As online shopping has become the most effective way to purchase products, most of 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 of these two to choose for our e-commerce site is again a question. This post is solely concentrating on showing the similarities and differences between the two leading podiums.
MAGENTO: Magento developed by Varien Inc and now owned by eBay is a completely open-source store management system. Its first version was released in March 2008. It is based on Zend Framework and is generally preferred for very large online selling sites.
WOOCOMMERCE: 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 are e-commerce platforms, they have a few similarities like both are open source, supporting an unlimited product list, etc.
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Now let's check out the differences between these 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 the feature: Conclusion:
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 businesses, you can surely pick WooCommerce as it's easy to use and maintain. Tridhya Tech is a leading IT company providing open-source E-commerce solutions using Magento and Woocommerce.