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Our Competition:

SearchFit vs. Magento Shopping Cart*

What does Magento have to offer?

Magento offers both a paid and free version of their e-commerce platform. For this comparison, we will compare their free version to SearchFit.

The Magento Community e-commerce platform contains a robust core feature offering and can integrate with many plugins. Because the Community edition is free, it allows store owners the ability to pick and choose which features they need most and use a plugin either paid or free, to meet that need. The core feature set allows for many basic features such as Compare Products, Dynamic Filters, Product Reviews, Upsell Product and Promotions. Its publishing and design features offer theming and responsive design abilities. Its SEO features include full control over meta content at the category and product levels, and it can generate an automated XML sitemap.

How Does Magento compare to SearchFit’s features?

General
SearchFit
Magento
Fee charged based as a percentage of your revenue
No
No
Bandwidth included in Premium Shared Hosting Package
Yes
No
Reliable Customer Support & Help Documentation
Yes
No
Hosting & Setup Included
Yes
No
Administration
SearchFit
Magento
Reporting
Yes
Yes
Built-In Analytics
Yes
No
User Cart Administration Permissions by User Role
Yes
Yes
User Cart Administration Permissions Per User
Third Party
Third Party
Customer Friendly Shopping
SearchFit
Magento
Advanced Learning Search including Facets & Auto-Complete
Yes
No
Advanced Search
Yes
No
Compare Products
Yes
Yes
Dynamic, Filterable Menu
Yes
Yes
Product Reviews
Yes
Yes
Upsell Page & Promotion Popup during Checkout
Yes
Yes
View & Repeat Past Orders
Yes
Yes
Sell in Any Language and Currency
Yes
Yes
Automatic Shop By Brand Categories
Yes
No
Marketing – Integrations
SearchFit
Magento
Automated Export to Google Shopping
Yes
Third Party
Google Adwords Integration
Yes
Yes
Bing Shopping Feed
Yes
Third Party
PriceGrabber Feed
Yes
Third Party
Shopzilla Feed
Yes
Third Party
Marketing Reports
SearchFit
Magento
Affiliate & Seller Commissions Reporting
Yes
Third party
Marketing
SearchFit
Magento
Rebates
Yes
No
WordPress – Integrations
SearchFit
Magento
WordPress Plugin
Yes
Third Party
Mobile
SearchFit
Magento
Dedicated Mobile with same URL’s
Yes
No
Resposive design coming soon
Yes
Yes
Social – Integrations
SearchFit
Magento
Open Graph Protocol
Yes
Third Party
SEO
SearchFit
Magento
Full Control Over All Page Names, Titles, and Metatags
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Naming Rules for All Page Names, Titles, and Metatags
Yes
No
Automated XML Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Order Management
SearchFit
Magento
Drop Shipping System
Yes
Third Party
Single User Order Management
Yes
Yes
Multi User Order Management
Yes
Third Party
Automatic Order Exports
Yes
Third Party
Automatic Order Status Update Imports
Yes
Third Party
Order Management Integrations
SearchFit
Magento
FullCircle
Yes
Third Party
Shipworks
Yes
Third Party
ShipWire
Yes
Third Party
StoneEdge
Yes
Third Party
SalesForce
Yes
Third Party
QuickBooks
Yes
Third Party
MaxMind
Yes
Third Party
Axsess
Yes
No
Epicor Eagle
Yes
Third Party
API Integrations
SearchFit
Magento
Web Services including Order Data Retrieval, Product Data Update & Retrieval, & More
Yes
Yes
Products
SearchFit
Magento
Downloadable eProducts with unique registration numbers
Yes
No
Dynamic, Filterable Menu  
Yes
Yes
Combined Sku’s
Yes
No
Wish List
Yes
Yes
Gift Cards
Yes
Third Party
Automated Product Exports
Yes
No
Automated Product Imports
Yes
Third Party
Google Analytics
SearchFit
Magento
Google Analytics Integration
Yes
Yes
Google Analytics Advanced Ecommerce
Yes
Third Party
Google Analytics Remarketing
Yes
Third Party
Sub Stores
SearchFit
Magento
Publish Multiple Stores from the Same Database/Control Panel
Yes
Yes
Sub Stores May Use Different Templates, Category Names, Product Names
Yes
No
Offer Separate Products on sub Stores
Yes
Yes
B2B
SearchFit
Magento
Freight
Yes
Yes
Publish Access Restricted Website
Yes
Third Party
Tiered Pricing
Yes
Third Party
Member Group Pricing
Yes
Yes
Settings – Shipping
SearchFit
Magento
Create Custom Flat Rate Shipping Tables
Yes
Yes
Create Custom Shipping Scripts
Yes
No
Freight
Yes
Yes
Shipping Zones
Yes
Third Party
Settings – Tax
SearchFit
Magento
Tax Zones
Yes
Yes

Final Analysis?

While the core feature set of the Community edition is sound, it is minimal. And, the a la cart plugin ability to select various features has drawbacks. Although, the team maintaining Magento has solid standards for their plugins, each plugin must be maintained or debugged for your store by the company that wrote it. Magento does not include hosting for either version of their software. This means store owners must either install the software on a server themselves, or outsource this service. In addition, server maintenance is also the store owner’s responsibility.

Why Choose SearchFit?

Rich Feature Set

Each SeachFit package includes 99% of all features offered, server configuration, hosting and server maintenance. Support for any of the features used in any of the packages comes from a single source, the SearchFit Support Team. You can contact the support team via email, forum, or by creating a support ticket. Right from the start every feature is available to be used.

SearchFit outpaces Magento in other areas as well. Although Magento provides the ability to edit each meta content field, SearchFit’s SEO Naming Rules feature allows a store owner to set rules for every page to pull from specific database fields allowing a store owner consistency and control over all types of pages’ meta content, urls, category names, product name, manufacture names and image names.

For store owners who need to publish multiple websites from a single shopping cart, SearchFit is an excellent fit. From a single SearchFit installation, a store owner can publish numerous websites, with each website using their own domain name, product offering, or product content, pricing, and template allowing store owners the ability to expand their reach from a single cart.

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