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Magento for ecommerce


The analysis covers:

  • Magento market share
  • Who owns Magento?
  • How much is Magento?
  • Why is Magento expensive?
  • Magento themes
  • Differences between Magento and Magento 1
  • Magento extensions
  • Website categories using Magento 1 and their monthly traffic

Magento is number 2 in ecommerce platform market share 

Who owns Magento?

Magento is owned by Roy Rubin who is the CEO and co-founder. He wrote on the Magento blog that “Magento will continue to operate out of Los Angeles, with Yoav Kutner and me as its leaders.”.

What is Magento in PHP and what is the CMS?

Magento is written in PHP atop the Zend framework and is available under both open-source and commercial licenses. It is written in an advanced object-oriented idiom that uses the MVC pattern and XML configuration files, aiming for flexibility and extensibility. It is an open source CMS that uses MySQL and Zend PHP databases.

How much is Magento?

  • Basic ecommerce store: $2500 – $3500
  • Customized ecommerce store: $4000 – $7000
  • Customized enterprise ecommerce store: $10000 – $50000

Read Emmeli Megana‘s answer to How much does it cost to create a Magento eCommerce store? on Quora.

Why is Magento expensive?

Magento ecommerce platform has the most extensive features, such as:


Based on Shero Designs data the Magento Enterprise (EE) is $18,000 per year (enterprise business solution), large size businesses.

Magento Themes

Magento company doesn’t sell any themes but you might find useful free templates in Magento connect. Also you check out the wide range of amazing templates for Magento ecommerce platform in themeforest where prices start from $29 to $300.

Differences between Magento and Magento 1:

  1. Magento is based on all versions of Magento.
  2. Magento 1 is based on version 1.X of Magento.

Magento extensions

In Magento connect you will find huge range of extensions for marketing, SEO, analytics, integrations and etc. Brows more at magento connect.

Magento for ecommerce platforms extentions

Magento 1 Market Share of Websites

Number of websites: 354,056 websites (264,877 unique top-level domains)

Country: Worldwide

Date: March, 2017

monthly traffic and related web technologies

ecommerce platform market share_magento_websites using magento

Magento Market Share by Country


Data for this post is taken from SimilarTech Sales Prospecting tool.

  1. You made it look easy to understand and decide if I need Magento or not. Thanks for the list too.

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