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?
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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