Should I Work on My Opencart Store Myself or Pay Professional Developers?

Posted by AlexDobson on January 27, 2023

Whether you should work on your OpenCart store yourself or pay professional developers depends on your own skills, resources, and goals for your online store. However here are some factors to consider when making your decision:

1) Expertise and Experience - OpenCart developers have the expertise and experience necessary to build and maintain a professional and high-performing online store. They are familiar with the platform's features and capabilities, as well as best practices for designing and developing an e-commerce website.

2) Time and Resources - Hiring an OpenCart developer can save you a significant amount of time and effort. They can handle the technical aspects of building and maintaining your online store, allowing you to focus on other important aspects of your business.

3) Customisation - OpenCart developers can customize the platform to your specific needs and preferences, such as adding custom modules, integrating third-party services, and creating a unique design for your store. It also means you can bounce ideas off an expert, making it much quicker to know how easy or hard that bit of customisation could be to implement.

4) Scalability - As your business grows, so will your online store's needs. Professional developers can help you scale your online store to accommodate more products, customers, and transactions.

5) SEO Optimisation - SEO optimization is important for any website to reach a larger audience and drive more traffic to your store. OpenCart developers can optimize your online store for search engines, making it easier for customers to find you online. 

6) Technical Support - OpenCart developers can provide ongoing technical support, troubleshoot any issues that may arise, and make sure your online store is always up to date and running smoothly.

We have had some real horror stories over the years where people have tried to do some DIY on their website and ended up crashing it. Its always best to have an OpenCart expert like ourselves looking after your site because if you are not 100% confident in coding with OpenCart, then you can end up doing more harm than good trying to work on your site yourself!

The best way to go about having this on-hand support is through one of our Support Retainers. They are quick and easy to sign up to and will mean we can be on hand with any code related tasks or issues you may have.

To summerize, having an OpenCart expert on hand can help ensure your online store is professional, high-performing, and able to meet the needs of your growing business. 

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