The chances of success in your online ecommerce business depends on choosing the right platform which suits your model of business. There are numerous online platforms available to start the ecommerce business. But you need to go with the one which suits your business & revenue model. Here, I have tried to list out some criteria to make a better choice between two most popular ecommerce platforms – Magento 2 & Shopify Plus.
Both the platforms are different in technology. Shopify plus is cloud based SaaS (Software as a Service), where Magento commerce is PaaS (Platform as a Service). Shopify plus provides a fully hosted system, where the Magento provides a self-hosted platform. However, shopify plus offers you free security & version upgrades where Magento platform needs a developer & maintenance would cost you externally.
As far as accessing the source code & technological stack is concern, it is not available for any modifications as it is individually developed, where Magento allows you to access the technological stack & modify it as you want.
To customise any shopify ecommerce website, you need to have the knowledge of shopify liquid coding. Shopify doesn’t offer you the multi-currency payment option. It is possible with the Magento ecommerce only.
If you want to integrate any third party application, in Shopify Plus it restricted upto shopify APIs only. Where it is very easy to do the same with Magento commerce.
Comparing both the ecommerce platform, it seems like both the platform offers unique features in their own. If you are a premium ecommerce store and asks more qualitative technical support, the Shopify Plus is made for you. If you like something made of your own taste, with customization you like then Magento is the option for you.
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Mevil Bhojani is the Co- Founder of Alian Software. A technical expert helping more than 100+ Fortune companies in developing cutting-edge custom software using the leading technologies by providing talented and skilled resources.