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      Has anyone used Magento? What do you think of it?

      I sell designer handbags and am looking for a quality, economical program to help me manage my shopping cart securely. I came across Magento. Anyone use it? What do you think of it?
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      Only you can determine what’s economical for your business. Something else to consider as you evaluate ecommerce platforms is how tech savvy you are. But, that being said Magento has a good reputation and quite a bit of flexibility for you to tailor it to your needs. Magento’s website gives a breakdown of the features within each level.

      • Magento’s Community Edition is a free download, but you need to have experience with code and interfaces as there is no tech support with this one.
      • Magento Professional is geared towards the small business wanting or needing support, security and to be up and running quickly, and includes Magento’s tech team for support.
      • Magento Enterprise is the priciest package and is marketed for businesses of all sizes, but may not be the scale needed for a smaller operation. Sure, it has nice bells and whistles, but do you really need them?
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      Which features do you considered bells and whistles? Necessities???

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      Gift cards and credits aren’t part of the free download. Are they a necessity? Depending on your market and store, they may be a must-have or simply one of those bells and whistles.

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      ive heard it runs slow

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      It helps to make sure you have a fast enough web host. Depending on how many transactions you do per day, you may want to think about whether you need a dedicated server to ensure desired speed of page loads.

      And, since it may be more complicated than some of the other platforms, make sure you have the level of tech support you need so you’re up and running in good time.

      Figure out first, what your business really needs, then what you’re comfortable taking on.

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      How do I know if my web host is fast enough?

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      If you’re using a shared web hosting plan, it may be a bit sluggish, but again, there are many variables that contribute to speed.

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      what would make u choose Magento over say ZenCart

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      It has a clean, modern, visually appealing layout.

      It’s a theme-based structure similar to WordPress, so if you’ve used WordPress, you should find Magento’s add-ons and various themes easy to apply.

      You can manage multiple websites and stores from one management panel.

      The option to up sell at checkout is a great feature.

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