As we are the largest suppliers of Multivendor software as well as multi-vendor mobile apps. Every time we encounter the same questions “I am a newbie and I want to create a marketplace which platform do I need to choose?”
We have also written various comparison study guide for Shopify, opencart, Magento & Magento 2
If you will see in the online marketplace you will see nowadays people are building vertical marketplaces e.g.
Real state marketplace or grocery marketplaces or food delivery marketplace instead of horizontal marketplaces like Amazon or eBay.
Well both the platforms are good and quite popular. let’s have a google trend screenshot
As per google trends, you can see both of the platforms are good and loads of searches are there for both of the platforms.
Woocommerce is easy to use and install as compared to Magento 2 for sure.
Magento 2 is more like an enterprise-level e-commerce framework with more functionality that’s why it’s harder to install and use also it’s a resource-hungry as well.
Hosting – Magento 2 requires dedicated hosting which means you need to have a dedicated server which is not bad at all especially if you are looking for a multi-vendor marketplace platform.
Where loads of sellers/vendors and traffic with SKU will be there. You need to have a robust hosting environment.
Woocommerce doesn’t require a dedicated hosting server environment. You can easily install and run in a shared hosting environment as well.
For sure as the traffic goes in you need to extend the hardware requirement.
That means if you are looking for a small kind of marketplace then I would suggest going with woo commerce. Also, you need to understand that woo commerce is a plugin that works on top of WordPress.
“Magento 2 is a dedicated eCommerce platform and focuses more on e-commerce only. There are loads of features in terms of scalability that have been added in Magento 2 example – varnish support, Redis, FPC, Static Code generation, DI command-line utility, and much more which is missing in woo-commerce.”
This is a very subjective topic to discuss. Again it also depends on the application what I would suggest is if someone is coming from a WordPress background he or she will find woo-commerce much easier as compared to Magento 2.
For sure building applications on woo-commerce is a little easy as compared to Magento 2. Magento 2 is more like an MVC+MVVM ( based framework) whereas Woocommerce is more like MVC based.
Both of the platforms are based on the composer, which is highly required for any framework With a dedicated TDD approach( Test-driven development )
Magento offers more test cases and various kinds of tests like integration functional as compared to woo-commerce. Magento has a dedicated Testing framework MTF Please check
This is something critical and Mobile commerce is something highly important nowadays.
Fortunately, both of the platforms provide REST API which can be used for building mobile apps or any kind of third-party software integration like CRM integration or ERP integration.
Well, I think you must have got a feel of both the platforms right? Still, there is a lot to discuss but I will conclude now.
Both of the platforms are good. But as I said Magento 2 is a more advanced and Enterprise level dedicated e-commerce platform and for sure highly useful for Large marketplaces.
Woocoomerce is good for small marketplaces and more like an addon although the community is working way too hard and have included loads of new features as well.