software. An open-source eCommerce platform, the latest and most powerful version of the platform, Magento 2. This version is a significant improvement upon its predecessor with a range of new features and improved functionality, making it an excellent choice for developing a new eCommerce site.
While there is no doubt that Magento 2 is excellent for the design and development of high-class eCommerce websites, there are some issues you need to consider. The primary one is the platform’s scale and complexity.
With a large number of features and integrations, Magento 2 development can be complicated and takes time. This is where experience plays a significant role. Developers familiar with the platform already know how to get the most from it.
So if you're thinking of tackling the platform to get your new site up and running, you should consider contacting an experienced design and development team for guidance. Inspire has this experience and is ready to help you with your project.
However, it may be that Magento 2 is too complex or too expensive for your business needs. In that case, there are other options out there which can still create a fantastic eCommerce site. For example, there is WooCommerce, another high-customisable platform that supports integrated apps.
The benefits of Magento 2
So what is it that Magento 2 does well and how can it beat out the competition?
The basic features of Magento 2 are enough to build something amazing. It has everything an eCommerce website needs to perform brilliantly. With our experience in working with Magento Community, we know how to use the latest plug-ins, extensions and designs to produce amazing results.
- Product management: easily manage images, lists, categories, comments and inventory.
- Client account management: see and manage the accounts made by customers.
- Customer-service functionality: adds features such as customer contact forms and email management.
- Order Management: easily manage and process large amounts of orders
- Payments: offers a range of different payment options from credit cards and PayPal, to external payment modules like CyberSource and ePay.
- Search technology: making websites easier to manage and simpler to navigate.
- International support: includes multi-lingual and monetary support features
- Promotional and marketing tools: straightforward application of the use of coupons, sales and promotions.
- Analysis features: easy to integrate with apps like Google Analytics to provide multiple reports.
These Magento 2 features give you a sense of its capability. But what is it that really separates Magento 2 from the competition?
Magento 2 can be used to create something truly unique. Easily modified and highly adaptable, it can meet any needs you have by offering unbeatable flexibility and scalable eCommerce solutions.
This flexibility also extends to the freedom it offers to change your website's hosting packages meaning you can be more selective and choose what best suits your business.
Responsiveness and speed
For all eCommerce sites, speed should be a top priority. The last thing you want on your website is a slow loading page driving away potential customers. Magento 2’s structure means it is always fast and responsive for both desktop and mobile.
One of the best features of Magento 2, which sets it apart from other platforms, is how easy it is to integrate third-party add-ons. This massively increases the functionality of your site as you can add integrations for the likes of Xero and Sage for better management. You can also use add-ons such as Paypal and eBay to help spread your digital marketing efforts to a broader customer base.
Magento 2 also acts as an in-built SEO content management system. With features for managing URLs, sitemaps, metadata and keywords. It's never been easier to get your website at the top of the search results.
If Magento 2 has piqued your interest and you're thinking of developing or updating your eCommerce website, then give us a call.
We can discuss how our development team can use the Magento 2 platform to create a beautiful, unique and high performing site that will help grow your business. We can also discuss if there are any alternative that would best suit your project and how to get best your online store performing at its best
Unlike many web design or marketing agencies, we do not run automated software and send you out a long technical Website Review Report on what you or indeed your last developer have missed.
We recognise that the web is evolving at a tremendous pace, one real month is equal to one web year, so what was delivered just a few years ago, may very well be looking tired and dated.
At the four BNI Groups we are members of, we are fully signed up to Givers Gain and offer referral clients 20 minutes of our consultancy time (at no charge).
We cover a range of areas such as "What is the objective of your website?"; "What is your business model?"; "Who is your audience?"; then we can cover User eXperience; Usability; Site Analytics; Search Engine Optimisation (On-Site).
We know the value of both your and our time but we also know that we're keen to build relationships and this approach is the first building block in establishing that mutual trust and respect.