Woocomerce: A new kid in the block

Magento, Woocommerce and Prestashop which are the most popular open-source E-commerce software in the world, they are competitors each other. Over the last year, the number of ecommerce sites detected in the Alexa Top 1 Million  has increased by 34% to 46,9%. For the fourth year Magento remains the most popular platform on the market.

 

Woocomerce: Σταθερά στην κορυφή

The addition of WooCommerce has shown the Wordpress plugin to be a sizeable competitor to Magento, with 4,524 sites. While it would typically be considered as software for smaller ecommerce companies, it is now the second most popular. Plugin updates have been very frequent recently for WooCommerce, with 8 point releases this year already.

Woocomerce: Σταθερά στην κορυφή

According these results, other platforms that see increases and follow Woocommerce are PrestaShop and Shopify.

 Here are summarized results for each platform.  

eCommerce Platform

Feb 2013

April 2014

Magento

9.063

12.252

WooCommerce

 

4.524

PrestaShop

2.998

3.836

OpenCart

2.425

3.736

VirtueMart

3.324

2.722

Shopify

826

2.115

 WooCommerce Growth 

According to builtwith.com. WooCommerce hit one million downloads. Since June 17th we have seen WooCommerce downloads continue to grow, today the download number is at 1,171,155. WooCommerce is now the fastest growing eCommerce platform in the world and has been instrumental in encouraging everyday people to create innovative businesses. Never before has it been so easy to create your own niche business while having full control over your website.

Combining a WordPress powered site with WooCommerce makes for a powerful duo. Using WordPress and WooCommerce gives users access to powerful plugins and extensions which allow users to take their sites further than ever imagined. On a daily basis developers are working towards adding new products, integrations and services for their growing customer base. While many of their products are for sale in their extension marketplace they are also working hard at creating partnerships to offer free extensions.