Magento is an industry-leading eCommerce platform being utilized by over 200,000 stores worldwide. Boasting one of the more powerful and robust features arsenals, Magento provides stores a tremendous amount of flexibility when it comes to configuring and taking total control of their stores as they scale.
Date Founded = 2008
Total Funding = $273M (Acquired by Adobe in 2018)
HQ = Campbell, California
Total Employees = 700+
Infinite Scale Magento’s platform was built with scalability in mind. A major selling point is you can scale up your product catalog from a few favorites to over 100,000 faster than competitors.
Feature-Happy Magento offers no limitations on how you design your store or the amount of custom development (open source!).
Magento Worldwide Conferences. Re-sellers. Developer forums. Market share. Magento currently owns one of the more active eCommerce communities, and it is good company to know.
Time and Energy The top gripe with Magento is that it requires significant time and manpower to get your store up and running just to be presentable to the market.
The Bottom Line Once you move into their Enterprise edition, pricing becomes a black box. Quotes range from $10,000 to $100,000 for serious stores.
Hosting Woes At some point you will need to host your Magento instance on dedicated servers to keep premier performance - which can introduce a plethora of headaches.