• Prestashop VS Magento VS Opencart – Detailed comparison – Infographic

    by Boney


    Which is the best Ecommerce System? – An Infographic doing a detailed comparison of the Three Most popular Ecommerce system.

    Prestashop vs magento vs opencart

    July 17, 2013
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    Marketing Manager at WebNet Hosting
    Boney oversees all the marketing efforts at WebNet Hosting such as Content Marketing, Social Media, Community Managements and so on.


    • MineCraft July 26, 2013 at 04:16 pm Reply

      For ecommerce prestashop always wins. In my opinion

    • Noman July 29, 2013 at 08:23 pm Reply

      Very well crafted and researched! Shows a lot of useful information for startups to see which option suits well to their requirements. Social indicators are very useful to depict platforms’ social interaction. Very useful indeed!

    • Sagar Deshpande July 30, 2013 at 02:36 pm Reply

      Very nice shopping cart comparison. I appreciate the comparison parameters author has chosen. Will certainly help for developers and upcoming e-retailers to decide on which cart to use. Thanks Boney and keep it up.

    • ladu July 31, 2013 at 02:51 pm Reply

      Very good information, if you do all in text format then it would be much better. But really appreciate with your hard work.

    • Kimmy | Zerotheme.com August 01, 2013 at 12:48 am Reply

      Good inforgaphic !!! I love opencart, It very simple and clean.

    • Dan August 01, 2013 at 07:13 pm Reply

      Nice work – really good comparison of the metrics. Thanks for sharing.

    • Olavo Monteiro August 02, 2013 at 04:10 pm Reply

      What about performance? I saw no comparison. Which opens faster and less taxing the server?

    • Tajinder Singh August 25, 2013 at 05:44 pm Reply

      Whatever platform a developer choose, the end result should be total customer satisfaction. It also depends on your familiarity with a package. For me, OpenCart does it all. It can be customised nicely as per the requirements of a client. So, its the no.1 one for ME! :)

    • Sabrina August 28, 2013 at 04:40 am Reply

      What a wonderful comparison. I would like to add few more points according to my experience. Magento requires a lot of server resource – Minimum VPS recommended.
      Prestashop is quick and fast, for small to medium stores, but lacks advanced SEO properties and cross promotion stuff.
      Opencart is upcoming and perhaps needs some more time to compete with the others.

    • Jed August 29, 2013 at 01:03 pm Reply

      Magento customization is not ‘moderate’ at all. It is well known to be a complete bollock to work with. Why do you think there are so few plugins? Avoid Magento like the plague.

    • Grzegorz September 01, 2013 at 08:23 am Reply

      I have tried magento and prestashop. And in my opinion, the prestashop is easier to implement and manage. I go for prestashop. 😉

    • Jadwiga Oglesbee September 05, 2013 at 03:50 am Reply

      Great infographic. Really breaks down the individual pluses and minus of each ecommerc platform. And, Magento rules!

    • Mark Moreto September 13, 2013 at 05:34 pm Reply

      First I’d like to thank the author for posting this such great comparison of informations between Magento, PrestaShop and OpenCart.

      In my own opinion, every e-Commerce platform has it’s own features and that’s what make them different among it’s other competitors. It also given that since they are aiming in one goal, as e-Commerce platform solution, each developer, store owner or an Enterprise weigh which features they will be benefited most.

      Sure enough, features you most likely looking for is ease of use having the power but the thing is power comes with complexity and that is why I admire the last comparison for who should use the Magento, PrestaShop or Opencart. For me, here is what I consider most before diving into usage of e-Commerce platform:

      1. Security – This really plays a lot of impact on your Storefront
      2. Scalability – Most store owners i’ve met wants a straightforward e-Commerce platform as they have small business. But when the store became huge and grow, most of them always consider to jump into another e-commerce platform where complexity is easy to handle including third part services.
      3. Database Structure – You don’t have to worry when things are simple yet it becomes issue when dealing around 5 thousand orders or more per day.
      4. Resources – Check how huge the community is especially the support, books and online tutorials.
      5. Life Span – Though most people do not consider this yet but believe me you will be thankful to yourselves if you include it on your road map plan especially when dealing with open source platform. As best example, Code Igniter. Who thought they will sell it eventually after few years of success?

      Lastly, plan properly as there is a lot of things need to consider before using each platform and always be reminded that you’re a dependent to the platform you’re using as you don’t want them to screw your business when success is almost at your hand.

    • Kang Rian September 16, 2013 at 09:57 am Reply


    • Roshan Paswan September 19, 2013 at 06:34 am Reply

      Wow ! Its very nice way to describe the difference. I really clear my all confusion.

    • dynaboot September 29, 2013 at 09:12 am Reply

      This is completely awesome!

    • Santander de Quilichao October 07, 2013 at 04:30 am Reply

      excellent infographic, i ware search for create my next store e-commerce. this article helping will me at start.

    • Smitej Sawant October 14, 2013 at 10:53 am Reply

      for ecommerce portal opencart is so easy compare to pretashop and magento

    • Developer October 14, 2013 at 08:44 pm Reply

      Magento is too slow for using medium to large database. I’v seen few script execution timeout errors on live sites (with less than 2k products) and they all are running on Magento. Forget Magento If You want good high perfomance site. Prestashop is better, but none of them compares to custom, highly optimized self-built or framework based engine.
      And these days You’ll need all the perfomance You can get … Google likes good sites with max response time between 0.5 – 2 sek. If Your page loads slower than this – You’re OUT

    • Prashant Bhardwaj October 22, 2013 at 05:06 am Reply

      The Same is very true that the time and energy Utilized in setting up Prestashop is Very High.

    • Chook October 24, 2013 at 09:50 am Reply

      Having tried Open Cart, and recently stumbled on a Bug, but being advised it’s Not… leaves me no option but to try another eCommerce package.
      Thanks to this I’m now going the PrestaShop path. Wish me luck :)

    • dbltoe January 03, 2014 at 06:31 pm Reply

      Sure wish you would have included the open-source Zen Cart. Do any of your three have a PCI DSS certification?
      Plus, number two most important in today’s e-commerce world, what type of support forum do they have?

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