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We’ve been designing and developing websites in Magento since 2009. Magento 1, as it’s now known, remains alive and well, despite the release of Magento 2 and the rumoured ‘end of life’ for the predecessor (the short update on that one is there will be 18 months’ notice before any date is set).
Magento has become one of the most popular open source CMS for clients and digital agencies wanting to develop an e-commerce 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. As a specialist Magento Agency we’ve got a great track record delivering our main services – design, development and digital marketing.
The platform provides web designers and developers with an array of ‘off the shelf’ features. Built from the ground up for the retail sector, it considers all the promotional and product features required by retailers. The ability to organise and navigate products by attributes is a staple requirement of e-commerce user experience (UX) – and that’s a core feature of Magento.
The Bigger Boat has nine years’ experience designing and developing websites using Magento. We’ve created responsive 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 Magento websites for our clients, improving search engine optimisation (SEO) and conversion rate optimisation (CRO) to improve monthly revenue.
But Magento isn’t for everyone. If you’re a small retailer or just starting up, the cost to develop a full-blown e-commerce website may be prohibitive. If this is the case, you could use a traditional CMS like WordPress or Concrete5 and either integrate with PayPal or any of the many available add-ons.
The Bigger Boat is based in Mirfield, between Huddersfield and Leeds. So if you’re looking for a Magento agency in Yorkshire and would like help with security patching, version updates or simply need general support, get in touch.