The Magento eCommerce CMS has become popular in South Africa as the choice go-to-market environment for major retailers. It is also a popular environment for retailers upgrading their eCommerce websites.
Magento merchants On average, grow 3X faster than those on other platforms. They also realise a 50 percent reduction in Total Cost of Ownership. Sell more, save more, do it faster. That’s the Magento Advantage.
Magento in South Africa
Retailers such as DionWired, Hi-Fi Corporation, Incredible Connection, and Discem all have a physical store presence in South Africa. They have developed eCommerce websites to extend their footprint online. It allows customers to order online and receive delivery of their products at home.
Where Magento might not have been the first choice when some of these retailers started out, it has become the choice online software as they started to grow and expand their online services to customers.
Starting with Magento
Whether you are a small enterprise or large corporate, a few key things need to be considered when selling your products and services online.
The entry into the eCommerce domain for any business is not as simple as that of picking a website theme that fits your brand, followed by finding a good web hosting company. A great payment gateway and delivery partner are just as important as securing that your online catalog is in sync with your stock management system and financial software.
Ensuring your company is PCI compliant and that all the boxes are ticked to comply with things like the Consumer Protection Act could seem daunting at first, yet it still needs to be approached with the utmost care and planning.
MoonShot Labs and Magento
Moonshots Labs is more than just a development house that happens to offer Magento. Our work with some of the key retailers in South Africa over the last few years make us a key partner for any company or brand looking to enter the market with a support guide by their side.
In order for any Magento website to be a success, a planned approach needs to be taken to make sure that the site is not only stable, fast and ready to start selling but also a true representation of your company as a brand with values.
Talk to us if you are looking for a company to develop your Magento eCommerce service, need a Technical Audit if you require custom work or integration done.