A Quick Guide to Magento for Beginners

Scott Beaman | April 24th 2019

If you’re new to the world of eCommerce and looking to swot up on Magento you’re in the right place.

Below are some key facts that should help you to decide if the platform is right for your business.

  • Magneto is the world’s leading provider of eCommerce software
  • More than 250,000 retailers use Magento for their online store
  • Famous names that use Magento include Helly Hansen, Twentieth Century Fox, Ford and Nike
  • In early 2018 Magento was bought by Adobe for $1.6 Billion
  • Since the acquisition, Adobe has continued to increase investment into Magento and the open source model
  • Unlike many competitors, the platform is designed with eCommerce at its core
  • The open source community version of Magento software is free to install
  • The commercial offering has a vast number of additional features and services
  • Magento currently has over 300,000 Magento partners throughout the world
  • Collectively, these partners have created 4,000 extensions that are available to purchase on the Magento marketplace
  • Extensions can be added simply and conveniently using blocks of code
  • They also contribute approximately 30% of the code for Magento
  • The PaaS solution is a single tenant implementation on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure
  • Caching is built into Magento to optimise page load speed
  • Small businesses generally begin by using the cloud. However, as a business grows there is potential to scale up
  • Magento is currently working towards adding Microsoft Azure to support their software
  • AWS support will continue to be offered to business owners in addition to Azure
  • In June 2020 Magento will discontinue its support for Magento 1 and instead switch their focus to the Magento 2 platform
  • Magento 2 offers a much-improved version with enhanced performance parameters, streamlined checkout process, SEO tools, improved indexing and improved compatibility across eCommerce platforms
  • Both the open source and commercial version of Magento are updated every six to nine months
  • 70% of business owners using Magento have a B2B and B2C store

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