If you are a web developer chances are you understand what the internet means to global commerce, and you’ve given thought to how you can get your piece of the pie. Well, I’m here to tell you that as a developer THE way to maximize your potential in the global e-commerce marketplace is Magento Development, and here’s why:
According to the US Department of Commerce in 2010 E-commerce accounted for 46.4% ($2,283 billion) of total shipments in the US, a 21% increase over 2009 and U.S. retail e-commerce sales reached $169 billion. In fact, from 2002 to 2010, retail e-sales increased at an average annual growth rate of 17.9 percent and in 2012 E-commerce sales totaled for $225.5 billion – accounting for 5.2 percent of total retail sales for the year!
Why Magento Development?
With over 138,000 sites using already using Magento, of which 49,000 are of the internet’s top sites, Magento is the easily the world’s favorite e-commerce platform. And with thousands of new sites added each month this is sure to continue to be true. As a developer, however, the reasons to learn Magento development extend beyond simply taking advantage of the vast opportunity the large number of users present. Magento is built open-source so you’ll have ample opportunity to create extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins that can bolster, or even replace your base income. Additionally, the complex nature of Magento – the site is considered one of the hardest to master – means that truly capable Magento development professionals control their own market, and a very lucrative market it is.
Ok, I’m Convinced, Now What?
Lucky for you Magento offers great training opportunities for professionals of all skill levels, and certifications for those that complete the requirements. A great place for developers looking to break into the Magento marketplace to begin is the very popular Fundamentals of Magento Development course. Course attendees will be introduced to the Magento architecture and learn how Magento makes use of MVC, the Zend framework, and OOP to achieve its legendary flexibility in a hands-on environment. Best of all, the 40 hour course is offered completely on-demand, so you don’t even have to leave your couch to attend. For more information about the course please visit our dedicated Fundamentals of Magento Development page.