For Large E-Commerce Websites, Magento should be your first choice!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 28, 2018

For Large E-Commerce Websites, Magento should be your first choice!

Score 9 out of 10
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I have used Magento Open Source for several years for client's e-commerce websites. As an ecommerce solution, Magento is an excellent open source software. Magento offers a really strong backbone for building ecommerce websites and offers a strong community of open source developers to back it up. Extensions make it easy to extend Magento to accommodate many needs.
  • Magento's database really handles large amounts of data very well and is very scalable.....I actually only recommend Magento for larger ecommerce websites because I know it will easily scale to the needs.
  • Magento has an incredible support system with it's community of open-source developers .
  • Magento has many built in features that many other open-source ecommerce platforms don't have out of the box. And extending on those features is easy with extensions.
  • Of course you can't go wrong with the fact that the Community Edition of Magento is open-source, meaning free to download and use!
  • The Magento admin is not as user-friendly has other e-commerce platforms, and this is why I never recommend it for smaller ecommerce stores.
  • You absolutely need a skilled developer to customize and extend Magento. A skilled developer can make Magento amazing, but if you're looking for a DIY website option, Magento will frustrate you.
  • Magento takes a lot of server resources, so you will not be able to run on it a shared hosting account. You will need a dedicated server for it.
  • The scalability of Magento is extremely useful for large scale e-commerce websites with large amounts of products, making it easy to grow quickly.
  • The fact that Magento has many great features standard in the base software is a plus for stores that don't need a lot, meaning less work to get up and running.
  • Magento can be time consuming to get set up if you need a lot of specialty customization as it does require experienced developers, this can be much more expensive vs. other options.
Magento scales much better than any of the other software when it comes to very large e-commerce websites. But all the other options are more user-friendly for smaller sites as there is a bit of a learning curve in learning to manage Magento. Customization is better along with WooCommerce and OpenCart as self-hosted solutions vs. BigCommerce and Shopify which are hosted. Magento should be the first choice for large, extensive e-commerce solutions,but for smaller stores, I would recommend the others first.
For large-scale e-commerce websites on a dedicated server with a good web developer on staff/on call, Magento is an excellent option.

For small scale e-commerce, or starter website, Magento is not the best option, and will leave your pulling your hair out.

Magento Commerce, part of Adobe Commerce Cloud Feature Ratings

Product catalog & listings
10
Product management
10
Bulk product upload
9
Branding
9
Mobile storefront
10
Product variations
10
Website integration
9
Visual customization
9
CMS
9
Abandoned cart recovery
9
Checkout user experience
10
eCommerce security
10
Promotions & discounts
9
Personalized recommendations
9
SEO
8
Multi-site management
9
Order processing
10
Inventory management
10
Shipping
10
Custom functionality
8