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  1. leokoo
    leokoo August 12, 2015 at 18:29 | | Reply

    Interesting. While Magento’s reason is due to the weight of its solution, are there any reasons why OpenCart and Prestashop suffered?

    Also, any thoughts on why Jigoshop lost out to WooCommerce, though both started with the same code?

    1. Taras
      Taras August 18, 2015 at 16:57 | | Reply

      Hey Leokoo! I guess the reason why WooCommerce surpassed Jigoshop mostly lays in a better UX and more effective marketing strategy. This eventually lead to the forming of an extensive user community which is now the guarantee of WooCommerce’s longevity for many years forward.
      Here’s an interesting article I’ve found recently that digs a little deeper into a subject: https://www.skyverge.com/blog/woocommerce-vs-jigoshop/

      As for Opencart and Prestashop, I wouldn’t say they’re suffering in any way – the migration popularity fluctuations are within the normal range. However, I would expect the market of open source solutions to gradually become even more bipolar with Magento and WooCommerce on top.

      Thanks for your interest!

      1. leokoo
        leokoo August 28, 2015 at 13:03 | | Reply

        Thanks. In the early days of WooCommerce vs Jigoshop, the loss of their two programmers ensured that they could not iterate fast enough.

        Eventually WooCommerce released a version that made it easy for developers to hook and create extensions. And it was then Jigoshop lost out 🙁

  2. makfruit
    makfruit August 31, 2015 at 14:32 | | Reply

    Thanks for the review.
    Did you consider including Ecwid in the list?

    1. Taras
      Taras September 3, 2015 at 01:29 | | Reply

      Thanks for the suggestion, Makfruit!

      Though Ecwid is a fairly good platform, it doesn’t fit into the concept of my list, actually. It’s e-Commerce widget, not e-Commerce plugin for WordPress (even though it integrates with WP too).

      1. makfruit
        makfruit September 13, 2015 at 14:34 | | Reply

        Thanks for replying, Taras.

        First, a disclaimer: I am work at Ecwid team.

        I agree, there is a difference, but I’d say the difference is that Ecwid provides a WordPress ecommerce plugin PLUS a widget for installation on the other platforms. Speaking of WP plugins, Ecwid’s plugin has 10,000 active installs: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ecwid-shopping-cart/ . So, while I agree it differs from the others in the way it works under the hood, it’s still a e-commerce solution for WordPress. So I’d say it meets the requirements you set for the review.

        Anyway, this is just a notice and I don’t try to make any pressure here. I understand it’s better to focus on a few items rather than writing about everything to make sure your audience find the review useful. I would be thankful if you have a look at Ecwid in one of your future articles.


  3. Gayatri Mantra
    Gayatri Mantra April 12, 2016 at 23:08 | | Reply

    Great … Thank you very much…
    I need this for ecommerce knowledge

  4. Robert
    Robert February 2, 2017 at 15:25 | | Reply

    Hi, this is a great writeup snd most of it is imho still applicable. Would it be possible to update the cart2cart distribution image? Has Magento taken back some land from Woo since 2015?

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