Magento Commerce Review – The Best of Open Source E-Commerce
The company behind this project is Verian who are leaders within the open source industry. They have created a shopping cart that is feature rich out of the box and Magento Commerce has become a leading shopping cart for open source e-commerce platforms. I recently reviewed Zen Cart writing about the Pros and Cons, and if you haven’t read the review, I would suggest taking a look at it to use it as a comparison.
An Overview Of Magento Commerce
As of the date of writing this review, I have tested Magento Commerce version 1.3.1. It is one of the latest and most powerful open-source e-commerce solutions that I have come across. These are some of the features you will find within the box:
* Marketing Promotions and Tools
* Analytics and Reporting
* Search Engine Optimization
* Site Management
* Catalog Management
* Catalog Browsing
* Product Browsing
* Mobile Commerce
* International Support
* Customer Service
* Customer Accounts
* Order Management
Rather than give rewrite the benefits of Magento Commerce has about their software, you can read more and try out their demo on their website.
The Pros Of Magento Commerce
Clean And Modern Layout
The first thing that caught my eye was how professional and modern the default template looked. It was smooth and clean, which you will find across the board both on the front end and within the administration section.
Easy Integration Of Layouts, Themes And Add-ons
The beautiful thing I really like about Magento Commerce is how easy it is to install additional layouts and add-ons. In comparison to other open source e-commerce solutions such as OsCommerce and Zencart, it is less complicated and doesn’t require the shop owner to have prior programming experience. If you have used WordPress, which is a popular blogging tool you will find Magento’s shop structure is quite similar in that it is visually appealing and easy to use. I believe that Magento was aiming to create a simplistic yet powerful solution for e-commerce business owners. auktion
More Than 50 Payment Gateways Are Available For Integration
I have heard that many store owners lose sales because they could not offer a certain payment solution for their customers, or they have to switch payment gateways because their e-commerce solution was not compatible with their existing provider. With Magento Commerce you can rest at ease whatever payment gateway you have, they most likely have it ready for you.