Magento is the industries number 1 platform for e-commerce. Based on the highly extensible and robust Zend Framework it's no wonder Magento powers thousands of online businesses around the world. Magento is actively developed and maintained by eBay and a vast community of professionals, meaning you can be positive that your online business is up to date with the most tried and tested technologies available.
Out of the box, Magento needs configuration of inventory, payments and site content, making it ideal for new businesses with small numbers of products and a lower budget. We'd always recommend adding at least an underlying theme on top of a new installation of Magento, though it's entirely optional. Once you start to make your sales, it is then possible to add/remove and update features of Magento on the fly.
Gather use Magento as a base for e-commerce projects. It's stable payment gateway and integration with payment providers such as PayPal, Google Wallet and SagePay make it easy to deploy for our clients. We can recommend and install the extensions that suit your business model. For more bespoke projects, Gather can develop custom made Magento modules and themes.
For more information about the Magento services we can offer please get in touch.
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It is important to find the correct hosting for your online store, but this isn't necessarily your current hosting provider. Gather can advise you on reliable hosting to use for Magento, together with the best services (both free or commercial) that can be used to monitor your sites performance.
Be sure to contact us for advice toward Magento store performance, SSL certificates & security, cache performance, content delivery, page speed scores and many other factors that can affect your conversions online.