Five things to ask Magento Specialists

Five things to ask Magento Specialists

Looking for someone to build you a Magento site? Well, you’re probably worried about how successful you’ll be and want to make sure that you give the job to a team that know what they’re doing.

Here are five things you should ask any potential partner when finding a potential Magento development agency.

  1. Developer or Firm?

Is the person you speaking to a single developer or part of a business? A large team can help you with all aspects of your Magento site from the build to the ongoing content and SEO.

  1. Who does the coding for the site?

Ask if the agency has Magento certified developer as they will have more experience with working with the specific code for Magento and not just similar systems. This will ensure a smoother and more complete build.

  1. What experience do you have?

You may want to check out if they have experience with the ERP system that you use, or integrating with a specific shipping method. This will help you to choose between two almost identical firms. Make sure you ask to see their portfolio of similar websites.

  1. How does the billing process work?

Ask about the billing process – whether you will be paying hourly or by the project. Also make sure you speak to them about any other fees such as hosting and ongoing support.

  1. Whereabouts are you based?

Ask the firm where they are based. While there are a number of overseas firms who offer cheap Magento sites, they are often poorly coded and the support team is unavailable to speak to in the event of an issue as this could mean that you end up losing money whenever the site goes down. It is much better to work with a company that you can go and visit face-to-face.

By making sure you choose the right team for your Magento site, you can be confident that your online store will be successful.

Author Gyles Seward

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