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Shopify vs Magento Comparison and Review 2017

Shopify and Magento both are most popular eCommerce web development platforms, both provide multiple functionalities for the user friendliness. Businesses grow with the online platforms they choose, and it mainly depends on the requirement of the project they are willing to start. For the development of an online store, we have two of the greatest platforms that are widely used. It is not easy to say which platform is best because it all depends on what features you want for your online store. Shopify and Magento are both used by small to large scale enterprises. To select the best suitable platform we have to understand the basic different between these two platforms.


Shopify- Shopify is a great eCommerce app development platform developed in 2006. Shopify provides lots of features with ease of use, easily customizable and not a lot of coding or technical skills are required for getting started, even beginners can work on it. With the advanced coding, we are able to add many advanced features.
Shopify is not an open source platform for online stores like Magento. It is most suitable for mainly small businesses. In Shopify, you don’t have to worry about web hosting and register a domain name. Shopify provides all type of features required for different businesses and individuals since it has an inbuilt system for that. Shopify provides you a number of free and paid features to enhance your store like shopping cart sales, marketing through social media, shipping, ordering, customer service.
Shopify has the best content management system through which content can be easily managed, we can manage websites having a number of pages with a different purpose. It also provides customer relationship manager (CRM) through which you can manage customers details. Shopify provides 24*7 customer support.
Shopify provides a number of themes from which you can select any theme which you like to add to your online shopping site. Shopify themes are responsive to all type of mobile devices means the website can adapt the screen size.
Although Shopify is best and most popular eCommerce platform it has some drawbacks, small business owners generally avoid the advance coding thus they don't get the benefit of advanced features. Also, it doesn’t provide multilingual web development.


Magento- Magento is a most popular open source eCommerce platform written in PHP. It is ideal for both large & small scale online business stores. Magento platform developers manage its own hosting, installation, setup, configuration and domain name. Magento provides more themes as compared to Shopify. Both provide free and paid themes but Magento's theme cost is very less as compared to Shopify. Magento provides inbuilt software for multilingual development.
Customization is highly available as it is open source, we can arrange products in the way we like. Website modification is a little bit tough because it requires knowledge of technical skills, HTML/CSS programming.
Unlike Shopify, Magento's setup and configuration are not easy for beginners, no setup charge is required to be paid as it is free of cost. The features provided by Magento are same as Shopify like shopping cart sales, marketing through social media, shipping, and customer support, all are inbuilt features in Magento.
Magento provides powerful SEO features like SEO friendly URL, Meta description, and handy Google content. Magento has a hierarchical organizational structure for products, arranged by category and subcategory.
Magento has the only disadvantage is a lack of payment gateway, however, it can be added to Magento by third party integration. The only support is provided from community forums you can’t get an answer for your question personally but a number of the forum with great active members are available.


Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, you can select one best platform according to your business needs. Whatever platform you are going to choose, APPTech Mobile app and web Development Company will provide you solution which suits your business requirements. Hire Shopify and Magento developers from APPTech mobile and get whatever features your business application needs.

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