Magento 1 has become ‘end of life’, and if you didn’t already know that, or you don’t know what that means then you should definitely go and check out our latest blog for the who, what, where, when and why…
At the end of said blog, we mentioned how we here at Platform81 predominantly work with WooCommerce and favour it over Magento for our client’s websites. If you’re wondering why exactly that is, then you’ve come to the right place.
Below are just some of the benefits we see from using WooCommerce over Magento when building eCommerce websites…
Magento 1 has a very heavy caching system that can cause many issues. When changes are made to the site, they don’t necessarily show on the frontend which can be a problem for both the website user, you and also the web developers. As a result, you’re likely to find that more time must be spent inspecting the issues and then resolving them too.
With WooCommerce it is much easier to add bespoke functionality to stores, ensuring that your online business is a better reflection of your brand and is also showcased, and performs, to the best of its ability. With inventory management, secure payments and shipping integrations, your WooCommerce site can provide a functional and fast experience for your customers, no matter the size of your online store.
Not only does Magento 1 have a heavy caching system but it is very heavy duty in general with a lot more files that need to load on the server. This, can therefore slow your site right down which in turn, makes your customers likely to bounce straight off. WooCommerce is much more streamlined and therefore faster, providing a better user experience for your customer. Nobody wants a slow website in this day and age now do they?
However, it isn’t just your customers who would benefit from your site switching to WooCommerce, but you too! With a Magento store, your project turnaround is likely to triple with the slower speed and added complications it brings. WooCommerce is both easier and cheaper to set up than Magento, making your web project even slicker.
For us, WooCommerce is the natural choice and it’s been tried and tested successfully with our other clients. If you’re looking to migrate your Magento site over to WooCommerce, or you’re simply wanting a WooCommerce site for your online business, then be sure to get in touch with our team today.