Prestashop or Magento?

by kayvee
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Hey Guys

Cant decide between Prestashop and Magneto

Tell me which you prefer and why?
#magento #prestashop
  • Profile picture of the author heimannm
    the prestashop is best. it is my personal opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author gigatoon
      Originally Posted by heimannm View Post

      the prestashop is best. it is my personal opinion.
      Yes, I agree you heimannm.
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  • Profile picture of the author Syimen
    Originally Posted by kayvee View Post

    Hey Guys

    Cant decide between Prestashop and Magneto

    Tell me which you prefer and why?
    It's really depend on your needs and product you are selling.
    you might also interested in Opencart, it is easier and have the feature for SE url friendly. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author KennethFoo
    For beginner it's always a good choice to go for Prestashop, because it's simple, free and included all the basic funtion you will need to run your business.
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    • Profile picture of the author kayvee
      Thanks all for your input

      Syimen....what is SE URL?
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      • Profile picture of the author Syimen
        Originally Posted by kayvee View Post

        Thanks all for your input

        Syimen....what is SE URL?
        I mean, SEO Friendly URLs.
        See: http: //en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Rewrite_engine
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Solomon
    I think she meant SEO friendly URLs
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  • Profile picture of the author DougieMajor
    Hi Kayvee

    I'd have to say that it totally depends on your needs and abilities.

    Magento:

    Pros - Very Dynamic, Huge range of features, highly customisable and great support
    Cons - Difficult to code for beginners and not the simplest of backend management systems for beginners


    Prestashop

    Pros - Very friendly and simple to use for beginners
    Cons - Lacks some features magento provides


    It's hard to give a definate answer without knowing how far you want to take the online shop but I'd say Presta for low level and beginners and then Magento for more demanding and advanced sites.

    Hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author kayvee
      Dougie Major....your explanation made it very clear for me...so thanks for taking the time to reply to my post.
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      • Profile picture of the author websilog
        i agree with DougieMajor and Syimen. it depends on your needs as well as the brand you'd like to promote. aside from magento's architecture and flexibility, i like its active community as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aweinerws
      Originally Posted by DougieMajor View Post

      Hi Kayvee

      I'd have to say that it totally depends on your needs and abilities.

      Magento:

      Pros - Very Dynamic, Huge range of features, highly customisable and great support
      Cons - Difficult to code for beginners and not the simplest of backend management systems for beginners


      Prestashop

      Pros - Very friendly and simple to use for beginners
      Cons - Lacks some features magento provides


      It's hard to give a definate answer without knowing how far you want to take the online shop but I'd say Presta for low level and beginners and then Magento for more demanding and advanced sites.

      Hope this helps
      You have got the best possible suggestion from this man. Just to add on, I think you should first decide on the type of your website. Think all the possible steps to manage your website content and then choose the most suitable content management system for you website. I personally have used Magento and find it quite helpful. According to me, Magento is one of the most customizable and flexible eCommerce systems.
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  • Profile picture of the author wfcheapseo
    You should definitely go with prestashop.
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  • Profile picture of the author leppozdrav
    Magento is going to win the eCommerce software war, hands down. I've never seen another ecommerce platform well architected and well designed as Magento
    Magento is a robust e-commerce software application designed to be simple to customize
    And the best magento theme is top-of-the-line, feature-rich Magento theme that’s easy to use and customize.
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    • Profile picture of the author phpindia
      Originally Posted by leppozdrav View Post

      Magento is going to win the eCommerce software war, hands down. I've never seen another ecommerce platform well architected and well designed as Magento
      Magento is a robust e-commerce software application designed to be simple to customize
      And the best magento theme is top-of-the-line, feature-rich Magento theme that's easy to use and customize.

      Yes, Magento has proven a great software solution for e-commerce websites. It has all the functionality which a business e-commerce website need for selling their products online. Lots of web developing companies using Magento only.
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  • Profile picture of the author EvaBrown
    I work with both.
    I think Magento is more powerful and you will be able to get more benefits.
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    • Profile picture of the author kranzmonkey
      Magento is more powerful, but the learning curve is extremely steep. Plus, it's massive, so you'll probably need a powerful dedicated server just to get it up and running.

