In this post, we help you find the right Magento development company by:
Note: This article focuses primarily on Adobe Commerce but most companies listed below also work with Magento Open Source.
At IronPlane, we offer development services for Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source, but we also work with businesses who operate on BigCommerce.
Currently, we have over 30 Magento-certified developers, as well as Solution Specialists, and UX experts, located in the US and around the globe.
We’ve been building and optimizing Magento sites for 12+ years. During this time, we’ve developed a proven work process based on clear communication, transparency, and a long-term view of client relationships.
Our goal is to become a strategic long-term partner to our clients. That’s why we take the time to study their businesses, technical challenges, and eCommerce goals. This lets us offer the best possible solutions from both a technical and financial standpoint.
Read more: Adobe Commerce Agency: Our Process, Projects, and Results
Magento Site Audit. As you can see in the screenshot below, we offer three different audits.
Custom Magento Development Services. We can build entire sites from scratch, as well as custom modules, themes, pricing pages, integrations, Magento extensions, and much more. Our team also has experience in creating custom features like product configurators, subscription management, 3D/AR product merchandizing, wish lists, and loyalty programs.
Read more: IronPlane Custom Magento Development Services | 2023 Guide
Magento Upgrades. This service ensures you’re taking advantage of the latest releases from Adobe. Our developers understand the complexities of the Magento and Adobe Commerce platforms and perform upgrades that consider interdependencies of core code, theming structure, third-party modules, and customizations to ensure an efficient upgrade experience.
Magento Support and Optimization. Our ultimate goal as an agency is providing long-term value to our clients helping them maintain and optimize their Magento and Adobe Commerce sites to bring them the greatest return on their investment. Each client is assigned a dedicated Solutions Specialist and development team that can proactively maintain and improve your site’s security, speed, conversions, and reliability over time.
UX & Conversion Rate Audits. Our team of UX designers and developers can analyze your site to identify user experience challenges and opportunities. This analysis typically results in design changes that improve overall user experience while driving more conversions. We specialize in identifying ways to improve your website conversion rate by improving user experience and conversion path efficiency.
Magento-Optimized Hosting. We can create the ideal hosting environment for your Magento or Adobe Commerce site, based on its daily traffic volume, seasonal spikes, order volumes, and other technical factors. We manage this hosting environment on your behalf with proactive monitoring and maintenance for optimal site performance.
eCommerce Security and Monitoring. For our hosted clients, we offer three different security and monitoring packages. Each one includes different services, with the Enterprise version providing the most comprehensive security and monitoring for your site.
Each IronPlane project starts with a free consultation call where we discuss the challenges with your Magento website. Click here to book this free call with a Magento advisor.
Over the years, we’ve worked with both B2C and B2B clients across various industries, including wholesale distribution, retail, and manufacturing.
For example, here are three of our Magento projects and the results they produced:
For more examples, check out the other client case studies on our site.
Now that we’ve covered IronPlane, we’ll discuss four other development agencies so you can make a well-informed decision.
Before we dive in, note that some of the companies below are primarily focused on eCommerce platforms (including Magento), while others also work with a variety of different technologies (like WordPress and Drupal).
Rave Digital is an eCommerce development and marketing agency with a broad focus on Magento, Adobe Commerce, WordPress, and mobile application development. Their digital marketing services include social media marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, and more.
The company was founded in 2008 and they employ around 50 developers with offices in the USA, India, UK, and Belarus. At the time of this writing, they have a 4.9 rating on Clutch, with 62 reviews.
Similar to IronPlane they offer a few different Magento-specific eCommerce services, such as migrations from Magento 1 to Magento 2, custom website development, and maintenance. Rave Digital also has a Rapid Deployment Packages service for businesses that want to launch Magento sites fast.
You can see an example of their work in this case study, which details how they migrated a site to Magento 2Open Source, developed custom modules, and set up key integrations.
Rave Digital has a diverse portfolio of businesses primarily in the B2C space. It appears their portfolio includes both past and current clients as several of the sites we checked have moved to a new platform since the case study was published.
MagnetoIT Solutions is a full-service digital agency that can deliver end-to-end marketplace eCommerce solutions. In addition to Magento development services, they offer digital marketing services, consulting, UI/UX design, and a wide variety of other software development services (including mobile app development, testing and QA, and DevOps).
The company has 10+ years of experience and over 650+ long-term clients — serving B2B, B2C, and B2B2C businesses across industries like home décor, fashion, health, beauty, automotive, and more. They have offices in New York, India, Bahrain, Ireland, and Australia. At the time of this writing, they have a 4.8 rating on Clutch, with 45 reviews.
eCommerce development is one of Magneto’s main areas of expertise, but they work with a variety of platforms, including Magento, Adobe Commerce, Commercetools, Shopify, Pimcore, Shopware, Fabric, and Orocommerce.
