The market today has become highly competitive giving way to an increase in the number of ecommerce portals. Gone are the days where only companies with huge budgets can build and manage an ecommerce portal. SME’s can now take advantage of low cost off the shelf content management systems and there are various platforms such as WordPress, BigCommerce, Shopify, Magento, Drupal, and the list goes on and on.
Here I will be giving you an insight on two platforms namely Magento and WordPress.
WordPress – The laymans CMS Platform:
Technology has moved on and so has WordPress graduated from a simple blog to a highly customizable technology. WordPress as a CMS in itself allows the user to achieve the required front end and backend features through many themes and plugins available in the opensource market.
There are a large number of ecommerce websites being built on WordPress and based on our experience here is a few pros and cons.
- User friendly
- Not heavy on the pocket
- Wide range of plugins
- Easy to develop
- Low Security
- Does not support advanced ecommerce features
- Increased data leads to slow rendering of the site
Magento – Affordable yet high end:
Most of the world’s leading ecommerce portals are built on Magento. Features such as advanced order management make it a very highly reliable technology and has a wide range of options which can fit complex business models.
Being an Open source CMS platform written in PHP and only for the purpose of online sales makes it the most preferred among all the others. It allows integration with other platforms, CRMs and ERPs. The functionality of the ecommerce portal can be easily extended with the help of various plugins available.
The Pros and Cons are mentioned below.
- Very Secure
- Can be integrated with external systems
- Plugins easily available
- Allows advanced functionality
- Expensive to build
- Not Easy to work with
If you have a minimum budget with a few products to be sold online, wordpress would come in handy. If you have many products under different categories and a decent budget Magento will definitely be the way to go.
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Thus as a conclusion I would say Magento is a better option owing to its stability and flexibility. Security issues are rare and the site speed is commendable. If you are looking to develop an ecommerce website, I would say that Magento is the way to go.
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