Choosing the Right E-Commerce Platform-Magento vs Shopify


Choosing the right E-Commerce platform is the most critical choice in your E-Commerce journey. Apart from fulfilling your current requirements, your E-Commerce platform must also be scalable for your future growth. It should be easy to work with, and requires easily available support. Technical support, maintenance and security are the top-most factors while choosing a right E-Commerce platform for your online store. Let’s take a look at how Magento compares with Shopify in being a preferred platform for E-Commerce selling.


Size of Business: Magento is a preferred choice for sites with medium to high number of products, while Shopify is mainly used for emerging and small-scale sites. Not that Shopify cannot accommodate large number of products, but on a general note-Magento outranks Shopify when it comes to supporting a huge inventory as it has a more stable and robust architecture.

Deployment Options: Magento can be hosted on an individual platform, as well as on the Adobe Commerce Cloud, whereas Shopify has a self-hosted platform with integrated hosting.

Storefront Design: Magento has a drag-and-drop layout for easily customizing your online storefront, along with thousands of free and premium themes that can be easily customized as per your need. Shopify on the other hand, has restricted design options, and has a lesser number of templates that make the look of your store one among the many. If your business lays more emphasis on style and branding-Magento would be the optimal choice for your business.

Extensions: Magento has thousands of third-party extensions for adding a wide range of functionalities on your website, apart from the availability to build and deploy our own extensions. Shopify, on the other hand has limited extensions from both its official and third-party developers.

Integrations: Magento integrates with third-party systems such as ERP, CRM and other software platforms, which is a feature that Shopify lacks in its architecture. If you are looking to integrate your online storefront with your back-end software-Magento is the most obvious choice for your business needs.

Customization Options: Magento allows complex and configurable products, along with a feature to customize the checkout process- which is something that is not possible with Shopify. Magento offers endless customization options, whereas emerging stores in Shopify find themselves quickly outgrowing the basics that Shopify offers.

How can Exinent help?

If you are interested to start selling online with Magento, we at Exinent are here to help. We have been into E-Commerce development and support services for the past decade and have hundreds of delightful clients who have taken advantage of our custom E-Commerce website development services. We focus on creating online success stories with a robust, secure, scalable, and customized online shopping platform that would help you get customers across various online channels to your store. Feel free to Contact Us; now is the time for your business to get online and noticed!

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