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Magento vs OpenCart: What are the differences?

Developers describe Magento as "Flexible eCommerce solutions, a vibrant extensions marketplace and an open global ecosystem". Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer who wants to build your own solution with flexible eCommerce technology. You can modify the core code and add a wide variety of features and functionality. On the other hand, OpenCart is detailed as "A free and an open source e-commerce shopping cart system". It is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License.

Magento and OpenCart are primarily classified as "Ecommerce" and "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools respectively.

Magento is an open source tool with 7.7K GitHub stars and 6.61K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Magento's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Magento has a broader approval, being mentioned in 184 company stacks & 229 developers stacks; compared to OpenCart, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

Decisions about Magento and OpenCart
David Swift

We devised SwiftERM to generate additional income from existing consumers on ecommerce websites. Available for those using Shopify, Magento, Woocommerce or Opencart, it runs in alongside (not instead of) existing email marketing software like Mailchimp, Drupal or Emarsys. It is 100% automatic so needs zero additional staff. It uses predictive analytics to identify imminent consumer purchases. The average additional turnover achieved is 10.5%. It is the only software in the world authorised to send Trustpilot to send product ratings in outbound emails. Developers and ecommerce retailers are invited to try to it for free, to establish viability this predictive analytics system is. SwiftERM is a certified Microsoft Partner MPN ID 6197468.

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Pros of Magento
Pros of OpenCart
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    Open source
  • 14
    Robust
  • 12
    Powerful
  • 10
    Widespread community support
  • 8
    E-commerce made easy
  • 4
    Mature
  • 4
    Flexible
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Cons of Magento
Cons of OpenCart
  • 2
    System is too complex
  • 2
    Slow
  • 1
    Processor hungry
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    What is Magento?

    Magento Community Edition is perfect if you’re a developer who wants to build your own solution with flexible eCommerce technology. You can modify the core code and add a wide variety of features and functionality.

    What is OpenCart?

    It is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License.

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    What are some alternatives to Magento and OpenCart?
    WooCommerce
    WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. And it's available for free. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website.
    WordPress
    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
    BigCommerce
    It is a true all-in-one ecommerce platform with the power to grow your business & help you sell more. It empowers you to rise above complexity – and ultimately focus on optimizing your business for growth.
    PrestaShop
    PrestaShop is written in PHP, is highly customizable, supports all the major payment services, is translated in many languages and localized for many countries, and is fully responsive (both front- and back-office).
    Shopify
    Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.
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