Choosing the right eCommerce platform is the first step towards the prospects of your eCommerce business. A lot depends on what your expectations are in terms of setting up your eCommerce store, (that ideally includes inventory and order management, capturing payments, shipping, along with customer targeting & services), and what features are you willing to include in a set budget. Take a look at the infographic Magento vs Shopify and choose the best one.
Magento Vs Shopify – Which Is The Best?
Magento and Shopify are two of the best available eCommerce platforms. More than often, they pitted against each other even though they are different in every aspect.
Magento is an open-source platform and is quite popular among all kinds of businesses. Shopify is a ‘software as a service’ or SaaS-based platform where the code is never shared. Shopify is possibly one of Magento’s fiercest competitors in the market.
There are several characteristics that set them apart but each has its own significance and comparing them with each other isn’t easy.
For instance, Magento may appear to be a little complex in installation or usage and needs a separate hosting server. It is also far superior in terms of flexibility and functionalities. It offers a large pool of themes, templates, add-ons or plugins. This is in addition to the numerous inbuilt marketing, SEO, data analysis and security features.
Choosing One Over The Other
Shopify, on the other hand, is easy to install and setup, includes hosting & offers a free domain name, provides 24×7 support etc, but it has functionality and flexibility limitations when it comes to multilingualism and ample themes, templates or add-ons. It offers social media but lacks a little in default promotional features.
Having said that, both offer basic yet powerful store functionalities that can easily be maintained. Magento enables you to create an eCommerce website the way you want. Shopify saves your time and the hustle and provides full support.
Simply put, if you are a code developer yourself or have a developing team, Magento can be a delight to work on. It has a wide range of plugins and customization built for you. However, if one has zero coding knowledge and wants a user-friendly platform, Shopify would be a better option.
Take a look at the following infographic that compares the important aspects of Magento vs Shopify eCommerce platforms –
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