Shopify vs Magento: Community Edition

Builder LogoBuilder NameMore InfoPricingDemo VideoExample SitesSupport: PhoneSupport: Live ChatSupport: Email/Help DeskSupport: ForumBuilt-in Credit Card ProcessorsPayment ProcessorsNo Transaction FeesMobile App to Manage StoreExtensions or Add-onsThemes (All Mobile Ready)Drag & Drop BuilderHostingUnlimited ProductsDigital ProductsPoint of Sale SystemMarketing: Email/NewsletterMarketing: Discount Codes & CouponsMarketing: External Store IntegrationMarketing: Affiliate Program for your StoreMisc
ShopifyVisit Site
Special Offers
Monthly: $9, $29, $79, $179Watch
Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 324/7YesYesPaypal, Authorize.net, +70 moreYes, only w/ Shopify PaymentsYesYes, Paid & FreeYes, with Shogun AppYes, IncludedYes Yes, via an ExtensionYes Yes, via an ExtensionYes + Gift CardsFacebook Store, Pinterest Buyable Pins & Twitter Buy Tweets

Yes, Paid & Free Extensions

Abandoned Cart Reminder w/ Pro & above

Magento: CEVisit Site

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Example Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoNoNoAmazon Payments, PayPal, Authorize.net, and Google CheckoutYesPaid (Android & iOS)Yes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, PaidYesYesFacebook Store Free, Google Shopping Paid

Yes, Paid extension

Scoreboard

Pricing:Magento small logo
Support Phone:shopify logo
Support Live Chat:shopify logo
Support Email/Help Desk:shopify logo
Support Forum: Tie
Built-in Credit Card Processors: Tie
Payment Processors:shopify logo
No Transaction Fees: Tie
Mobile App to Manage Store: shopify logo(free w/ package)
Extensions or Add-ons: Tie
Themes (all have mobile ready themes): Tie
Drag & Drop Builder:shopify logo
Hosting:shopify logo
Unlimited Products: Tie
Digital Products: Tie
Point of Sale System: shopify logo(free w/ package)
Marketing: Email/Newsletter: Tie
Marketing: Discount Codes & Coupons: Tie
Marketing: External Store Integration: Tie
Marketing: Affiliate Program for your Store: Tie
Misc: N/A

Ties: 11

Magento wins: 1

Shopify wins: 8

Winner!

Shopify
Shopify

Although free, Magento: Community Edition is still a very powerful eCommerce platform with many features and a thriving community of developers. There is no limit to the things that you could implement into it, but the cost for each extension and custom work could stack up very quickly. Easily into thousands of dollars.


 
 

Shopify Tutorial Video


 
 

Magento: CE

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