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Do You Like Magento?

Discussion in 'eCommerce' started by AfroRadioHead, Nov 30, 2009.

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    We've been using Magento at work lately, for clients. Its hard sometimes because the clients complain about stuff like "not being able to print shipping labels". Has anyone used magento and if so do you like it?
     
    AfroRadioHead, Nov 30, 2009 IP
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    nickswift Active Member

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    i like all types of ice cream!
     
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  3. AfroRadioHead

    AfroRadioHead Peon

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    Magento is an ice cream? Sorry I meant the e-commerce app.
     
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    mhuy2x Peon

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    I have been using Magento and I have been happy playing around with it. At first, I had a hard time figuring things out but when I get to know it better, it's a lot of fun using it.
     
    mhuy2x, Nov 30, 2009 IP
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    nile1483 Active Member

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    #5
    currently i completed one magento project and working on two, i am enjoying working with magento, i find some advantage and disadvantage of magento like

    Advantage o

    1. lots of default feature
    positive point of magento is there are lots of default feature in magento, most of you dont need any third party plugin, module in comperision of other open source cart.

    2. Powerful theme customization
    your cart is fully customizable, even you can customize each category page, product page.

    3. Run multiple store, multi website in single setup

    Disadvantage
    1. Magento is very slow
    2. Hard to learn require advance knowleadge for customization
    3. Less resources
     
    nile1483, Nov 30, 2009 IP
  6. sumeetrajaggarwal

    sumeetrajaggarwal Peon

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    I am thinking of using it soon. It looks good. Also they look more professional and have good quality clients listed.
     
    sumeetrajaggarwal, Dec 1, 2009 IP
  7. markthedoc

    markthedoc Greenhorn

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    I use CubeCart at the moment for client sites.

    Want to try out Magento though, it looks pretty impressive.
    Not looking forward to the learning curve though.
     
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    crmb Peon

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    #8
    How is performance for large sites? Half the magento websites I've looked at were slow and I doubt they had much traffic.
     
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    We use actinic and we find its by far the best for features like order processing etc...
     
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  10. sumeetrajaggarwal

    sumeetrajaggarwal Peon

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    I checked some of the sites mentioned on their site and they receive good traffic. Their alexa was in 1K-6K.

     
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    saurabhj Banned

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    #11
    Magento is a good powerful, features rich shopping cart but very tough to learn and do the implementations. yes there are some bugs in magento on which you need to take care. But I think once you familiar with magento, it will work like a charm.

    I am not using it as it is very time consuming and I already have Virtuemart, OsCommerce, PrestaShop experts available :)
     
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  12. worlddomain

    worlddomain Well-Known Member

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    magento is nice - but very very slow loading - a real turn off - besides the steep learning curve (as compared to other OS scripts like joomla and prestashop)
     
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    You need a good and fast host thats optimized. I used simplehelix and they are great.

    There is also quite a learning curve, and bonus "features". I love magento, but to be honest I think most people are better off going oscommerce or another cart for a bit longer.
     
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  14. Highwayman

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    #14
    Magento is a program you want to be very careful with the first time you use it. Certainly a disadvantage is the lack of official support - make sure you have a soft wall nearby cos you'll be banging your head against it.

    Once you've mastered it though, it offers so many possibilities.
     
    Highwayman, Dec 3, 2009 IP
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    ORZ Well-Known Member

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    It's not slow, I could give you a link to store hosted in Lithunia, but you wouldn't feel how fast it is because your from the outside country.

    All you need is properly configured VPS to run it like a simple HTML page site.
     
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    Hello,

    I have used it and its really good easy to use and secured.
     
    webhost.uk.net, Dec 3, 2009 IP
  17. Divisive Cottonwood

    Divisive Cottonwood Peon

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    Magento will be slow if you use it on a shared hosting environment - it needs the power of virtual or dedicated hosting behind it.
     
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  18. SystemicSoft

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    #18
    Magento is great. The latest and robust ecommerce open source application.

    1 data base multiple stores.

    But

    Its slow (but has some service to faster it)
    Need good knowledge to install
    Need much memory to host it
    All hosting service providers does not suit, most of hosting service providers' offer spacial service for it with extra charge.

    One sample magento site: www.add-best.com
     
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    wounded1987 Well-Known Member

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    depends what shared hosting you are refering to, if it's hostgator for example where they have tons of websites on 1 server and bandwidth abuse, then yea you need to look elsewhere.

    but..if it's a good shared host that doesn't offer 'unlimied' hosting and have a good cap of about 400 users on a server, it's a good to go, and if it's xeon it's even better.
     
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  20. SystemicSoft

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    Sorry for the wrong Magento ulr:
    Here is the right url: www.bd-biz.com
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009
    SystemicSoft, Dec 3, 2009 IP