Tue, 03 Oct 2017
Magento is the eCommerce software and platform trusted by the world's leading brands. Grow your online business with Magento (362 545 live websites). Ubercart is an exciting open source eCommerce shopping cart that fully integrates your online store with Drupal, the leading open source content management system (34 716 live websites).
|Business Size||Large Enterprises | Medium Business||Small Business|
|Installation & Ease of Use||Easy for developers and tech-savvy merchants. It takes about 10 minutes to install a base version of Magento or a few hours to run a whole store.||It’s simple to implement and maintain|
|Community & Customer support||Magento developers community is one of the biggest developers community in the world. It's easy to find answers for any questions. Magento supports multiple languages and currencies. Despite Magento official support received only for expensive Enterprise Edition stores, you will not be left alone if you choose free Community Edition. A lot of enthusiastic web developers can help you to solve any issue. Magento Community has 130.000 members.||Forum|
|Customization capabilities||Requires extensive customization to meet specific business goals as the great variety of Magento features makes it more complex.||Fully customizable.|
|Design||There are 1500+ free/paid and fully customizable Magento themes. Magento CE, 1.9 and later versions handle responsiveness “automatically”.||There are some Drupal themes compatible with Ubercart. But for system with numerous customizations it’s better to build theme from scratch.|
|Flexibility||Magento is a perfect choice for product editing and capable of handling heavy-loaded databases gracefully.||Fully flexible|
|Extensions||More than 15.000 Magento plugins and extensions.|
|One step checkout||Can be implemented with numerous available modules.||Single page checkout. All checkout information gathered on a single screen composed of configurable checkout panes. Third party modules can define checkout panes to replace or add to the default set, making it easy to customize the checkout experience.|
|Search Engine Optimization (SEO)||Magento SEO solution set is a lot more powerful than ones offered by other popular eCommerce platforms. Its SEO friendly URLs guarantees traffic increase.|
|Popular Customers||Christian Louboutin, Vizio, Rosetta Stone, Easton, Nike, Olympus, Gant, Ford Accessories, Sisley Paris, Eastwood, TractorTool, Webprint, Mothercare, Burger King||X-BIONIC|
If you’re planning to have a small boutique-like eCommerce store, then Ubercart is the right option. It’s simple to implement and maintain. Setting up the product database is easy and each product appears in a catalogue based page. Customers can easily browse through and buy products which are passed through the inbuilt shopping cart and payment gateway. However, since each SKU is not specified separately, there might be errors due to wrong weight calculation, leading to incorrect shipping value. This might cause of concern if the product weight of each size varies greatly. Similarly, if you have plans of expanding your shop, then Ubercart is unreliable as the design and templates cannot be uber customized.
Improved Layered navigation can be implemented as a custom solution. It hard to estimate cost of such implementation.
If you expect your eCommecre platform to be packed with a variety of built-in promotional options - Magento is your choice. It offers even more - shipping extension, wish lists, multi-tier pricing, promo pricing with restrictions, related products, upsells and cross sells modules. If you have a fast growing business, you should stick to Magento the same ways as many global brands running Magento stores. This decision is completely rational as Magento provides scalability, allows to save high performance with higher traffic and larger supply. Magento handles up to 4M page requests and 50K orders PER HOUR. It easily operates with up to 500 000 SKU.
Improved Layered navigation can be implemented with one of 21 extensions available on Magento Marketplace (price range $0 - $599)