The e-commerce software Magento was released in 2008 as an open source e-commerce platform. Since then has been a prime example for open source software, with an active developer community which consistently realises innovations and offers mutual support and development. Enterprise Edition projects for large, internationally active brands and trading companies can also be realised. Since eBay Enterprise took over Magento, the speed of development has perceptibly decreased however. As Magento partners, we’re following the path of the company with interest.
As for e-commerce in 2019, there are two important pieces of news: Good and bad. First, the good news. E-commerce is growing and growing, it is and remains one of the strongest growth markets in the DACH region’s economy. From 6.4 billion euros in 2005 to 35.6 billion euros in 2014 and 53.4 billion euros in 2018.
But with or without growth, online commerce is also a competitive market, especially in B2C, but also increasingly in B2B. What to do to maintain competitiveness or even become a pioneer? One of the most important success factors is selecting and implementing a tailor-made e-commerce system. But which e-commerce software suits whom? And what developments are there?
Not only do we describe the leading providers for different sizes of companies from start-ups to Enterprises but we also explain why online stores are evolving towards e-commerce functions as part of a DXP and how technologies such as Framework or SaaS differ.
Many had ceased to believe, but just before Christmas, Magento surprised the e-commerce community with the release of Magento 2.0 Beta. The new version of the most widely used e-commerce software has been available since the 17th of December and can be tested. But can iQuery and PHP5.5 offer any comfort for the loss of transparency and the open-source mindset? And what will change for shop operators?
E-commerce software Magento was originally published as an open source e-commerce platform by the company Varien Inc. in 2008. With eBay’s takeover in 2011, the company was reformed under Magento Inc. as a 100% daughter company.
Today Magento Inc. is an American software manufacturer with a seat in Culver City (Los Angeles County). Magento mainly focuses on small to medium sized enterprises in the B2C sector, although eBay does have aspirations to win more large companies in the future. Magento’s most well-known clients include Cornelsen, The North Face, Olympus, and Men’s Health.
We are a long term Magento partner and don’t want to keep our opinion about the ‘scandal lecture’ to ourselves. Jochen G. Fuchs (as editor), Roman Zenner (as consultant and Magneto expert) and Tobias Zander (as developer) have already referred to it.