Magento Open Source is ideal for large e-commerce shops
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 06, 2018

Magento Open Source is ideal for large e-commerce shops

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Magento Open Source

Magento Open Source is my top selection for large/complex e-commerce websites. There is really no better open-source e-commerce solution that can scale for large shops or accommodate specialty customizations. I use Magento for my clients that need a platform that can scale with thousands of products or complex product configurations.
  • Scalability is excellent, Magento Open Source can handle hundreds, thousands, ten thousands of products.
  • Inventory management is excellent.
  • Excellent set of core features and extensions to expand and extend it are exhaustive.
  • The community behind Magento is top-notch.
  • Magento can be difficult to learn for a non-technical person, and requires an experienced developer to set it up properly.
  • To really get the most of out Magento, you must run it on on a dedicated server with extensive server customizations.
  • Not really geared for small shops - I don't recommend it for little e-commerce websites.
  • Magento makes scaling for large e-commerce websites easy, saving time and money when its time to grow large shops.
  • Magento has a strong core system which is easily extendable with an experienced developer.
  • Magento has an excellent community behind it that makes finding answers easy.
Magento is excellent for large shops, with large quantities of products and makes scaling as the shop grows easy and quick. But it does truly require a dedicated server and an experienced developer to get things up and going.

I prefer WooCommerce for smaller shops as its quick and easy to get setup and running with minimal fuss and will run well on a shared hosting.
I highly recommend Magento Open Source for large e-commerce websites, or e-commerce websites that require extensive customizations. It is always my first choice for clients that need a complex e-commerce system that can scale well. I do not recommend it for smaller e-commerce websites or simple basic shops and would encourage using a simpler system.

Magento Open Source Feature Ratings

Product catalog & listings
10
Product management
10
Bulk product upload
10
Branding
9
Mobile storefront
9
Product variations
10
Website integration
9
Visual customization
9
CMS
10
Abandoned cart recovery
Not Rated
Checkout user experience
10
eCommerce security
10
Promotions & discounts
10
Personalized recommendations
9
SEO
9
Multi-site management
Not Rated
Order processing
10
Inventory management
10
Shipping
10
Custom functionality
10