E-CommerceMagento CE Online Sales System

Why do we use Magento Community Edition as our primary E-commerce Application?

Magento Community Edition LogoMagento Community Edition, which is available for free to developers like ourselves, offers the most proven, robust, and scalable ecommerce development platform for a merchant’s online business.

Likewise it offers ecommerce developers, a never-ending list of time-tested plug-in modules from 3rd party vendors to address most online marketing challenges from back office ERP system integration to social marketing solutions.

As an open-source online shopping cart and ecommerce development platform, Magento Community Edition also allows our team to integrate our own custom code to the platform when we can’t find an adequate 3rd party Magento Connect module from the network of thousands of pre-developed ones.

Most importantly, the Magento Community Edition over the last decade has built up a long and impressive list of online checkout, product display, onsite search, and more to ensure that their platforms remains on the short list of any online merchant that is seriously exploring the future of their online ecommerce technology.

Purchased Add-On Application

The installation we provide as an add-on application is fully configured with sample data to let you get a feel for the application and how it performs. When you are ready to import your own data we assist in getting your build up and runnng and continue with ongoing support. To purchase this as an add-on application simply order the E-Commerce package here and Magento CE will be installed and configured for you. We recommend you purchase a SSL Certificate to accompany this application - see available SSL Certificates here

Self Installed Application

Our servers are configured correctly to allow you to install Magento CE yourself and we ensure your installation has all the required pre-requisites that makes installation an easy and hassle-free process. When installing yourself we recommend you purchase a SSL Certificate - see available SSL Certificates here. Be aware we do not provide any support for your personal build but there is no lack of online resources available if you run into trouble. The application can be installed from your website control panel automatically but still requires configuration and product data input.

Magento demo website screenshotTo view a demonstration of this application please visit here

The demonstration website shows the sample data installed and has full functionality.

It is only a demonstration and no products are actually for sale and no orders will be fulfilled.

 

 

Below are screenshots of the Magento CE Administration panel and options:

Following is a list of popular ecommerce features available as part of the Magneto Community Edition*:

WEBSITE MANAGEMENT FEATURES

  • Select and Control Information to Share Across Multiple Online Stores From a Single Admin Area
  • Assign Roles and Permissions Across Users
  • Web Services API for easy integration between Magento and any third-party application
  • Custom Website Design and Styling
  • Manage Online Customer Groups
  • Integrated Content Management System (CMS) for Creating and Managing Informational Pages
  • Google Website Optimizer Integration for A/B and Multivariate Testing

ANALYTICS AND REPORTING

  • Integration with Google Analytics
  • Admin Report Dashboard with Business Overview
  • Sales Reports Including Total Sales and Returns
  • Tax Reports
  • Abandoned Shopping Cart Reports
  • Best Viewed Products Reports
  • Top Sold Products Report
  • Low Stock Item Report
  • Onsite Search Terms Report
  • Product Reviews Report with RSS Support
  • Tags Report with RSS Support
  • Coupon Usage Report

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Contact Us form
  • Feature-rich Customer Accounts
  • Order History with Status Updates
  • Order Tracking from Account
  • Password Reset email from front-end and admin panel
  • Order and Account Update Emails
  • Customizable Order Emails
  • Create and Edit Orders from the Admin Panel

CATALOG MANAGEMENT

  • Inventory Management with Backordered items, Minimum and Maximum quantities
  • Batch Import and Export of catalog
  • Batch Updates to products in admin panel
  • Google Base Integration
  • Simple, Configurable (e.g. size, color, etc.), Bundled and Grouped Products
  • Virtual Products
  • Downloadable/Digital Products
  • Customer Personalized Products – upload text for embroidery, monogramming, etc.
  • Tax Rates per location, customer group and product type
  • Attribute Sets for quick product creation of different item types
  • Create Store-specific attributes on the fly
  • Media Manager with automatic image resizing and watermarking
  • Advanced Pricing Rules and support for Special Prices (see marketing tools)
  • Search Results rewrites and redirects
  • Approve, Edit and Delete Product Tags
  • Approve, Edit and Delete Product Reviews
  • RSS feed for Low Inventory Alerts Customer Personalized Products – Upload text for embroidery, monogramming, etc. (this one is already there, but want to have the following shown after it)
  • Customer Personalized Products – Upload Image
  • Customer Personalized Products – Select Date/Time options for products
  • Customer Sorting – Define Attributes for Customer
  • Sorting on category (price, brand, etc.)

CHECKOUT, PAYMENT, & SHIPPING

  • One-Page Online Checkout
  • Integrated for Real-Time Shipping Rates from UPS®, FedEx®, and USPS®
  • Option on Credit Card Transactions to Authorize and Charge or Authorize Only and Charge on Creation of Invoices
  • Integrated with Amazon Payments, PayPal, Authorize.net, and Google Checkout
  • Ability to Accept Checks, Money Order, and Online Purchase Orders
  • SSL Security Support for All Online Order and Sensitive Transactions
  • Online Tax and Shipping Calculation and Prior to Checkout Estimates
  • Option to Create Account as Part of Online Checkout Process
  • Gift Message Management
  • Configurable Saved Cart Expiration
  • Multiple Shipping Address Management
  • Online Order Tracking from Customer Account
  • Ability to Manage Multiple Shipments on a Single Online Order
  • Destination Country Management
  • Per Order and Per Item Flat Rate Shipping Option
  • Free Shipping Functionality
  • Manage Shipping by Weight and Destination

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)

  • Light Footprint Design for Fast Load Time and Search Engine Optimization
  • Google Site Map Creation and Site Map Auto Generation
  • Search Engine Friendly URL’s Including URL ReWrite Controls
  • META Information Management at Product and Category Levels
  • Auto-Generated Popular Search Terms Page

CUSTOMER ACCOUNTS

  • Order status and history
  • Re-orders from account
  • Recently ordered items
  • Address Book with unlimited addresses
  • Default Billing and Shipping addresses
  • Wishlist with ability to add comments
  • Email or Send RSS feed of Wishlist
  • Newsletter Subscription management
  • Product Reviews submitted
  • Product Tags submitted

PRODUCT BROWSING

  • Multiple Images Per Product
  • Product Image Zoom-in Capability
  • Product Reviews
  • Related Products
  • Stock Availability
  • Multi-Tier Pricing Upsell
  • Product Option Selection
  • Grouped Products View
  • Add to Wishlist
  • Send to a Friend with Email

CATALOG BROWSING

  • Layered / Faceted Navigation for filtering of products in categories
  • Layered / Faceted Navigation for filtering of products in search results
  • Flat Catalog Module for Improved Performance with large catalogs
  • Static Block tool to create category landing pages
  • Ability to assign designs on category and product level (unique design per product/category)
  • Configurable search with auto-suggested terms
  • Recently viewed products
  • Product comparisons
  • Recently compared products
  • Cross-sells, Up-sells and Related Items
  • Popular Search Terms Cloud
  • Filter by Product Tags
  • Product Reviews
  • Product listing in grid or list format
  • Breadcrumbs

To view a demonstration of this application please visit here