WooCommerce – a simple and intuitive solution
We open our overview with the most popular e-commerce solution that currently reigns supreme in the world of online sales. WooCommerce is a plugin that installs in the WordPress system.
WooCommerce extends WordPress with new capabilities, allowing you to create your own online store. Thanks to numerous add-ons, the solution allows us, among other things, to connect the store with courier companies, plug in payment systems (such as PayPal or Przelewy24), add an unlimited number of products or the ability to register with accounts from other social networks.
This CMS will be appreciated especially by people who are just starting their adventure with online commerce. WooCommerce will not overwhelm you with a complicated admin panel and number of features. Simplicity and intuitiveness with high performance and all the features of the WordPress platform.
More advanced users will be pleased to know that this system easily expands with additional features, so it is also suitable for more complex implementations. Our team is experienced in creating efficient and extensive stores based on the WooCommerce platform.
The main advantages of WooCommerce
- Market leader
- Ease of use
- Giant market of free and paid plugins to support it
- It’s still WordPress
The main drawbacks of WooCommerce
- A lot of low-quality templates and plug-ins to watch out for
PrestaShop – open source software
Prestashop is an open source solution (just like WooCommerce), that is, it is available on an open source platform, which allows you to make any modifications. The independent CMS is very popular – it is used by more than 300,000 online stores worldwide.
Its supporters appreciate, above all, the rich array of functionalities.
Among other things, PrestaShop allows integrated warehouse management. More demanding users should not feel disappointed either. PrestaShop gives us great possibilities in the context of configuration, as well as managing more stores from a single panel, although it should be remembered that this requires more advanced knowledge and sometimes the purchase of a number of paid plug-ins.
Main advantages of PrestaShop
- Independent software
- Advanced functionality in the basic version
The main disadvantages of PrestaShop
- More complicated than WooCommerce
- Less liked by developers
Magento – the most efficient solution for the largest
At the very end, we would like to introduce you to Magento. It’s a solution that allows for virtually unlimited expansion and customization. Magento is available in two forms: Open Source and paid.
The CMS creates an ideal environment for us to expand the script with our own add-ons, such as automatic adaptation of the displayed language to the location of the user browsing the site, which is perfect for businesses operating in the international market.
Magento is certainly not a solution for everyone. It’s an expensive CMS that works well for large online stores. Such businesses will certainly appreciate the ability to integrate with popular ERP and WMS systems, as well as email marketing platforms.
The main advantages of Magento
- Enterprise-class reliability
- Ready-made ERP and WMS integrations
Magento’s main drawbacks
- Smaller community than with WooCoomerce and PrestaShop
- Less competition in the market, and hence higher prices for development work
Get the best solution with WeAstronauts
In our blog post, we outlined in a nutshell the positives and negatives of the three CMSs we selected. We hoped to give you the basic knowledge to reject solutions that don’t fit the scale of your business. However, if you need more information, please contact us and schedule a free consultation. We will be happy to answer your questions and become the technical support for your e-commerce.
Based on our experience working with each of the above software, we can say that choosing the best solution for your needs is based on two key factors: the size of your online store and your budget. If you are looking for a solution for a small or medium-sized store, choose WooCommerce or Prestashop. On the other hand, if you are the owner of a large, international business, consult specialists to select a solution that will work reliably with other systems in your company.