Magento Development

Magento 2 development

Magento (and now Magento 2) is our favorite full-scale e-commerce solution. Magento is the most popular open source e-commerce platform in the world, with just over 21% of e-commerce sites using the platform. This e-commerce platform has serious corporate backing as well, as it was sold (from E-Bay) to Adobe in 2018. If you can imagine it, our talented developers and designers can likely customize Magento to do it – and do it well.

Like WooCommerce/ WordPress, Magento Open Source (the community-supported, “free” edition) benefits from a robust commercial platform called Magento Commerce (the supported edition for which annual license fees come in at around $22,000), which makes the open source / community edition solid and reliable because of the cross-pollination of paid /well-funded proprietary development and open source development. Just to be clear, Watermelon Web Works is experienced with both editions – that is, we maintain and develop client sites on Magento Commerce as well as Magento Open Source depending on client needs.

Magento’s administrative interface is easy enough for anyone who can operate a cell phone to add products, coupons, send orders and generally manage the e-commerce functions of the site. Magento also makes adding regular content pages (About Us, Contact Us, etc.) to your site easy as pie, especially since the introduction of Magento 2 in 2015. We now offer a Magento maintenance plan to make keeping your site PCI compliant, secure and easy to find on Google.

Multiple Magento Storefronts makes it possible to implement multiple stores with a single administrative interface, and we can configure it to accept recurring payments (subscription products), check out in a single page for better customer conversion, and much more.

Magento Accessibility

Web Accessibility is an important part of having an optimized website. The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) provides a set of guidelines for site features that need to be in place in order to make websites fully accessible and functional for users with disabilities. Ensuring that your website is fully compatible with screen readers and accounts for users with special needs all factor into accessibility.

Magento can be a difficult platform to customize, which can make implementing accessibility changes difficult and tedious. Our team has detailed knowledge about the necessary features to make your Magento site fully accessible, as well as experience with modifying the platform to implement those features.

Watermelon Web Works has also customized several Magento 1 & 2 sites to work with WordPress, the world’s best content management system and blog.

Magento Experts

Our years of experience (creating custom php websites since 2002) make it possible for us to improve an existing installation greatly with minimal effort, or we can convert your existing WooCommerce, Shopify, or other e-commerce platform to Magento efficiently and improve it in the process. Check out our tips on optimizing your e-commerce conversion rate.

Slow sites are a favorite challenge for us, and often the first barrier in attracting and retaining loyal customers.

Drop us a note with your Magento development needs today. If you are looking for a Magento developer in Portland or Denver, we’ll be happy to buy you a cup of coffee and chat with you about your site.

Is Magento the right choice for your needs?

Check out a few of our previous blog posts on this topic to help you to decide:
Migrating Away From Magento: A Case Study
Magento vs Shopify
Magento vs. WooCommerce