There are many Magento programmers to choose from, but how do you choose the right one? As the CEO and founder of Coalition Technologies, one of California’s premiere development and design firms, I have worked with countless clients who put their trust in the wrong programmers and needed us to repair the damage. When choosing a Magento programmer, there are certain things that every business needs to look out for.
Magento Commerce works with a global network of Solution Partners and independent developers to ensure that their customers have access to the best custom developments available. When it comes to Magento programmers, you have many options available to you, but the fact of the matter is, most of these programmers aren’t worth your time and hard-earned money. Here are just a few things that you should ask when making your decision:
- How extensive is your programming knowledge? The Internet is constantly evolving, and while some programmers are still stagnating with HTML4 and basic CSS, the truly proficient programmers are taking advantage of the newest, most innovative technologies to build and develop tomorrow’s websites today. Your developer should understand a wealth of different specifications, because Magento Enterprise utilizes multiple programming languages for the greatest level of flexibility. But if your programmer is limited in his or her scope, you will never be able to take full advantage of what Magento customization has to offer.
- How much programming experience do you have? This sort of goes hand in hand with #1, but experience is every bit as important. Even if your programmer has an elementary knowledge of multiple programming specifications, he or she may not have the experience to handle the intricacies of advanced web programming. You don’t want to hire some Johnny-Come-Lately programmer to provide you with mediocre developments.
- How much Magento experience do you have? When hiring Magento programmers, it’s important to find someone with expert proficiency not only in development, but specifically in Magento development. The Magento Enterprise Edition is virtually limitless when it comes to custom developments, but if your programmer doesn’t understand how to implement these developments within the confines of the platform, you’re not going to get the results that you need. Your programmer should understand Magento every bit as well as he or she understands development.
- Are you a certified Magento Partner? Even if the programmer understands how Magento operates, that in itself isn’t enough. Magento Partners work directly with the company, and receive all of the necessary support and training to get the job done right. Most importantly, partners are approved by the company, so you can have added confidence in knowing that you’re getting an actual expert endorsed by Magento.
- What kind of business do you run? Be very careful when hiring independent contractors, because most will build custom developments and then walk away. Even some large businesses will leave you high and dry after building your site. You want to find a company that actually treats you like a partner, works with you every step of the way and continues to invest in your success even after the developments have been implemented.
- What other services do you provide? Programmers are often limited in their scope, but if you truly want to maximize your benefit with Magento, you must align yourself with a team that understands development, design, SEO and marketing. This will ensure that your eCommerce business not only functions nicely, but also looks fantastic and benefits from maximized sales.
Go with Coalition Technologies
Most importantly, Coalition Technologies is a Magento Silver Partner. We work directly with Magento, and the company even promotes us on their site. Our Magento programmers have used the platform almost since its initial release, and we understand how to maximize every customization feature, plug-in, application and extension. No matter what you need in terms of development, our team is equipped to help you reach your goals.
But our services don’t end there. Our programmers work directly with our SEO gurus and expert designers to help your site to become all that it can be. We can help you to build your brand with stunning custom designs, and we can help you to grow your Internet presence with top-notch marketing and SEO services. Just give us a call at 310-827-3890 and share your vision with us.
Our Programming Services
Our programming services run the full gamut of web development. We specialize in building full eCommerce stores on the Magento platform, implementing custom designs, creating and deploying valuable email marketing campaigns, quality assurance testing and more. In short, our developers build fully functional, attractive and user-friendly stores using Magento. This means that you can take advantage of all that the content management system has to offer, but without having to settle for boring templates or generic features. Your website is completely your own.
Call Us Today
Are you ready to take your business to the next level with some of the best Magento programmers in the industry? Call us today at 310-827-3890 and receive a free quote. We’ll discuss your business and your goals with you, and we’ll come up with a fully customized plan to help you bring your ideas to fruition. No two businesses are exactly alike, so let us work with you to build the perfect strategy for you. Call us now.