Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology, which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as control over the look, content and functionality of their online store.
It uses Zend PHP and MySQL databases, which offers great flexibility through its modular architecture, and is completely scalable, with wide range of control options for easy use.
This eCommerce software provides two distinct platforms, Magento Community Edition and Magento Enterprise Edition.
Modules: Magento users can install modules by downloading them, and uploading them to their server, or applying a module's Extension Key through Magento Connect Manager.
Integration: Magento allows users to integrate several different domain names into one control panel and manage more than one storefront at a time from a single admin panel.
Themes: There is a basic theme which sets up an ecommerce website, and users may install additional themes to change the display of the website or its functionality.
Credit card required: No
Magento Community (CE): Free to download and use, small-medium size businesses
Magento Enterprise (EE): $18,000 per year
Who are the main user groups of this service?
Main users of Magento are online merchants.
What is this service generally used for?
It is used for building ecommerce platforms.
What platforms does this service support?
Magento is a cross-platform computer software.
What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
It is commonly used in tandem with Redis, Memcached, and Apache Solr.
Does this service integrate with any other apps?
It integrates with many services like: Wordpress, Hubspot, MailChimp, Drupal etc.
Does this service offer an API?
It offers APIs.
Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
Magento allows users to integrate several different domain names into one control panel and manage more than one storefront at a time from a single admin panel.
Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
They offer help and support, documentation, forms, training, courses, and consulting services.