Should We Hire Asian Magento 2 Migration Service Providers?
Choosing the right Magento 2 Migration Service Provider can determine whether a migration project is successful or not. If you can select a good Magento development company, they will help you to migrate to Magento 2 effectively without any problems. As a result, you can enjoy a greater website with a more attractive design and enhanced performance, which then contribute to stimulating purchases and increasing your revenue. On the other hand, in case that you place your trust in the wrong place, you might not only lose your time, money, effort but also face some risks such as data loss and worse user experience in the store. Therefore, don’t rush into Magento migration if you haven’t found a reliable Magento agency.
Now, there is a trend of hiring Magento 2 Migration Service Providers in Asian countries (e.g.: in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, India...) since the labor cost is very cheap compared to that of the US, UK companies. However, is this really a good trend to follow? In this article, we will analyze both of the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing to Asian Magento development companies and give you some advice.
Advantages of Hiring Asian Magento 2 Migration Service Providers
1. A Large Number of Freelancers and Magento Agencies
As you might know, there is an enormous number of Magento developers who work as freelancers or work for Magento development companies in Asia.
You can easily find freelancers from recruitment websites such as Upwork, Gurus, Freelancer, PeoplePerHour, Truelancers, and so on. Once you post your project requirements on these sites, the Magento developers will actively come to you.
In case that you don’t want to work with the freelancers but a prestigious Magento development agency, let’s start browsing on Google search engines. The number of search results might make you surprised. To narrow down the list, you can search for agencies in a certain country, for example, “Magento development companies in Vietnam”.
2. Plenty of Certified Magento Developers Converge Here
Asian Magento 2 migration service providers are not high in terms of the number but also in the quality. Compared to other regions in the world, the number of certified Magento developers in Asia is equal or even greater.
If you can hire those Magento programmers, your project quality will be guaranteed. They can both give you the best solutions for your Magento migration project and carry it out smoothly.
3. Cheap to Very Cheap Hourly Rate
As mentioned before, the major reason for working with offshore Magento development companies is low labor cost.
In general, the Asian Magento agencies will charge you $25-50 per working hour, just a half of the rate for employing the firms in the US, UK.
For freelance recruitment, the hourly rate is even much cheaper, from $10-20 per working hour, based on the levels and abilities of the developers.
Therefore, it’s up to you to spend $5,000 or $10,000 or more for your Magento migration project with the same requirements.
Disadvantages of Working With Magento Development Companies In Asia
1. Difference In Languages Can Be A Barrier
Most of the Asian countries have their own language and English is just a sub-language. More specifically, they can still communicate in English but with different accents. Therefore, you might find it a little bit hard when discussing your projects with the agencies (in India for example).
Notwithstanding, this is not a big issue. Since the targets of those offshore Magento development companies is to serve clients worldwide, they often hire Business Executive Development/ Sales/ Project Coordinators who are good at English communication to be responsible for dealing with the customers.
2. Geographical Distance and Different Timezones
Because of the geographical distance, there might be no face-to-face meetings but video conferences and communication via email, Skype, Whatapps, and so on.
Also, if the difference in timezone is huge, it would be difficult to arrange the proper time for the online meetings. Hence, the major communication method is via emails.
3. Low Cost Sometimes Equals Low Quality
The low cost might be both advantage and disadvantage of hiring Magento 2 migration service companies in Asia. There are some Magento developers who deliberate to offer extremely cheap price in order to attract the recruiters’ attention and hide their real abilities.
Owing to that, you must always consider 2 factors that are the level of the developers and their offered price at the same time before making a hiring decision.
Needless to say, it’s easy and attractive to hire the Asian Magento 2 migration service providers due to low cost and variety of choices. However, you have to be very careful when deciding who have enough ability to take on your project.
Tigren Solutions is one of the best Magento development companies in Asia. Contact them if you need a free quotation for your project.