When we look at Magento services specifically, Magneto offers everything from migrations to integrations and custom development. They can also accommodate enterprise businesses, multi-vendor stores, and sites that need headless Magento 2 development.
This case study shows an example where the Magneto team took over and revamped a struggling online store — they identified and fixed issues on the frontend and backend of the site, reconfigured integrations, and used a headless architecture to improve website performance. As a result, users could more easily browse products and complete the checkout process (thus reducing the cart abandonment rate and increasing conversions).
Magneto’s typical customers are enterprise businesses that need Magento web development in addition to Magneto’s additional business solutions (and have the budget to afford Magneto’s services).
Brainvire is an award-winning digital transformation company. They have a broad focus across cutting-edge technologies like augmented reality and blockchain, as well as eCommerce platforms like Magento, Shopify, and WooCommerce.
They also offer various IT solutions, including custom CRMs, Microsoft enterprise services, PHP website development, and custom web app creation (including PWAs).
Brainvire is by far the largest company on this list, with over 1500 employees and offices in the USA, Canada, the Middle East, Singapore, and India. At the time of this writing, they have a 4.8 rating on Clutch, with 202 reviews.
In terms of Magento services, Brainvire has an end-to-end approach to designing, developing, and marketing Magento sites. Similar to Rave Digital, Brainvire offers a Quick Launcher service for businesses that want to launch a Magento site as quickly as possible.
For an example of Brainvire’s Magento eCommerce development expertise, check out this case study. It details how their team implemented a complex search functionality with various filters.
Brainvire typically appeals to midmarket and enterprise companies within five core industries — retail, real estate, education, finance, and healthcare.
Elogic is an eCommerce development company founded in 2009. They specialize in six technologies — Adobe Commerce, Shopify Plus, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, BigCommerce, SAP Commerce Cloud, and Commercetools.
They have over 130 employees with offices in the USA (New York), Estonia, and Sweden. At the time of this writing, they have a 5.0 rating on Clutch, with 16 reviews.
They offer a few different Magento services:
Check out this case study for an example of Elogic’s team building an eCommerce website from scratch, optimizing its performance, and integrating a custom PIM and ERP.
Elogic works primarily with mid-sized eCommerce businesses in industries like food and beverages, fashion, luxury goods, consumer electronics, and publishing.
Selecting the right agency for your Magento development services can help you avoid frustration, expense, and delays in achieving your eCommerce goals. It is essential to take the time to fully evaluate your options and find the best match not only for your immediate technical needs but also for your long-term support and partnership needs.
Hiring the wrong agency can lead to broken features, missed deadlines, and projects that take more time and money than expected. In fact, poor agency selection often results in what we call a “Magento rescue” where a company reaches out to us after their initial agency dropped too many balls and left the site in a state of disrepair.
Below, we’ll show you how to avoid these issues by evaluating three key factors before selecting a Magento development company.
This is the easiest place to start when evaluating agencies. Here are a few things you can look for on each company’s website:
Great communication is key for any agency partnership. The same goes for transparency.
In fact, great communication and transparency go hand in hand. An agency partner that understands the value of transparency should clearly communicate the key aspects of their work — what they’re building, how much time they spend on each task, how they’re charging you, and so on.
In order to assess communication skills and transparency, make sure to have multiple conversations with each company before making a decision. A good agency partner should have no trouble explaining their thought process, as well as how billing and status updates work.
Businesses often run into trouble when they hire Magento “job shops” — companies that look at each project as a one-time deal, without considering the long-term impact of their work.
This approach often leads businesses to use lots of agencies in a short span, none of which become experts in the website’s ins and outs. As a result, website changes are made without an understanding of each previous agency’s work, which creates new problems and makes existing ones more difficult to solve. (In fact, this is such a common occurrence that we offer a separate Magento Rescue service for these situations.)
That’s why you need an agency willing to:
Put simply, look for a Magento development company that has the potential to become a long-term partner.
On that note, ask each company you’re evaluating about their current client engagements. If their clients have been with them for years, that can be a good indicator of the company’s reliability.
At IronPlane, we’ve spent over a decade applying and refining our process in various Magento projects.
Each project we take on starts with a free consultation to ensure our expertise matches your needs. Then, our team conducts a detailed business discovery and code audit to understand your technical challenges and business goals. Finally, we dedicate a Solutions Specialist to act as a strategic partner between you and our development team.
And while our work spans many industries, we always maintain a few key principles:
If you’re looking for a reliable Magento development company that’s prepared to support your site long-term, book a free consultation with our team.
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