Magento Go stores are closing down and there are many options that you can use when deciding on a new platform. Analyzing the pros & cons of each will help you determine which is the best fit for you. You probably have custom integrations on your Magento Go store. These have to be properly handled to make sure everything is still functioning correctly.
Our top 3 alternatives when moving away from your Magento Go store is Bigcommerce, Shopify, or WordPress. All three of them are powerful platforms and pending how much flexibility you need on your current Magento store you can make your decision.
Here is an outline of some of the features of the different platforms you can use.
Bigcommerce & Shopify offers 24/7 email/chat/phone support. If you are having issues you will get around the clock support. This is very important when running a business. Things come up all the time. This is very powerful and a reason why they are a great alternative for your current store.
WordPress – Although this is a great platform you will have to look for dedicated support outside of the platform since it is open-source. You can contract support from different web development companies which can provide you support if something goes wrong.
Bigcommerce – They offer a variety of different apps that you can use to accomplish out of the box tasks. If you business wants a variety of different marketing tools or shippings apps you need to check their app page. https://www.bigcommerce.com/apps/
Our experience with Bigcommerce is that it is great. It can create a strong store front. Sometimes there can be design limitations but these are one off situations. When finding out if Bigcommerce is the right fit, talk to a Bigcommerce Expert for your Magento Go store Transition.
Shopify – Like Bigcommerce, shopify also has a variety of apps for your store. You can check them out here: https://apps.shopify.com/
WordPress – WordPress is opensource so anything is possible. With that said, complexity can cause issues in the future for maintenance. If you really need a custom feature that is not available in the Shopify or Bigcommerce app store then WordPress will be your alternative winner.
Every store is unique so based on your needs you need to dive into the applications available. Take the time to talk to an expert of what is best for your current business needs. With the Magento Go stores closing, you need to pick a solution that will last for the long-haul.
All three platforms you can create an unique custom design. The options are endless. You will need to stay within the limitations of Shopify and Bigcommerce if you choose those platforms.
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These are all great platforms and can do their purpose. They all have robust admin panels where you can add and manage your products and sales. I would give the stores a test trial to see which one best fits your needs.
Test Drive The Alternative Platforms Below:
- Bigcommerce Free Trial
- Shopify Free Trial
- WordPress – Unfortunately you cannot test WordPress like Bigcommerce or Shopify.
Here at PSDCenter we can help you find out what the best decision is for you to transfer your current Magento Go Store. Start a chat with us, send us an email, or give us a call. Our dedicated team can help make your transition smooth!