      PrestaShop is much more lightweight and you can get your shop up and running in less than an hour. And you can do all that for free. Different modules might cost extra, especially if you go through third-party developers, but its very easy to get up and running and then make tweaks as needed.

      If you're very comfortable with the developer side and have the time/resources to learn the platform, there isn't much you can't do with Magento, but PrestaShop can get you selling today. Plus, they even offer hosting services for your shop if you don't have the in-house hardware.
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  • Profile picture of the author yangyang
    Definitely NOT Magento. They live on you having problems and needing help from them. That's why the whole system is over-complex and bloated. The time and money you would have to spend will soon overwhelm the seem-to-be powerfulness in it.

    Read these reviews:

    http://www.commercestyle.com/e-commerce/magneto-sucks
    Magento Go Review – Sucking Support & $99 Ripoff for SSL Setup
    Magento GO Review – Shopping Carts for Websites

    They are not a decent company. You have to personally deal with their support to know that. They are ridiculous and arrogant.
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  • Profile picture of the author windso0
    Prestashop, a simpler alternative, that serves ecommerce with a nice ajax animated shopping cart and various interesting features.

    1) Prestashop and Magento both e-commerce solutions are available under Open Software License (OSL).

    2) Prestashop Installation requirements are Depends on GD library of PHP. For magento installation need a lot of extensions like PDO, CURL etc…

    3) As per as functionality concern functional features like Customer groups ,Wish list, product comparison, RSS feed, TAG in magento e-commerce. Multiple store control is also a powerful feature of magento. On the other hand statistics and membership these two functional features are available in prestashop e-commerce. For more functionality and features you can also hire magento programmer.

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    4) There are not proper shipping and payment modules or any label printing option in prestashop. Magento contain all these features.

    5) Prestashop adopt smarty template engine based on PHP 5. If you see the code of prestashop you can find the code is much more, for it adopts smarty template, and increase the workload of extending development. Magento adopt Zend framework, not smarty template engine. For the programmer who is making extending development, they not only need to master PHP, but also need to handle Zend framework.

    6) Prestashop's create impressive effect on search. The search on their frontend appears faster than magento and is based on score to bring in relevance of search.

    7) Magento is much SEO friendly than prestashop.

    8) In the prestashop the upgrade strategy is not clearly defined. The upgrade impact on existing customizations is unsure in prestashop. On the other hand Magento's customization scheme depends on the excellent OOP concept of subclasses and method. And this is extensively useful in keeping the customizations apart from Magento's main releases.

    9) As mention above prestashop uses a smarty template system and javascript based on Jquery so the complete OOP coding offers a lot of flexibility for design. Magento's design seems to be difficult than prestashop so don't bother much with magento design.

    10) Flip side, the back office of Magento is less intuitive and technical structure it required more specialized skills for any adjustment.

    11) Magento Community have 130,000 members, Prestashop have 30000 members Community. Some approaches like magento team involvement, video tutorial, screen cas
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    • Profile picture of the author kranzmonkey
      Originally Posted by windso0 View Post


      11) Magento Community have 130,000 members, Prestashop have 30000 members Community. Some approaches like magento team involvement, video tutorial, screen cas

      I apologize, but I'm going to have to correct you on this. PrestaShop is about to hit 100,000 users, and they have about 280,000 members on the forum.
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      • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
        Originally Posted by yangyang View Post

        Definitely NOT Magento. They live on you having problems and needing help from them. That's why the whole system is over-complex and bloated. The time and money you would have to spend will soon overwhelm the seem-to-be powerfulness in it.

        Read these reviews:

        http://www.commercestyle.com/e-commerce/magneto-sucks
        Magento Go Review - Sucking Support & $99 Ripoff for SSL Setup
        Magento GO Review - Shopping Carts for Websites

        They are not a decent company. You have to personally deal with their support to know that. They are ridiculous and arrogant.
        Ummm, just because you are too incompetent to understand how to use magento, doesn't mean they are ridiculous and arrogant. Magento, hands down is the most robust and complete ecommerce solution out there. Prestashop is like a mutated clone with down syndrome in comparison.

        For everyone else that says prestashop is better, they clearly have not learned magento. I don't believe the question is, which is the easiest to learn for those with disabilities who claim they are web designers/developers.

