Best CMS For Ecommerce Shopping Cart Solutions - Prestashop vs. Magento vs. OpenCart vs. VirtueMart vs. ECWID

This evaluation is structured on the bases of my knowledge about CMSs. Your search for CMS might have concluded with different alternatives for Content Management Systems available. But, keep your business goal in mind when selecting relevant CMS for your website development. 


Magento CMS For Web Development


Magneto is new member in the listing of CMSs for web development and can be conveniently customized in required manner. Magneto Web Development features prolonged collection of user-friendly functions like multi language and currency support, comparison of products and a lot more essential for healthy performance of an online store. Magento ecommerce solutions are appearing to be most rewarding and prosperous e-commerce software out there in current market.


By custom magneto theme development, you can create customized modules and integrate into you website to enhance look and functionality of your website. You can power your ecommerce solutions and can even move your e-shop to Magento ecommerce platform with magneto custom development by customizing its build-in features and 3rd party extensions.


If you want to begin a thriving online shop that Magento ecommerce customization can be ultimate solution to all your needs. With Magento ecommerce, online merchant can have total command over online shop to ensuring the growth of their business. You can hire expert magneto developer or contact Magento Development Company to satisfy all your magneto ecommerce designing and development requires and set your feature loaded and SEO friendly Magento ecommerce website on net.


  • Magneto is an Open source with two costly commercial additions
  • Speed Depend on Server
  • Well structured template creation
  • Complex and Hectic Upgrading
  • Numerous add-ons and templates
  • Well Displayed Back office.
  •  Countless amazing features
  • Avoidable complexity provides lots of pain

PrestaShop CMS For Web Development


PrestaShop is a free Open-Source e-Commerce Software and is available under the Open Software License. PrestaShop Development is best for small to medium-sized businesses. Although cost-free templates are readily available on the web, but there are numerous rewards of selecting from high quality and custom templates. Whatsoever it is, using Prestashop Theme Development, company proprietors can create a smart and cherished online reputation.


Prestashop has integrated payment gateway inter-migration with PayPal, Google Checkout, Money Bookers, Hipay and others.  Hence you can go for Prestashop payment module development to enables your customer to choose between the options of various payment gateways. Epay is the largest and oldest supplier of payment solutions and Prestashop epay payment module development allows buyers to pay online for their order through your website.



  • Open Source
  • Offers excellent speed
  • Easy to create templates using smarty template engine
  • Comparatively easy in upgrade  
  • Lots of add-ons and countless templates
  • Simple and easy to use Back office
  • Backoffice is different hence not that intuitive

Joomla VirtueMart CMS For Web Development


Joomla VirtueMart development muscles you with performance and security so that you can sell products online and take your ecommerce shop to newer scopes. VirtueMart is highly advanced ecommerce extension showing remarkable compatibility small to medium level traffic websites. VirtueMart development solutions are user-friendly and easy to manage. For best Joomla VirtueMart development, you can hire VirtueMart developer for process such as VirtueMart installation and configuration, design integration, payment gateway and shipping module integration or any sort of custom development necessity.  


  • It is also Open source
  • Offers excellent speed
  • Easy to manage user account
  • Requires lesser coding
  • Easy to Upgrade
  • Multiple language and currency support
  • Well Displayed Back office
  • Joomla required and shifting of some templates may be hectic
  • Improved payment and shipping modules
  • Remarkable Joomla VirtueMart Themes offered

OpenCart CMS For Web Development


OpenCart web development can make an ecommerce website more easy to use. It has been designed to meet up all sorts of definite needs of users who always search for a superior ecommerce solution. Through the correct and ample use of the OpenCart development and designing services, they can create a web site that is user-friendly, fresh, feature rich, search friendly and visually extraordinary. It is completely safe, highly stable, and incredibly easy to use and accomplishes all the needs of effective shopping cart. OpenCart Theme Development offers full control to administrator and is faster in integrating templates in CSS when compared to Magneto and Prestashop.


