Ecommerce Platforms – Magento Review
Magento provides little to no assistance in helping you get set up and they are the least intuitive software listed here. But, it’s designed with developers in mind. It does what it’s designed to do incredibly well.
It is not easy to use and therefore it lags behind Shopify and many other platforms in user-friendliness.
Although Magento Commerce offers a free, open-source plan, it provides just enough to get a small shop off the ground after extensive work.
This e-commerce platform works best for mid-size to large business as it is scalable but expensive. If you’re just starting out, this isn’t the best option.
It’s impressive software that’s best used by larger companies with dedicated developers who know exactly what they’re doing. If they do, they can get anything out of it that they want in terms of building an e-commerce store…for a price.
Free for the limited open source version
The most extensive list of features of all the e-commerce platforms
Has a wide community of users globally
Customizable and completely scalable
Full version is expensive
Developer skills are required
Because it’s large, it can only be hosted through dedicated servers
Steep curve to learn the platform ins and outs
No dedicated support
Ease of Use
It offers flexible choices when it comes to configuration. You can build a massive and robust e-commerce empire, but developers are required and you’ll need dedicated staff to manage a store on this platform.
Magento doesn’t come with any prebuilt themes. So, design quality is based on the developer.
This again depends on the developer – you need to make sure they take mobile responsiveness and functionality into account.
Not user-friendly, this is in the domain of the developer, and you handle the hosting as well.
As with most open-source software, there is no customer support. People rely on forums and community support.
It is able to produce SEO friendly URLs that allow for the customization of keywords and google sites. But there are no tools for marketing out-of-the-box.
It is a highly scalable platform – with the right developer assistance.
It has a free open source version and enterprise solutions that start at around $2000 per month.