Currently we are running three websites using Magento. It is a dream in this aspect. I only have to support and maintain one code base and I'm able to run multiple websites! ...The ecommerce features of Magento have helped us increase our average order value by 20% since we launched and our customers are more satisfied with the ability they have to manage their orders and their account
- Signing Time
Signing Time is a labor of love, born out of the desire for one mother to create a community that could communicate with her deaf daughter. Two Little Hands Productions, co-founded by sisters Rachel Coleman and Emilie Brown, is the company that produces and distributes the Signing Time product line.
Our award-winning Signing Time DVDs will help chidren, parents, educators and professionals learn basic American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary words. Signing Time truly makes learning sign language easy, entertaining and fun for children of all ages and abilities. The format of Signing Time includes an adult (Rachel Coleman, co-creator) to model each sign, supported by footage of Alex and Leah (real kids, cousins in real life, Leah is deaf and Alex can hear, and Leah is Rachel's daughter), as well as footage of children and families demonstrating each sign in the proper context. Two to four thematic songs are sprinkled throughout each volume to help bring together all ASL vocabulary words that are taught.
Here is the story of Rachel Coleman, co-founder of Signing Time and her daughter Leah, who was born deaf. http://www.signingtime.com/aboutus/our-story/ Here is a complete list of awards we have won http://www.signingtime.com/aboutus/awards
Below are the criteria that we used in our matrix to help us decide on Magento. Magento fulfilled all these requirements.
Yes. I like that the data layer, design layer, and programming layer are very well defined and independent which helps the system be scaleable and have low cost of maintenance.
We anticipate using Magento well into the future, hopefully forever as long as it continues to grow with the online ecommerce market and develop out new features that come into the future.
Currently we are running three websites using Magento. It is a dream in this aspect. I only have to support and maintain one code base and I'm able to run multiple websites! It saves me time (although the learning curve is a little steep - long term it is worth it)
We evaluated staying with CRE LOADED, a version of os commerce, and OFBIZ - the apache open for business project.
I highly recommend Magento. Before choosing Magento our company tried implementing another open source ERP system. After months of work and frustration we scraped the entire project as a lose and started looking for a better solution. We found Magento and although it was very new we felt it would be a great fit for moving our company from OS commerce. After only two months of development and testing we launched and went live with our new website and backend systems. We were able to accomplish our goal for a third of the budget the other open source system was costing and do it in a third of the time. The end result in my opinion is a better system for our needs.
The ecommerce features of Magento have helped us increase our average order value by 20% since we launched and our customers are more satisfied with the ability they have to manage their orders and their account.