Currently, magento is ecommerce website platform used by more 150 000 businesses. So have you ever listened about Magento or searched for what is Magento? With purpose helps you have comprehensive view about magento, attract potential customers for your onlie store, CMSIDEAS will build series of Magento tutorials, from standard to advanced. The first is “What is magento and why should you magento for website”, you will see all features of Magento and know why a lot of businesses choose Magento to create their ecommerce websites.
Magento is a open-source built by PHP helps designers can create ecommerce websites quickly and professionally. Magento was released in 31/3/2008 by Varien and it is developed on Zend Framework platform. Why you should use magento for website?
Because it’s built in open source, you can easily download and install magento quickly for your website with no cost. Magento can create ecommerce websites fully with the flexibility in way to designed interface, content and all features. Important thing makes your website become more attractive and smoothier is extension magento you install for this.
Main features of Magento:
- Manage products: with images, reviews products and services, inventory control, import or export products feature,..
- Manage categories: helps you easily search and select products on website.
- Manage customer accounts: status, history, hopes, hobbies, addresses and cart. You also can know this customer bought your products or not easily.
- Many payment options: You can choose many methods such as Paypal, Authorize.net, Google checkout…
- Promotion and advertise tool: vouchers, discount program with high flexibility.
- Analysis and report tool: Magento is integrated Google analytic and many different report.
I’m sure that, through above contents you will know what is magento and features of it. You can install Magento on localhost for yourself easily through post: 5 simple steps to install magento on Windows with XAMPP
In next post, we will introduce to use detailed architecture of magento. We’re very happy to receive your comments to this post. Thank you for reading.
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