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Magento vs Opencart [Side-by-Side] [Dec 2018]
Magento vs Opencart

Magento vs Opencart

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
OpenCartVisit Site
FreeExample Site 1Example Site 2Example Site 3NoNoNoAmazon Pay Paypal Authorize.net +33 moreYesNoYes, Paid & FreeNoNoYesYesYes, w/ Paid ExtensionsYes w/ ExtensionYes w/ ExtensionFacebook Store with free or paid extension


Magento: CEVisit Site

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

Pros and Cons Scoreboard

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

Ties: 19

Opencart wins: 1

Magento wins: 1

End in a tie!

The only other deciding factors that I think that you should know about these 2 eCommerce platforms is that both of them can seem a little clunky in the admin panel at first. Note for theme designers: Opencart’s file structure is completely whack-a-doodle but after awhile you can figure it out. Opencart also has more free and affordable extensions.


Magento: CE

Opencart does have a demo of the storefront and admin panel that you can check out here. You will still need web hosting with this option.