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Magento vs Virtuemart comparison

WHAT IS MAGENTO CAPABLE OF?

Magento is more suitable for the owners of big online stores as it offers convenient multiple store management. The company is constantly working on new featured so the system meets the most recent requirements.

The disadvantage is that Magento is a resource-intensive system. It is capable of handling online stores of any size.  If you are working with a large number of products and with high traffic – you will need a stable hosting service.

The reasons to consider Magento:

  • It’s especially built for eCommerce. In order to put up a fully functional eCommerce store,
  • You are planning to manage huge number of products.
  • You need a shopping cart for rapid business growth.

While Joomla!’s VirtueMart can be modified to look like an eCommerce, Magento is an e-commerce system at heart. If you need advanced pricing, product attribute management, shipping, reporting and payment methods – Magento is your best bet.

There you can look through the full list of Magento features for e-shopping.

Examples of web sites on Magento: HARVEY NICHOLS  VENROY   REBECCA MINKOFF   CHOPARD    ACNE STUDIOS   BULGARI  

WHAT IS VIRTUEMART FROM JOOMLA! CAPABLE OF?

VirtueMart is at advantage in the field of content management as well, which is not a big surprise, since Joomla! is a content management system by default. Thanks to it, you can easily extend the online store with a blog, a guest book, a forum or any other interfaces focusing on content. Also, being able to display content more easily will facilitate SEO as well.

Its disadvantage is that the pace of its development is quite slow, that it has difficulty keeping up with others, as well as the lack of more developed functions from the basic system. You will have access to more significant ecommerce store functions only if you use its commercial edition versions, and there is a good chance that you will need various extensions to these as well.

The reasons to consider VirtueMart:

  • You want to set up a store quickly.
  • Your budget is limited.
  • You plan to have a small online store.

There you can look through the full list of VirtueMart features for e-shopping.

Examples of web sites on VirtueMart: OFFLAJN   SHOPKNOWLABEL   AYOKA FLOWERS   TRACY WINE JELLIES

CONCLUSIONS

Both systems basically work well, however, they do not meet the needs of the same people.

Those who want a simple solution, are launching an online store of a smaller size, which would like to sell products adding the possibility of publishing content as noted above, can take more advantage of Joomla! VirtueMart.

However, for those wishing to create a more complex and professional online store that is personalized and optimized for their needs, capable to maintain huge number of products and plan a high customer traffic – Magento can be the perfect choice.

Source: http://intellicagroup.com/magento-vs-virtuemart-comparison/, Intellica

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