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Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by Stationery Direct, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Any thoughts on Magento for the base for an ecommerce website? opposed to getting something bespoke coded from scratch.

    Is it any good?
  2. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    You won't go far wrong with Magento if you can get it up and running. Installs can be a bitch though.

    Your other option is Prestashop for something of similar quality and still open source.

    Which is better out of Prestashop and Magento is almost as boring as the Mac vs PC row :icon_wink:
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  3. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks, yeah the developer specialises in it and said he can iron out all the problems with the Enterprise version although the cost is upward of £7k which makes me think I could get something bespoke done at this price...not that bespoke is better as I suppose if magento has 80% of the basic functions already in place then why pay to have these basic functions designed from scratch.
  4. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    I have a friend who's business has just become a Magento partner (I think thats good). He produces some amazing stuff and swears by the magento way of life.
  5. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    I'd imagine bespoke would actually cost more than that. If you have a developer then go Magento.
  6. byronc

    byronc Member

    Magento is by far one of the best oput of the box ecommerce packages out there.
    Especially as you can enter some test stock examples, export them to csv and thus execl, sort out all your stock and keywords offline and then re import them.. <- Huge
  7. byronc

    byronc Member

    bespoke will not get you yearts and years of addones, templates, following etc etc
  8. jaydenharris98

    jaydenharris98 New Member

    some Good points to choose Megento.

    -Vast Spreadsheet Import
    -Clear Code Structure
    -Easy Integration
    -Magento Community Support
  9. isoPrint

    isoPrint Member

    That's what we are working on just now Dave ill email you a login and password tomorrow at some point for you to see it from the back end.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2012
  10. isoPrint

    isoPrint Member

    just realised this is an ancient thread someone hunting for links i think (not saying any names but the 2nd one up from here LOL)
  11. SKHdesign

    SKHdesign New Member

    Also working with Magento for a client at the moment, it's simple, effective and as stated above he also swears by it. He can get his 'monkeys' as he calls them to update info for him on the site which was his main concern.
  12. barry-M

    barry-M New Member

    i would use Opencart - infact i use opencart for all my ecommerce projects - majento seems to be to complex for the end user but i might be wrong. have a gander at opencart - you will like it!

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