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84 Ratings
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84 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Magento Open Source

Magento Open Source is well suited for small or medium-sized businesses who don't have a lot of money or time to start their online store. If our web design client can select a specific pre-made template beforehand, and they do not want a ton of complex or extremely specific functionalities, then we suggest Magento Open Source to the client. If the client is a large retailer wanting very specific features, then OpenCart or complete custom code might be a better choice.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Magento Open Source
7.8
Product catalog & listings
Magento Open Source
8.8
Product management
Magento Open Source
7.8
Bulk product upload
Magento Open Source
7.7
Branding
Magento Open Source
7.7
Mobile storefront
Magento Open Source
7.8
Product variations
Magento Open Source
8.8
Website integration
Magento Open Source
8.5
Visual customization
Magento Open Source
6.6
CMS
Magento Open Source
6.2

Online Shopping Cart

Magento Open Source
7.4
Abandoned cart recovery
Magento Open Source
6.7
Checkout user experience
Magento Open Source
8.0

Online Payment System

Magento Open Source
8.6
eCommerce security
Magento Open Source
8.6

eCommerce Marketing

Magento Open Source
7.5
Promotions & discounts
Magento Open Source
8.9
Personalized recommendations
Magento Open Source
6.3
SEO
Magento Open Source
7.3

eCommerce Business Management

Magento Open Source
8.4
Multi-site management
Magento Open Source
8.3
Order processing
Magento Open Source
9.0
Inventory management
Magento Open Source
8.6
Shipping
Magento Open Source
8.0
Custom functionality
Magento Open Source
8.3

Pros

Magento Open Source

  • Magento 2 CE has a very robust document workflow which mirrors most mid-large ERP systems. There's a "papertrail" which mimics your business processes, and each part of the process is exposed to the API which makes for some great integration potential.
  • Magento 2 CE is also great for tracking customer history, saves a record for each and allows you to understand customer interests better.
  • Magento 2 CE is highly expandable, with a full marketplace of free and premium modules that should accomplish some pretty niche sales or service goals.
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Cons

Magento Open Source

  • 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

Magento Open Source

Magento Open Source 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Magento Open Source

Magento is hands down better than any hosted platform (i.e., BC), but only if you have a good development team. Hosted platforms are very limiting as to what you can accomplish "outside the box." Magento is much better than WooCommerce in its user friendliness and its feature set.
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Return on Investment

Magento Open Source

  • It definitely let us start with a decent store and scale from 0 to 15,000 products without many performance issues. But that comes with a cost: we were unable to change the design of the checkout, SEO was poor, and adding banners or more store-related things was very time consuming.
  • Debugging is hard and you will break your head with some errors that break your store, and you don't know how to solve them. This was one of the reasons why we left it.
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Pricing Details

Magento Open Source

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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