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Shopify or Magento for online business in 2016

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#1 James


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Posted 23 September 2016 - 08:52 AM

Both Magento and Shopify are leading e-commerce website in current years. Each of them is used for different business targets. However, as many experts pointed out, Magento wins in some aspects, which can help online owners and developers to make the right choice.





Setup fees 

Although charging no fees for setup, Shopify indeed supports a 14-day free trial for web developers and store owners to test the functionalities and features. Meanwhile, Magento is totally free to install and use. 

Monthly fees 

Shopify offers four different plans with monthly fees ranging from $14 to $179 as follows:

• Starter Plan : $ 14

• Basic Plan : $ 29

• Professional Plan : $79

• Unlimited Plan : $179

With Magento, you’ll have to provide your own hosting, which is available at monthly costs ranging anywhere from $5 to 100s of dollars.


*Product features 

Because Magento started out as an open-source web application, it’s more flexible when it comes to customization. There are three things Magento is better at than Shopify: offering your store in multiple languages, providing discount codes and integrating with Ebay. With the more expensive Magento plans, you get the ability to offer your store to users in a several different languages; Shopify does not, at time of writing, currently permit this ‘out of the box’. As for discount codes, both Shopify and Magento offer them, but in the case of Shopify, only on the more expensive plans (Magento offers them as standard). Finally, Magento integrates extremely well with Ebay– you can manage both your Ebay store and your Magento Go store using one control panel.



Magento provides powerful SEO features like SEO friendly URLs, meta info, a Google sitemap and a handy Google Content API for expanding on your SEO customization. Both solutions can integrate with Google Analytics.


Furthermore, Magento supports great deal of built-in promotion options, since you receive features for upselling, promotional pricing, flexible coupons, related products, free shipping, product bundling and more. This feature helps online store owners a lot to push sales quickly with more conversions.


Choose Shopify or Magento depends totally on your demands. However, as you can see the experts' recommendation, Magento may give you more chances to improve your business efficiently. If you are owning a Shopify store and intend to transfer data to Magento, you can consider Shopify to Magento migration extension as a prioritized choice. 


On the other hand, you want to use a service shopping cart as Shopify, you can move Magento to Shopify easily with Magento to Shopify migration extension.


Hope it helpful!

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#2 Melisa


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 02:37 AM

Nice post.  Thanks for sharing

#3 Kate333



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 04:49 PM

This is a very useful piece of information, especially for such a beginner like me. I want to start my own online business, and I'm looking for the best way to create website for this purpose. Recently I've read a great Shopify review that persuaded me to choose exactly this website builder. But having read your post, I started thinking that Magento is also a good choice. Anyway, thanks! I hope, I'll be able  to make the right decision soon.

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