Comparative study of open source ecommerce solutions

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This document presents comparative study of three popular ecommerce solutions. This is based on data captured through various sources.

eCommerce solutions include Magento, Prestashop and Virtuemart.

Courtesy: http://www.ifour-consultancy.com (eCommerce solution provider company India)

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Comparative study of open source ecommerce solutions

  1. 1. www.ifour-consultancy.com Comparative study of open source eCommerce solutions Version No. 1.0
  2. 2. www.ifour-consultancy.com Contents E-Commerce and Benefits ........................................................................................................................3 Standard E-Commerce flow......................................................................................................................3 Widely Used Open Source e-commerce ....................................................................................................4 Magento..................................................................................................................................................4 Magento Features .........................................................................................................................................4 Magento Examples........................................................................................................................................5 Magento Critical Analysis ..............................................................................................................................5 Prestashop...............................................................................................................................................6 Prestashop Features......................................................................................................................................6 Prestashop Examples.....................................................................................................................................6 Prestashop Critical Analysis...........................................................................................................................7 VirtueMart ..............................................................................................................................................7 VirtueMart Features......................................................................................................................................7 Virtuemart Examples.....................................................................................................................................8 VirtueMart Critical Analysis...........................................................................................................................8 Statistics – Regional Interest ....................................................................................................................9 Statistics – Distribution among top Industry ........................................................................................... 10 Statistics – Numbers .............................................................................................................................. 10 References............................................................................................................................................. 11
  3. 3. www.ifour-consultancy.com E-Commerce and Benefits 1. Virtual mall with online catalog 2. Electronic fund transfer 3. Overcome Geographical Limitation 4. Lower Cost 5. Comparison Shopping 6. Better organization and promotion 7. Eliminate travel and cost Standard E-Commerce flow Ref: webspert
  4. 4. www.ifour-consultancy.com Widely Used Open Source e-commerce Magento  Very popular solution  Range of extensions available Prestashop  Old Open Source Solution  Good design Virtuemart  Available as extension of Joomla  Simple solution with standard e-commerce features. Magento Magento Features  Available in three editions  Support Multilanguage, Multicurrency, and Multi store/website  Related Products, Up sells and Cross sells  Customer Group and price  Simple, configurable, bundled and grouped products  Catalog and Product browsing  Inbuilt checkout and payment facility  Integrate with real time shipping rates  Customer Account and Order Management  Analytics and Reports  Mobile Commerce
  5. 5. www.ifour-consultancy.com Magento Examples  OfficeMax - http://www.officemax.com.au/  OMG Jeans - http://www.omgjeans.com/  Nike - apps.facebook.com/nikestorerunau/  Vizio - http://www.vizio.com/  The North Face - http://eu.thenorthface.com Magento Critical Analysis Pros Cons Open Source Quite Complex Good Community Support Good developer require Range of extensions Require Good Hosting Feature Rich e-commerce Highly scalable Built in SEO
  6. 6. www.ifour-consultancy.com Prestashop Prestashop Features  Free to download  Inventory and Advance Stock Management  Can integrate with eBay, Amazon and Google Shopping  Catalog and Product browsing  Web services available for CRM and ERP integration  One page checkout  Online payment facility  Flexible Shipping management  Client Account with return facility  Multicurrency and Multilingual support  Follow up e-mails, Loyalty program, and friend referral program  Analytics and Reporting Prestashop Examples  Decoriastyl - http://www.decoriastyl.pl/  Artic North - http://www.arcticnorth.ca/en/  Coffeebiz - http://www.coffeebiz.kiev.ua/en/  Speedy Zoo - http://www.speedyzoo.it/
  7. 7. www.ifour-consultancy.com  Record Shoes - http://recordshoes.com/ Prestashop Critical Analysis Pros Cons Open Source Not for mid-large business Good Community Support Paid modules Flexible Administration Light weight Easy theme integration VirtueMart VirtueMart Features  Free to download as an extension of Joomla  Unlimited category and products management  Shopper group facility  Catalog and Product browsing  Marketing Promotion through coupon and product referral  In built checkout and payment facility  Client Account for order tracking  Multicurrency support  Inventory and Order management  Tax management
  8. 8. www.ifour-consultancy.com Virtuemart Examples  Truckslight - www.trucklights.nl  Bodhi Skincare - http://www.bodhi.uk.com/  Bax Shop - http://www.bax-shop.nl/ VirtueMart Critical Analysis Pros Cons Open Source Not for mid-large business Quick and Easy setup Difficult to manage thousands of products Cost Effective Less support
  9. 9. www.ifour-consultancy.com Statistics – Search Interest Statistics – Regional Interest
  10. 10. www.ifour-consultancy.com Statistics – Distribution among top Industry Statistics – Numbers  Magento – 150,000+ live  Prestashop – 68,000+ live  VirtueMart – 213,267+ live
  11. 11. www.ifour-consultancy.com References Google Trends. (n.d.). Retrieved 10 15, 2013, from Google Trends: http://www.google.com/trends W3 Tech CMS Survey. (n.d.). Retrieved 10 15, 2015, from W3Tech: http://www.w3techs.com/ www.ifour-consultancy.com – a custom software development company India

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