Magento vs WooCommerce

Two of the most superlative contenders of the E-commerce platform are Magento and WooCommerce. Let us see, how much they are alike from each other.

ABOUT

Talking about Magento, it is an open source which allows businesses to create online stores, accept payments, manage products. Whereas on the other hand, WooCommerce is also an open source eCommerce platform built on top of WordPress (a most popular website builder). As far as the features and functionality is concerned, both the platforms have different pros and cons which make them unique and special.

INVESTMENT

If you want to start your business, the most important factor to consider is the amount you are investing in it. Magento comes up with two editions, firstly we have a community edition that can be downloaded and installed from any hosting provider. Secondly, we have some paid plans in Magento that are quite expensive, they offer more value with additional features and professional support. It is quite often said that core software is free to download but at least VPS hosting plan or a cloud host need some amount to be invested. And it will result in costlier format if, we are purchasing paid extensions, themes, or we are hiring a developer to work on our magneto store. Significantly all these parameters lead to having more investments. Moving to the investment of wooCommerce, it is available as a free software that anyone can download and install. WooCommerce is almost free, one only need to register a domain name, SSL certificate, and a WordPress hosting account to start a wooCommerce store.

EXTENSION AND ADD-ONS

There are plenty of third-party extensions available for Magento, these extensions add new features and integrate the tools into the online store. Magento contains almost 3700 extensions out of which 1100 are available for free. Whereas on the other hand wooCommerce provide more than 55000 free WordPress plugins and thousands of paid plugins.

WooCommerce too is not that much behind as that when compared with Magento. It also has some major points which make it special and different from others, It beats Magento in terms of ease of use, cost of building and running an eCommerce store at scale.

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