KalioCommerce vs. Magento Open Source

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
KalioCommerce
Score 7.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
KalioCommerce is an enterprise eCommerce platform that powers Internet Retailer Top 1000 B2C & B2B brands. According to the vendor, online retailers get the flexibility to build uniquely branded sites with sophisticated business needs, and transform ideas into revenue faster with the platform’s data-driven administration console and cloud architecture. Key customers include Discount Ramps, Hale Groves, AllHeart Medical Supplies, Touch of Class, Arthur Beren Shoes,…N/A
Magento Open Source
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Magento Open Source is an ecommerce content management solution originally developed by Varien Inc and presently supported by Adobe. The Open Source product is for developers and merchants that is available as a free download, and supported with free upgrades from the Magento Community.N/A
Pricing
KalioCommerceMagento Open Source
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KalioCommerceMagento Open Source
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
KalioCommerceMagento Open Source
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
KalioCommerce
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Ratings
Magento Open Source
7.7
28 Ratings
1% below category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings8.528 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings9.528 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings8.026 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings6.526 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings4.028 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings9.526 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings6.527 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings8.526 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
KalioCommerce
-
Ratings
Magento Open Source
8.0
28 Ratings
4% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings7.023 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings9.028 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
KalioCommerce
-
Ratings
Magento Open Source
6.5
26 Ratings
25% below category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings6.526 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
KalioCommerce
-
Ratings
Magento Open Source
4.2
28 Ratings
58% below category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings5.528 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings2.022 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings5.025 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
KalioCommerce
-
Ratings
Magento Open Source
9.1
28 Ratings
14% above category average
Multi-site management00 Ratings9.525 Ratings
Order processing00 Ratings9.527 Ratings
Inventory management00 Ratings9.525 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings8.524 Ratings
Custom functionality00 Ratings8.526 Ratings
Best Alternatives
KalioCommerceMagento Open Source
Small Businesses
Shopify Plus
Shopify Plus
Score 9.0 out of 10
Shopify Plus
Shopify Plus
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
KalioCommerceMagento Open Source
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(3 ratings)
8.5
(29 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.3
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
6.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
KalioCommerceMagento Open Source
Likelihood to Recommend
KalioCommerce
KalioCommerce is a good choice for mid market companies. IT support required would depend on your particular implementation, of course, but in our case our ecommerce team working with Kalio is able to deal with 95% of the work
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Adobe
It's well suited for large eCommerce stores as it requires much effort to set up and the development cost for setting it up is high. It's less appropriate to use Magento where you are looking for quick development and launch of the store. Also, it is required to have a developer or sometimes the entire tech team to manage an e-commerce store, so you may need to hire a few PHP developers.
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Pros
KalioCommerce
  • They make it easy to create pages for each product.
  • They have a variety of customization options to tailor to the needs of your website.
  • Changes can be made from one part of the site, to the entire site, with ease.
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Adobe
  • Magento is perfect if our web design client likes a specific pre-made template and wants a fast solution.
  • Magento allows us to customize its open-source code to create additional features and functionality.
  • Magento saves small businesses time and money if they only need a simple solution.
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Cons
KalioCommerce
  • Because Kalio has a growing client base, I find them a bit understaffed. The speed at which our company was growing, we needed to lean on them more, but they weren't always able to deliver because of the sheer volume of requests compared to their staff.
  • It's difficult to physically write code within the space they have provided. I find that I have to copy and paste the code into a different text editor to read it better.
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Adobe
  • Not the simplest of solutions to use or maintain from an end-user perspective
  • Other platforms are better with regards to SEO in our experience
  • Fairly sluggish and slow compared to other platforms without the correct server specification and performance optimization work.
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Likelihood to Renew
KalioCommerce
KalioCommerce is not simply a software solution, it's an entire organization focused on helping our business grow and improve. They are an extension of my eCommerce team, and their insights and support help us move quicker in an ever changing field. That, in combination with a platform that has proven to be flexible, dependable and intuitive makes renewing a no-brainer.
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Adobe
It's the dominant force in the SMB open source market. With the continued support of eBay/PayPal, Magento will continue to evolve and should be a market leader for some time.
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Alternatives Considered
KalioCommerce
Having used Magento and Joomla in the past to manage websites, the KalioCommerce platform allows access to much deeper levels of the platform to better customize it for our needs. In addition, the platform is much more robust, able to handle complex, huge product catalogs, and is more flexible in terms of integration with other tools and services.
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Adobe
In looking at a different platform to migrate to from Magento 1, we looked primarily at Big Commerce, Shopify and Shopify Plus. Our host was very negative about Magento 2, but we determined after a couple years it was due to the fact it had even more complexity (and very different) than Magento 1. Shopify Plus was attractive, but the cost factor for two sites led us back to Magento 2.
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Return on Investment
KalioCommerce
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Better customer service.
  • Easier, hassle-free product management.
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Adobe
  • Delays in development leads to missed timelines and opportunity loss.
  • High cost of development and maintenance may currently outweigh the growth.
  • Better handling of customer and order information makes for better customer service.
  • Excellent API has been a boon for integration with our ERP
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