I am looking to hire a developer with expertise in Magento. I have a popular, fully functioning ecommerce Website that requires some updates to the front and back-end. Some updates include:
- Installing Magento extensions
- Batch updating product information
- Redesign/refresh overall look/design of homepage
- Stamps.com integration troubleshoot...
Skills: magento, php, web design, cache management
“Allin built a large Magento Website for us, based on a design created by an outside Web designer. They did an admirable job in implementing all the features we requested, while adhering to the design guidelines we provided them. They worked tirelessly to deliver on their promises, and often stayed at the office far past normal working hours to make sure our Website was taken care of.
Communication was consistent, but at times could be difficult due to my working hours not matching up with theirs, so almost everything was done via email (very little live chat). I'm based out of California and typically work in the morning/afternoon. It would have been easier if I liked to work at night (after 9pm, for instance). Allin's email response was great, but sometimes it's just better to be able to deal with issues immediately over Skype, since a full days work may be held up if a developer has to wait for an answer that isn't coming until I get into the office the next day.
The project took a lot longer than originally anticipated. This may be due to a custom design (not based on a template), as well as some additional functionality that had to be created/developed from scratch. Ultimately, the Website was completed in time for our busy season...although it was still later than planned. Fortunately, I always plan for things taking longer than planned...so no big deal.
There were some instances where Allin helped fix some smaller issues on our old site (while the new one was being developed), which was very much appreciated. They didn't have to help in these instances, since it was not part of the project they were hired for, but they did anyway. I am very grateful they did.
Overall, I'm happy with the job Allin did. They were very professional, came in on budget, and delivered what was promised. We were a bit behind schedule, but we were also to blame, since we required some additional design and functionality not originally made clear.