A common question of customers is: “Which shop system should I use?”. Sometimes a customer has already a better question like: “Why Magento?”. In this post you learn why you should base your e-Commerce on Magento. For each vendor in e-Business, this may be the hardest question. Choosing the right technology is important of further success in online business.
A recent report about e-Commerce software in 2017 shows, that Magento is best for Enterprises. This is an interesting fact, because Magento system is Open Source. There are many other closed source commercial products, that are not that successful. Why is it possible, that a free to use software is rated better than commercial software?
One strength in Open Source is its community. A living community pushes its own product. It helps new developers to lean it, creates documentation for free and improves its software continuously. This community also creates patches for security leaks, so a community driven Open Source software is always better from a security point of view. Open Source needs an active community, without it wouldn’t be that successful. Luckily Magento has one of the best community. There are developers world wide working on base source and creating the best online stores available.
Nearly every software system is only as good as its developers. If you run your shop on Magento, you need a developer who can set it up an customize on your needs. Sadly, many programmers start shop projects, but do not have enough experience. Many shops are not patched or the fine grinding is missing. If you want to start you own business with an online store based on a free to use system please remember: other shop systems costs money. Magento is free, but you should invest in good development and maintenance. There are many insecure and bad working shops out there.
Compared to other Open Source shop systems Magento is presumably the best one. No surprise on a Magento blog, but based on my experience lots of shop owner are changing to Magento because other systems lack features Magento has. In comparison to expensive commercial shop systems like Hybris, Magento has nearly equal features. Since Magento 2, it is also a good alternative for enterprises who currently are running a big commercial system.
Why Magento? Because it is the best Open Source e-Commerce system. From a developer point of view it is complex and hard to learn. On the other side, there is less that can not be done with Magento. There are hundreds of expansion modules for nearly every scenario. Drop shipping, payment modules, extension for every shipping service provider and also many adaptable themes. Give it a try!
What is your option? Do you made any good or bad experiences which you like to share?