Adobe Commerce vs Shopify comparison


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Adobe Commerce
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the eCommerce Platforms category, the mindshare of Adobe Commerce is 14.3%, up from 10.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Shopify is 11.3%, down from 11.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

May 18, 2021
Plenty of analytics, integrates social media, and customization
My clients use this solution for an e-commerce platform, mostly for retail The most valuable feature in this solution I have found to be that I have the ability to find all the analytics that I need. It has very good integrations with social media platforms and other tools. From the client's…
Ngozi Obi - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 7, 2023
Scalable platform with easy-to-navigate interface
The product has a few free-to-use features. It is easy to navigate and has good visuals as well Shopify's most valuable feature is the product listing page. The order processing and saving of the changes for the product should have automatic functioning. At the moment, I have to go to the…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The open-source PHP code allows our developers to customize pretty much anything on the platform, including allowing us to add some of the most complex shipping and inventory features for clients who have very specific, industry-related business specifications."
"The ecosystem includes thousands of vendors who are providing third-party add-ons."
"As compared to platforms such as ATG or Commerce Cloud, its interface is easy to use. Magento also provides seamless administration for business users. You can also integrate an OMS to an extent. You don't need to have a dedicated OMS. You can leverage the out-of-the-box features of Magento, which is very valuable for startups. Other platforms, such as Commerce Cloud, don't have an OMS, and you have to have your own OMS solution."
"We have the ability to resolve service issues since Magento enables us to invest more time in dealing with custom requirements."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is its ease of integration with any upfront platform or CMS solution."
"Magento provides a strong backing, meaning it can handle the order processing, customer management, configuration, third party payment integration, and shipping matters. There is a standard, very well set up architecture already present in Magento that helps them set up their online shops with much precision. Clients can see their reports, their daily sales, their best selling products, and their best buying customers so that they can target them through mails or just follow up with them. These are the main default features which make Magento so attractive."
"It provides AI features, including a tool called Insight for AI-driven product recommendations."
"The product can be maintained effortlessly."
"The product has a few free-to-use features. It is easy to navigate and has good visuals as well."
"The solution is highly customizable for our store’s e-commerce needs. We don't need to write any code as all the required features are already inbuilt. The front end can be easily customized. Moreover, this tool offers built-in integrations with payment gateway, messaging services like SMS and email, and logistics integration."
"Shopify can be used without any coding knowledge."
"Shopify provides an easy to use service at the backend that includes product upload, customer service, team settings, and team customization."
"The most valuable feature is its strong SEO capabilities."
"For the initial setup phase, many online tutorials are available, making the process easy."
"It has a brilliant inventory system to help you manage your store."


