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Magento vs Shopify: What are the differences?

Magento: Flexible eCommerce solutions, a vibrant extensions marketplace and an open global ecosystem. Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer who wants to build your own solution with flexible eCommerce technology. You can modify the core code and add a wide variety of features and functionality; Shopify: Quickly and easily create a beautiful online store with Shopify. Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.

Magento and Shopify belong to "Ecommerce" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Magento are:

  • Analytics and Reporting
  • Product Browsing
  • Catalog Browsing

On the other hand, Shopify provides the following key features:

  • Choose from 100+ professional themes
  • Customize the look of your online store
  • Start accepting orders in minutes

"Open source" is the top reason why over 15 developers like Magento, while over 14 developers mention "Affordable yet comprehensive" as the leading cause for choosing Shopify.

Magento is an open source tool with 7.62K GitHub stars and 6.53K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Magento's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Magento has a broader approval, being mentioned in 148 company stacks & 50 developers stacks; compared to Shopify, which is listed in 154 company stacks and 36 developer stacks.

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What is Magento?

Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer who wants to build your own solution with flexible eCommerce technology. You can modify the core code and add a wide variety of features and functionality.

What is Shopify?

Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.
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      What are some alternatives to Magento and Shopify?
      WooCommerce
      WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. And it's available for free. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website.
      WordPress
      The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
      OpenCart
      It is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License.
      BigCommerce
      It is a true all-in-one ecommerce platform with the power to grow your business & help you sell more. It empowers you to rise above complexity – and ultimately focus on optimizing your business for growth.
      PrestaShop
      PrestaShop is written in PHP, is highly customizable, supports all the major payment services, is translated in many languages and localized for many countries, and is fully responsive (both front- and back-office).
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      Veon Consulting Pvt Limited uses MagentoMagento

      We offer our integration services for Magento 2.0 as well. We integrate Magento with third party applications using the REST protocol and help make sales cycle short an efficient.

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      Shirtigo GmbH uses ShopifyShopify

      We allow users to push products to their shopify shop and fulfill orders.

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