Recommended Magento Agencies

I’ve worked with lots of Magento agencies in the UK, at all levels of the partner spectrum. If you’re looking for a partner and you want some advice, feel free to email me (mail@paulnrogers.com), I also run RfPs from time to time too. Here are the partners that I generally recommend for projects.

VAIMO

Vaimo Magento

I’ve worked with Vaimo on a fairly big Magento Enterprise project and I was really impressed with their project managers and their developers, as well as the processes they followed throughout the project. The client was also very impressed with them and the project went really well. I’d definitely recommend Vaimo for larger projects.

Vaimo are Europe’s largest Magento partner with offices in various locations including London, Helsinki and Stockholm. They specialise  in Magento development and have worked on some of the biggest M1 and M2 projects in Europe. Vaimo have a team of around 250-300 people and have worked on lots of well-known Magento stores, including Bjorn Borg, Gant and Jack Daniels. Vaimo mainly work with Magento Enterprise and Enterprise Cloud Edition.

Vaimo also built one of the biggest Magento2 stores currently on the market.

Services: Magento Development, Magento consultancy

Level: Enterprise

Location(s): UK (London), Sweden, South Africa, Japan, Finland, Denmark

Website: www.vaimo.co.uk

GPMD

GPMD Magento

I used to co-own GPMD so I have a good understanding of how they approach projects – I’d definitely recommend them based on this. Mark is also great with clients and plays a big part in the discovery phases of projects.

GPMD are a small, London-based eCommerce agency, specialising in Magento development and support. GPMD have on a a host of high performing Magento sites, including The Watch Gallery, Cowshed.com, Cheeky, Neville, Strax and Spirited Wines. GPMD work with both Magento Community and Enterprise. GPMD also have a lot of experience with Magento2.

Services: Magento Development, Magento consultancy

Level: Mid-level

Location(s): UK (London)

Website: www.gpmd.co.uk

INVIQA / SESSION DIGITAL

Inviqa Magento

I also used to work for Inviqa and have known the owners for a long time – they’re probably the market leader in the UK for Magento and they have an excellent client list (including Missguided, Radley, PZ Cussons, Dreams and many more)! I’d definitely recommend Inviqa for enterprise-level builds.

Inviqa are one of Europe’s largest Magento partners and are headquartered in London with offices across the UK and Germany. Inviqa work mostly with Magento Enterprise Edition and have delivered a number of Magento2 stores, including the first in the UK.

Services: Magento Development, Magento consultancy

Level: Enterprise

Location(s): UK (various) and Germany

Website: www.sessiondigital.co.uk

MEANBEE

Meanbee Magento

Meanbee are based in Bath and have a team very strong team of developers and project managers (10 – 15). I’ve recommended projects to Meanbee and worked with their clients in the past and they’re one of the strongest in the UK from a technical perspective.

Services: Magento Development

Level: Mid-level

Location(s): UK (Bath)

Website: www.meanbee.com

PINPOINT

Pinpoint Magento

I’ve done lots of work with Pinpoint over the last few years and have been involved in a host of builds and consulting projects for their clients. I would definitely recommend them as one of the best agencies in the mid-level bracket and would say their support offering is one of their key strengths.

Pinpoint are based in Harrogate,Yorkshire and specialise in Magento enterprise and community development and support Pinpoint have worked with Magento merchants of all sizes, such as Regis Salons, Supercuts, PrettyLittleThing, The Discovery Store, Iconic Watches and The Tattoo Shop.

Services: Magento Development

Level: Mid-level

Location(s): UK (Harrogate)

Website: www.pinpointdesigns.co.uk

SPACE48

Although I’ve not worked with them directly, I’ve heard very good things about Space48 from their clients and various other people. I also know a few members of their team and would definitely recommend them based on them.

Space 48 are a Magento Gold Solution partner and have offices in Warrington and London . They specialise in Magento development and work with merchants such as Silent Night, Better Bathrooms, Charlotte Tilbury and Naylors.

