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Shopify vs Magento - e-Commerce CMS Comparison

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Understand in detail about the two most popular and established content management systems, Shopify and Magento. Choose what's best for your e-commerce website.

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  • This concludes that if you have a proper team and running a big store, you should use Magento platform. It has great features (https://magenticians.com/magento-vs-shopify-comparison/ ) that will make it quite effective for bigger stores.
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  • brilliant and interesting slides. I read a post https://itechcraft.com/switch-to-magento/ about why I should use the Magento . And I want to ask u about this topic. If I have a medium store. What system do you recommend use?
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  • Hi There! This is a great article. In this topic, you should check this too. http://aionhill.com/magento-vs-shopify-2016-do-you-wish-for-simplicity-or-freedom .
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Shopify vs Magento - e-Commerce CMS Comparison

  1. 1. Shopify Vs Magento – E-commerce CMS Comparison • Choosing the right content management system plays a crucial part in determining the success of your online store. • Shopify and Magento are two powerful CMS platform, that is used widely by wed developers for creating e-commerce stores. • Lets discuss and compare them in detail to identify who among these two can be titled the best Content Management System
  2. 2. Introduction • Magento is a free and open-source software with a huge community backing. The only cost you incur is for the hosting and other services that accompanies that. Therefore, You would need well-equipped, open source developers to host, install, configure and setup your online store. • Shopify is a commercialized software that offers you the complete solution.
  3. 3. Features Functionality • Shopify and Magento, both are known for offering easy-to-maintain and powerful functionalities for the online store. Inventory Management • Shopify has a starter plan that offers a maximum of 24 store items, while all the other plans offers unlimited store items • Magento, being a free software has no restrictions on the number of items and they are all available for free. • The only factor that has to be keep in mind while using Magento, is the server speed, as it may slow down the site when a lot of items are being added.
  4. 4. Payment Gateway Options • Up to 70 various payment gateway options are supported by Shopify • Magento on the other hand supports, considerably less amount of payment gateways. However more option can be added through third- party add-ons. Themes & Templates • Both Shopify and Magento offers you a wild range of themes and templates. The themes and Templates they offers are both free and paid ones. • Magento's paid theme is $1, while Shopify offer paid themes, starting at a whopping $80
  5. 5. Add-ons & Apps • Shopify offers more than 100 apps and add-ons • The community-driven nature of Magento has resulted in the formation of 5000+ apps and add-ons. • Both the platforms offer a mix of paid and free apps and add-ons
  6. 6. Capabilities SEO • Magento and Shopify are well-built to offer extensive SEO capabilities that will help you draw more digital footfalls to your online store Customization • Shopify with its menu-driven methods, has a slight advantage with it comes to customization. This means that a novice user will be able to customize the store with ease. • With Magento, a person with a deeper knowledge of the platform or an established open source development company is required to customized the store.
  7. 7. Multi-Lingual • Shopify offers limited, multi-lingual capabilities and requires you to use third party apps to achieve more support. • Magento offers complete multi-lingual capabilities User Experience • Both Shopify and Magento offer a platform that is well-integrated and easy to use. • What works in the favor of Shopify is the Wizard mode, which allows the users to easily setup the stores. • Magento, which lacks a hosting solution, makes it quite hard for users to setup online stores on their own.
  8. 8. Costs • Shopify's usage cost is spread across the various fees (setup, monthly and transaction) and the bandwidth charges • Modify only cost comes through the hosting and other services that assists it.
  9. 9. Final Words • The comparison leads us to the conclusion that, Shopify offers full hosting and managing services and is easy to use • Magento offers numerous free services with a huge community support • It's quite hard to point out, one particular CMS as a clear winner, as both has an equal share of advantages and disadvantages. It's upto the web host to decide the CMS platform that will best-suit the functions of the online store and plan the development accordingly.
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