Pros and Cons: Outsourcing Magento Services VS In-House Magento Services

4 min readSep 6, 2021

Magento is one of the most successful platforms for ecommerce software solutions due to its dynamic deliverance and easy to adopt learning path. With more than 15 percent of global coverage in the chart of eCommerce websites only, Magento is a choice for users, as well as the developers.

Trends keep transforming and so do the requirements in eCommerce software. Thus, it is advisable to keep updated with the latest trends not only around Magento but around the entire industry.

‘Outsourcing and Insource development’ is one of the hot topics that welcome debates to the table and people into a discussion for which one of the two is better? This discussion then often moves on to ‘why Magento is best for Ecommerce website’ and not any other platform?

As far as Magento development is specifically concerned, outsourcing and insourcing matter but would stay both-sided in the result of ‘what is better?’

The reason being, in Magento development, you have to stay along with the developer as much as you can to acquire the utmost flexibility it provides to a developer. However, at the same time, Magento development is a slightly complex task to obtain and execute from the zero levels, which suggests to rather outsource it and keep the energy and time saved for other business objectives.

Therefore, we are here to discuss the pros and cons of outsourcing and in-house Magento development and will come to a conclusion, which could be subjective and variable for every other person as per the availability of their resources.

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Magento Development


  1. Cost-effective output at the same time with almost equivalent results, which can be even improvised by requesting the developer. After all, we are paying the developer, therefore, to ask for the changes is a moral right.
  2. The best part of outsourcing is we do not have to bear the burden of keeping the developer with us even if the one is not meeting the expectations.
  3. In Outsourcing, we pay for whatever we get.
  4. It allows you, as a business owner, to try your hands on other skills.


  1. Lack of Control: Yes, this could be a problem as far as your camaraderie with the developer you have hired isn’t working well. It is advisable to keep things cool and friendly in either case, but especially in the case of outsourcing the development projects because the freelancer isn’t working for your organization.
  2. Communication or Distance issue: This is the most usual and pre-known matter in the case of outsourcing. Usually, the outsourcing party is distant and the communication has to be done via wire or the internet. This sometimes creates a communication gap and brings confusion, which is less likely to happen in In-house development.
  3. Quality control and command over the testing would certainly be at a lower level than from in-house development.
  4. Sometimes, it becomes difficult to implement some urgently required changes because the entire work has been done by the outsourcing entity, who could be a single person or a company. But we never can rely on them to get an immediate response and get things promptly done.

Pros and Cons of In-house Magento Development


  1. In-house development allows us to relax from the customization point of view. You may ask, implement, and execute the desired changes whenever required.
  2. At in-house development, things become easy for the developers as the software stays within the website. Allows them to customize it whenever it is required with the help of an in-house team without relying on any third-party person.
  3. As far as hosting is concerned, it is desirable to get the Magento development done in the house. The reason being, Magento isn’t a self-hosting platform like Shopify.


  1. Developers are to be paid the fixed amount for whatever they have done. Whether it is fruitful, worthy, or not.
  2. You have to rely on your assets no matter how early or urgently you require the project to be done. But the team gets benefits over software testing and quality assurance.
  3. Magento needs complex arrangements for peculiar development. Bigger the business, the more data, and technical support it would require. The more would be the threat of losing the entire work.

As said earlier, this blog would be more informative but less decisive on ‘what is better? But as far as a formal conclusion is concerned, it is advisable to keep things in self-control or hire some experienced Magento development company like A3logics which you can rely upon because Magento needs agility meanwhile developing.




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