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Re: Odoo ecommerce vs magento

Fabien Pinckaers (fp)
- 05/02/2016 06:48:31

Magento is better than odoo ec module.

I already heard that from some Magento integrators, and I think it's a misunderstanding of the end-users need and market. The same people probably think Magento is much better than shopify because shopify does not have a lot of features compared to Magento. But in reallity, the market (or users need) value a lot usability and cost of implementation as you can see in Google Trends:

It's not only about the features you have, it's about the quality of these features, the usability, the website builder, etc. Ask yourself why Magento's SaaS offer has been discontinued (Magento Go) after several years? Mostly because Magento is so complex that it does not work without a costly implementation service.

In short, I would say that:
1/ Magento has more "pure eCommerce" features
2/ Odoo has more "management features" like marketing, inventory, invoicing, jobs, ...
3/ Odoo has a better usability and is usually cheaper to deploy/configure (try to play with taxes, variants & pricelists with Magento)
4/ Odoo produces beautiful products pages (website builder)
5/ Odoo scales better on high volumes

Usually, it means that if Odoo has the features you need, it's probably much better than Magento for your need. But it's possible that Odoo does not have the features you need and Magento does. In such a case, you have to analyze into the details to check if it's better with Magento or Odoo. (develop the missing feature VS complex implementation and product)

Also, Odoo is moving very fast in eCommerce. We are not far from having as much features as Magento, see: