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Should I use Magento or Wordpress for a new Ecommerce Store?

7:37 am on Apr 23, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys,

I am Lucy Nguyen from Vietnam

I have established my own business by an online shoes store.

I consider whether I choose Magento or Wordpess for my store.

Do you guys have any suggestions?

Thank you so much!
11:59 am on Apr 23, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Hi Lucy, welcome to the forum!
It very much depends on your experience and development skills. Magento can be really good but it is very difficult to get right. Especially from the technical SEO perspective. There are so many things that can go wrong (and will go wrong).
Even if you work together with an experienced developer, it will probably take weeks before your site is ready.

With Wordpress you can be online and ready to trade in a day or two. The amount of high-quality ecommerce plugins and custom shop themes available on Wordpress is endless. The best thing with Wordpress is that you can make the shop SEO-friendly by downloading one of the popular SEO plugins and making just a few tweaks.

If it's your first project, I'd suggest Wordpress.

Just make sure that the custom things you choose are cross-compatible, i.e. theme + ecommerce plugin + affiliate plugin. Before you pay for these, read the FAQs and make sure they will work together.
3:56 am on Apr 24, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Thank you so much @adder for your support!

I have considered between Wordpress, Joomla and Magento.

Actually, Magento may be suitable for a big and complex project.

I will explore more documents and choose the suitable one.

Thank you so much! :)
9:25 am on Apr 24, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Yes you can but, there is one issue in magento you cannt manage product inventory more than lack so here you have to be carefull otherwise magento is awesome, as well as use open cart.

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1:00 pm on July 6, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I recommend you to build multivendor system like Etsy where you can sale your product but also able to add multiple vendor to sales their product as well and you get paid with commission when any product sale by other vendor.