Magento vs Woocommerce - Which one is better?

Both Magento and Woocommerce are all one of the most popular platforms today so there are many of debates around topic of which platform is better. In this article, we will compare some terms of these 2 platforms to help you have clear view about them then decide which one is better.

At first, we will show the similarities of 2 platforms (Magento and Woocommerce).

  1. Both Magento and Woocommerce are open source platforms. It means users can freely modify the original code or build on it to create their special products.
  2. Both 2 platforms allow store owners to upload and manage unlimited products on their website. And if they want to create a blog to increase SEO, that is acceptable.
  3. Both Woocommerce and Magento make their money through the additional extensions and you will likely have to buy from time to time when you develop your website.
  4. Both Magento and Woocommerce support thousands of premium and free themes

Now, let’s see the differences between 2 of Magento and Woocommerce.

Extensions

Woocommerce: There are limited extensions and options in Woocommerce platforms.

Magento: There are thousands of extensions for users to choose when developing their website.

Features

Woocommerce: With Woocommerce, store owners just can rate products, set best sellers or sale items through available widgets. And the more complex things need an add-on.

Magento: for Magento store, store owners can up-sell or up-sell products, compare products, add promotion code, use advanced filter to navigate products and view all stores (if there are more than 1 store) on a same account.

Configuration

Woocommerce: Working with Woocommerce is quite easy, particularly for beginners.

Magento: Magento’s interface is simple and easy to use. However, it becomes difficult when installing extensions to your site. It’d better to hire a developer.

Purposes

Woocommerce: Woocommerce is perfect for small business with less developing experience,

Magento: Magento was designed specifically for e-commerce stores. And it may be suitable for large business or agencies managing e-commerce sites.

To sum up, you have to consider many aspects to choose which platform is better. For each purpose, people will choose a better one for their business. For you, which one is better?