Due to the growing demand for online business and the increase in the number of merchants going online, many E-commerce platforms are available today. Among the various E-commerce platforms such as Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, PrestaShop, etc., Magento and Shopware are considered the biggest competitors.
Both the content management system (CMS) platforms share a lot of similarities though. They both are open-source platforms, which means you can get customized solutions according to your preference and scale the store as your online business grows. Many communal events such as “Magento Live” and “Meet Magento” have Shopware equivalents.
Shopware is an older platform that has dominated the E-commerce business in Germany with a growing European user base. Magento, on the other hand, has a large presence in the worldwide E-commerce business, with a market share of about 12%, and is utilized by many well-known and top brands.
Let us understand both of them in detail.
Shopware originated in the year 2000 in Germany and since then, it is presiding in the E-commerce industry in Germany, Europe, and now across the globe. With a market share of around 6%, it is one of Germany’s top E-Commerce platforms. It is an open-source platform with the latest version of Shopware 6 which keeps updating regularly. These updates are easily installable. This platform allows you to quickly and simply tap into your progress potential while focusing on improving the client experience.
Magento was developed in the year 2008 in the USA which is written in PHP and is an open-source platform. With over 2 lakhs live websites and 12% of the global market share, Magento is one of the most popular online store-building platforms in the E-Commerce business. Among the numerous platforms in today’s E-commerce markets, Magento is known as the “Industry standard.” It is incredibly popular all across the world, with the majority of users concentrating in the United States.
Usability, performance, pricing, SEO capabilities, etc. are the most important factors to consider while picking an E-Commerce CMS. Let us go through all the comparison factors between the two platforms.
Customer traffic on any E-commerce website depends upon how much ease the platform provides while shopping or surfing on it. The platform should be user-friendly and all the operations should be less complex.
In order to grow the business and achieve more profits, pricing is the most essential factor when selecting any E-commerce platform. Both Shopware and Magento’s basic versions are free and their advanced versions are paid.
SEO is the best way to drive traffic to your site. Any platform would not be effective if it doesn’t let your website appear at the top in the search engines, irrespective of how attractive or functional it is.
The user experience and conversion rates of an E-commerce site are highly influenced by its performance and page load speed. Both Shopware and Magento are capable of handling online stores with thousands of orders every day. But compared to Magento, the response time of Shopware is considered faster for every web page.
In terms of customer support, Shopware has a dedicated support system that definitely outweighs Magento.
Both platforms are good to use depending on the business requirements. Both Magento and Shopware allow you to change the underlying code to meet your website’s needs. Both Shopware and Magento demand that online merchants have some technical or coding skills. Shopware is a better choice if you wish to operate your online business in Europe or in a German-speaking country, while Magento is a better choice if you are an enterprise company.
However, in recent years, Shopware has gained power as a viable alternative to Magento, which is more expensive and complex. Many web store owners have decided to switch from Magento to Shopware. Customers also migrate to Shopware from other platforms like as osCommerce, PrestaShop, and many more. Here are some features of Shopware 6 which make it popular than Magento:
In this blog, we have seen all the points indicating the features of two E-commerce platforms – Shopware and Magento. By comparing their specifications, we can conclude that Shopware is gaining more popularity in Europe and also globally due to its astonishing features.
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