The success or failure of your business depends a great deal on the e-commerce platform you are using. The platform you use needs to be suitable for creating, maintaining and managing your online store. It is especially important for small businesses to choose the right platform as they have limited resources and budgets.
Your major options are Magento and Shopify Community Edition, two widely used management and ecommerce store creation platforms in today’s world. The burning question here is which one is the best platform? Do you need Shopify or Magento?
Here’s a comparison that might help you:
Online inventory management: Shopify Starter plan that costs $14/mo limits you to 25 store items while Magento Community provides unlimited number of virtual items. Note that all other Shopify plans allow an unlimited number of items on your store, and even though Magento offers unlimited number of items to be added to your store, your site loading speed and server performance can turn out to be problematic if you add many products on your Magento platform. Shopify is a hosted and fully managed.