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Magento vs Shopify

Holly Doyle-Wilday Written By Holly - Digital Marketing Manager at Verve
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Why Magento 2 is in a Different League to Shopify

We have outlined some of the main reasons why Magento is a better, smarter choice than Shopify.

Magento vs Shopify

We are regularly approached by clients who are confused over whether to use Shopify or Magento. They can be enticed by the cost difference. However, Shopify is cheaper for a reason and when it comes down to the functionality of these two platforms it is clear that Magento is miles ahead with Shopify left struggling to compete.
 

Magento Over Shopify? Here’s Why…

To make it easier for you, we have outlined some of the main reasons why Magento is a better, smarter choice than Shopify when it comes to building a more complex site.

Magento is a platform that is flexible and allows you to supply innovative, superior experiences that customers are now demanding and expecting more and more.

There are over 3,600 extensions in the Magento Marketplace that you can choose from to add to your website. That’s a lot of extensions! These extensions allow you to increase the functionality of your online store. This means that in future you won’t be limited.

Magento has a large network of partners and developers on call to provide additional resources, helping you to create an exceptional commerce experience.

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Why Magento 2?

Flexibility
Allowing you to supply superior user experiences that customers now expect.
Over 3,600 Extensions
Allowing you to increase the functionality of your online store. This means that in future you won’t be limited.
Network of Partners and Developers
Always on call to provide additional resources, helping you to create an exceptional commerce experience.

Why Shopify Won’t Be Able to Meet the Demands of Your eCommerce Store
Don’t put your business at risk of failing

Why Should You Say No to Shopify?

Shopify websites are built using a standard set of templates which limits your ability to be creative and makes your online store look just like every other Shopify website. Some of the elements within Shopify can be changed but certain Shopify elements cannot, and these can be the most vital parts (e.g. checkout.)

The extensibility and integrations within Shopify are extremely limited and the platform has a much smaller network of partners and developers meaning a smaller support system globally.

Additionally, Shopify’s multi-tenant system means that if there is an uplift in demand on one merchant’s store this can then in turn have a negative effect on the performance of other Shopify stores, potentially yours…

And if you’re still unsure, then just take a look at these numbers for confirmation…

Magento powers 315,000 sites around the world with global support. Magento powers 70 of the top 500 companies on the Internet Retailer Top B2C eCommerce 500 list and 40 of the top 300 B2B customers on the Internet Retailer B2B eCommerce 300 list.

Shopify powers 10 of the Internet Retailer Top 500 companies.