Magento vs. Shopify Which eCommerce Platform to Use?
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Planning to establish an eCommerce store? Great idea! In this competitive world of online businesses, there are several platforms that can lead you to the development of an online eCommerce store. Therefore, selecting an appropriate platform to build the eCommerce store is the first biggest challenge for every business owner. Nearly, there are 60 eCommerce and shopping cart solutions available, out of which Magento and Shopify are the ones you might have heard about, the most. Both these platforms has its own pros and cons.
Alinga has its own web development as well as web design team and therefore we decided to help the store owners in deciding the appropriate platform for their eCommerce stores. Here, you will find advantages as well as disadvantages and the functionality of both these platforms based on which you will be able to find the most appropriate platform for your business, based on your requirements.
Shopify Shopify is a very popular eCommerce solution highly used by small as well as medium sized businesses. This is a robust and simple solution for the eCommerce store owners. This platform is generally used when the store owners want to set up the online stores quickly and start selling some of their products from the beginning.
=> Shopify offers a fully hosted eCommerce platform. Along with quick and easy setup, Shopify is simple to use. => Shopify contains decent but limited personalization as well as customization capabilities and contains pre-designed templates. => Along with MySQL database management system, the platform comes with eBay listing integrations and eBay order support. => Shopify platform is powered by Ruby on Rails framework and uses Ajax and “Liquid” templating language for the development of the eCommerce store. => It offers high quality customer support in all the manners such as chat and call. Shopify is experiencing a huge growth in the online community.
There are certain nominal flaws of this platform. => The store owner does not get 100% control over the website data. => The platform contains limited customizability. => Contains a primitive Content Management System. => As it uses a Ruby based language, it is familiar to very few developers and hence when the errors occurred, can not be solved easily.
Magento Magento is a huge and robust business tool. Magento has been remaining a very popular platform since many years. Magento’s market shares among 30 most popular eCommerce solutions.
=> Magento offers multi-store functionality along with a great theming engine. => Contains MySQL Database Management System. => It uses PHP based eCommerce solution. => The platform has downloadable open source solution and has the ability to scale multiple servers easily.
Magento also contains some of the disadvantages, => It is difficult for the non tech users to customize the Magento coding according to the requirement, an expert is required. => It works on very heavy PHP code therefore, any developer need some time to get familiar to the code of the website. => While choosing Magento, it is necessary to hire an experienced developer for advanced and proper eCommerce solution.
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