Ongoing Magento Development can both increase the efficiency of a site and improve its visual aesthetics...
As an out-of-the-box eCommerce solution, Magento cannot be beaten – its feature rich CMS provides more scope and pliability than any other software on the market. Nonetheless, with the unique requirements of each eCommerce site on the web comes a wide range of variables, and this is where Magento's other biggest strength comes into play: its customisability.
Magento really is a developer's dream because the software has been built with such a wide range of compatibility for other applications and coding languages. In other words, when the requirements of your site are best served by a third-party application, our developers can build that application into the Magento architecture much more easily than any other competing platform.
Across our portfolio of clients, there are numerous examples of this practice at work. For example, we've been able to save Stephen Arnold Ltd. from having to invest in bigger, more costly servers simply by building an Ajax solution into its expansive library of configurable products. By far and away the most popular customisation that we implement into our clients' websites, however, is ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) integration with Magento...
By far and away our most popular Magento Development service for clients is the integration of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and ERP software to streamline the work-flow from a website's front-end onto its database and warehouse. It's a service that we've honed into a bespoke ERP Suite that powers the distribution cycle of many of our key clients' sites, such as Pukka Herbs
and Fun4Kids. Not only do their customers now receive a swifter service, but they're also
able to push wider profit margins through a more streamlined chain of
sales and stock management.
This is where Magento really sets itself apart from the competition. The Magento Connect Marketplace offers thousands of native extensions – built by professional Magento developers around the world – that can be quickly and easily built-in to your Magento site. You'll find everything from one-click checkout extensions to custom-built booking and reservation solutions, or professionally designed website templates. All Magento merchants need to do is log-in to the marketplace, purchase the relevant extension, and install it through the purpose-built Magento Connect Manager found in the back-end of all Magento sites.
However, if your site requires an extension that isn't precisely catered for on Magento Connect (or could be built from scratch at a cheaper price), then The Pixel is ideally placed to develop bespoke modules that can both streamline the running of your business and improve the site experience for your customers. Simple solutions are usually the most elegant ones in web design, and this is a philosophy that we've applied to the wide range of Magento modules we've developed for clients over the years. One recent example of just such a module is the 'lightbox' previewer and PDF generator that we developed for Admiral Cards' website, which you can find out more about here.
Anything you could possibly want to do in the eCommerce space – if it's not already in your standard Magento package – can be achieved via the Magento Connect Marketplace or by our team of programmers and designers here at The Pixel. Magento Development is just as effective a tool as Magento integration in the first place and ongoing support in the second – if balanced appropriately, this trinity is sure to bring efficiency and growth to your eCommerce business.
Since it was established in 2000, The Pixel has been dedicated to web design from its Bristol HQ in the UK. We immediately realised the potential of Magento when it emerged in 2007 and, since then, we've built the company around the platform, not only offering the highest standards of Magento development and support, but additional services from over a decade of industry experience such as online marketing, SEO, and tailored Magento Hosting to complement bespoke client packages.