Aimeos is significantly younger than Magento, besides it represents the different approach to the e-stores installation. Being an open-source PHP library of the e-commerce components, Aimeos is designed to integrate e-shops into different applications and frameworks like TYPO3 or Laravel. Likewise, unlimited products to be added to a Magento e-shop, Aimeos allows adding up to 100 000 products with standard MySQL out of the box and several millions of products while using their SOLR/ElasticSearch.
Magento vs Aimeos
Magento is the most popular and open-source e-commerce platform that supports the majority of e-commerce software solutions. Although Magento is often described by its development team as a “software cloud”, it doesn’t require to install the solution on your local server and serves only WordPress with additional plugins like WooCommerce, Prestashop, Ivanti Commerce, and more. On the other hand, Aimeos offers a single integrated system for integrating e-shops in different applications like Xoft Commerce and Amagi eCommerce. It would be enough to integrate Magento with other software to create a complete e-store of any size, complete with a full set of back-end systems and web application components.
What is Aimeos?
Aimeos, is an open-source, full-stack e-commerce system based on PHP, MySQL, ElasticSearch, Solr, and other components that provide an extensible, feature-rich, easy-to-customize, deploy and customize e-shops. Aimeos features thousands of PHP scripts and existing ElasticSearch clusters and a self-hosted ElasticSearch cluster for data storage.
Aimeos: The e-Commerce Package? To simplify the installation of an e-shop, and it has several pre-configured packages that allow installing, configuring, and packaging up an e-shop from a single folder to create a functioning full-blown e-shop with extremely limited resources.
What are the advantages of Aimeos?
Using Aimeos means that you can create a fully-fledged e-shop with support for several different modules, thousands of product categories and various ways of adding product information to a product. Aimeos offers flexible modules: instead of being limited to a choice of a few categories or multiple modules, you can easily add modules for checkout, payment, coupons and more. When using Magento, to add new products, you need to set up a certain way to add them to the cart. If you create a different sales page, like a special landing page with a header, this additional sales page is added to the carts of all the existing products, and you need to uncheck it, if you want to add products without additional code to the carts.
What are the advantages of Magento?
The most prominent features of the e-commerce platform Magento are related to e-commerce, marketing automation, online store management, product research, and design. Like any other e-commerce platform, Magento has a specific version to add or alter certain functionality, such as a payment gateway, shopping cart, or digital subscription. This is why there are numerous platforms that might be better or worse to use for one business but all are valuable for both marketing and online store management. Magento is best for those who want to create a wide variety of products with the ease and flexibility of CAMP.
What are the disadvantages of Magento?
Magento is the main front-end framework to set up e-stores, but the issues of Magento that users face are often related to their application. Magento framework is a Java-based platform and not like Ruby on Rails, which was for long considered as the most suitable to set up e-stores. Currently, Magento has 2 out of 3 main competitors that are lighter (back-end frameworks) than Magento: Laravel (most famous PHP web framework) and Onyx. The main disadvantage that Magento is facing is the fact that it’s popular. Not only a lot of companies have a Magento e-store, but also there are more than two million stores using it right now. It’s also possible to buy a premium license of Magento platform (with more features) from companies like Cloudways and others.
Most of the clients that have been using both Magento and Aimeos have had a smooth integration, without any problems. About Aimeos Aimeos is a PHP library created for the e-commerce sector, which works in the same way as Magento and other similar libraries. You can either use it from its own code, which is very well documented, or you can download it on their official website. On the official site, you can also get some free bundles that include several different add-ons. For more info about both platforms please contact with us. We can create your future webshop with ease.