Is Magento the best Ecommerce choice?

Is Magento the best Ecommerce choice?

Discussion in 'E-Commerce & Payment Systems' started by JennyJ, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. JennyJ

    JennyJ Member

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    I have been going round and round lately on whether or not I want to start an Ecommerce website and I have been doing lots of research on the topic.

    Lots of people are saying that Magento is the best choice for a dedicated Ecommerce website but I really don't know if that's true or just marketing for Magento.

    If anyone has some thoughts or input on this I would greatly appreciate if you would share your views.

    Thanks everyone! :D
     
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  2. Catherine1

    Catherine1 Active Member

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    When I was looking for information on possibly starting an ecommerce website Magento and Woocommerce were the two that I found the most information and recommendations for so I think either of those would be a good choice.

    Magento seems to be very popular since I see all kinds of posts on it around on different websites.
     
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    Magento is a most powerful tool to build online shopping portal.
     
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    Magento is highly functional and feature-driven platform that helps increase your business ROI. Magento is very salable and very is to startup and developer. It is filled with a lot of extensions that are excellent to boost your sales, such as one-page checkout, gift card, and affiliate programs.
     
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    I like the fact that you can create a unique website on their own domain which is unique. It is available for free but the support is not free, but there is a forum in place and I am sure all the queries are answers or most probably have been answered. You also get in-built SEO friendly benefits like clean html, site navigation etc., that should help your store rank for various product keywords. If you are planning to build large sites then surely go for Magento.
     
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  6. JennyJ

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    Woocommerce was one that I was thinking about because I am familiar with wordpress itself so it would probably be easier to get setup.

    You can have affiliate programs for a Magento store?

    I was thinking that my store would be small, at least at first, but later it might grow. Is Magento better than Woocommerce for larger ecommerce stores?
     
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    ulterios Well-Known Member

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    If you are looking for a dedicated eCommerce CMS for just that purpose then Magento is probably the best one for that purpose.

    If you want to have a blog and/or some other features not for eCommerce use then maybe WooCommerce might be a better option.

    It all depends on exactly what you want to use the site for. ;)
     
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    Dean Well-Known Member

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    I have been wanting to try out Magento at some point and build a site with it and have done some research on it. It seems to be a real good CMS for it's purpose with lots of info and resources around for it.

    I have read that is has a bit of a higher learning curve that Wordpress and Woocommerce as an ecommerce site so that's something that you might want to keep in mind.
     
  9. JennyJ

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    I read a few articles that said that is was a little harder than Wordpress to learn but it's still supposed to be not real hard to learn.