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10 Facts You Never Knew About Magento

10 Facts You Never Knew About Magento

Magento hasn’t been around as long as some of its competitors; however it has definitely solidified its position in the e-commerce market. We don’t like to take ourselves too seriously all the time (especially now that Christmas is near) so this week we thought we’d tell you 10 facts you never knew about Magento!

Fact #1

More than 200000 companies use Magento worldwide! This includes some of the world’s leading brands such as:

1) Samsung

2) Ford

3) Olympus

4) Nike

5) North Face

Magento really is powerful stuff!

Fact #2

In its first year, Magento managed to get over 500,000 downloads! Now it continues to grow as the Magento installation package receives an astonishing 5000 downloads per day. It’s worth noting that you may see links to pirate Magento around the internet, however these can be risky as they can contain malicious viruses, its best just to download it from the official website!

Fact #3

According to a recent study (conducted by aheadWorks), Magento is the most popular e-commerce solution for businesses. Magento CE alone takes 25.3% of the market share. When added to Magento Enterprise Edition, they have a joint market share of 29.8%. This study was also conducted in May 2015, so it’s also pretty relevant.

Fact #4

Google revealed that the term Magento is searched more than the term e-commerce in some countries! The gods of e-commerce must be really happy…

Fact #5

26% of the top 1 million websites in cyber space are using Magento as their e-commerce solution.

Fact #6

A few years ago eBay saw massive potential in Magento and offered a sum of $180 million. They were successful in their pursuit and bought it out in 2011.

Fact #7

Magento is one of few open source code platforms. This means the original source code is freely available. It can also be redistributed and modified. An Open Source code means Magento is also often referred to as the most secure system.

Fact #8

Magento allows you to create e-commerce templates by yourself so you can address all your specific needs. However it takes some level of programming knowledge. So, if you’re not confident in your abilities, you can use an agency like us to do the hard work for you!

Fact #9

The availability of over 5000 modules on Magento connect makes it an easily adaptable system. These extensions allow store owners to further customise their online stores to meet business requirements.

Fact #10

The Magento community is growing at a ridiculous pace; there are around 800,000+ members to date. On top of this, there are thousands of Magento developers worldwide, meaning it’s a pretty large community to say the least.

So there you have it, 10 facts you never knew about Magento! A casual read which we hope you enjoyed! If we’ve missed out an key facts that you think should’ve made the list, comment underneath!

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8 years ago

Agree, magento is the worlds leading eCommerce platform and i had my hands on mangento too. There are lot of features to play with and most importantly one can customize the magento as per the needs.

7 years ago

Your article is wonderful, very interesting, see me make a person very happy, know a lot, I hope you can out better work!

7 years ago

I agree with all those facts! Magento has completely changed the e-commerce world. There are lot of features and extentions which make it easy to use and easy to configure.

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