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What is Magento?

Magento started life in 2007 and was developed as an Open Source project that was officially launched in 2008 and quickly grew to be one of the largest, if not the largest –ecommerce system in the world.

Today, this system accounts for 25% of the world’s online ecommerce stores due to its scalable design, vast array of functionality options, easy to use system and scope that allows you to build your site exponentially.

In plain English, Magento is a system that allows you to build a website and sell products in that website easily. It allows you to add new products, remove and alter products through a web browser with ease from maintain stock levels through to uploading new product images, ease of use for business owners is a key element as to why Magento is so successful.

Ease of Use

Magento allows you to do things easily, if you want to put a special offer price on a product then it is a simple matter of updating the special offer price, you can even put start dates and expiry dates on.

If you want to create a new category for a new product line, it is very simple, there are no special skills required allowing you to grow and manage your business more effectively.

If you want to change your navigational system, Magento allows you to move categories and sub categories around just with a drag and drop.

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The Future of Ecommerce

There is more to ease of use though that makes Magento the top kid in the class. It is forward looking so that you can create mobile sites with ease, using the latest technology that allows responsive web designs and comes with constant updates that resolves security issues fast and efficiently.

Putting it succinctly Magento is the best ecommerce system out there, backed by thousands of developers creating modules that will cover virtually every online shop requirement. It is the number one choice for business owners, in our opinion, it is the number one ecommerce system available today and will probably be the same for many years to come.