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Magento 2 Development

Piranha Magento Development

Magento is an open source e-commence platform built in PHP

A bit about Magento 2

Magento is an open source e-commence platform built in PHP which was originally launched in March of 2008. Its launch proved to be a bit of a game changer as before this date most e-commerce platforms were exploring the licencing business model, whilst Magento, being open source was basically free to develop.  Over the years various updates and upgrades were rolled out to Magento 1 with enhanced features and security protection, but this changed on November 17, 2015, when Magento 2.0 was released. Rather than being a further upgrade of Magento 1, Magento 2 was a complete revamp of the structure and functionality taking it to the next level. Magento 2 is now one the leading e-commerce platforms globally with an estimated 250,000 websites using the various versions of Magento.

If you are thinking about a product/e-commerce driven website, you want to upgrade providing on-line sales or you are not happy with your current platform or provider, then get in touch with us here at Piranha Digital for an honest chat and competitive quote

Magento 2 website design

A good Magento website can be a great Magneto website when outstanding creativity is sympathetically incorporated into the web build. At Piranha we have a dedicated team of interface designers who work alongside the Magento developers designing and creating Magento websites that are carefully crafted to appeal to the target audience and drive conversions through the website, whether this is on-line sales, product enquires or the start of a long term business relationship. Our design process always starts with an initial briefing meeting, looking at the objectives, the brand, corporate tone, colour schemes, product ranges and a review of direct on-line competitors. From this initial briefing, our creative team develop visuals and styles for all sections of website, focussing on usability, the customer experience and brand integrity. Working closely with the individuals creating the content, the designers arrive at the final structure and designs ready for the Magento 2 developers to work their magic.

Why choose Piranha Digital for your Magneto 2 web design project

Piranha Digital first started developing Magento e-commerce websites in mid-2009 soon after the first official launch in November 2008. We soon became experts in the design, development and support of Magento 1 websites, creating our own bespoke integrations into office systems such as Sage, developing our own unique support packages, creating Magento specialist hosting platforms and developing results driven digital marketing and SEO campaigns specifically geared towards Magento.

We knew Magento 2 was imminent, and after allowing a short bedding in period and assessing the availability and reliability of extensions, integrations and plugins, started developing in Magento 2 in 2016. Since this date, all our magneto design, build and development projects are done in Magento 2

• Piranha first started designing Magento websites in 2009

• Piranha was an early adopter of Magento 2 website design and development.

• Piranha first started designing for Magento 2 in 2016

• We have a specialist team of over 20 Magento professionals covering interface design, branding, web build, content development, Magento focused Search Engine Optimisation, Magento Technical Support and Magento Upgrades

• Strong management team overseeing all Magento projects 

• Creative designers focused on e-commerce platforms

• A strong portfolio of successful projects across most industry sectors

• Vast expertise of Magento integrations into 3rd party office systems such as Sage, OGL, Genesis and countless other bespoke systems         

Start your Magento 2 design project now

Starting your Magento 2 project today could not be simpler. Simply call our head office in Lancashire on 01772 888331 or fill in one of our enquiry forms and one of our Magento specialists will have a chat to you about what you are looking for, what your objectives are and what timeframes you are working to. We may be able to provide a quick quote based on the outcome of the conversation, but we would prefer to come and visit you to learn more about your company and what features you require from the Magento website

Magento 2 – additional services from Piranha Digital

Having been at the forefront of Magento development since the platform first appeared, Piranha Digital has developed a range of support services specifically tailored to Magento2 which include: –

Magento2 hosting

Working closely with our UK partners, Piranha Digital provides super-fast, reliable professional business hosting solutions geared towards the requirements of Magento2    

Magento2 technical Support

We provided dedicated technical support to our Magento clients via our inhouse customer services team. Many of our clients chose to take out a SLA with agreed timeframes for identifying and working on any technical issues that may arise

Magneto2 enhanced security packages

The Magento Enhanced Website Security Support package from Piranha Digital is a fully managed and enhanced security support package developed to counteract the increased levels of hacking attempts and viral activity detected by the website security community. It has been developed specifically to support websites built on the leading Magento platform

Magento2 updates and upgrades

The Magento Update Support Package from Piranha Digital is a fully managed solution to keep your Magento Website, plugins and themes up to date with all the latest security patches, enhanced features and bug fixes that are regular released. Piranha will systematically take a copy of your site, host in a quarantine environment, install all relevant updates, test and then re-launch with all updates included

Magento2 specialist SEO

Piranha Digital has a specialist inhouse digital marketing team focused of delivering SEO results for our Magento clients. Whilst our main focus is on Google as a search engine, separate campaigns are set up and managed for the other leading search engines including Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, AOL, Ask.com, Excite and DuckDuckGo.

