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Ecommerce Platforms – Magento Review

by | Jun 21, 2019

9. Magento

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.

 

 

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.

Design Quality

Magento doesn’t come with any prebuilt themes. So, design quality is based on the developer.

Mobile Usability

This again depends on the developer – you need to make sure they take mobile responsiveness and functionality into account.

Maintenance

Not user-friendly, this is in the domain of the developer, and you handle the hosting as well.

Customer Support

As with most open-source software, there is no customer support. People rely on forums and community support.

Marketing

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.

Scalability

It is a highly scalable platform – with the right developer assistance.

Cost

It has a free open source version and enterprise solutions that start at around $2000 per month.

Take a look at Magento.

 

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