Magento is an open-source content management system for e-commerce web sites. The software was originally developed by Varien Inc., a US private company headquartered in Los Angeles, with assistance from volunteers.
Varien published the first general-availability release of the software on March 31, 2008, under the name Bento. Roy Rubin, former CEO of Varien, later sold a substantial share of the company to eBay, which is now the sole owner.
It is a feature-rich, open-source ecommerce solution that offers retailers complete flexibility and control over the look, content and functionality of their websites. Magento’s intuitive administration interface contains the marketing, merchandising and content management tools retailers need, without putting constraints on business processes and flow.
When Magento was released in 2007, it transformed the ecommerce platform market. In a period of 18 months, Magento surpassed one million downloads and is now used by a staggering 26% of the Alexa top one-million websites. Purchased by eBay in early 2011, it continues to be the fastest growing ecommerce platform in the world.
Magento is written in PHP and utilises the Zend Framework (which is MVC based) and uses an EAV-based MySQL database. The system is highly modular and Magento’s architecture handles module database schema updates automatically.
Magento comes in three versions for different business sizes and models: Magento Go (SaaS), Magento Community (Free, Open-source) and Magento Enterprise (for large retailers).
It gives your business enterprise level ecommerce features without the enterprise level price tag. By using this powerful and versatile system as the basis for all of our ecommerce websites we are able to provide our customers with an incredibly advanced online retail store at a fraction of the price it would normally cost to have those features developed.
With our core corporate specialization in Magento development, you will be in safe hands. We are recognized professionals in the growing community of Magento developers and merchants, and proud of it.
Our services are a process. We are with our customers through every step of a project; starting with consultancy to design solutions, development to deliver those solutions, integration to add value, and support to ensure stability and availability.
At Reddot Infotech you get to interact with Professional Magento developers who will look after your online business to the next level by giving it the competitive edge it requires through high end Magento development. Magento is the ideal e-Commerce platform on which to develop your online business if you value uniqueness and are looking for an application that does not limit you in any way.