Magento vs Shopify
Last updated: January 07, 2017
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Latest news about Magento and Shopify:
07.01.17. Magento scores $250M to grow its ecommerce platform. Magento scored $250 million from Hillhouse Capital for growth, worldwide expansion of sales, marketing and client support, new product innovation and future acquisitions. Magento is an open source ecommerce software platform for merchants and brands in both B2C and B2B industries. Magento claims that its ecommerce platform powers 250,000 websites worldwide for customers including Nestle, Coca-Cola, Burger King and Ikea. It also claims to have powered $50 billion in annual transactions.
13.11.15. Shopify allows to create an online store from mobile phone. E-commerce company Shopify has launched a new app called Sello that allows businesses to build online stores. With Sello, you just snap a photo of the product that you want to sell, add a price and description, then you’re ready to go. You’ll be able to accept credit card and PayPal payments, and you can share your product listings on social networks. Sello is less about product discovery and more about creating those product listings and handling the purchases. Sello is available for iOS and Android. It’s a free app and there are no transaction fees (but you will have to pay for payment processing).
22.07.15. Shopify launched add-on apps for its iPad POS. Shopify is expanding the capabilities of its iOS point-of-sale system with the launch of nearly a half-dozen apps for the platform, allowing merchants to add custom features to their point-of-sale solutions without having to upgrade to a more expensive POS platform. The apps include those that will help merchants run promotions, upsell to customers, turn their Wi-Fi into a marketing tool, offer wholesale discounts to select customers, plus print invoices, labels, receipts and more. The current lineup available today includes loyalty card app Appcard, Ultimate Sales Manager, Turnstyle (the Wi-Fi app), Supple Wholesale and Order Printer. The introduction of POS apps is notable because it allows merchants to customize their POS experience in a much more affordable way than was previously possible, and because it can help brick-and-mortar merchants tap into Shopify’s online offerings. Meanwhile, for developers, the launch is meaningful because it introduces a new platform to build for – and there are shops out there that solely work on building Shopify apps.
10.04.15. Google Wallet integrates with Shopify and other merchant platforms. Google Wallet mobile payment system is adding some key integrations with merchants and merchant platforms. Customers that use Android apps from Dunkin’ Donuts and Seamless, and merchants that build online stores through Shopify, will now all be able to access Google Wallet to make and accept quick payments. In November Google Wallet was also integrated with Papa John’s Android app, as well as merchant platforms ChowNow and Shopgate. But overall it has been a relatively slow rollout for Google Wallet: before today, there were only around 30 mobile sites and 30 apps integrated with the product. To date, the payment services of Google Wallet are restricted to U.S. users and businesses only, although the company has now started to extend the ability to transfer money, another aspect of Wallet, to international markets, opening it up to Gmail users in the UK.
16.07.14. Shopify allows to accept payments in Bitcoin. Popular online store-building platform Shopify had already supported bitcoin merchant service BitPay since November, but announced today that its users could start accepting bitcoin via Coinbase, pitting the two payment processors against each other. Thus Shopify may just be stoking the flames between the two natural, but growing competitors. As Shopify acknowledged by integrating both processing companies, each have their pros and cons — and, most importantly, now businesses on Shopify have the option to choose. Bitcoin will have a hard time growing its economy if there’s a monopoly. Giving consumers a choice only helps open it up to more people. After all, a little friendly competition never hurt anyone.