All of this tech mumbo jumbo can easily put anyone off. This article helps to explain all of the parts to the Magento platform, ecosystem and customizations.
Growing from $55B last year, and now over $100 billion in transactions annually, Magento is the leading platform for getting things sold online.
In addition to offering a free, open-source eCommerce tool that drives profit and growth for hundreds of thousands of merchants, Magento boasts a strong suite of cloud-based commercial solutions that merge both digital and physical shopping experiences. Virally successful from the start, Magento’s path became muddled under corporate ownership. Now with funding and their independence, Magento is back to thriving with a global community network of more than 130,000 contributors and 250,000 stores.
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