Last week I wrote about the reasons of closing Magento Go and some tips about migration to the Magento Community edition. Today I wanna talk about the possibility of migration to another platform and reasons why you should stay with Magento.

While Magento Go is shutting down, why do I choose Magento over all the eCommerce solutions?

Magento vs Shopify

Shopify is a really good platform in case you want to start an online shop without any help of a development company. On the other hand, websites, that are currently running on this platform look too common and simple and doesn't allow advanced customization. Magento is more powerful solution, with the help of it you can customize a website to represent your company in any way you want it to. By using this platform you are also able to set up complex shipping, or any other functionality.

Magento vs OpenCart

Opencart is limited in features for customization of your eCommerce site in terms of design and layout comparing with Magento, which gives you more opportunities in settings for your store. Magento gives users the access to order and product history. Also it offers smart customers accounts: you can see recently viewed products to use this information for having more benefit from your store. In general the inventory system offered by Magento is far better than the systems offered by OpenCart.

Magento vs PrestaShop

PrestaShop is a choice for start-ups and it targets small and medium-sized businesses. But if your business is growing and you need a platform which allows deeper customization, Magento would be a great choice. Also if you don't know about web design and development a lot, you will find Magento a better fit.

Magento vs ZenCart

Both platforms are free and open source and offer functionality out of the box. But Magento has more functionality: offers many SEO features, supports better standards of security, it allows to create multiple stores from single interface, while ZenCart supports single store. Magento navigation is a really good and user-friendly, Zen Cart’s navigation is good too, but far behind as of Magento.

I hope this information was helpful for you. By the way, did you know that Magento Community edition is the biggest eCommerce support and development community?

If you still have any doubts about migration to Magento Community or have some questions, please, contact us.