If you are reading this post, you are aware of the risks your business will remain exposed if you continue using Magento. The risks are real, and if you would like to know more please do read our previous post as a primer to this article – 7 reasons you should upgrade from Magento 1 to a better eCommerce platform. Today.
It’s logical to assume that upgrading from Magento 1 to Magento 2 would be easy. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. While it is true that Magento has helped define the way eCommerce is today, it comes with its own set of issues.
Magento is an open-source platform that allows users to make changes to the source code as per their requirements. This means that you can do wonders with it, but only if you have a team of expert Magento developers.
This maintenance is a recurring cost. The more customizations you make to your current version, the more upgrading to the latest version becomes complex and risky. Most businesses can not afford the cost or time this takes.
Read: Planning to upgrade from Magento 1 to Magento 2? Here’s what you need to know.
Given the challenges, it is important to research options and Magento Alternatives before making a decision that could impact the future of your entire business.
One emerging Magento Alternative is ewiz commerce, and since you are on our blog, let me highlight a few areas where ewiz commerce scores better than Magento.
1. Ready to sell, online store in 30 days
ewiz commerce is a fully hosted SaaS eCommerce solution that provides the scale and flexibility that your growing business needs. With most other options, your senior team may have to spend months engaging with the vendor’s reseller to get the new site up and running.
The team at ewiz commerce delivers a fully functional, ready-to-sell business platform in 30 days. You work directly and only with us, no resellers, and no loss of time.
That speed to market gives your business an edge early. You are giving your customers a new personalized experience and getting new business well before you could even go live with other options.
2. Pricing starts at $8000 per year
Table A provides a quick comparison between ewiz commerce and Magento pricing.
While Magento has a free version, it does not work for most businesses given its severely limited feature set. So, if you are thinking of Magento 2, then you have to go with either Magento 2 Commerce or Magento 2 Commerce Cloud Edition. In either case, be ready to spend at least $22,000 per year; every year.
ewiz commerce provides you with an advanced, power-packed business platform at almost 50% less cost.
3. Lifetime Support with Dedicated Support Packages
No support from Magento is the primary reason you are reading this post.
While evaluating an eCommerce platform, most businesses focus on features, and support often takes a backseat. But once you start using the platform, support plays a major role.
ewiz commerce offers lifetime support along with dedicated support packages to ensure your site is always up & running, that your product information is up to date, that malware risks are anticipated, and stopped. So you get to focus on growing your business, not managing your eCommerce store.
Our support team is comprehensive. Experienced Customer Success Executives, Customer Service Executives, Technical Engineers, Marketing Automation Support, Integration Support, and Designers are ready to help, depending on what you need.
4. Free auto-upgrades up to 3 years
ewiz commerce has a future-ready product roadmap with timed addition of new capabilities to your commerce store. This means your customers get new experiences and your teams get new features to grow business.
New features, updates to existing ones and security patches are added to your store automatically. So, unlike with most other options, you save the time, money, stress and risk associated with upgrades.
5. One-stop solution for all your growth needs
Unlike Magento, at ewiz, we build, deploy and support your platform. You deal with one point of contact. You and your teams will save their time, money, and energy they would have spent in chasing & coordinating with multiple parties.
With ewiz commerce, you drive your business on the world’s premier AI-driven B2B platform, and you get help in driving your digital transformation with a partner that has more than 18 years of B2B eCommerce experience. We work as your extended team, focusing on running your platform so you can focus on running your business.
6. Built-in AI-driven marketing automation
For your sales teams, the primary role of your store has to be to help you sell. ewiz commerce is the only B2B eCommerce platform that comes with built-in AI-driven marketing automation.
You can launch focussed and personalized digital campaigns to immediate prospects, starting DAY 1 and do so within minutes. Thanks to this automation, your team gets the speed it needs to discover and engage with the prospects, ahead of the competition. You save money as well as time from DAY 1, and you don’t need a team of 10-20 people to create impactful campaigns.
Once integrated with your ERP and CRM, our AI-driven automation constantly learns more about your customers’ habits, preferences, and needs. It uses these insights to generate personalized experiences when they visit your eCommerce store.
And it will also do the heavy lifting of matching what to sell, to whom, and what price. In short generating personalized marketing messaging for each customer and campaign. Everything within minutes.
There is a lot more.
To get you started, here’s an ebook featuring a detailed comparison between ewiz commerce and Magento. It consists of an exhaustive, side-by-side comparison of all the features that each platform offers, including pricing, product management, marketing automation, payment gateways, shipping, and a lot more.
If you need any more information, then feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(This article is part of the series – Moving away from Magento 1 by ewiz commerce. ewiz commerce (a Powerweave product) is the world’s first AI-powered B2B eCommerce platform, which allows you to digitize all your business functions at speed and scale. With over 18 years of experience across the B2B landscape and catering to more than 500 customers across the world, Powerweave helps businesses with merchandising, order management, and marketing automation.)
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