"One significant drawback of Commerce is its substantial size, which allows for extensive customization but also elongates the development process for an e-commerce website."
"More technical knowledge is required to keep a Magento website running smoothly compared to many other platforms like OpenCart."
"I'm not a technical person, but we had some kind of late response in page loading, let's say page load speed."
"I am still playing around and trying to catch up with the latest version to understand all the features, but I do feel that its CMS can be much more streamlined. They provide a what-you-see-is-what-you-get editor, which many customers prefer, but based on the implementations that I have done for more than seven years, I have seen that many times, it is run by the marketing team, and they don't find it very comfortable to use. They feel uncomfortable managing and changing the content. As a business user, you need to have at least basic knowledge of HTML, which you cannot expect from all marketing teams. Some companies or organizations have that competency, but many organizations, especially in the Middle East, have a very small team, so it becomes quite difficult for them. This is a common challenge that I have seen across the platforms. Magento is better and easier than Oracle Commerce Cloud, but Shopify is much easier than Magento. A layman or my 10-year-old kid can go ahead and set up a store in Shopify in probably 45 minutes, which is not the case with Magento. Elasticsearch has really been a pain. It takes a toll on the performance. Starting with version 2.4, Magento requires Elasticsearch, which has been causing a lot of serious performance issues. We had a client in the US who was running a promo, and they lost a subsequent number of orders over one and a half hours. They were on the enterprise platform, not open-source. The team had to open a ticket with Magento. Its performance needs to be upgraded, or some kind of guidelines have to be provided for the setup. It looks like even Magento has no clue. When you go through the answers given in the online community, it seems that in spite of having the hardware configurations that they suggest, it is not performing at the optimal level. It should also have a better way to measure performance. Performance measuring has to be much easier. Many times, we see CPU utilization going up and down. We see spikes without any reason. Therefore, we need a better performance management system."
"Magneto is monolithic in character, making it difficult for us to scale up very high quickly on the content side."
"The performance is a bottleneck in Magento and there is a lot of room for improvement in this regard."
"The solution takes a huge amount of time to complete the root cause analysis."
"The limited availability of experienced developers can make the product costly to maintain."
"I would like to see a feature that allows us to access all of the platforms in Shopify, like Facebook and Instagram messages, so we can easily reply to connect to our customers."
"The order processing and saving of the changes for the product should have automatic functioning."
"If you consider an enterprise-level application with a lot of customization, Shopify can be problematic to use."
"It could benefit from improving its user-friendliness for non-coders, perhaps by offering easier template-building options."
"I have many clients that want to sell their products to the wholesale market, and Shopify currently does not have that kind of feature."
"Many of our clients complain because it's costly and not an open-source."
"There are some areas where improvements could be made. Currently, the platform only supports three product variants, and having the option for more variants would be beneficial. Additionally, we have to rely on external plugins for reviews and ratings, which could be more convenient if they were built-in."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The cost of implementation is cheap compared to other solutions."
"This solution is cheaper than some of its competitors. However, the price depends on which country you are in. In some countries, such as Greece or some Southeastern European countries, the price for the client can be expensive."
"The price of the solution increased after Adobe acquired Magento. At this point, we know the price of Magento and SAP, and while they may have lower entry tickets, they are ultimately comparable."
"We transitioned from the platform's commercial license to the open-source version, which helped optimize costs without affecting our sales."
"The product offers an open-source version, which is free. There are licensing options for Adobe Commerce's cloud version."
"Many implementations were open-source. We also had a couple of enterprise-level implementations, but I didn't have visibility on the licensing cost."
"This is the only platform to enforce its own transaction fee unless you use Shopify Payments Content, which doesn’t automatically reformat when you switch themes."
"Depending on the client's requirements, they can choose either the basic plan or the premium plan."
"The pricing of the solution is economical. The enterprise version is more expensive, however, we do not use it. We pay for the license on a monthly basis and there are payment gateway charges associated with transactions, typically around two percent or as applicable."
"They have various plans including ones that are priced at $29 per month, $79 per month, and can go up to $300 per month."
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Magento?
The customization capabilities of Adobe Commerce are great.
What needs improvement with Magento?
The limited availability of experienced developers can make the product costly to maintain.
What is your primary use case for Magento?
At our company, we use Adobe Commerce to support a couple of system integrations. The solution is used for real-time data fetching from the back-end of SAP ERP solution. Our organization deploys Ad...
What do you like most about Shopify?
For the initial setup phase, many online tutorials are available, making the process easy.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Shopify?
Shopify does not have a traditional licensing fee; instead, it operates on a subscription-based model. The cost depends on the specific plan you choose, and it can vary significantly. This cost can...
What needs improvement with Shopify?
Shopify provides you with limited options when it comes to customization. In general, there is a limit to customization in the solution. If you consider an enterprise-level application with a lot o...



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Magento, EPiServer Digital Commerce
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Sample Customers

Magento has over 200,000 customers worldwide, including Bjorn Borg, Heath Ceramics, Harper's Bazaar, Kidstuff, International Military Antiques, Gifts That Gives, and Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
RadioShack, Hawaiian Airlines, ThirdLove, Whistle, Essio Shower, Silk Therapeutics, Slack, Beamz Interactive, National Aquarium, GoNoodle, Toronto Life, FiftyThree
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