  • Open source and Module View Controller
  • Offers better speed
  • Ease in template creation as it is a nice MVC structure
  • Easy to Upgrade
  • Well displayed Back office
  • Numerous amazing features
  • Extremely easy to use but fewer features than other systems
  • User-friendly Back Office

ECWID CMS For Web Development


Lastly, let’s have a flying vision on features of ECWID, as it is also offers amazing features for website development.


  • It is SAAS model
  • It also offers good Speed
  • Requires CSS and some HTML for Template system
  • Easy to use but up to a certain degree
  • They will Upgrade it for us
  • It can be integrated on different platforms
  • No additional payment options



Hope, reading this article, you have found a way for your online store without any headache. I have not declared any winner here, as all the CMSs are best on their part.

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Comments: 15

  • #1

    Linen (Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:32)

    I prefer Prestashop it has the biggest growth from all the search engines and brilliant support for modules and themes. It's like everything is all in 1 place. I highly recommend them and will use them for my linen store.

  • #2

    Web Design Bangalore (Friday, 26 October 2012 02:32)

    Magento is very user friendly. You need not have any technical knowledge in order to work with a Magento empowered website. It lets you add updates, delete content and change theme with superb ease.

  • #3

    Website designing bangalore (Saturday, 15 December 2012 05:57)

    E-commerce has now become the way of life due to access to Internet becoming easier. Internet business becoming the way to sell products to wide range of customers across the globe is now gaining importance in our life.

  • #4

    iFuturz (Thursday, 07 February 2013 05:43)

    @syed :
    Hello Syed, you have listed nice points over here. No doubts, Wordpress is best for every business environment. But it has some limitation as an ecommerce platform. You have to count on open source technologies like magento and zencart, to possess a fully furnished online store. It is nice to have your thoughts over the blog. Please do visit again.

  • #5

    mitk0 (Sunday, 07 April 2013 14:06)

    in my opinion the is a very good progress for OpenCart in the last 1 year

  • #6

    Best website designer In Bangalore (Friday, 19 April 2013 04:59)

    E commerce is one of the best platform to access you business online because it provides wide range of services and features.

  • #7

    Masticating Juicer (Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:37)

    This is a great post! Thanks for sharing!

  • #8

    Magento Website Development (Tuesday, 21 May 2013 03:38)

    Magento ecommerce is best CMS for ecommerce and shopping cart solutions. In comparision with others Magento comes over the top by its rich features, numerous addons and templates, and speed. If you want to go for developing a full functional ecommerce website choose magento web development framework.

  • #9

    iFuturz (Friday, 28 June 2013 00:26)

    I appreciate your thoughts for Prestashop and your desire to go online with it. Thanks for sharing your views.

  • #10

    iFuturz (Friday, 28 June 2013 00:27)

    @Masticating Juicer

    Happy to know that article stood up to your expectation.

  • #11

    iFuturz (Tuesday, 30 July 2013 19:40)

    @Best website designer In Bangalore

    Thanks for Commenting. You are right, ecommerce platform like Magento, Joomla and others can help you make more profit out of less efforts.

  • #12

    puma ferrari (Wednesday, 11 September 2013 04:55)

    like Magento, Joomla and others can help you make more profit out of less efforts.

  • #13

    iFuturz (Friday, 20 September 2013 11:05)

    @puma ferrari

    Definitely Puma. You can get ample benefits of CMS. Additionally, you're not tied to only one web development firm. It is supported by vast developer community so you can get help easily.Still it is advisable to choose CMS as per your needs and requirements.

  • #14

    salomon shoes women (Sunday, 22 September 2013 02:32)

    Still it is advisable to choose CMS as per your needs and requirements.

  • #15

    iFuturz (Tuesday, 01 October 2013 14:52)

    Definitely, every CMS has its own significance. Before developing any website, it is mandatory to analyse and select CMS as per your requirement.

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