        It is like the same people who swear up and down on wordpress being the best, simply because they can create a 5 minute website with below average functionality. Wordpress is the least powerful of the big 3 CMS platforms. What people need to realize, certain platforms are better used for certain things.

        To get to the point... if you are not a good developer, or you don't know your stuff or don't have the time to learn magento... go ahead and do prestashop. Prestashop is easy enough to get a site up within a day and make it seem more valuable than it actually is. If you want a real site that can handle real selling power with SEF urls, great structure, flexibility and robust solutions, then you need to learn magento.

        For ecommerce, this is not opinion, it is fact.... Magento is the best. It is the strongest, and most flexible solution out there. If you need to depend on support, then magento isn't right for you. You shouldn't take on an ecommerce project like that if you can't do magento... pass it along to a professional.

        Magento, really is standard when it comes to ecommerce.
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        • Profile picture of the author yangyang
          Originally Posted by iAmNameLess View Post

          Ummm, just because you are too incompetent to understand how to use magento, doesn't mean they are ridiculous and arrogant. Magento, hands down is the most robust and complete ecommerce solution out there. Prestashop is like a mutated clone with down syndrome in comparison.

          For everyone else that says prestashop is better, they clearly have not learned magento. I don't believe the question is, which is the easiest to learn for those with disabilities who claim they are web designers/developers.

          It is like the same people who swear up and down on wordpress being the best, simply because they can create a 5 minute website with below average functionality. Wordpress is the least powerful of the big 3 CMS platforms. What people need to realize, certain platforms are better used for certain things.

          To get to the point... if you are not a good developer, or you don't know your stuff or don't have the time to learn magento... go ahead and do prestashop. Prestashop is easy enough to get a site up within a day and make it seem more valuable than it actually is. If you want a real site that can handle real selling power with SEF urls, great structure, flexibility and robust solutions, then you need to learn magento.

          For ecommerce, this is not opinion, it is fact.... Magento is the best. It is the strongest, and most flexible solution out there. If you need to depend on support, then magento isn't right for you. You shouldn't take on an ecommerce project like that if you can't do magento... pass it along to a professional.

          Magento, really is standard when it comes to ecommerce.
          It takes a master to get complex things simple, but it only takes a monkey to mess simple things complex.
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    • Profile picture of the author bantayso
      Originally Posted by windso0 View Post

      Prestashop, a simpler alternative, that serves ecommerce with a nice ajax animated shopping cart and various interesting features.

      1) Prestashop and Magento both e-commerce solutions are available under Open Software License (OSL).

      2) Prestashop Installation requirements are Depends on GD library of PHP. For magento installation need a lot of extensions like PDO, CURL etc...

      3) As per as functionality concern functional features like Customer groups ,Wish list, product comparison, RSS feed, TAG in magento e-commerce. Multiple store control is also a powerful feature of magento. On the other hand statistics and membership these two functional features are available in prestashop e-commerce. For more functionality and features you can also hire magento programmer.

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      4) There are not proper shipping and payment modules or any label printing option in prestashop. Magento contain all these features.

      5) Prestashop adopt smarty template engine based on PHP 5. If you see the code of prestashop you can find the code is much more, for it adopts smarty template, and increase the workload of extending development. Magento adopt Zend framework, not smarty template engine. For the programmer who is making extending development, they not only need to master PHP, but also need to handle Zend framework.

      6) Prestashop's create impressive effect on search. The search on their frontend appears faster than magento and is based on score to bring in relevance of search.

      7) Magento is much SEO friendly than prestashop.

      8) In the prestashop the upgrade strategy is not clearly defined. The upgrade impact on existing customizations is unsure in prestashop. On the other hand Magento's customization scheme depends on the excellent OOP concept of subclasses and method. And this is extensively useful in keeping the customizations apart from Magento's main releases.

      9) As mention above prestashop uses a smarty template system and javascript based on Jquery so the complete OOP coding offers a lot of flexibility for design. Magento's design seems to be difficult than prestashop so don't bother much with magento design.

      10) Flip side, the back office of Magento is less intuitive and technical structure it required more specialized skills for any adjustment.

