Introduces New Platinum Level & Partner Audit Process
CAMPBELL, Calif. — (Nov. 17, 2015) — Magento Commerce, the leading provider of open omnichannel innovation, today introduced a new platinum level to its Partner Program. The Platinum partner designation recognizes segment leaders and provides for deeper collaboration in key categories of greatest interest to merchants. Magento has selected two initial Platinum level partners, PayPal and dotmailer (a dotdigital Group PLC), to address two key strategic merchant concerns, payments and marketing respectively.
“These strategic changes to our technology partner program enable us to curate a set of best-of-breed partners and extensions that create great merchant experiences with the Magento platform,” said Mark Lenhard, SVP of Strategy and Growth at Magento Commerce. “We are committed to making strategic investments to develop the quality of our global ecosystem and to accelerate the sales momentum of qualified technology partners who are selling and supporting Magento Commerce solutions.”
“PayPal collaborates with leading technology partners like Magento to put exciting new products and features into the hands of customers that help millions of merchants and their shoppers more easily connect," said Steve Fusco VP, GM North America Distribution, PayPal. “PayPal is honored to be named by Magento an inaugural platinum level partner. Together, PayPal and Magento have helped countless companies grow and prosper, and we look forward to working even more closely together in the years to come.”
"We have always striven to provide sophisticated functionality that delivers the best marketing ROI for retailers in a way that is entirely intuitive and easy to use. We are delighted that Magento has recognized these unique strengths and awarded us this prestigious global Platinum Partnership status”, said Simone Barratt, CEO of dotdigital.
For partners at any level, Magento ensures that merchants have a great experience with extension integrations through a rigorous Partner Audit process that provides standards and guidelines to validate the quality of their product integrations with Magento Commerce solutions. The process involves documentation review and a formal Code Audit that adheres to Magento Expert Consulting Group best practices, development guidelines and auditing tools. The Code Audit verifies that extensions are developed according to Magento standards and best practices for coding structure, performance, and scalability.
These technology partner program enhancements ensure a higher level of confidence and satisfaction with merchants and solution partners, while providing market differentiation for Magento technology partners and developers.
About Magento Commerce
Trusted by more than 250,000 businesses worldwide, Magento Commerce is the leading provider of open omnichannel innovation to retailers, brands and branded manufacturers across retail B2C and B2B industries. In addition to its flagship open source digital commerce platform, Magento Commerce boasts a strong portfolio of cloud-based omnichannel solutions empowering merchants to successfully integrate digital and physical shopping experiences. With over $50B in gross merchandise volume transacted on the platform annually, Magento Commerce is the dominant provider to the Internet Retailer Top 1000, counting more than double the clients to the next closest competitor, and to the Internet Retailer Hot 100. Magento Commerce is supported by a vast global network of solution and technology partners, a highly active global developer community and the largest eCommerce marketplace for extensions available for download on the Magento Marketplace. More information can be found at www.magento.com.