As a UK provider of eCommerce development services, we specialise in designing, building and deploying online stores for businesses of all sizes across a variety of platforms. Our team of experienced developers has extensive knowledge and expertise in working with platforms such as Magento, BigCommerce, Shopify and more.
With a particular emphasis on Magento, we can help your business create a fully-functioning online store that is tailored to your specific needs and requirements. Whether you’re looking for a simple and easy-to-use platform for a small business or a more complex solution for an established enterprise, we have the skills and experience to deliver the perfect eCommerce platform for you.
Where do we start?
We start with an objective assessment of your best-fit solution, a good starting point decision to make in eCommerce is whether complete customisation is most important to you, versus the need to rapidly deploy online sales capability on an “off-the-shelf” platform.
At opposite ends of this spectrum are Magento and Shopify. Both are popular e-commerce platforms, but they have different characteristics and target different types of users.
Magento is an open-source platform, meaning that its source code is publicly available and can be modified to fit the needs of the user. It is a more complex and feature-rich platform, with a steeper learning curve but also more flexibility and customization options. Magento is geared towards larger, more complex e-commerce sites, such as those run by enterprise-level businesses, and it is more suitable for developers or tech-savvy users.
Shopify, on the other hand, is a more user-friendly, simplified platform that is geared towards small and medium-sized businesses. It is a proprietary, hosted platform, which means that the user does not have access to the source code and the hosting is provided by Shopify. Shopify is known for its ease of use, and it has a wide range of design templates, apps, and add-ons, making it easy to create and manage an online store without having to have a lot of technical knowledge. However Shopify can also enable you to stand-out-from-the-crowd with a good degree of customisation capability.
In summary, Magento is a more powerful and customizable platform, while Shopify is more user-friendly and easy to use. The choice between the two will depend on the specific needs of the user and the size and complexity of their e-commerce operation.