      11) Magento Community have 130,000 members, Prestashop have 30000 members Community. Some approaches like magento team involvement, video tutorial, screen cas
      I love magento, it is useful for building shopping cart
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  • Profile picture of the author @i
    I would say go with Prestashop, its pretty simple to edit and play around with and its not not too bad from an SEO point of view either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bhavna Khanna
    My personal opinion,I suggest for Magento its easy and its customer support / help is excellent.
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    • Profile picture of the author ankit goel
      Originally Posted by Bhavna Khanna View Post

      My personal opinion,I suggest for Magento its easy and its customer support / help is excellent.
      hi ., can u tell me how to import product csv from prestashop to magento...
      well , im not in position to spend money on this task by using cart2cart migrator.

      help indeed is appreciated

      thanks
      ankit goel
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  • Profile picture of the author ritchierich
    Magento is a beast when you want to customize. It's a resource hog!

    Opencart is a great cart for starters and seasoned eCom experts.

    It boils down to cost, time, product type, and goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Julia Russo
    Well, I can't seem to install Prestashop correctly......I have uploaded the files to the main directory and nothing appears when I try to browse to the "install" page. Just does not show up. What am I doing wrong? This is a site with a WP theme already installed. I need a shopping cart and like the features of prestashop but can not get it loaded. Any help? (ps. don't get magento...)
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    Prestashop in my humble opinion works wonders.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Bustamante
    with magento you have to be on the right server with the right amount of space because it is a huge memory hog. It will run slow if the server is not compatible.

    I am personally using oscommerce right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enetwork
    Why you should chose Magento:

    1. Magento is developed by world's best developers.
    2. It has been considered the all features that will needed in next 5 years at lest.
    3. SEO friendly
    4. All features that meet your business needs.
    5. Many world famous stores are now converting their sores to Magento
    6. Strong support team
    7. This is open source (The basic version is free)
    8. More secure from hacking, more robust then any other application
    9. Lots of extensions are available
    10. Easy to plugin with any eye catchy themes
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  • Profile picture of the author YemTv
    in my view Prestashop is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author msu
    Unless you particularity enjoy giving yourself a migraine I'd avoid Magento.
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  • Profile picture of the author JerrickYeoh
    Prestashop is more easy to manage and easy to use while do not need too much technical skill but Magento can more flexible but it hard to manage if not not have those technical skill.
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  • Profile picture of the author staff
    Magento always, coz Magento is much SEO friendly.
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    • Profile picture of the author aheadWorks
      Maybe Magento GO will better match your needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author nonin
    Magenta is far, far too superior

    ... knowledge based on experience
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    • Profile picture of the author aheadWorks
      Have you use it before? Any experience with extensions?
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  • Profile picture of the author pokari
    I love using prestashop..
    it's free, easy, alot of add ons available..
    so many great themes too
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  • Profile picture of the author punchout
    The community version of magento is free, dunno what kinda site you can built with just the free extensions though. The other versions of magento are insane priced at $14k or $50k per year.. thats just crazy
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  • Profile picture of the author mapetshi
    i go to prestashop.
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  • Profile picture of the author ueon
    prestashop isn't as code intensive as magento, but it doesn't allow as much flexibility as magento. however, it is much more user friendly and easier to setup
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  • Profile picture of the author hndsign
    Prestashop is my favorites. user interface is very clean n modern. easily to manage your online store
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  • Profile picture of the author Wilco de Kreij
    To be honest I've never used prestashop.. but since I'm a WordPress junky I'd recommend having a look at WooCommerce as well! Depends on how big your shop will be, but in most cases WooCommerce can be a perfect fit. There are plenty of premium themes that work with WooCommerce, for example at WooCommerce | ThemeForest or the WooThemes itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author protazy
    Magento is not that hard to learn and gives a lot of possibilities. Very flexible system and if you know a bit about programming then you'll be able to do everything with it. I run 2 stores under one hood based on magento community and i'm extremely happy with it. Wouldn't change to any other shopping cart.


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  • Profile picture of the author teguhyuliantos
    I prefer Prestashop. This is based on My experience use this web platform, especially if you will build online store with complete features, easy to used, and look professional.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chronic IM
    Hello! Personally, Prestashop is the best. Compared to Magento, I like it's features and I love it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Faisal Karim
    Originally Posted by kayvee View Post

    Hey Guys

    Cant decide between Prestashop and Magneto

    Tell me which you prefer and why?
    Each one of these carts has it's user-base and fans. The common wisdom regarding Magento is that the learning curve is steep and it's generally an over-kill for smaller projects. The biggest objection regarding Magento is that though its feature-rich, it's a resource-hog. Magento powered online shops are notorious slow-loaders.

