If you want to launch an online store then you must be confused in choosing E-commerce platform. Either you will consult any of the developers or will read the blogs related to their specification. If we talk about Magento and WooCommerce, many of the E-commerce store are developed using these platforms. Both of them are having their own power, specification, configurations but there are some of the factors which make them differ from both.
Both WooCommerce and Magento are open source platforms whose original code can be easily availed thus allowing developers to modify or build a product according to their requirements. Both these platforms are loaded with numerous themes and templates, which is a factor that your sites will work excellent on any device, screen resolution and screen size. You could find some of the themes are free and for the rest, you have to pay. Both these platforms are popular among the developers with a great technical support and moreover, you can add an unlimited number of products in your website. Both are adaptable with any of the framework technology. These platforms are easy and quick to install and are convenient to use from user or client end.
If we talk about development, then woo commerce is easy to use and Magento is somewhat tricky. If you are a beginner in development then woo commerce suits you the best. Woocommerce is simply a plugin for the WordPress CMS and Magento is far more complex and is used when the client required fully customized websites with great specification and configuration. If you think economically, then woo commerce is the best. Woocommerce is compatible with WordPress, goDaddy and can be operated on any type of server. On the other hand Magento requires a dedicated server, otherwise it would affect the loading speed of the website. If we focus on specifications then Magento is far better then woo commerce as you can enjoy various features like Navigation Filter, Product Comparison, Upselling of products.
Finally, What to Choose
All it depends on your business size. Magento is popular for large business, those who are managing the big brands online store. However, extension available in Magento are brilliant, thus in order to setup a big online store based on Magento, you need to take care of the budget. On the other hand, woo commerce is for small business and for those who are new to the development industry. It’s limited to the plugin and can only be used with WordPress CMS.