Is wordpress the right choice for e commerce?

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How to choose the correct platform for selling online? Focusing on comparing Wordpress + WooCommerce and Magento.

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Is wordpress the right choice for e commerce?

  1. 1. Is Wordpress the right choice for e-commerce? by @milansteskal
  2. 2. How do you sell? ● offline ○ shop ○ marketplace ○ street ○ shopping centre ● online ○ e-shop ○ eBay ○ “groupon” type portal @milansteskal
  3. 3. Let’s talk about selling online ● eBay, Groupon ○ easy to set up ○ access to a lot of customers ○ share profit with provider ● e-shop ○ full control over the website ○ spend more on marketing ○ keep the profit @milansteskal
  4. 4. ● how many products ● reports ● payment gateways ● any specific features What do you need from your shop? @milansteskal
  5. 5. Choose the right solution for eshop ● custom software ○ this is a case of very few businesses ● hosted solutions - ex. Shopify ○ easy to set up ○ monthly fee ○ low customization ● customizable systems ○ Magento ○ Wordpress + plugin (WooCommerce, Shopp) @milansteskal
  6. 6. Let’s compare Magento and Wordpress @milansteskal
  7. 7. Magento ● customizable ● big community ● many plugins ● server requirements ● complex ○ more options ○ difficult to work with ● heavy-weight ○ many products, orders and customers ● development and plugins are more expensive @milansteskal
  8. 8. Wordpress + WooCommerce ● customizable ● big community ● many plugins ● fast ● easy to work with ● light weight ● less professional ○ reports ○ settings ○ native Magento features only as plugins @milansteskal
  9. 9. Remember, there is no “one size fits all” solution @milansteskal
  10. 10. How to choose the correct one? ● consider your budget ● think of the future ● don’t go for the cheapest one ● don’t go for the most features ● ask friends or community who have experience @milansteskal
  11. 11. Thank you! Let’s discuss it now http://mist.sk, @milansteskal

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