How to do a B2C mall? Contrast and comparison of Magento, Opencart, Shopify and WordPress

Whether you’re building a platform like Amazon, AliExpress,or Ebay, even those who’ve done B2C before have a problem:

“I want to build a B2C website. Should I use Magento, Opencart, Shopify, or WordPress?

Yes, this is a very practical problem, users should choose system to do their own B2C mall.

Before deciding which system to use, let’s compare Magento, Opencart, Shopify, and WordPress.


ADVANTAGES: Magento is the most powerful open source marketplace of all, with excellent scalability and marketing capabilities and the ability to continually add features that suit your needs at a later stage, so especially suitable for those who think they will do a better stand alone, more traffic, will further expand in the future, as well as a certain amount of manpower to operate, you can choose Magento.

DISADVANTAGES: Magento is also the most complex of all systems to install and use. Because Magento is very scalable, it consumes a lot of performance. In addition, there are a lot of backstage operation problems, need some professional knowledge of the programmer to solve. One is that the Magento backend takes time for the operator to get used to, which is more difficult than the others.


ADVANTAGES: OPENCART is a relatively lightweight mall system. Very simple operation, easy to use, can meet the needs of the vast majority of sellers.

DISADVANTAGES: The late expansion is relatively poor.


ADVANTAGES: Prestashop is a relatively simple system to use in the background and install. There are a lot of plugins. It fits most users’ needs.

DISADVANTAGES: The late expansion is relatively poor.


WordPress has nothing to say about it, it’s in blog’s DNA. For blog, it is the best.

A lot of people use WordPress as a marketplace, and I don’t really agree with that, but some B2B users use WordPress, and it’s ok to display as long as there aren’t too many products,

I really do not recommend using WordPress to build B2C shopping orders. If you want to do long-term business and have a little bit of thinking, you will not use WP to do shopping orders.



Easy to use: Shopify is a foolproof website, you can buy the theme and template directly, then add the collection information. A very beautiful and professional Shopify website can be set up.

Shopify is easy, I think all the process can be done half a day (according to individual levels).

Since Shopify is so easy to understand, users can choose their own templates, add their own plug-ins. Hence, basically no programmer is needed. It is suitable for small users who want to save time.

Ps: if you want to tweak it, ask someone on freelance to release the request and let them modify it.

Save trouble: Another advantage of Shopify is that if you use it, you’ll find that you rarely need to care about the CDN, HTTPS, the server, the clarity of the site’s architecture, etc. The Shopify is almost ready for you.

Do not think these are very small things, many sellers just can not handle!

Other advantages: I think one of the advantages of Shopify is that it combines many of the best apps on the market, such as Instagram, Facebook, Amazon, and Google Shipping.

For example, syncing your shopify product to Facebook, these features are really handy for anyone who wants to use them.

Well, if you want my advice, for small and medium sized sellers, choose shopify, simple, do not think about a lot of things, remember that you want to put your most important time into the most valuable things

(I really feel that the domestic web site construction service provider is not easy to do, because users do not understand, the communication of many programs is too difficult. But shopify, everyone clearly code the price, if you can do, just do it, do not need communication, do not have to worry about the price, all are transparent).

A lot of people like to use Shopify, because it’s convenient, and because it allows us to spend our time on the most important things. Hence, the reason so many people use shopify to make money quickly is the model as below:

Aliexpress (I’ll be better than him) + Shopify + Facebook

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