Magento vs. Blueport for Furniture Ecommerce
The original Magento Community Edition is now known as Magento Open Source. The free, open-source version of Magento may be tempting, but it is primarily only suitable for very small businesses with simple products and likely not going to be sufficient for a furniture retailer.
Magento, also called Adobe Commerce, includes full developer access to the core code, making Magento’s ecommerce platform widely used for various types of enterprise businesses. It can be extensively customized and made to work for almost any application through custom coding, third party plugins, and other customizations.
This flexibility comes at a cost, however. As a Magento user, you must effectively build a custom website for complex industries like furniture. As a result, implementations can be slow and expensive, with most of your time and investment focused on getting things to work instead of designing a great shopping experience.
Additionally, once your site is launched, your website is likely customized to the point where it’s not a “generic” Magento site, meaning that responsibility for support, maintenance, upgrades, and feature additions falls to you.
At Blueport, our retail furniture focus translates into simple, efficient implementations, expert support, and continuous development of the features you need to support your brand, engage your shoppers, and drive online and in-store sales. Let’s take a look more specifically at the differences between Magento vs. Blueport.
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Magento for Furniture Ecommerce FAQs
Q1. What’s the difference between Magento and Blueport?
Magento is a general platform that can be applied across industries. It has a wide range of functionalities, features, and tools, but selecting and installing the right ones add to Magento’s complexity. Magento may not be suited for the average business user, although enterprise businesses with large IT departments may choose to install, configure, and maintain it.
Blueport was specifically designed for big ticket items like furniture. Even though the setup is easy with many native features and a leading integration layer, our expert implementation team handles that for you. The platform was also designed for business users. Intuitive interfaces let your team take over after implementation without missing a step.
Q2. Which platform has better security?
As expected, Magento security includes PCI DSS compliance. Adobe releases security patches four times yearly to include the most recent versions of its security measures; however, unless you have a managed services contract, you will be required to install the patches yourself.
With Blueport, we take the pressures of managing your security off your shoulders. Our expert team:
- Manages patches, vulnerabilities, firewall rules, cipher standards, penetration testing, DDoS protection, intrusion detection, and more
- Provides 24/7 performance and uptime monitoring to ensure your site is running optimally at all times.
Q3. How do I migrate from Magento to Blueport?
We make the migration easy for you and your team.
We’ll start by establishing connectivity with your ERP systems and assessing data sources. Then, we’ll begin to build a prototype of your new website based on our best-in-class furniture portal model.
Together, we’ll identify the features you’ll need to launch your new ecommerce website and create a plan to generate the data needed to power these options.
We then build your website, including a customized and branded look and feel, unique user experiences you may require, and incorporation of your specific business rules.
It’s a unique approach made possible by our purpose-built platform and deep retail furniture industry experience. The outcome is that most implementation efforts (and investment) are spent on designing the ideal omnichannel experience for your shoppers instead of explaining the industry to a generic ecommerce vendor or solving integration challenges.