Starting your own E-commerce business can be a daunting task, but its potential is soaring every day. Online business has experienced immense growth in the past decade and is expected to continue its growth. According to estimates, approximately 1.8 billion people worldwide shop online. Additionally, 63% of all shopping begins online. It has not only created endless opportunities for individuals to start their own business online but has made it imperative for existing retailers to go digital. The potential and features that accompany a digital store are incomparable to a physical store.
Several web development companies exist that can build your first site to help you reap numerous e-commerce advantages. In Saudi Arabia, Dtech Systems is a leading web development company based in Riyadh with its services ranging from web and app development to digital marketing.
Planning for an online store is a comprehensive process starting from research and deciding particulars like the domain name, branding elements, product selection, etc. However, the most basic and crucial decision is technical and related to the actual development of the site.
Decisions regarding website design, usability, content, etc. are important. However, the selection of the E-commerce platform is the most critical step in establishing your e-commerce website. Several e-commerce platforms are available to choose from; one of the most popular platforms is Magento. It’s particularly popular among first-time entrepreneurs because of its user experience, design, and customer support.
Using Magento for your E-commerce Store
Magento is currently being used in approximately 30% of online stores worldwide. Big brand names like Coca Cola, Nike, Samsung, Ford, Bulgari, Christian Louboutin are using Magento for their online stores. Here are a few significant reasons why you should start your first e-commerce store with Magento.
1. Built Especially For Catering Online Stores
Magento is rendered as the equivalent of an e-commerce WordPress. It caters to specific online selling needs like inventory management, supplier management, advanced shipping, and user dashboards.
2. An Open Source Platform
Magento is the ideal option for developers due to it being free and an open-source platform. Additionally, the developers have the option to install additional modules for added functionalities. For example, the Magento 2 marketplace module and its multi-vendor extension are popular among online sellers.
3. Rich Features and Functionalities
A brief highlight of its essential features are stated below
- Improved user interface and experience
- Mobile and SEO friendly
- Provision of multiple Magento extensions and plugins
- Customizable Magento 2 themes and templates
- Easy third party integrations
- Security and Reliability
Selecting the platform alone is not enough as the selection of the developers is just as important. Several companies provide E-commerce development facilities, but all are not well versed in the Magento Framework. Dtech Systems is a web development agency based in Riyadh which has a team that specializes in Magento development. The company has an extensive project portfolio for E-commerce sites built on the Magento 2 platform.