As online shopping has become the most effective way to purchase products, most of the retailers are moving their business from a store to an e-commerce portal. With the plethora of platforms available in the field of E-commerce, it becomes difficult to choose the right platform for our e-commerce website.
Here’s a survey made by aheadWorks.com on E-Commerce platform Popularity by October 2014.
As you can see Magento and Woocommerce are leading the race on the charts.
Magento and Woocommerce are the best platforms in today’s e-commerce world. But now which one amongst this two to choose for our e-commerce site is again a question. This post is solely concentrating on showing the similarities and the differences between the two leading podiums.
Magento developed by Varien Inc and now owned by eBay is a complete open source store management system. Its first version was released in March 2008. It is based on Zend Framework and is generally prefered for very large online selling sites.
WooCommerce was developed by WooThemes in late 2011. It is an open source e-commerce plugin designed for small and large online merchants using WordPress.
Similarities between Magento and WooCommerce:
As both being e-commerce platforms, they have few similarities like both are open source, supports unlimited product list, etc.
Now let’s check out the differences between this two podiums which will serve as a deciding factor for our requirements.
Differences between Magento and WooCommerce in terms of Basic Parameters:
Comparison in terms of Features:
If you are thinking of setting up a large business online with tens of thousands of products Magento is a good option to pick, but for that you will have to set your hands on it. While for small and mid-sized business, you can surely pick WooCommerce as it’s easy to use and maintain.
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