    Prestashop came to the foray and has garnered support very quickly. People seem to love it, even though I have no personal experience with it.

    I'd recommend you throw open cart in the mix as well. It's a great, light weight yet extremely powerful cart that I have personally used on multiple successful projects.
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    • Profile picture of the author Magento modules
      I suggest Magento is one of the best, also a Seo friendly my personal opinion is Magento..
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  • Profile picture of the author css4me
    Its depends upon what you want to do and the size of the project, if it is a small one then Prestashop will be fine because it will be difficult to handle the nested dir’s and file although it will allow to have your own modules but Prestashop will offer more functionality.
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  • Profile picture of the author seokid
    If you are beginner it's always a good choice to go for Prestashop, because it's simple, free and included all the basic funtion you will need to run your business.
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    • Profile picture of the author EthicalDesigner
      Prestashop or Opencart for beginners. Definitely.

      I hate to say this again and again.
      Magento is not for the basic user or someone starting out.

      Oscommerce is crap. You need to modify core files in order to get a simple module to work. Zencart, slightly better, but still crap as it utilises OsCommerce as its core framework.

      Ultimately, play around with various ecommerce systems and get a feel for yourself. Hands-on is always better than word-of-mouth recommendations.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pixon
      I prefer Magento because It's professional open source platform with huge community and very good technical support teams. Magento is not as easy but any average user is able to install it. It Offers great set of features which will manage all aspects of your online shop.
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  • I am using Zen Cart and Prestashop. Prestashop is great and very convenient with customizing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marani
    Magneto consumes a lot of server/system resources i would stick to prestashop.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaolinsteve
    When I was deciding on a shopping cart platform for my company I reviewed Prestashop and many people on the forums and recent reviews had many problems. Not saying Magento doesn't and Magento is a real headache but it has much more to offer and is very flexible.

    I would rely on something that is already working and doesn't cause any trouble at a basic level and go with Magento.
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  • Profile picture of the author jordenstive
    I prefer, Magento platform for E-Commerce development & Designing. Magento based e-store for your business, you can consider contacting experienced Magento developers. Also, Magento is built in is outstanding and makes it a stable and a reliable e-commerce platform for all your online shopping cart needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author yangyang
    Originally Posted by LewisSellers View Post

    Don't discount Magento, I realise a lot of people on this thread have discounted it, but it really is a very powerful system. It was bought out by eBay a short while ago and they have a huge team of developers on board (as does Presta).

    Granted, Magento isn't the easiest system to code for as a beginner as it uses XML to control the layout of the pages. Upgrades aren't the simplest for the core system, but it's got a lot of documentation, addons and a huge amount of support open to you compared to presta.

    In addition to that, if you plan on selling on eBay and Amazon, it integrates with them seamlessly, allowing you to stock control your products. Depending on the type of store you have depends on how well it will suite you.

    It really is a powerful system, much more so than Presta. Saying that, Presta is a nice system that seems to be growing rapidly. If you're planning on having a store that you expand and you have the server to handle the high resources, then Magento if definitely what I would recommend.
    You know, Movable Type used to be very powerful, much more so than WordPress....
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  • Profile picture of the author PaceSolDallas
    Prestashop if you don't have budget for a dedicated or VPS server.

    Magento would only run on a VPS or a dedicated server. In the end, it depends on your needs + budget.
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  • In my choice Prestashop. It is really easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author wellm97
    Magento is good if you want to sell a lot of products on your web site.
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  • Profile picture of the author VitruvianMan
    Prestashop, certainly. I have 6 eshops, all runing on PS and very satisfied.
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  • Profile picture of the author justlikethat
    Zencart for life. LOL. Only because it sells digital goods without having to fork out another $100 for the plugin.

    Pretashop looks nice, but it doesn't have what I need.

