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Which Ecommerce System is Best for Your Business? Prestashop vs. Magento vs. OpenCart vs. VirtueMart

December 2nd, 2013

Which is the best CMS for Ecommerce Shopping Cart Solutions? The below mentioned detailed comparison of the four most popular Ecommerce systems helps you to find out the best one for your online store. Always keep your business goal in mind when selecting relevant CMS for your website development.


  Prestashop Magento OpenCart VirtueMart
CMS Release Date August 2007 March 2008 May 1999 September 2009
Started By Igor Schlumberger and Bruno Leveque Varien Daniel Kerr jenkinhill
Number of versions 7 15 28 27
Latest Version 1.5.6 2.0.24c
Number of Plugins and Extension Around 25000 Around 1500 Around 9000 Around 3500
Number of Online Stores Over 1,25,000+ Over 100,000+ NA Over 269,000
Popular Websites Using this Platform Vusion Glasses, eGolf-Balls, Archiduchesse NorthFace, Behr, Nike AU & UK Aight Shop, Anycart-Elegant, Alpha Shop Shogren, Envirocon, Digital DJ
Number of Twitter Followers 11,268 33,776 421 937
Number of Facebook Likes 27,915 6939 2009 2493
Type of Software Open Source Open Source Open Source Open Source
Most Popular in which Countries France, Spain, Indonesia, Czech Republic India, Netherlands, Germany, Ukraine Ukraine, Indonesia, Russia, Czech Republic USA, Russia, Germany, Italy, India
Monthly Maintenance Cost(Average) Low Medium Low Low
Global Monthly Google Searches (Exact) 165,000 201,000 90,500 50,000
Total number of Searches on Google 16,700,000 43,100,000 10,800,000 3,20,000
SEO Friendly 4.5/5 5/5 4.5/5 3.7/5
Ease of Installation Easy Moderate Easy Difficult
Ease of Customization Easy Moderate Easy Difficult
Number of Features Over 300 Over 350 Over 100 Over 500
Suitable Hosting Solution Shared, Cloud, VPS, Dedicated Shared, Cloud, VPS, Dedicated Shared, Cloud, VPS, Dedicated Shared, Cloud, VPS, Dedicated
PCI Compliance Support yes yes yes No
Recommended For Store owners, Developers, Designers Store owners, Developers, Enterprises Store owners, Developers, Designers Store owners, Developers, Designers

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