Services: Magento Development

Level: Mid-level & enterprise

Location(s): UK (Manchester)

Website: www.space48.com

REDBOX DIGITAL

I’ve worked with Redbox on a couple of projects and would definitely recommend them for larger projects. Redbox are in the same bracket as Inviqa and Vaimo and have one of the best client lists, which includes Screwfix, Paperchase, Sephora and Heals.

Redbox are one of the largest Magento agencies in the world and they do most of their work in Europe and the Middle East. They are a Magento Gold Solution partner and have offices in London, Dubai, Mauritius, Sydney and Aukland.

Redbox are the only UK headquartered agency to be awarded The Magento “Partner of Excellence” award and they also launched the first Magento2 Enterprise Cloud Edition store in Oliver Sweeney.

Services: Magento Development

Level: Enterprise

Location(s): UK (London), UAE, Australia, New Zealand

Website: www.redboxdigital.com

AMPERSAND

Ampersand Commerce are a leading Manchester-based Magento partner who have worked on a number of complex, enterprise-level Magento build projects. Ampersand work with a host of household names and have delivered Magento stores for Harvey Nichols, Harveys, Poundland, Made.com, Bench and more.

Services: Magento Development

Level: Enterprise

Location(s): UK (Manchester)

Website: ampersandcommerce.com

PUSHON

PushON are a leading Manchester-based Magento partner who have worked on various large Magento builds and re-platforming projects. PushON have a 30 strong team and can boast a clientèle of household names such as Umbro, Vodafone, PZ Cussons, United Utilities and Hyundai.

Services: Development

Level: Mid-level

Location(s): UK (Manchester)

Website: www.pushon.co.uk

DILIGENT COMMERCE

Diligent are one of the strongest Magento agencies around for creative and have designed some of the nicest stores on the platform. Diligent are based in the heart of Shoreditch and creative is definitely at the forefront of their eCommerce offering.

Diligent have worked with lots of luxury / high-end retailers such as, Always Riding, Theo Fennell, Chester Barrie and Evisu.

Services: Development

Level: Mid-level

Location(s): UK (London)

Website: www.diligentcommerce.com

ENVOY DIGITAL

Envoy have been recommended to me at various points over the last few years and they have grown rapidly over the last couple of years, across Magento and other platforms.

Envoy Digital have worked with a host of large merchants such as Arsenal, Office, Manchester United, Sue Ryder and Offspring.

Services: Magento Development

Level: Mid-level & Enterprise

Location(s): UK (London)

Website: www.envoydigital.com

JH

JH are an experienced Magento agency who have worked with some great brands. I’ve spoken to a few of JH’s clients in the past and they’ve always recommended them very highly.

Based in Nottingham, JH are probably best known for launching the Swoon Editions store, but they’ve also worked with Selco Builder’s Warehouse, Sunspel, Grenade and many more.

Services: Magento Development

Level: Mid-level

Location(s): UK (Nottingham)

Website: wearejh.co.uk

MORE ABOUT MAGENTO

Magento is the world’s number one ecommerce platform and is used by over 240,000 merchants worldwide. Magento is currently used by countless high profile brands, including Missguided, Agent Provocateur, Ferrari, Graze.com, Radley, Paul Smith, Boohoo, Hermes, Charlotte Tilbury, Nike and many more. Magento2 is the new version of the platform which is still in it’s infancy, although there are well over 1,000 active stores, including a handful at the enterprise-level.

If you’re looking to select a Magento partner, here are some of the key considerations you should be looking at:

  • What level of experience do they have with projects of our size (have they successfully delivered projects this big before?)
  • Who’s on the project team (do you have experienced, certified Magento developers, does the Project Manager have experience of large builds, do they have QAs etc)
  • How many developers do they have (are they able to complete the project if two developers were to leave tomorrow)
  • What project management methodologies do they use (Are they using agile, waterfall etc, or your preferred option?)
  • Are they a development agency or an ecommerce partner (if you’re looking for someone to guide your online offering, you might want to look for more of a ‘parter’, rather than a development house)

These are just a few considerations around choosing a Magento partner – another consideration should be around their experience with Enterprise or Community and whether that fits your requirements. In places, I’d look whether they’re a Magento partner, but this isn’t the end of the world as Magento haven’t been accepting new partners in the UK for a number of years.