As we all know, Magento is said to be one of the best platforms for developing the Magento eCommerce platform. Firstly there were only two editions of Magento, but now after Adobe has acquired Magento, there is one more edition named Magento Commerce Cloud Edition.
All three editions of Magento are:
- Magento Community Edition
- Magento Enterprise Edition
- Magento Commerce Cloud Edition
Magento Community Edition is also said to be open source. It is a popular and mostly used edition of Magento that small businesses or startups can use. If you are using this edition, you don’t need to pay a penny for using it. You can install it directly from the official website of Magento.
Magento Enterprise Edition is a more advanced version and has more features that are out of the box compared to Community Edition. Although it is an advanced version, still the core code is the same for both editions. We will have a look at features later in this blog. As it is advanced and provides more features, Magento Enterprise Edition is a paid version.
Magento Commerce Cloud Edition, as we know that this edition is a new one in the list of Magento editions. It is a kind of announced solution that is provided by Magento. The Commerce Cloud Edition is said to be the advanced solution that offers the cloud hosting environment with integration to the same AWS cloud services. When someone is planning to rebuild a whole store, most of the huge companies are preferring Magento Commerce Cloud Edition as a result it is getting better and more advanced by the passing days.
Features of Magento Community Edition
These are the features of Magento Community Edition
- Analytics and Reporting
- Product Browsing
- Catalog management
Analytics and Reporting
One of the essential factors of an eCommerce website is specific analytics and reporting. To make your work easier with a thorough analysis, Magento Community Edition offers Google analytics and reporting. It also provides various kinds of reports that are mentioned below:
- Sales report
- Tax report
- Discarded shopping cart report
- Best viewed products report
- Best purchased products report
- Low stock report
- Search term reports
- Product reviews report
- Coupon usage report
- Total sale invoice report
If the experience of product browsing of your eCommerce store is not proper as expected, the user might lose interest in buying products from your website. Customers like to shop from websites that are easy and good for browsing the products.
Because of this reason, Magento Community Edition offers some functionalities that support you to provide an improved shopping experience to the customers. The functions can include zoom in and zoom out for the product images, multiple images for a single product, displaying the availability of the stock, product wishlist category, show pricing, and much more. These all functions and features help the customers shop efficiently and in a better way with a realistic experience.
Products you are selling don’t matter much, like the catalog of your product matters, and it is essential. Magento Community Edition consists of a lot of features that can help you with catalog management.
This comprehensive platform supports us in showcasing virtual products, limitless product attributes, editing and deleting product reviews, complete inventory management, fast product creation, dynamic pricing, and social sharing of the products.
Features of Magento Enterprise Edition
Here are the advanced features of Magento Enterprise Edition:
- Advanced search
- Advanced targeted and segmenting tools
- Advanced vending and promotion
- Advanced content management
- B2B support
This edition of Magento comprises a flexible search for the most powerful search experience for customers with an advanced search rule that delivers the results your customers expect from you. This Magento Enterprise Edition comes up with powerful features that give a realistic search experience to users. The features of advanced search are:
- Automatically gives suggestions for a better search experience
- Autocompletes fastly
- Corrects the spelling mistake smartly
- Searches for product attribute options
Advanced targeting and segmenting tools
Magento Enterprise Edition consists of an impressive feature that will allow you to effectively display content and promotions to selected customers based on properties such as customer address, order history, shopping cart contents, and much more. With the help of this edition, you can also enhance marketing initiatives that are dependent on targeted segments by utilizing shopping cart price rules and banners. This happens because customer segment information is progressive. It gets refreshed constantly; customers can be associated and dissociated from a segment as they continue to shop online.
Advanced vending and promotion
Grasping customers’ attention is an important and a bit difficult task to do. But once you get the attention of your targeted customers, you have to face the next challenge: how to show your customers the products and promotions to enhance your chance to sell your product? Vending and promotions are considered to be one of the best tools to increase conversion rates. Drag and drop, flexible pricing and promotions, rule-based cross-sales and up-sales, and last customer segmentation tools are all features of Magento Enterprise Edition that will help you automatize creative strategies for increasing customer sales.
Advanced content management
Blending third-party content management system solutions to your Magento development adds cost and complexity. Magento Enterprise Edition allows drag and drops options for content management capability with staging and preview features that give access to your content creators to build content and get it approved without the involvement of a developer.
B2B or Business-to-Business eCommerce platforms are growing gradually. Many companies are working on their B2B eCommerce strategy, which results in increasing competition. But, unfortunately, many companies are out-of-date custom-built eCommerce platforms or don’t have any. A suitable eCommerce platform for B2B allows your eCommerce business to grow by giving small customers a chance to self-service, granting you to concentrate on high-value customers.
Features of Magento Commerce Cloud Edition
These are the major features of Magento Commerce Cloud Edition:
- Ece-tool package
- Hosted on the cloud
- Rich administrative tool
Magento Commerce Cloud has introduced a tool package to provide an extensible deployment tool tailored to a merchant’s requirement. This Ece-tool package is a set of scripts and tools aimed to simplify various processes and projects.
This includes scripts and commands that give merchants the possibility to deploy the eCommerce platform projects naturally. With the help of the Ece-tools package, you can smoothly and smartly manage the package of the database, apply custom patches, and verify environment configuration.
Hosted on the cloud
This cloud nature of Magento allows for speedy extensibility and steady performance no matter the sales season. Magento Commerce Cloud Edition runs on AWS. It is specially hosted by a dedicated team of Magento developers who guarantees that your eCommerce store works properly with maximum efficiency. Magento is always aware of the massive traffic spikes that can influence eCommerce stores and easily handle all the problems.
Rich administrative tool
Magento Commerce Cloud Edition augments the organizational suite of Magento Commerce that enables you to handle complicated projects smoothly. Here are some features of it:
- B2B module
- Page Builder
- Elastic search
- Customer segmentation
- Content staging visual vendor
Till now, as we are all aware of the Magento editions that are available in the market, if not, you can have a look at this blog to grab some knowledge from it.
In this blog, you will be getting knowledge of the three editions of Magento and the features of all three editions.
Before you start developing your eCommerce platform using Magento choose wisely before selecting the edition of Magento that is best suitable for your eCommerce platform. I hope this blog will guide you to choose wisely among the three editions of Magento.