[thelist] Magento for eCommerce

Brian White - WebHostingSolutions.com bwhite at webhostingsolutions.com
Thu May 24 07:37:47 CDT 2012

> Hi,
> Do we have anyone on the list with Magento experience who can offer yeahs or neahs? We're now considering Magento rather than Joomla for the eCommerce project I'm navigating because the simple PayPal buttons fail for Mobile and Google Checkout doesn't meet the vision. None of the eCommerce components I investigated for use within Joomla are mobile-friendly at this time, so we're moving on.
> Magento offers a Community Edition as their open source-ish version. It appears to have the features we think are needed. The Enterprise editions are rather costly. You can get themes from  several theme shops.  The newest version is 1.7+, but most of the themes available at this time are for 1.6+.  If you have the experience, is that a problem?
> We also spent a few cycles with Zen-Cart. The functionality is great but the look/feel even with custom themes doesn't match Magento for what my client wants. Thoughts?
> Thx, Bob

I've not used Magento myself, but in investigating it's possible use for a few clients the past few years, and from statements from clients that had used it, it is/can be very resource intensive on the server compared to some other ecommerce applications and/or CMS's. Just something to be aware of.

Depending on your specific needs, ShopSite (shopsite.com) is anothers ecommerce application worth taking a look at.

Brian White

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