Content development

Content influences user behaviour, but also quality content is a strong driver in how search engines view and ultimately rank websites on search results. At Piranha we have in house copywriters and our own inhouse commercial photography capability, video equipment, editing suite and also access to specialist stock video footage and photographs to make sure your Magento project is not just an empty shell or hollow promise.

Some of the big names using Magento 2

You might think that because Mageto2 is an open source development software without a purchase cost or ongoing licence fee that it was only the SME’s, start-ups or companies working to a budget that engage with it, but that’s where you could be wrong. Countless major brands have bought into the flexibility and reliability of Megento2 and out of the estimated 250,000 Magento sites out there, here are some examples of well-known and major brands currently using Magento2


Landrover has a Magento2 website that sells clothing for men, women, and children and a wide selection of branded gifts.


Fred Perry

Fred Perry is a Magent2 website – nice and clean with a clear nob to the brands roots


Helly Hansen

Top outdoor brand Helly Hansen’s website is Built in Magento2

Omega watches

A super sleek website with many impressive details built in including store locators


Nice beer and also another famous, forwarding thinking brand using Magento2

Benefits of Magento 2 over Magento 1

Magento 2 has improved performance and scalability

Magento2 has an enhanced indexer that help to increase its query performance speed. The indexing is a process used to convert merchant data such as prices by creating index tables and updating them regularly to improve the performance of the web store. Magento 2 also uses Varnish cache, which makes it easy to cache requests. This enables more than one admin users to create and edit products information

• Increases server response times

• Optimises web pages for faster delivery

• Improves efficiency of backend operations

• Enhances database flexibility and scalability to handle peak loads

• Magento2 processes 39% or more orders in an hour

• Can deliver almost instant server response times for catalogue browsing

• Add to shopping basket response time up to 66% faster

Magento 2 has improved checkout process

With over 60% of users reportable abandoning checkouts, this is a real key improvement in Magento2 which has a greatly improved checkout process: – shipping and review and payments shown on two different pages. This simplifies the checkout process and improves customer experience. In addition, Magento 2 also provides a way for visitors to be recognised as guests.

Magento 2 is Mobile Friendly

In response to the growth in mobile browsing, Mangto2 is more mobile friendly and fully responsive further improving the experience of website users viewing the site on mobiles and tablets. The Magento 2 admin panel is also touch-screen friendly. This makes it easy to manage the Magento store using a mobile phone or tablets.

Magento 2 is easy to upgrade

No ecommerce platform is perfect. New bugs and vulnerabilities can surface requiring the release of upgrades, updates and patches, that in turn need to be implemented by the developer or store owner.  Magento 2 is easy to upgrade. The upgrade helps to improve ecommerce security and the experience for your customers. When you’re busy running your business, logging into your site to check for updates is usually the last thing on your mind. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could simply leave the responsibility to Piranha Digital?

Magento2 has Instant purchase

Instant purchase enables customers to place orders easily and quickly without going through the normal checkout process. As customers become increasingly more comfortable with purchasing on-line, they are looking for the process to be quick and slick. When a customer visits a website to make a purchase and they click on the instant purchase button on the product detail page, they are redirected to a confirmation page where they can place their order.

Email marketing automation

Magento 2.2. has improved email marketing automation. It allows you to create campaigns much quicker than before. You can create campaigns and manage transactional emails for your Magento site.

Advanced reporting

Magento2 has improved its reporting functionality which gives you improved data on orders, customers and products. The report is updated continuously to show new data. This feature gives you the insight, data, and metrics you need to better manage your e-commerce business.

Magento 2 Our Conclusion at Piranha Digital

There are many e-commerce platforms to chose from, but for us and our clients, in most cases Magento2 ticks all the right boxes. It’s licence free (lower cost) its flexible so we can design and build websites “on brand” and it certainly packs a punch when it comes to advanced features.

The fact that it Is so widely used is another great benefit because the wider website development community are developing and releasing independent tools and features that can be incorporated into the Magento core at relatively low cost. If you want a website at a fraction of the cost of a bespoke build but with most of the features of sites costing £m’s then magento2 is for you.

Is it now time for you to upgrade to Magento 2 so that you can benefit from all these features, if so call us today on 01772 888331 or fill in our online enquiry form for a free consultation?