Current research approves that the industry continues to grow. The latest eCommerce survey found 35,218 sites in Alexa Top 1 Million sites which is 4% growth comparing to the last research.
Unsirprisingly, Magento, with a 23% share of the market, continues to be the leading eCommerce software platform. Equating to 8,087 sites, Magento shopping cart has seen growth in every single edition since the survey began 2 years ago. It sees a 20% growth rate since the last survey.
Magento isn’t the only one. The popularity of Zen Cart continues to increase, up 12 percentage points to 4,451 sites. Both Magento and Zen Cart have released new versions since the last survey.
Following the top two platforms, both osCommerce and VirtueMart cart take a dip in numbers. Conversely, both PrestaShop and OpenCart see significant increases.
Turning to the top 100K busiest sites according to Alexa, 1,623 stores were detected. In this section of the survey we are expecting more enterprise-focused shopping cart solutions.
The results of which show that Magento cart continues to have the most stores in the top 100K, with 401 stores. Second and third most popular in this category are the traditional Enterprise products IBM WebSphere and ATG.Source: http://tomrobertshaw.net/2012/11/october-2012-ecommerce-survey
Magento took the leading position in every niche of eCommerce starting from small online stores up to enterprise companies. Which is actually not a surprise. Magento is one of very few platforms that can boast of:
- open source code that brings unlimited opportunities for customization and improvements
- support of numerous payment and shipping gateways, multiple currencies, languages and taxes available, etc.
- store management opportunities featuring multi-store function that allows merchants to run several store within one Magento installation
- marketplace full of extensions (both free and paid) that can add virtually every possible feature.
Cart2Cart can also confirm that the platform is gaining popularity since migration to Magento is one of the most popular options that our clients choose. So, don’t hesitate and move your store to Magento with Cart2Cart. Get all the benefits of the world’s leading platform. All you have to do is to register an account and follow simple step-by-step migration wizard. Cart2Cart service guarantees swift data transfer to Magento.