[thelist] Magento for eCommerce

Dan McCullough dan.mccullough at gmail.com
Thu May 24 07:44:58 CDT 2012

Magento is a very nice solution, very robust with lots of positives.
However this is not a solution that you can get away without have a
dedicated developer/administrator.  You need to know your stuff on
server/hardware optimization or have a very good Magento specific hosting
company.  I hate to be this way but Magento mentioned with Joomla should
never be the case.

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 8:37 AM, Brian White - WebHostingSolutions.com <
bwhite at webhostingsolutions.com> wrote:

> > 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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