Magento and WooCommerce are top two best eCommerce platforms at the moment. Magento continues to hold the 1st position with a powerful eCommerce system, a large feature source. WooCommerce plugin is on the road to success to conquer user’s heart after 7 years of developing. The number of WooCommerce site reaches a highest point (7.4% of all ecommerce stores).
Magento and WooCommerce have strengths and features for different needs and different segments.
Magento interface is friendly for users on the basic level. There are a lot of tutorial videos and helps from communities to set up. However, everything becomes more difficult when adding extensions to site. Magento requires core knowledge in coding and development.
With Community version, users can download and use freely but no guarantee the advices & plugins. If you want to the better support and a high scalable features in built, you can pay fees for Enterprise Version. Magento has mainly commercial extensions. Few extensions is free. Moreover, adding extensions need technical knowledge. In many case, users must hire a developer to install the extension properly.
People can start Magento site free but need a big budget to develop and expand store effectively.
WooCommerce is a light platform, easy to add on WordPress and manage. Setting up is relatively simple. Developers can be available to choose and add many high plugins without worrying about difficulty of management
WooCommerce is a free eCommerce platform. You can download it in the Internet. You install WordPress and add WooCommerce plugin. You will find many free themes, extensions for WooCommerce and install them quickly and easily.
Magento is great, no doubt about it. However, when you choose an eCommerce platform, you should think about your long-term goal and your budget, what you need not what the software provide.
“If your expected turnover isn’t at least $1M/ year, Magento is almost certainly not right for you” – Mark (Boagworld forum)
You are using Magento store. You feel that the budget for Magento is too big and management system is complicated. In your mind, you want to use WooCommerce with simple things. You should try with Magento to WooCommerce Migration Tool by LitExtension, which can turn dreams into reality.
WooCommerce or Magento? Make a Right Choice at http://litextension.com/blog/woocomm...a-right-choice
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