There may be a lot of ecommerce solution such as opencart,zencart or prestashop If you want to deliver a complete and extended ecommerce solution it can be done only with Magneto, when we are working with magneto we found out some of the wonderful features that makes Magneto unique, there are few disadvantages too.
1. Extended Backup Management
We can take Media and database backups directly in admin panel (We don’t need access to Cpanel)
2. Regarding SEO we can add Meta title, Meta description and Meta keywords to each and every product. We can also control the keywords appearing in the product URL.
We can export (CSV) our website search queries and we can find what the products customers are most interested in are.
3. Extended product Management
a) Special price from date to date
b) Display specific price for specific customer groups.
(We can set an ear ring to display 500 rs for not logged in user and we can set it to 450 forÂ logged in users. There is more chance of a purchase from Logged in user and we can make him purchase by reducing the cost. )
c) We can add multiple images for products and we can choose the specific images for aÂ thumbnail or full-sized image.
4. Wonderful category management with drag &drop sorting, I could easily create and sort categories.
5. We can choose individual theme for each and every category or products, we can display the total site and products in weekends with a totally fresh design
6. If we don’t want to display a category or product we need not tweak any codes just setting it invisible is enough and our job is done.
7. We can flush image cache, js / css cache in the magneto backend.
8. Nice stock management sir, we can set an alert if our product stock is below 3 or the no. we wish. There is an option, we can get Rss feed updates of the low stock products in our email every day.
9. Magneto connect makes the modules installation process simple, where I can just paste the key and install the module. (Unable to do in local host and I will do it once the site is live).
10. We can manage mobile apps in our backend and we can customize some design features of the app.
11. Extended user role management when compared with open cart and woo-commerce.
- Magneto forum is not well moderated, many irrelevant forum posts it takes some time to get the answer we looking for. (Word press forum is well moderated)
- Shifting to other servers will be a tedious process as the base magneto folder has 70 +MB of memory and also totally 300+ tables in database. So we would be needing a VPN hosting or other magneto specific hosting solutions.
- If we need to set up an ecommerce store quickly Magento is not an option, Adding products takes much time when compared to woo commerce or open cart.