3 Tips for Finding the Right Magento Agency [VIDEO]
Ever since Magento launched its eCommerce platform in 2007, it has had tremendous growth. Today at least 160,000 companies use Magento as their eCommerce platform.
As the popularity of the Magento platform continues to grow, you need to make sure that the agency that you choose to work with knows their stuff. The changes on the platform from Magento 1 to Magento 2, as well the different options between Open Source and Commerce Edition really matter when it comes to building your ideal website.
To make sure you choose the best Magento Development agency to work on your website, here are three tips to help you.
1) Work with a Certified Magento Partner
It’s very important that you check the certification of your Magento Developer. It’s important that the person is a local Magento Developer and not located overseas. A certified Magento developer will know the best practices for eCommerce development and abide by the standards set by Magento. A developer that has Magento certification will create will more efficient and ‘cleaner’ code, will allow for better security, smoother functionality performance and easier upgrading in the future.
2) Plan Magento Updates
Every time the Magento platform offers updates, it is up to the individual user to implement them. A good Magento Developer will keep you aware of new updates that can help your website perform better. Typically the Magento updates will happen once a quarter and to make sure everything is running well you need staging and production environments.
When you begin working with an agency, it is important to ask them whether they offer Magento updates as a service and do it with staging and production environments. The more up to date you keep your site, the easier customers will find you and want to buy from you.
3) Look for Magento 3rd Party Integration Specialists
It’s likely that you will need your other software to be integrated with the backend of your Magento site. 3rd party software such as ERP, Marketing modules, Payment Gateways and more will give your website incredible advantages, so these must be able to be integrated by your developer. One of the most common problems that companies have is that their 3rd party integrations disconnect and they lose orders or customer data. Make sure your developer has experience with third-party integration for Magento and save yourself these worries.