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Hi, I'm Kalen! I'm building MageMail


#1

Hey everybody,

I’m Kalen in Pasadena, CA. Live here with my wife and 4 year old daughter!

I have a full time day job (which is amazing!) and I’ve been working on my bootstrapped product for the past 9 months or so. (Well, more like 10 years if you factor in all the learning experiences leading up to it!)

The product is a plugin for Magento that handles customer lifecycle email:
http://magemail.co/?bootstrapper

So far I have a small number of paying customers, and I’m thinking about how to build it out from here!

Big thanks to @ian and all the others that are further along, helping us little guys along the way!

p.s. I’m also on twitter if that’s your thing! https://twitter.com/kalenjordan

Thanks,
Kalen


#2

@kalenjordan While I’ve heard a lot about the Wordpress plugin market, I know next to nothing about Magento. How does it compare to Wordpress (or any other CMS)?


#3

Hey Shantnu! It’s for eCommerce!


#4

Kalen, I meant the plugin market.

So there are a large number of people who make varying amounts of money selling Wordpress plugins, as well as offering support(or even hosting, like WPEngine).

Is there a similar market for Magento?


#5

Yep! There’s a pretty solid plugin marketplace:
http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/

We also have a yearly conference:

There is a solution partner program for Magento solution providers (agencies):
http://partners.magento.com/partner_locator/search.aspx?f0=Types+of+Partners&f0v0=Solutions+Partner

There’s also an industry partner program for extensions, and a hosting partner program.

Pretty strong ecosystem overall.