The latest statistics have confirmed that the growth of the eCommerce industry is not stopping. So, it’s no surprise that there are so many manufacturers, retailers, and startups that want to use this opportunity to improve their businesses. Obviously, enterprise-level businesses belong to this group too. With the best eCommerce platform, anyone can feel the benefits of this growing industry. We will use this article to check two contending eCommerce platforms in the enterprise-level sector – Shopify Plus vs Magento Enterprise.
Shopify is a company that was founded in Canada back in 2004. Nowadays, this is the most famous SaaS eCommerce platform in the world. The main objective of this platform is to make the process of website building and managing as easy as possible. It’s worth mentioning that it took them ten years before they were ready to unveil the enterprise version of their platform called Shopify Plus.
Shopify Plus is used by very popular brands like Herschel, Rebecca Minkoff and The New York Times. As you can see, these brands belong to different industries which mean that Shopify Plus can be used by enterprises regardless of their sector. It’s good to know that this is a cloud-based solution which is very important for many users who want to manage their site from any place and at any time and from any device. You can manage multiple sites with Shopify Plus, but keep in mind that there are some transaction fees involved. There is also 24/7 technical support provided to all registered users. Finally, Shopify Plus is a template/theme-based solution.
Magento Enterprise is the enterprise edition of the Magento eCommerce platform which was revealed in 2008. Last year, Magento was bought by Adobe. It’s expected that Adobe will invest a lot in this platform in the next period.
But, even without these investments, Magento Enterprise is a good solution for enterprises and enterprise-level organizations. Just like in the case of Shopify Plus, there are many famous brands that use Magento like Harvey Nichols, Olympus, and Nike. With Magento Enterprise you can customize almost any element found in this platform, but you have to maintain the code on your own (or hire a professional).
Don’t forget that you also have to find hosting. There are a plethora of built-in features, but in some cases, you have to use plugins. Finally, Magento Enterprise has the best multi-store feature in enterprise-level eCommerce platforms.