I have been having a big dilemma for the last months on which e-commerce solutions to use. At first I had been looking at the monthly paid solutions such as Shopify and BigCommerce. Although I think they are great, I do believe it would help me more to go for an open-source solution.
Many members here advised that WooCommerce is best thing to invest in at the present time with more than 30% market share and there are also a lot of people also appreciate the robustness of Magento.
I am looking to open a e-commerce store with 200 products to start and slowly building it up to about 1000 products.
It will be a drop shipping store to start with as I am targeting a new market. If things picks up I will look into importing goods and selling some stock locally.
Furthermore, I would like to help my dad who have just opened a convenience store and would like to open for him a online store from which he could scan barcode and add inventory instead of putting stickers on products. It is a small store that should handle about 200-300 products. I was thinking of using WooCommerce with WooPOS or I could go with Magento and MagentoPOS.
Which one do you think would be more foolproof as I wouldn't be in the same country than my dad to iron the issues?
I would like the pos system to be able to handle cash, credit cards and barcode scanning.
So the questions I would have is:
- Would it be in my case, a better decision for me to go with Magento or should I seriously think about WooCommerce?
- Running a retail store and an online store with a POS should I go with Magento or WooCommerce