Monday, 13 December 2010

Magento vs. Os Commerce

The internet is a giant market place of potential customers. There are billions of online users all around the world and converting just at least 1% of this total population into buying customers will bring more than enough profits into your business.


The internet is so powerful that numerous people are already dependent on what it can give. There is so much abundance of services that users may benefit online. One of the common needs that are being met on the internet is the simplified dealings of buying and selling of products via online shopping carts.


Several businesses and even individuals are already maintaining online shopping sites. Hence, many are still interested to create their own.


In the eyes of the eyes of a customer things may seem simple. They will just choose products to buy and hit payment checkouts. The main task is for shop owners to set up the right tools and systems in place to maintain the shopping carts.  They need to be wise and know the practical details before investing into systems to use for their business.


Magento and OS Commerce are two of the most commonly used shopping website platforms with some great features. See some comparisons below and decide what best suits you:







































































 


Magento


OS Commerce


Standard Compliance


No
(Its versatility and flexibility makes it a de-facto platform, a possible threat to newly emerged ecommerce sites)



Yes


Easy Installation


Yes
(Dedicated IP is required)


No
(Shared hosting is enough to make it running but requires so many components.)


Developer Friendly Environment


Yes


Yes


Source of Expertise



Yes



No
(Since it is open-source, it requires certain programming expertise)


Upgrades


Yes
(Has continuous improvements)


No
(No updates yet of possible upgrades)


Flexibility


Yes


Yes


SEO


Yes


Yes


Cost


No



Yes



Technical Support



Yes
(Since it is commercial, supports are provided)



No
(Has wide support networks since it is open source. Hence, no assurance of issue resolutions if bug is not yet resolved on community forums)


Backend


Yes


Yes


Security


Yes


Yes


Media Support


Yes


Yes


 

 


 


 

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