Ecommerce sites used to be quite an investment and required in investment that only enterprise corporations could afford. As more and more consumers purchase online, retailers continue to see declines in store visits – so it’s become imperative that they build their ecommerce presence and try to take back market share.
While there are some great platforms out there that combine hosting, ease-of-use, service and even point of sales systems… the vast majority of high inventory sellers have implemented Magento as their ecommerce CMS. As with other open source platforms, Magento Community Edition has skyrocketed in popularity with a huge network of service, design, development and integration resources.
Magento is flexible enough to meet all your unique needs and constantly grow with you by virtue of its extensions collection. There are thousands of templates and themes to jazz up a Magento website and Magento Extensions to help your website expand its forte. The Community edition is open to modification of the core system; whereas the Enterprise edition has more features and functionality but it is not free or is not open to modification of the core system.
BestPlugins.com has developed this infographic with 16 benefits and features of using Magento. They also provide some additional insight on their site on the state of the Ecommerce CMS industry.