By Nicole Laurier on Feb 20, 2020 10:30:00 AM
Over the past few weeks, we have written a series of blogs addressing Magento 1 End of life. The previous blogs covered the impact on merchants and integrations. This blog is a comparison, featuring Magento and Shopify.
Full disclosure, we love Shopify. Fisher Technology is partnered with Shopify for more than 7 years, and we are a Shopify Plus Integration Partner. However, for this blog, we present the following research and will do our best to give an impartial comparison between Magento and Shopify.
Let the comparisons begin!
Replatforming Costs and on-going website development
Migrating from Magento to Shopify Plus can be done in as little as three months.
Shopify has several free themes and provide a drag and drop website builder.
Costs of Ownership
Magento powers 12% of all eCommerce sites
11% of websites using Magento are based in the US
1.9% of the CMS market, and over 250,000 active sites
202 Magento users are in the internet Retailer Top 1000 list
Magento handles over $155 billion in transactions every year
Shopify powers over 1,000,000 businesses worldwide (shopify.com/about).
From 2016 to 2018, Shopify contributed $183 billion in economic activity worldwide (shopify.com/about/economic-impact)
Worldwide Shopify businesses have made over $135 Billion in sales (shopify.com/plus).
Shopify is one of the most popular eCommerce platforms with almost 20 percent market share
Shopify is used by businesses in 175 different countries (https://acquireconvert.com/shopify-statistics/)
In addition, there are many other comparisons between Magento and Shopify - including basic features, load times, SEO, blogging - probably enough for another blog on another day!
There is a wealth of information on the internet that you can find: blogs, statistics, news articles, web agencies information and the vendor websites for both Magento and Shopify.
You can make your own mind up about which platform wins for you, for us it’s Shopify/Shopify Plus!
Do you want help with your replatform selection?
Did you miss our other blogs in the series?
Magento 1 End of Life: What does it mean for my eCommerce Store?
Magento 1 End of Life: What does it mean for Integration?
Magento 1 End of Life: What Business Processes can you improve?