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Magento 2

Magento is an open source e-commence platform built in PHP which was originally launched in March of 2008. Its launch proved to be a bit of a game changer as before this date most e-commerce platforms were exploring the licensing business model, whilst Magento, being open source was basically free to develop.

Over the years various updates and upgrades were rolled out to Magento with enhanced features and security protection, but this changed on November 17, 2015, when Magento 2.0 was released. Rather than being a further upgrade of the original Magento platform, Magento 2 was a complete revamp of the structure and functionality, taking it to the next level. Magento 2 is now one the leading e-commerce platforms globally, with an estimated 250,000 websites using the various versions of Magento.

If you are thinking about a new product/e-commerce driven website, you want to upgrade and provide on-line sales, or you are not happy with your current platform or provider, then get in touch with us here at Piranha Digital for an honest chat and competitive quote.

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Web Design

A good Magento website can be a great Magento website when outstanding creativity is sympathetically incorporated into the web build. At Piranha we have a dedicated team of interface designers who work alongside the Magento developers to design and create Magento websites that are carefully crafted to appeal to the target audience and drive conversions through the website, whether this is online sales, product enquiries or the start of a long term business relationship.

Our design process always starts with an initial briefing meeting, looking at the objectives, the brand, corporate tone, colour schemes, product ranges and a review of direct online competitors. From this initial briefing, our creative team develops visuals and styles for all sections of website, focussing on usability, the customer experience and brand integrity. Working closely with the individuals creating the content, the designers arrive at the final structure and designs ready for the Magento 2 developers to work their magic.

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Why Choose Piranha Digital for your Magento 2 Web Design Project

Piranha Digital first started developing Magento e-commerce websites in mid-2009 not long after the first official launch in November 2008. We soon became experts in the design, development, and support of Magento websites, creating our own bespoke integrations into office systems such as Sage, developing our own unique support packages, creating Magento specialist hosting platforms and developing results driven digital marketing and SEO campaigns specifically geared towards Magento.

We knew Magento 2 was imminent, and after allowing a short bedding in period and assessing the availability and reliability of extensions, integrations and plugins, started developing in Magento 2 in 2016. Since this date, all our Magento design, build and development projects are done in Magento 2.

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  • Vast expertise of Magento integrations
  • Strong management team overseeing all Magento projects
  • Designing Magento 2 websites since 2016
  • Designing Magento websites since 2009
  • Creative UX/UI e-commerce platform designers
  • A team of Certified Magento Developers
  • A dedicated team of content strategists
  • A team of dedicated SEO experts

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Magento Website Examples from Piranha

We have designed, built, developed, managed, integrated, marketed, and hosted loads of Magento websites over the years. Click the links here to view a few examples that show that we can do what we say we can. If you would like to see more examples of our work, get in touch and we can arrange for one of our Magento team to give you a quick presentation.

Benefits Of Magento 2 Over Magento 1

Magento 2 has improved performance and scalability – Magento 2 has an enhanced indexer that helps to increase its query performance speed. The indexing is a process used to convert merchant data, such as prices, by creating index tables and updating them regularly to improve the performance of the web store. Magento 2 also uses Varnish cache, which makes it easy to cache requests. This enables more than one admin users to create and edit product information.

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  • Increases server response times
  • Optimises web pages for faster delivery
  • Improves efficiency of backend operations
  • Enhanced database flexibility

Additional Benefits of Magento 2

Magento 2 has an Improved Checkout Process

With over 60% of users reportedly abandoning checkouts, this is a real key improvement in Magento 2 which has a greatly improved checkout process. Also, shipping, review and payments are displayed on two different pages. This simplifies the checkout process and improves customer experience. In addition, Magento 2 also provides a way for visitors to be recognised as guests.

Magento 2 is Mobile Friendly

In response to the growth in mobile browsing, Magento 2 is more mobile friendly and fully responsive, further improving the experience of website users viewing the site on mobiles and tablets. The Magento 2 admin panel is also touch-screen friendly. This makes it easy to manage the Magento store using a mobile phone or tablet.