    Zencart is nice if you can code and have patiences with it's roundabout logic. But once it's built all profits are FREE.
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  • Profile picture of the author thememass
    I refer Magento Themes. You can find many premium Magento Themes on marketplaces but Pretashop. It's the reason!
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  • Profile picture of the author ericfox
    According to me excellent way to begin an online store is by means of using a shop template such as those provided by Prestashop Templates. One inference of an open source solution is that the shop software and eCommerce Templates are available for use by anyone wishing to make their own modificati.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wakamin
    Magento is the best ecommerce platform. I can help you install Magento, and do some configuration. Just let me know.
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    I am seeking compatible payment gateways with Magento
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  • Profile picture of the author gorship
    I agree that Magento is more convenient and can actually the tool that can bring success to my business. Now I am on the way to migrate my store toMagento. I don't want to waste lots of time and efforts on that and I am going to migrate with Cart2Cart Cart2Cart - Automated Shopping Cart Migration Service.
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  • Profile picture of the author gorship
    This was the most difficult decision -but Magento, definitely . Take care
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  • Profile picture of the author abovecreative
    Its not free but take a look at CS Cart (not to expensive for what you get). Its got the best admin backend of all the ecommerce packages i've tried and has pretty much every feature you'd ever need.
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    • Profile picture of the author jet2k
      I'd really like to use Magento because of it is so feature rich, but I'm having a hard time justifying moving to Magento for two main reasons:
      1) Slow-loading
      2) Poorly designed (over-normalized) database structure

      1) Slow loading
      A big factor for me will be SEO. While Magento has excellent SEO features, I wonder if this will be overshadowed by slow-loading pages (which also counts for SEO). While if you start with OsCommerce, ZenCart, PrestaShop, etc., you can always scale up and add features, Magento's design is fundamentally flawed to be slow and clunky.
      2) Poor DB Design
      This not only affects performance, but ease of customizability. I am a decent programmer and I am seeking a shopping cart software that will provide a lot of great front-end and SEO features, but for the back-end, I'm not even going to use it because I've built an ERP for my business that I'm just going to have orders submitted to via an API call from whatever shopping cart software I end up choosing.

      Would love to hear comments regarding these two points as right now, the only decent shopping cart software I've found is OsCommerce 3.1 which isn't even ready yet.
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      • Profile picture of the author BRDesign
        I use Magento for my website. I tested out both Magento and Prestashop when I was just beginning to look into setting up an Ecommerce site. Prestashop was easy to set up and was very user friendly, but it was lacking some of the features I wanted. Magento was more difficult to setup, and required manually editing some of code in the .php files. Having to manually edit code is somewhat common with Magento. There is steep learning curve to Magento, the admin panel is not very intuitive, and it took several months before I really got the hang of using it. I chose Magento because it had more features built into it and there are a lot of free or low cost extensions available to add even more features. If you already have a domain and space on a webserver you can install each in a different subdomain to test out both of them.
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        • Profile picture of the author jet2k
          Originally Posted by BRDesign View Post

          I use Magento for my website. I tested out both Magento and Prestashop when I was just beginning to look into setting up an Ecommerce site. Prestashop was easy to set up and was very user friendly, but it was lacking some of the features I wanted. Magento was more difficult to setup, and required manually editing some of code in the .php files. Having to manually edit code is somewhat common with Magento. There is steep learning curve to Magento, the admin panel is not very intuitive, and it took several months before I really got the hang of using it. I chose Magento because it had more features built into it and there are a lot of free or low cost extensions available to add even more features. If you already have a domain and space on a webserver you can install each in a different subdomain to test out both of them.
          I would like to follow up with my comments regarding Magento.

          After looking at it more closely, it is actually the best option that I've found. I've come to this realization after looking at their API. It eliminates a lot of the need to customize. One thing that scared me at first is the DB Schema, if you have to customize that at all, it will be challenging. Best bet is to learn how to program (or hire a specialist) addons so you don't have to modify the core code (if you can't find one that has already been created for your needs).
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          • I am planning on moving my store over to Prestashop within the next 30 days.

            We considered moving to Magento but after giving both a trial we opted for Prestashop as it was easier to use imo.
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            • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
              Originally Posted by Ingredients4Success View Post

              I am planning on moving my store over to Prestashop within the next 30 days.

              We considered moving to Magento but after giving both a trial we opted for Prestashop as it was easier to use imo.
              You seem to be new here... so here is the warning:

              We hate here when someone digs up a year old thread just to post a big BS post = saying nothing useful.

              Next time it will get deleted without a warning!
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