We believe that there is nothing quite like launching and managing a true enterprise eCommerce experience. From the very first day, one manages high traffic levels, an influx of online visitors and large customer data, overloaded carts, customer support requests, and indeed influx of orders that need to be processed. One would want to resort to a proven technology that is helpful in development and that is what we resort to as a known website development company in Calgary.
It’s important that in such a hectic digital environment, one does not want to rely on some unknown eCommerce platform or web development tool. We have experts in our teams who are known for developing eCommerce portals and for website development in Calgary, Alberta.
Magento, also labelled as Magento Commerce, is widely used and is a popular choice for enterprise eCommerce brands. It accounts for most of the eCommerce sites and portals developed in the world. We have web developers in Calgary who have an expertise to use this technology to create valuable eCommerce sites. However, as multiple brands continue to experience the pressure of selling in this age of AI and IoT, choosing a befitting enterprise eCommerce platform also requires good use of wits. Following are some key considerations regarding this technology that will be of help while choosing to develop a website or an eCommerce portal.
Opensource compared with Commerce version of Magento
It would be good for the IT professionals of a company to know about the difference between Magento Commerce and Magento Opensource technologies – a knowledge worth acquiring.
Magento Commerce: Initially this technology came in two versions, Magento Enterprise and Magento Enterprise Cloud. Those two versions have got synchronised and now we have Magento Commerce to use which is a premium version of Magento Opensource that includes cloud-hosting as well post paying the applicable fee.
Magento Opensource: Earlier referred as Magento Community, Magento Opensource is a free version of Magento that can be downloaded, customized, and self-hosted by experts working on website and eCommerce development.
Magento Opensource is available for everyone to download without any cost. It is an open source platform that is free to use giving you the flexibility to configure the platform based on your requirement. Also, Opensource users have access to multiple extensions and themes and also have a support from friendly technology community of the technology.
Magento Commerce on the other hand, is a paid version for which you need to make a payment that may range even close to $22,000 per year in case of usage of Magento 2. Also, this fee increases with the increase of GMV (Gross Merchandise Value) of the company using this technology. No wonder Magento Commerce gives the developer more functionality, and helps him leverage state of the art marketing features, customer reward programs and targeted promotions available with the technology. Special thing is that this technology comes with 24/7 technical support. There is an option for the company to choose between an on-premise deployment or a cloud-hosted solution. The cloud offering is a bit costly and gives a multi featured cloud-hosted environment, allowing you to leverage the advantages of a SaaS eCommerce solution.
We are sure you will be keen to leverage the best features offered by this technology for the website development and eCommerce portal development for business benefit. Feel free to approach us for technical advice and solutions for developing websites and eCommerce sites of global standards.