When you work from home, you will already know that you face a unique set of hurdles that many office-based companies don’t have to worry about. One of these is the security of all your information and sensitive data. After all, your home won’t be quite as secure as most corporate offices. One aspect of company security that many home-business entrepreneurs are now turning to is Magento. This is a very popular CMS (content management system) for e-commerce businesses as it helps to keep online payments safe and secure. Have you been thinking about making the switch to Magento for your home business? If you’re still not sure whether to make the switch, here are some pointers that might help persuade you.
Why Magento Works for Home-Business the Best
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It Is Open Source
You can get Magento for free. So that means you can download, install, and use the free Magento Community Edition as much as you like without any cost. It’s worth speaking to a Magento agency or other specialist, as they can help you add on some features and code your software to get even more out of this wonderful free resource. You could try and add on all these special extras yourself, of course, as they are available on the Magento marketplace. However, you might find that this is quite complicated and takes up too much of your time and time is money!
It Has Been Specifically Created For E-commerce
Even though there are many more popular CMSs out there, including the likes of WordPress and Squarespace, Magento is the only one that has been specifically created with e-commerce businesses in mind. So, Magento on its own is often thought to be better for e-commerce than even WordPress combined with its own e-commerce add on, WooCommerce.
There Is Great Community Support
If you ever get stuck with your Magento software, there is no need to panic. As Magento is completely open source, you will find that there is also a fantastic sense of community support. There are people working on it all around the globe, so even if you are worried that your Magento goes down in the middle of the night, you will be able to connect someone on the Internet who is still awake and can help you. There are also lots of international events taking place which you can attend whenever you like.
It Is Super Flexible
Thanks to Magento being completely open source, you will find that it is an incredibly CMS to use. That’s largely down to its open system architecture. If you work together with a specialist developer, they will be able to take advantage of this flexible nature to create the exact type of user experience that you want for your own customers and clients. You will find that it’s also possible to customize the backend of Magento, so you can tweak your employees’ experience of using it.
Lots of home-business companies find that Magento gives them plenty of features to create a secure e-commerce business. It’s so professional, it might even feel like you are back working in an office!