Businesses have adopted Magento in large numbers, making it the leading ecommerce platform in the world. If you are looking for a Magento developer in Baltimore or the Washington, DC Metro Area to get started selling online or to improve your current customer experience, you’ve found the right people to help.
At LaunchDM, our ecommerce solutions are driven by strategy and rooted in experience. We’ve developed sites based on the Magento platform for a wide range of clients, including Unique Pretzels, BooRoo Shoes, Katherine Cosmetics, Reppert’s Candy, and Sweet Street Desserts. Our work for Katherine Cosmetics, a San Diego, CA start-up, also included offline marketing materials to help boost brand awareness and sales.
Benefits of Magento
In our opinion, one of the biggest benefits of the Magento platform is that it is open source software. Hundreds of thousands of developers and users work every day to enhance it, innovate new features, and improve the software’s security, making it the closest thing to what users really want instead of a product a software vendor thinks you need.
Magento was built for ecommerce with the idea that store owners would want unique themes and functionality. With our expertise in ecommerce and Magento development, we can customize your store with category & product page enhancements, express checkout, wish list and gifting options, custom images & media, mobile apps, advanced search & navigation, and social media integration. We can also develop custom interfaces for your payment gateways, order processing and fulfillment systems, shipping systems, accounting systems, and more.
Magento is for businesses of all sizes. Whether you are launching your first online store or improving what you have, Magento will grow with your business, no matter what types of features and enhancements you need. It’s easy to manage whether you have 100 or 1 million product SKUs.
There are many more things we love about Magento, such as its mobile capabilities, but the bottom line is that your business can benefit from the extremely robust and flexible ecommerce features that are simply not available elsewhere.
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to take your retail business online, maybe these statistics will help you decide:
- Retail ecommerce sales in the U.S. are expected to hit $492 billion by 2018
- The mobile e-commerce market grew from $2.2 billion in 2010 to $42.8 billion in 2013, and is expected to hit $50 billion in 2014
- Worldwide B2C ecommerce sales will increase by 20.1% in 2014 to $1.5 trillion
- 36.9% of visits to online stores came from mobile devices, up from a measly 3.4% at the beginning of 2010
- Repeat customers spend three times more than new customers
- 70% of small businesses with websites have sites that are not mobile-optimized
While brick-and-mortar store sales still command the majority of the retail market, ecommerce sales are increasing fast and contributing favorably to retailers’ overall growth. People simply aren’t hanging out in shopping malls these days, preferring instead to shop from their PCs, laptops, iPads and smartphones, where they can browse until they find exactly what they want. Shouldn’t your business be online so they can find you?
Launch DM is a leading digital agency that provides Magento based eCommerce solutions for businesses in Baltimore, and throughout Maryland. Contact us today and take the first step in getting a successful online store for your business.