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Magento 2 is Easy to Upgrade

No e-commerce platform is perfect. New bugs and vulnerabilities can surface at any time, requiring the release of upgrades, updates, and patches, that in turn need to be implemented by the developer or store owner. Magento 2 is easy to upgrade. The upgrade helps to improve e-commerce security and the experience for your customers.

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Magento 2 has Instant Purchase

Instant purchase enables customers to place orders easily and quickly without going through the normal checkout process. As customers become increasingly more comfortable with purchasing online, they are looking for the process to be quick and slick. When a customer visits a website to make a purchase and they click on the instant purchase button on the product detail page, they are redirected to a confirmation page where they can place their order.

Email Marketing Automation

Magento 2.2. has improved email marketing automation. It allows you to create campaigns much quicker than before. You can create campaigns and manage transactional emails for your Magento site.

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Advanced Reporting

Magento 2 has improved its reporting functionality which gives you improved data on orders, customers, and products. The report is updated continuously to show the new data. This feature gives you the insight, data, and metrics you need to better manage your e-commerce business.

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“It is great to work with people who are true experts in their field. We have used Piranha since 2014 to build our website and for our SEO and have found them to offer great value for money. Our business would be much smaller today if we did not use Piranha!”

Simon Brown, Managing Director - Northern Label Systems

Additional Services from Piranha Digital

Having been at the forefront of Magento development since the platform first appeared, Piranha Digital has developed a range of support services specifically tailored to Magento 2 which include:

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  • Technical Support
  • Specialist SEO
  • Enhanced Security Packages
  • Content Development
  • Updates & Upgrades
  • Hosting

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Technical Support

We provide dedicated technical support to our Magento clients via our in-house customer services team. Many of our clients chose to take out a SLA with agreed timeframes for identifying and working on any technical issues that may arise.

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Enhanced Security Packages

The Magento Enhanced Website Security Support package from Piranha Digital is a fully managed and enhanced security support package developed to counteract the increased levels of hacking attempts and viral activity detected by the website security community. It has been developed specifically to support websites built on the leading Magento platform.

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Updates & Upgrades

The Magento Update Support Package from Piranha Digital is a fully managed solution to keep your Magento website, plugins, and themes up to date with all the latest security patches, enhanced features and bug fixes that are regularly released. Piranha will systematically take a copy of your site, host it in a quarantine environment, install all relevant updates, test and then re-launch with all updates included.

When you are busy running your business, logging into your site to check for updates is usually the last thing on your mind. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could simply leave the responsibility to Piranha Digital?

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Specialist SEO

Piranha Digital has a specialist in-house digital marketing team focused of delivering SEO results for our Magento clients. Whilst our main focus is on Google as a search engine, separate campaigns are set up and managed for the other leading search engines including Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, AOL, Ask.com, Excite and DuckDuckGo.

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Content Development

Content influences user behaviour, but also quality content is a strong driver in how search engines view and ultimately rank websites on search results. At Piranha we have in-house copywriters and our own in-house commercial photography capability, video equipment, editing suite and also access to specialist stock video footage and photographs to make sure your Magento project is not just an empty shell or hollow promise.

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Hosting

Working closely with our UK partners, Piranha Digital provides super-fast, reliable professional business hosting solutions geared towards the requirements of Magento 2.

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Our Conclusion at Piranha Digital

There are many e-commerce platforms to choose from, but for us and our clients, in most cases Magento 2 ticks all the right boxes. It is licence-free (lower cost) it is flexible so we can design and build websites ‘on brand’ and it certainly packs a punch when it comes to advanced features.

The fact that it so widely used is another great benefit because the wider website development community is developing and releasing independent tools and features that can be incorporated into the Magento core at relatively low cost. If you want a website at a fraction of the cost of a bespoke build but with most of the features of sites costing £millions, then Magento 2 is for you.

Is it now time for you to upgrade to Magento 2 so that you can benefit from all these features?

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