Magento has established itself as one of the most widely used eCommerce platforms in the world; according to Magento themselves , over 260,000 use the platform, while Magento ‘powers twice as many top retailers as any other provider’.
In a short span of time, Magento has become the go-to eCommerce platform for merchants and developers alike. Our team of Magento certified developers possess extensive experience in over a dozen other eCommerce platforms, but there’s one common passion: Magento. That’s why at Web’s The Word, we work exclusively with Magento on a daily basis.
Magento is available in two editions:
- 1. Magento Open Source (formerly Community) Edition – free
- 2. Magento Commerce (formerly Enterprise) Edition – license fee
Magento Open Source Development
Magento Open Source is a free platform that was released in 2008. It comes packed with features that can be pivotal in building and growing online stores from the ground up. Magento Open Source is easy to setup, provides a great level of security and is packed with additional capabilities that help to integrate functionality and take your eCommerce store to the next level. It’s easy to use and straightforward to manage, making it a perfect platform for developing an eCommerce business.
As a boutique eCommerce development company, Web’s The Word has worked on a range of simple and complex custom Magento projects on Magento Open Source, helping eCommerce businesses – small and large – to achieve maximum sales along the way.
Magento Commerce Development
Magento Commerce Edition provides all of the features available in Open Source, plus default features which would otherwise require third party integrations including: customer segmentation/personalisation, loyalty benefits, Elasticsearch, instant purchase, gift registry, visual merchandiser, more default payment gateways and integrated B2B functionalities. Magento Commerce users also have access to a dedicated Account Manager that they can rely on for 24/7 support.
Our team of Magento certified developers possess in-house expertise and experience in developing and maintaining Magento websites built on both Open Source and Commerce editions; we’re your go-to agency for anything and everything Magento.
Magento is, without question, the outstanding choice of platform for most eCommerce merchants. However, the choice between Open Source and Commerce Edition can be a tricky one, especially because you can’t just ‘upgrade’ from Open Source to Commerce like a subscription service; it requires a full migration. The decision is a crucial one, and ultimately depends on the factors, requirements and business strategy unique to the merchant making the decision.
At Web’s The Word, we can help you to identify and implement the solution which is most effective for your business. We understand that the scalability and broader feature set of Commerce Edition would benefit any business; at the same time, the cost effective solution of Open Source Edition comes with its own benefits. The decision is yours, but we’ll help you in any way that we can.
The fundamental flexibility, scalability and strength of Magento lies in its capabilities to do anything that you can imagine from an eCommerce platform, and distinguishing between Open Source and Commerce is a big part of that.
Magento Open Source vs Commerce Features
Take a look at a quick view of features for both Magento Open Source (formerly Community) Edition and Magento Commerce (formerly Enterprise) edition:
Magento 2 Open Source Edition
- Bulk Image Upload
- Integrated Product Videos
- Flexible Deployment Options
- Customised Admin Panel
- Touch-Friendly Admin Panel
- Additional Admin Security
- Varnish 4 and PhP 7 Support
- Full Page Caching
- Easy Personalisation
- Hassle-free Installation
- One-click Account Creation
- Quicker Checkout
- Secure Payments
- Technical and Account Support
- Improved Performance
- Streamlined product and attribute creation/configuration
- CSS Preprocessor
- PSR Compliance
- Advanced Reporting
- Integrated Email Marketing Automation
- Magento Shipping
- Image Loading and Search Performance Enhancements
- Fast and Accurate Tax calculations
- Flexible Payment Options
Magento 2 Commerce Edition
- all features of Magento 2 Open Source Edition +
- Customer Segmentation and Marketing Personalisation
- Database Scalability
- Dynamic Rule-Based Product Relations
- Visual Merchandising
- Content Staging and Preview
Not sure which Edition is most suitable for your Magento project? Get in touch and we’ll help you make the decision.
Why Web’s The Word for Magento development?
Whether Open Source or Commerce Edition, Magento development is what Web’s The Word does best. We’re so committed to Magento that:
- We only ever work on Magento.
- Every developer on our team is Magento certified – no exceptions.
- We bring a very active approach towards requirement gathering and execution of eCommerce strategy.