Magento is a powerful eCommerce platform that merchants can use to build and run robust online stores. In designing Magento, our expert engineering team purposefully did not build in every possible feature and function. We’ve left open spaces for developers and partners to build out functionality that extends or compliments the Magento core. Today that ecosystem is large and vibrant, and has made tremendous contributions to the Magento ecosystem, helping Magento become the fastest growing eCommerce platform. Did you know there are more than 4,000 community-developed extensions for Magento in Magento Connect? Hundreds of new extensions are submitted each week!
Indeed the Magento ecosystem is so expansive that many merchants struggle to understand the solutions available to them and how it can help them grow their business on Magento.
Based on this valuable merchant and community feedback, we’re launching a new initiative to make it easier for merchants to better understand the extensions and complementary solutions that are available to them on Magento through Magento’s industry partners.
Our new program will help merchants in two ways. First, Magento will leverage the extensive expertise of solution providers in the ecosystem to help better educate merchants about industry-leading trends and best practices. Combined with our own expert training and educational materials, this partner-supplied content will make Magento merchants smarter and provide them the tools they need to grow their business.
Second, Magento will make it easier for merchants to find third-party solutions from industry partners to integrate with their Magento Enterprise, Professional, Go and Community platforms. We’re adding many new capabilities to the Magentocommerce.com web site – including featured extensions and Enterprise and Professional Edition designations for extensions – that will make it easier for merchants to find the most relevant solutions they need for their eCommerce businesses.
We’re excited to be launching this new industry partner program because we know how important the ecosystem of Magento solutions is to your success and ours, and we are confident that these initiatives will facilitate better collaboration among Magento, merchants and third-party solution developers. Let us know what you think about this new program.
If you are a solution developer and want to learn more about how you can participate in this new program, please visit http://www.magentocommerce.com/partners/industry-partners