which is best for ecommerce site woocommerce, magento, prestahop, shopify?

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Hi I have acquired a new domain and I am currently preparing the products.

I planned on building the shop on Magento, but the cost is building up and I struggle with the configuration my limited knowledge lies with woocommerce.

The store will have about 20,000 SKU's

I would love to hear the pro's and con's and peoples experiences and any advice.

Thanks.

Are any better than the others for SEO, user experience?
 

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Have Shopify and 400+ products and I wouldn’t recommend it and I want to migrate ASAP but I’m afraid to lose my SEO ranking plus I don’t know how to migrate it without affecting my current SEO.
With Shopify : they will take percentage of every sales you make and it’s not cheap! They have limitations in regard of designs and variants so if you have not started yet don’t ever pick stupid Shopify!
I would pick something easy to work with and have many people that can work on it and woo commerce comes to mind as it is a WP site but let’s leave it to the experts here.
 

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There's a ton of threads asking this. It's usually split 50/50 between Shopify and Woocommerce. It just comes down to personal preference.

Personally I'd choose Woocommerce over any other platform, but I wouldn't get mad if I was stuck with Shopify.
 

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I would probably skip Prestashop.
It's freemium software nowadays. Costs a lot of money and requires development knowledge to customize well.
They want you paying yearly for multiple modules that add basic functionality.
The platform really isn't even that good...and the company/support behind the product is terrible.
Good luck even asking for help on their forums.

Woocommerce is, of course, awesome, but it's not exactly tailored for 20,000 SKU's.
I don't think you would have a fun time managing 20,000 SKU's in woocommerce, but it is cheap and reliable.

Not sure what I would suggest in your situation since you seem to dislike Magento.

I think you may have to make a sacrifice in some way, since you are concerned about budget and development difficulty.
 

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This is spot on my dilemma. I set out with magento but the costs are racking up.

I've had smaller sites on shopify, woocommerce and prestashop before but with the size of this one I was concerned if woo could handle it.

Thanks for your opinion sort of the same doubts I was having.
 

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What is the max products people would have for woo? thanks again
 

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There's a ton of threads asking this. It's usually split 50/50 between Shopify and Woocommerce. It just comes down to personal preference.

Personally I'd choose Woocommerce over any other platform, but I wouldn't get mad if I was stuck with Shopify.

Are you kidding me! or are you working with shopify?? what personal preferences???? shopify is like 2nd grade and woo commerence is like high school or college, if you have not had 100+ products on shopify then do NOT answer any question about which is better, shopify or woo! you confuse people when you have NO KNOWLEDGE of the things you are talking about. This subject should only be answered by people who actually have shops on shopify and have products, 100+ products there to see the crap that is going on with the stupid shopify.
 

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This is spot on my dilemma. I set out with magento but the costs are racking up.

How much this magento cost? what were the other costs that were raking up?
Yeah its always a big delimma when you have many products, many variations ... and the cost of shipping carts or the stupid people who make them is just so much to take.
20,000 products! what are you? Amazon? LOL, how are you going to handle all shipping or customer service or whatever? if you are big enough to sell 20K products, then by all mean do some custom stuff. Or are you trying to do dropshipping and amanage this from your own bedroom/ garage?
 

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Hi there,

I have got a good explanation for yoi

Among the advantages of PrestaShop for online stores, this platform includes many useful features:

Customization through PHP
Free integration with payment gateways like PayPal
Preconfigured checkout on a single page
Multi-language version and international sales option
Shipment and logistics management options
Tools for SEO
Creation of a customer database
Over 10,000 free and paid modules to complete your online store experience

Among the advantages of PrestaShop for online stores, this platform includes many useful features:
Web hosting
SSL security certificate
24/7 performance monitoring of your online store
Automatic updates and maintenance
Customizable payment process
App for managing your online store from your mobile phone
24/7 customer service by chat and phone
An unlimited number of products can be added to your store
Generation of discount coupons
Option for recovering abandoned shopping baskets
Printing of shipping labels
Discounts with partner courier companies

PrestaShop is the more customizable ecommerce platform, thanks to its thousands of modules; it’s perfect for international sales and very intuitive to use.

Shopify is better suited for businesses that want to know in advance what the maintenance costs of their online store will be, to have a constant payment set-up, and to have features included and configured from the start.
 

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woo is my favorite, but i wouldn't run a store on any platform for more than 500 products. for 20k products maybe a custom-solution. more products, doen't necessary mean more money, just more work. if you are a beginner and want to learn, start with a one product store - they convert quite well or a super narrow niche.
 

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Thanks im not a beginner, Ive sold on various platforms, including, woo, shopify, ekmpowershop, prestashop, I thought magento was the one for this but then I know the workings of woo so was having second thoughts.
 

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The magento costs were racking up. I've got a warehouse where the best sellers will be sold the rest of the stock will be on a daily api order direct to our wholesaler so not quite dropshipping but the daily sales get placed with wholesaler then we re-pack and ship.

its 20,000sku's so about 7-10k products, were hold stock of around 2k products
 

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One last bump. In the hope of a couple more opinions.

Can a 4 Core 16GB RAM 2 x 1000GB HDD Software Raid Dedicated server, handle a woo site with 10,000 products?

Im going to make my final decision tomorrow and appreciate everyone who contributed so far.

Final inputs please shall I just fork out on Magento or Will Woo handle this?

Thanks again!
 
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