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What To Look For In An eCommerce Web Developer

  • Written By Javier
  • Posted February 18, 2016
  • 2 minutes Read Time

Getting the right eCommerce web developer to work on your site and offer you Magento support could be the magic touch that takes your Magento business to the next level. Web developers know all about the latest updates and trivia. In fact, let’s face it, they keep on top of all that boring stuff that Magento business owners need to bear in mind but don’t want to spend their lives researching and learning.

For that reason, getting the right web developer is like getting a good dentist; they make the potentially painful stuff relatively painless. So let’s save you some unnecessary eCommerce toothache and consider some of the things you’ll want to bear in mind when choosing a decent eCommerce web developer.

Have a look at their portfolio. What you want to see is a tidy pile of websites that have useful and effective features that match well with their customers’ business needs. Things to look for are great navigation, a simple checkout process, and stock management and display. There definitely shouldn’t be broken links, outdated stock availability numbers or features that are unusually hard to find.

The speed of the sites they’ve worked on should be impressive. You don’t want to end up with a website that takes a few too many seconds to load as that will lose you, valuable customers. Stats tell us that four seconds is about the maximum that most customers are happy to wait nowadays.

Another good gauge of a good web developer match for your Magento business is to consider whether the kind of sites they’ve developed in the past appeal to you. Are these the type of eCommerce stores that you’d be drawn to yourself? If so, you could be a winner.

At the end of the day, one of the major things you’ll want from your web developer is the ease and friendliness of communication. If your emails take ages to get answered or you get a poor response to questions you ask or things you need clarifying, it’s probably time to look elsewhere. You need to feel safe and secure with any developer who might ultimately have your eCommerce business future resting in his or her hands.