Shopify Plus vs Magento Enterprise: The Difference in Online & Offline Sales

popular ecommerce solutionsWondering how does Shopify Plus vs Magento Enterprise differ in terms of online and offline sales? Read this article and find out!


We suppose you are already familiar with the two most popular ecommerce solutions on the market – Shopify Plus and Magento Enterprise and now you are looking for a way to decide which option is better for you and your business.

In this article, we will discuss Shopify Plus vs Magento Enterprise and how do these two platforms differ in terms of online and online sales.

Shopify Plus already has omnichannel capabilities included in the monthly fee. Thanks to Shopify Point of Sale system or POS system which integrates with Shopify card reader, receipt printers, cash drawers, and etc. Shopify also announced a broad range of improvements, including the option to accept online returns & exchanges in-store. They also want to present a better way to manage your inventory across multiple locations. These changes mean a big positive step forward (for example, the option of allowing the in-store sellers to access the online inventory via kiosks), however, the exact improvements or when these improvements will happen aren’t confirmed yet.

For all retailers interested in syncing up online and offline sales, Magento offers 2 options. The first option is to go with MOM or Magento Order Management which is quite expensive (the annual license starts at $36k). The second option is to use a third-party extension. When it comes to such extensions, there are several of these available, however, the Point of Sales application by Ebizmarts is one of the best for sure. This comes at a cheaper monthly rate than MOM or Magento Order Management, however, you will need to ensure the API and the application are regularly updated. You will also be charged per iPad so if you are a retailer with more than a few stores, this will increase your expenses.

To conclude – neither ecommerce platform has successfully or completely solved the online/offline situation yet. The large retailers will use integrations with their own or maybe with other third-party systems.

What do you think? Which ecommerce platform is better when it comes to online & offline sales?

We hope this article will help you make a decision and hopefully choose the right option for you, your business, and your customers. If you want to share your experience, post it in the comment section below.

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