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A Comparison of Ecommerce Website Development Platforms

Selecting the right Ecommerce Website Development platform depends on what your business’s needs are mainly because all of them are unique in their in own way with a purpose-built approach.

Ecommerce Web Platform

In this fast-paced technological era, setting up your own website design for small business or running a massive ecommerce online store is quite straightforward and simple. Since now you have an easy access to various ecommerce website development services and platforms.

These platforms enhance the efficiency of the online store while also easing down the developers’ work and boosting the speed of overall development process. Choosing the right kind of custom ecommerce development platform is crucial as it’s closely associated with the business success or failure. In this article, you will find a detailed overview and comparison of three most popular platforms – Magento Development, OpenCart Development, and Shopify Development.

Delving into the basics and installation – Shopify offers a ready-made hosted solution with a free trial period of 14 days. Which means that all payment, hosting, and web security issues are guarded with this platform. You only have to register on the official Shopify website.

Open Cart is an open source and a free platform which is installed and hosted manually. If you’re an amateur, it might be difficult for you to set up Open Cart with essential plug-ins for extra features. It is better to hire Ecommerce Website Development Services Companylike Zippixel to install it for you.

Magento is also a free ecommerce platform for launching the online stores. Nevertheless, once it is installed, anyone could navigate daily tasks on it with ease. Even though Magento and Open Cart are free for many extra features.

Ecommerce Web Platform

Custom Designs – Shopify possesses a theme store through which you can choose beautiful themes for your ecommerce store. However, as it is the hosted and proprietary solution, you cannot receive the custom benefit.

With Open Cart extension story, you can either buy well-designed themes or enjoy the free ones for your online store. And yes, you do get the custom benefit here.

Magento was specifically designed for ecommerce site building and thereby allows you almost all the themes in its extension store. It possesses incredibly responsive and user-friendly designs. In fact, Magento has more than thousand customizable themes which can easily be installed by a single “Install now” click.

Comparing the Platform Features – Shopify holds on various elementary features for small businesses. For instance, payment gateway integration, order CRM, fraud analysis, social network integration, product cards, built-in analytics, blog, fraud analysis, and much more.

Open Cart has a variety of features. Few of them are: Open Cart Development platform can work with multiple languages and currencies, shopping cart facilities, product categorization, upload unlimited products, etc. It also obtains numerous plug-ins and extensions which allows users to work with almost any functionality and for any type of ecommerce business. No doubt, it is an amazing open-source platform for marketplace development and business growth.

As Magento is specially designed for ecommerce business, it is user-friendly, fast, and also great from SEO perspective (if extended with SEO plug-in). It is fully equipped with powerful web store functionalities and extends plug-in architecture, so it highly supports customization. Magento is an open-source platform and since most of the functionalities come in coupled with the number of extensions, let’s compare the extension quantities for each ecommerce platform:

  • Marketing Extensions:

  • Shopify: 41

  • Magento: 906

  • Open Cart: 873

  • Shipping

  • Shopify: 96

  • Magento: 422

  • Open Cart:420

  • Payment Gateway Extensions

  • Shopify: 41

  • Magento: 906

  • Open Cart: 873


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