Benefits of Creating an E-Commerce Website with Magento 2

Many of my clients want an “E-Commerce Website” to help expand their existing business.

Some even want to start their initial venture with one.

One of the many leading platform for designing an “E-Commerce Website” using PHP is “Magento”.

Like every other software platform/framework out there, Magento is also evolving.

The latest offering is “Magento 2”.

“Magento 2” is now currently one of the worlds most flexible “E-Commerce” platforms.

So why would you want to use “Magento 2” over any other solution.

Well what are this people actually looking for, when they say, that they want an “E-Commerce Website”?

Well aside for the fact that they want a Website which allows for a Personalized Shopping Experience along-with a Secure & Reliable Payment System, they are also looking some of the following qualities.

  1. Personalized User Experience

Magento 2 provides many Extensions for Personalized User Experience
They are a number of extensions that collect data about the customers based on their search history, location, professed interest & more. This allows the benefit of providing content that is more Individualized for the customer`s needs & expectations.

  1. Secure & Reliable Payment System

Magento 2 has a powerful “Payment Gateway API” with almost all features and capabilities to allow for a custom payment integration whilst maintaining the security layers expected of such system.

  1. Responsive Web Design (RWD)

RWD allows for the presentation of content across a wide range of device that the customer may use to interact with your Website. In-fact considering the growth in the use of mobile as means of shopping online, Magento 2 has out of the box themes which use the mobile first RWD approach.

  1. Speedy Page Loading

Magento 2 uses “Varnish Cache Configuration”, an accelerator which allows the server handle much more traffic without adversely affecting the website`s functionality.

  1. Customer Reviews

Some of the Extensions available for Magento 2 allow for in-corporation of “Product Ratings & Review” functionality, with much ease.

  1. Powerful Shopping Cart

A persistent cart can be very easily enabled in Magento 2 Admin. Also, it is very easy to send automated reminders to customers with abandoned carts & wish lists.

  1. Social Media Presence

Among the numerous extension available for Magento 2, many provide for seamless login to various social media accounts. Which means that the customer can re-use his / her social media credentials and need not be burdened upon to create a new profile.

  1. Return/Exchange Info.

A returned merchandise authorization (RMA) feature can be very easily incorporated in Magento 2

Using Magento 2 to build an E-Commerce Website makes sense as it is more beneficial for building a professional Website designed to expectations of the client.


Mongo DB vs MySQL

Databases form the literal back-bone in any form of Organization.

But what is a Database?

Basically any sort of grouping or structuring of data in one or more form can be considered a database.

At a time that referred to actual physical files & folders filled with documents pertaining to the specific organization.

As technology keeps progressing and has become integral part of day to day life of our society, the concept of Database is also evolving in step with it.

So nowadays the term database simply refers to any of electronic storage software which allows for holding of data in an organizational defined structure.

Broadly databases can be put into 2 category : 1.) SQL   & 2.) No SQL

1.) SQL : Most of DBMS, RDBMS & ORDBMS use SQL (Structured Query Language) for interaction  & management of the Database. This is a mature standard and is widely implemented & supported. One of widely used “SQL” database product is “MySQL”.

2.) No SQL: This refers to any form of Database that does not use SQL for interacting & maintaining the database. It is not a new concept, as almost all forms of Database technologies preceding the SQL Standard (and even after that) have been using mostly independent (and often proprietary) techniques for interacting & maintaining of the database.

But more recently “No SQL” refers to those Database Technologies that differ only from “SQL” based database in that they use standardized set of process to interact & maintain databases without the use of “SQL” standard. One of the widely used “No SQL” database product is “Mongo DB”.