Posted: April 19, 2011 in Development, Magento, PHP

Magento is an Ecommerce platform aimed at businesses who want to take it online. Magento is recognized as one of the best Ecommerce solutions available backed by a company called Varien. The software runs on the Apache/MySQL/PHP platform. Magento is considered as one of the best solutions because :

  • They are compatible with most gateways
  • You can use almost any shipment with it
  • You can manage multiple stores on one backend
  •  Support is provided free
  • User friendly Interface
  • Create stores in different languages
  • One page checkout, guest checkout
  • Support for multiple currencies
  • Cross-sells, up-sells and related items
  • RSS Feeds for new Products
  • Built-in product review feature

Magento offer two solution, the Community Edition and Enterprise Edition. The Community edition is free but has limited features whereas the Enterprise edition has more features but has A yearly license fee.

Magento enables you to have full control over the content, look & feel, is flexible and robust. The platform comes with the best set of features out of the box making it easier for merchants to manage.Magento also offers multiple languages and multiple currencies making it a worldwide tool that is easy to understand and use.

integration with Google analytics, and some reporting features to help better promote your products.

Magento is a leading Ecommerce solution for online commerce because of its rich feature and capabilities to make online shopping easier for both the customer and the stores owner. Magento comes with a lot of features integrated and is easy to use.
With multiple languages, currencies,  free support, one page checkouts and a user friendly interface they have a recipe for success.
The software is remarkable and the costs to use it are not to pricy

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