Almost only half a month is remaining in 2020 but still, there is confusion and debate is going on 一 which platform is best for eCommerce development for the year 2020- Magento or WooCommerce or Shopify.
Before clearing your doubts let us first understand a bit about e-commerce.
E-Commerce which stands for Electronic Commerce means buying and selling goods, products, or services over the internet. These services are provided online with the help of an internet network.
Transaction of money, funds, and data also comes under E-commerce. These business transactions can be done in four ways:
- Business to Business (B2B)
- Business to Customer (B2C)
- Customer to Customer (C2C)
- Customer to Business (C2B).
Examples of E-commerce websites include online stores like Flipkart, Amazon, Myntra, Shopify, eBay, Olx, Quikr.
It is said that global retail e-commerce can reach up to $27 Trillion by the year 2020.
Present Scenario of E-Commerce
E-Commerce business is still on the verge of shining entirely. Due to this reason, e-commerce platforms such as Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, Opencart, and many others are trying hard to expand their market share and put a strong remark in the e-commerce world.
But for doing so, the platforms have to pass through tough competition because there is a lot of competition as the developers as well as entrepreneurs are still unaware of “Which is the best eCommerce Development platforms of 2020?”
So to clear your doubts, I have come up with this article which differentiates top e-commerce platforms 一 Magento, WooCommerce, and Shopify.
Magento is an open-source eCommerce development platform which is owned by eBay. At present, Magento is among the most popular and most sought-after e-commerce platforms among merchants worldwide.
According to the business needs of merchants, Magento offers 2 editions:
- Magento open-source edition
- Magento commerce edition
The best part about the Magento platform is that it rolls out new versions on a timely basis to upgrade the platform functionalities and fix loopholes in security.
Pros and Cons
|Free to download (open source)||Needed strong technical knowledge to operate the platform|
|Impeccable Security||Steep learning curve|
|Millions of active users which ensure credibility||Limited customer support in the community edition|
|Highly robust, stable, and customizable platform|
Presumably, WooCommerce is the most utilized and most efficient e-commerce platform in the world. Not many individuals know that WooCommerce is neither a complete content management system nor a complete framework. In actuality, it is a plugin powered and developed by WordPress and free to use.
WooCommerce is a very convenient, affordable, and a low-key option for those merchants who don’t want to spend a fortune in developing a full-fledged eCommerce Development platform. One of the key reasons why WooCommerce is massively popular among merchants across the world is its utter simplicity. Any layman can build a website on WooCommerce from scratch and develop an alluring e-commerce store.
Pros and Cons
|Easy to install||Some prominent extensions are not free in WooCommerce|
|Easy to customize||Difficult to fulfill e-commerce conversion funnel|
|A great number of plugins to configure the store accordingly||The website owner has to take care of store maintenance or else need to pay the developer for that.|
|Compatible with most of the versions of WordPress||You have to update WordPress as well along with plugins|
|Plugins for advanced security|
Shopify is among the leading eCommerce Development companies across the world. Many of the people have acknowledged Shopify as the best platform for running the e-commerce business and retail point-of-sale system.
Shopify gives you full control over all your website coding (HTML and CSS). Because of its unique and efficacious functionalities, business owners highly prefer Shopify. One of the striking features of Shopify is that it has recently integrated with Amazon due to which the merchants are allowed to sell products on Amazon through the Shopify Admin Panel.
Pros and Cons
|Shopify provides in-built hosting services.||Hosting service is also costly in Shopify.|
|The most SEO friendly e-commerce platform.||Themes and plugins are limited in number.|
|It offers 14 days of trial services while other platforms do not offer it.||Quite exorbitant as compared to other e-commerce platforms.|
|Themes and plugins can augment your store functionalities.||Most of the themes and plugins are quite hefty in price.|
|24/7 support from Shopify Community.|
Features of Shopify, Magento, and WooCommerce
|Languages Supported||English||English, Dutch||English|
|Prominent Clients||Wikipedia, Los Angeles Lakers, Tesla, Citizen, etc.||Coca Cola, Olympus, Ford, Nike, Nestle Nespresso, etc.||Pro4Mance, PageLink, FilterGrade, etc.|
|Available Devices||Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad, MAC, Web-based||Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad, MAC, Web-based||iPhone/iPad, Web-based|
|Company Size||Small business, medium business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers.||Large enterprises||Small Business, Medium Business.|
|Available Support||Email, Phone, Live Support, Tickets.||Email, Phone, Training.||Email, Tickets.|
|SEO||Shopify has an SEO score of around 98-100 which is above all the e-commerce platforms. Also, it contains all the SEO features.||Magento platform boasts an SEO score between 90 to 95 which is brilliant from the SEO point of view.||The SEO score of the WooCommerce is 97% and because of the wide range of plugins and customizations, it is SEO friendly to a great extent.|
|Security & Performance||Shopify is considered to be the most secure e-commerce platform by the merchants.||Magento has commendable security and efficacious performance rendering ability.||WooCommerce platform offers maritorious security features to protect merchants’ data.|
|Pricing and Cost||14 Days- Free Trial
Minimum Plan- $29
|The prices depend on the size of your business.||Official price is- $29|
|User-Friendliness||Shopify provides par-excellent user-experience to its customers.||Magento is easy for those who have significant technical knowledge.||It boasts a par-excellent level of user-friendliness because it is a plugin.|
|Themes and Designs||Shopify has a fabulous theme store as you can purchase a highly responsive, SEO-friendly, and enriching user-experience theme for your store.||Magento marketplace offers an enormous selection of highly responsive, and user-friendly themes that are way too commendable to put on your website.||WooCommerce offers an enormous selection of themes and beautiful templates that are easy to implement on your website.|
I have listed all the relevant points in this article and by going through it – you can easily analyze which platform will best suit your e-commerce business. So, don’t wait and give your business growth by choosing the best e-commerce platform for the year 2020.
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