RI Web Design is a leader in open-source e-commerce development, as the systems are easy to work with and simple to integrate into content management systems. Open-source solutions include e-commerce systems such as Magento, WooCommerce, Joomla, and nopCommerce, which work off .php and .net platforms. Each open-source system has unique abilities that allow us to build you a custom e-commerce website using industry standards of security. Each open-source platform we work with is listed below. This will give you an idea of the types of services we offer, should you choose to work with us.
WooCommerce is an E-commerce design service that works alongside WordPress. We recommend WooCommerce if you plan on using a WordPress CMS to manage your company’s website. WooCommerce is a straightforward way to develop an e-commerce system that is easy to maintain and extendable. We can host and maintain the system for you, so you wouldn’t need to worry about hosting the site yourself, though you would still have full access to manage your storefront as you see fit. For small businesses this is a great option.
Magento- Magento Commerce is a larger E-commerce platform working as a part of Adobe Commerce Cloud. It is a flexible and customizable platform that works well on many Content Management Systems, and alongside many third-party integrations. Magento is easiest to use when web development professionals are operating and maintaining the e-commerce store. Magento is recommended for medium- to large-sized businesses looking to greatly expand their online commercial production and sales. An additional reason we see Magento as an option for larger companies is because of the hefty price tag for enterprise licensing that may not be feasible for many smaller businesses.
Joomla is a Content Management System (CMS) which works separately from many other systems, most notable WordPress. It is home to multiple third-party e-commerce extensions, including VirtueMart and Mojo. You will, therefore, need licensing software from an extension like these to develop an e-commerce system. Joomla is easy-to-use and individualized, so our web developers can help you build the system, but then you will be able to update it on your own. If you are already using Joomla as a CMS, we have the expertise to implement e-commerce capabilities without having to redesign your entire website using a separate CMS.
nopCommerce- nopCommerce is a simple e-commerce system that is meant to make your system easy to build and maintain. Because nopCommerce is open-source, we are able to help you develop the system to fit your e-commerce needs, and then both the developer and the business owner can add and change the system as needed. nopCommerce offers an extensive range of capabilities at a fraction of the price of many other e-commerce systems. For businesses that don’t want to spend a fortune and want to use a Microsoft interface, nopCommerce is a great option.