Everyone in this world is in a race to defeat its competitors and same is the case with ecommerce shopping carts. Each platform wants to be no. 1 in the world with highest popularity. This is the reason that all the shopping carts including Magento, PrestaShop, WooCommerce, Shopify, OpenCart etc are improving their basic structure and the end goal is to facilitate the customer more. Because this is the only point through which they can win the race.
Race of different Shopping Carts
Magento is also working on Magento 2.0 and their teams of developers are working hard on it.
WordPress recently released v. 4.2 and the next v. 4.3 is expected in the near future.
OpenCart is slowing heading towards v. 3.0 but that is too slow still.
So let’s come to the point i.e. popularity survey of different shopping carts.
Ecommerce Shopping Carts Popularity Survey May 2015
Top Positions are as under
- Magento CE – 25.3%
- WooCommerce – 23.7%
- PrestaShop – 8.7%
- Shopify – 8.1%
- Magento EE – 4.5%
and these are followed by Virtuemart, OpenCart, Zen Cart, Interspire Internet Shop etc.
Criteria of Study
This study was done by aheadworks who analyzes these stats on yearly basis. Its previous study was done in Oct. 2014, and now this in May 2015. The company analyzed 1 million top Alexa sites and checked their shopping carts.
Which Platform is Actually Progressing?
The important thing here is that actually which shopping carts are actually progressing i.e. whose popularity and usage is increased as compared to previous year survey results.
Increasing Popularity Platforms
Several New platforms increased their popularity from the past year while the leading platforms retained their position or gone back.
- Shopware +80%
- ECShop +69%
- IBM Web Sphere +21%
- WooCommerce +14%
- Hybris +14%
Followed with minor popularity progression for Shopify, OpenCart, Magento EE, Demandware, Magento PE.
Decreasing Popularity Platforms
Some new platforms listed their popularity is a sudden but important thing is that several leading platforms are also included in this list.
- Miva -96%
- Ecwid -33%
- WP E-commerce -31%
- Ubercart -23%
- Ezno -17
Leading platforms like PrestaShop got a setback of -8% while Magento CE -1%.
Which are Close Contestants?
WooCommerce and Magento CE are close contestant with a popularity of just a minor difference of 2.9.
PrestaShop and Shopify are also close contestants with just a minor difference of 0.7%.
Who Will Lead the Ecommerce?
WooCommerce is expected to lead in the near future which is just an alarming situation for Magento.
Advice for New Merchants
For newcomers in business Woocommerce, PrestaShop and OpenCart are best. These shopping carts are simple and easy to use while the existing merchants with large businesses should prefer Magento.