Magento vs. Shopware

Brief summary

Shopware is the right choice for small and medium-sized companies as it is easier to set up and has a more intuitive interface. Magento, on the other hand, is the best choice for larger businesses, as it provides more customization options and can handle more data.

Characteristics

 Magento 2

Shopware

 Ease of use

Requires technical skills

User-friendly and intuitive interface

Customization options

Open-source

+ Over 5000 free and paid extensions

 Open-source

 + Over 2000 extensions

Support

100,000 community members around the globe

40,000 community members + Support service from 49€/per month

Scalability

Free to use for stores of any size

Paid Enterprise Edition for big stores

Pricing

Free

Free

Ease of use

Magento 2 is not an easy platform for newbies and requires time and attention to install and set up all the necessary features. Also, it often requires at least basic technical knowledge.

Shopware has a more intuitive and user-friendly interface. It’s possible to use this platform and make changes without coding skills.

Customization options

Magento 2 is known as a highly customizable platform that has limitless possibilities for people with unique ideas. Magento Marketplace offers more than 5000 extensions, and multiple vendors develop new plugins every day. Moreover, it includes a lot of advanced customization options out of the box.

Shopware is also fully customizable, as it is an open-source platform too. But if you are looking for a ready-made custom solution, your choice is much narrower. Fewer developers work with this platform and create new plugins.

Support

Magento 2 has a global community of more than 100 000 members, who are always ready to help you out. You can ask your question on the forum or find the answer in the official documentation.

Shopware has 2 support options: (a) paid official support team and (b) community support. The price for paid support service starts from 49€/per month. And the community has more than 40 000 members mostly located in Europe.

Scalability

Magento 2 is easy to scale up. This system can process stores with up to 500 000 in the catalog with the proper optimization. Also, it allows you to add multiple languages, currencies, shipping, and payment methods. 

Shopware was designed for small and medium-sized online stores. And if your store grows bigger, you will need to get the pro version of the platform.

Magento 2 vs Shopware: final verdict

Both platforms are the right choice, and you won't regret either one. The final choice should be based on the needs of your business and its size, since Magento is a more complex solution that is suitable for large stores, while Shopware is better suited for small and medium-sized stores.

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