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No overseas outsourcing. We speak English, work during normal US business hours and respond quickly.
Our programmers write bug-free code that works! We have a dedicated team of testers to ensure that the delivered Magento Programming works as requested.
We have worked on hundreds of eCommerce systems that process tens of thousands of transactions per day. We know the best practices for working on high-volume, live production systems (as well as low-volume basic Magento systems).
You’ll get the name, email address and direct phone number of your Project Manager and Developer that is in charge of your Magento eCommerce project. Our Project Managers keep you apprised of your project’s budget and progress, and also ensure that your needs as a client are met exactly.
Our prices are low, but our quality and customer service is high. Unlike other web development agencies we also offer firm quotes for your project, so you know what to expect when you receive your bill.
We know that this shouldn’t be something we have to mention, but we do pride ourselves on our ability to have a real person answer the phone during our business hours, and we make sure to respond to all email requests promptly.
We work with small 1-2 person companies, as well as some of the largest corporations in the world. We know you might want to test out our team first, before you commit to a larger project. And we’re okay with that. We have no minimums for working with us.
We work together in an open-desk office in Boulder, Colorado. What this means is that if someone has a specific question about a Magento eCommerce programming task, they can ask anyone else very easily.
After an agreement is signed, we will initiate a kickoff meeting to clarify the expectations for the project, and to make sure that we have all of the resources, website access and knowledge we need to make your project a success. For small projects, this may be a short phone call; for larger projects, the kickoff meeting may span several hours to ensure we don’t miss anything.
We will follow up from the kickoff meeting with any scope changes from the contract.
We need to make sure that we have access to your site, including FTP, SSH, control panel, database access and other access, in order for us to begin the project. At this stage, we will also work with you to determine what content you need to send to us (web page content, products, pricing, shipping information, payment processor information) so that we can complete the site on a timely basis.
We will create a wireframe (skeletal framework) for your main pages, including the home page, category page, product page, and one content page. The wireframe allows us to block out areas for how the website will be laid out and function.
Our designer will create a flat, non-working design layout for you to review. At this point, it is easy to change color schemes, images and font usage. Our goal is to create a design that is fresh, clean and easy for end users to navigate.
Once the scope of the project has been reviewed, and design has been approved, we begin the development of your project with our technical programmers. The process begins by breaking up all of the various parts of the project into discrete tasks, and assigning each task to programmers. These tasks include cutting up the approved design into working HTML, moving over content, images, video and products. We also will install any 3rd party extensions or plugins at this time. All hours and tasks are tracked through our real-time, Web-based Project Management System, that helps us stay on-time and on-budget.
We put your website through a 30-step quality assurance process, to make sure that your site will function properly for a typical Web user. We test items including SSL security, page load time, contact form submission, checkout cart functionality and other items.
Our Search Engine Optimization (SEO) team will review your site for items including page titles, meta description, duplicate content, canonicalization, no-index/no-follow errors, .htaccess errors, 301 redirects and more. The goal is to identify errors that search engines, such as Google, may encounter, after we launch the site. Ongoing search engine optimization is not included unless specifically outlined in project deliverables
We will train you – either on the phone or at our location in Boulder, Colorado – to learn how to use your website. We can show you how to best create coupons and discounts, how to manage orders properly, update products and content pages, and walk you through the advanced reporting systems that are built into the site. Training hours are included in many fixed-price projects; additional training can be provided on an hourly basis.
Once you approve the site, we will move it from the testing server to the live server, and run through our testing procedures again to ensure it works properly.
After the site has launched, we will review your site to determine how your end users are interacting with the site. Through in-depth analytical analysis, we can determine what pages “bounce” your site visitors off of the site, or what keywords drive the most amount of sales. We can then make recommendations for increasing targeted traffic to your site, creating new marketing campaigns, and improving other areas of the site.
We offer ongoing programming support or immediate break / fix support for your Magento store, often on an hourly rate.
Install or Upgrade your eCommerce shopping cart to a Magento system.
Making it easy for customers to find you via Google and other search engines.
Helping you keep in touch with your past customers and prospects via cost-effective personalized email.
Designing websites that creates a positive, trusted impression for an organization.
Guiding prospects effortlessly through a sales funnel, using a six-step process to build trust and develop a relationship.
Keeping a website up-to-date with fresh content, professional images, video, podcasts and blogs.
Allowing an organization to easily update their website without any special training or software.
Making it as easy as possible for customers to make purchases on an eCommerce site.
Speeding up slowwwww sites.