Magento vs Shopify


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Magento
The most flexible enterprise-class eCommerce platform to power your business. It's got the enterprise-class features and the flexibility you need to create an eCommerce solution tailored to your unique needs. And to help you drive more traffic to your store, convert browsers into buyers and boost online revenue.
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Shopify
Simple, Beautiful, and Flexible End-to-End E-Commerce Solution. Simply choose a stylish ecommerce website design, easily customize your online store, add products, and you're pretty much ready to accept payments. Whether you already have products, are looking to sell digital goods or are interested in drop shipping — Shopify has a complete solution for you.
Comparing Magento vs Shopify is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Magento has more user-friendly interface than Shopify because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Shopify is more popular than Magento

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Magento scores $250M to grow its ecommerce platform (in 2017)
- Shopify allows to create an online store from mobile phone (in 2015)
- Shopify launched add-on apps for its iPad POS (in 2015)
- Google Wallet integrates with Shopify and other merchant platforms (in 2015)
- Shopify allows to accept payments in Bitcoin (in 2014)

Looks like Shopify was recently more active than Magento (at least in our news).