Magento and Shopify: Feature Comparison

It can be tough deciding on a platform to build your eCommerce website. That’s why in this post, we’ll be comparing 2 popular eCommerce platforms. Magento and Shopify.

So, let’s get straight into this!

Basic Online Store Features-Both Shopify and Magento provide basic store features that are consistently powerful to use and maintain. Shopify is significantly easier to set up and use than Magento. 

You can see that both Magento and Shopify include basic features such as shopping carts, checkout modules, collections, and product pages. The main difference is that Magento has more intermediate and advanced features built into the system. 

With Shopify, you need to get apps to extend your functionality on a regular basis. 

Inventory system: All Shopify plans allow you to have unlimited items in your store. Magento also allows you to create and sell an unlimited number of products. You can easily create products and collections on both platforms, but Shopify gets a point because it integrates directly with stock apps such as Oberlo.

However, while Magento allows a virtually unlimited number of products, adding too many products to the Magento store can cause serious host (server) performance and website load speed issues. But this can be resolved with a better server.

Shipping Cost Calculation: Both platforms offer flexible and powerful options for calculating shipping costs. This is one of the most important and important aspects of selling physical goods through an e-commerce store. Shopify can also be integrated with more accurate delivery tools (with delivery quotes) and computers. These are useful when trying to be as accurate as possible for the customer.

Offer Coupons and Discount Codes: Shopify, which is a bit vulnerable here, doesn’t offer this feature in its Lite plan, but it’s available in all other plans. Magento allows you to set discount codes and calculations from scratch.

Payment gateway options: Shopify has the big advantage of supporting over 70 payment gateways, but Magento has the relatively disadvantage of supporting a much smaller number of gateways. However, you can add more gateways to the Magento store through third-party plugins. The biggest problem I see with Shopify is that I have to use a built-in payment gateway. 

Themes and Templates: Both Shopify and Magento offer a large collection of themes and templates to give your online store a look that suits your product and taste. While Shopify offers significantly fewer free themes than Magento open source, you’ll find that Shopify’s free themes are generally more modern than the themes offered by Magento open source

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