Pratikkumar P. Gaikwad | 08 min read | Jan 25, 2020
In order to meet your business needs, Magento’s cloud eCommerce platform offers you access to a variety of tools, solution and application partners, and a robust, global developer ecosystem. This gives you the ability to choose the tools that are most consistent with your eCommerce platform for B2C (business to consumer) or B2B (business to business).
There are several eCommerce solutions available to you, regardless of your company’s size or scale. You can work with a Magento web development company to ensure that your website is structured for success from the beginning, to help you find the best solutions for your business needs. Partnering on your eCommerce site with one or more industry experts will help you showcase an online presence that is engaging and effective. To stand out from their rivals, maintaining a solid, prolific web presence is particularly important for many online websites.
Magento breaks down three different categories of its web developer options, so you can choose which one is the better fit depending on the type and scale of your company. The key groups within the Magento web development ecosystem are Solution Partners, Technology Partners, and Community Insiders, with each category providing its own unique talents to accommodate your vision of a flourishing eCommerce site. Most web developers within these groups have undertaken Magento-certification courses which allow them to efficiently utilize the suite of development tools used to actualize your digital business plan.
While all three development groups have their own expert skills, this article will concentrate on those inside Solution Partners and focus on Group Insiders briefly.
2. Solution Partners
In order to help business owners build meaningful, enduring experiences for their clients, Magento Solution Partners are consulting companies trusted by Magento. Solution Partners represent the needs of our complete B2B and B2C client base, delivering excellent market experiences for both customers and business buyers. This global network of over 350 partners works to enhance the quality of their digital channels with companies of all sizes, from small and medium-sized businesses to large companies.
Working with a Solution Partner will offer a range of important business advantages as rivalry becomes fiercer and it becomes more difficult to stand out. For a variety of internationally recognized brands, from SMB to mid-market to the largest Fortune 100 companies, solution partners create the leading B2C and B2B digital experiences. Solution Partners will help integrate third-party software into your website seamlessly to meet all your business needs while increasing operational versatility. To separate your website from your rivals while generating more traffic in the process, your Solution Partner can also customize innovative techniques. Magento Solution Partners are qualified and accredited to deliver multiple workable solutions irrespective of whether you are managing a B2C or a B2B eCommerce experience.
3. TIERED FLEXIBILITY
The Magento Solution Partner Program is structured into a tiered structure designed to help companies find the web developers that are most useful for their website needs for eCommerce. New Magento customers are encouraged to collaborate with their sales manager and/or account to find the right SI partner for the current project.
4. MAGENTO’S BUSINESS SOLUTION PARTNERS
The Business Solution Partner tier focuses on partnering with companies on the Magento platform that have recently built their website or have existing Magento commerce pages. Because of the preparation and qualification standards that they are held to, merchants are encouraged to work with a Solutions Partner. Currently, the Magento site lists 24 businesses that fall under the category of Business Solution Partner, all of which can be filtered by area, location, or industry specialization. In particular, one filter allows you to see how many members of a particular organization are Magento 2 certified by companies listed on the basis of the number of Magento 2 certified employees. Each organization will have a minimum of four staff members with Magento 2 certification regardless of their listing placement.
Each partner company has been thoroughly vetted by Magento to ensure the credibility of your project. On their Magento Partner page, information on their organization, products, previous customers, and current certifications is available for review.
5. MAGENTO’S PROFESSIONAL SOLUTION PARTNERS
Skilled Solution Partners are the next tier open to companies, including businesses with proven eCommerce practices with dedicated Magento experts. Magento currently works with 41 Experienced Solution Partners, all of which remain current to ensure the website is running at peak performance on all the new Magento updates. You should expect to work with partners delivering very specialized products specific to your given industry at this level of professional service. An example of a Skilled Solution Partner led by high-end Magento developers ready to help with the needs of your eCommerce site is given in the following profile.
6. MAGENTO’S ENTERPRISE SOLUTION PARTNERS
The next available Solution Partners tier is Enterprise Solution Partners. This level involves highly experienced consulting firms that provide the production of full-service websites and have regularly demonstrated their eCommerce expertise on the Magento Platform. Magento currently has 39 partners, including web developers from across a wide variety of product and business specializations, who qualify for this level. These web development businesses can recruit team members who are accredited via several certification programs from Magento.
7. MAGENTO’S ELITE SOLUTION PARTNERS
Global Elite Solution Partners, who are made up of highly experienced players in the web development industry, are the final tier of solution partners. Full-service system integrators, consultancies, or agencies that have demonstrated innovation in the area of digital commerce are Global Elite partners. Their skills include UX/CX architecture through dynamic program management as well as comprehensive 24/7 managed service and support offers. This elite partner tier currently only involves eight businesses and is an invitation-only partner level for solutions. They serve merchants across the globe.
Both Solution Partner levels will provide you with a superior level of care from highly skilled web developers. But as a company owner, these levels aren’t the only choices available to you. First, on the Magento website, we will touch briefly on the other two groups of web developers open to companies.
8. MAGNETO’S COMMUNITY INSIDERS
Magento Group Insiders are certified Magento web developers who can work with you on your Magento eCommerce site development or maintenance. The Insider Program provides an entry point for initiating a formal partnership with Magento, but becoming an official partner is a step below. These web developers and smaller agencies must have at least one accredited Magento web developer on their team and have prior experience working with Magento in order to become an Insider. Insiders have full access to the platform of Magento and a wide range of resources and knowledge, making them a valuable choice for companies looking for effective eCommerce sites to build and expand.
While we have more thoroughly examined the Solutions Partner group, when choosing which form of web developer best suits your eCommerce business needs, Technology Partners and Community Insiders still remain viable options. Taking the time to explore your choices properly will help you select a partner that is ideally suited to your immediate needs.
9. Additional Information
There are a couple of additional Magento tools that will help ensure the success of your website growth efforts.
Success stories from Magento partners provide valuable insights into other web developers and provide examples of how other consumers have been supported by Solution Partners. Reading about the struggles and milestones faced by other people will help you imagine how you can apply similar talents to strengthen your own Magento account. Based on their credentials and portfolio, your contacts within the Customer Success Groups will also include suggestions on partners that better fit your business needs.
In general, to obtain the support and tools to get the most out of your eCommerce website, you never have to look further than the Magento community. As well as Meet Magento networking events, Magento also provides hosted eCommerce events, which present opportunities to meet partners in person, discuss your project choices, and build good working relationships.
There is a workable solution for your web development needs, whether you have a small corporation or a larger organization. To support your eCommerce company, the data we have provided for each of the different developer levels will help you narrow the quest for the best partner.