The Bigger Boat has been designing bespoke ecommerce websites using Magento since 2009, soon after the product launched. It is the natural progression for web design agencies who have experience with Zen Cart or osCommerce.
It offers web designers and developers a huge amount of 'off the shelf' features. Built from the ground up for retail, Magento considers all the promotional and product features a retailer would need. The ability to organise and navigate products by attributes has become a staple feature of ecommerce UX, which is a core feature of Magento.
Magento allows web designers to create rich, differentiated consumer experiences, cross platform, from desktop to mobile. It has become the most popular open source CMS for clients and digital agencies, wanting to develop and ecommerce site. As a result a global developer community has grown helping to provide hundreds of extensions to add even more functionality and to integrate with other best-of-class systems.
The Bigger Boat has 5 years of experience designing and developing websites using Magento. We've created responsive Magento websites, linked up in-store EPOS with Magento's back end for synchronised stock control, dealt with countless payment gateways, integrated all kinds of add-ons, and provided in-house training for clients and their staff. We also maintain and optimise many Magento website for our clients, working on SEO and conversion optimisation, to improve monthly revenue.
Check out our portfolio If you'd like to see some of our Magento web design examples.
Not all eCommerce web design projects should use Magento. If you are a small retailer or are just starting up, the cost to develop a full blown ecommerce website may be prohibitive. In these circumstances you could use a traditional CMS like Wordpress or Concrete5 and either integrate with PayPal or any of the many ecommerce add-ons there are available.
The Bigger Boat is based in Brighouse, between Huddersfield and Leeds. So if you're looking for a Magento web agency in Huddersfield, Leeds or Yorkshire. Get in touch and we will be happy to help.