Magento Open Source vs Magento Commerce – Features Comparison

Magento Open Source vs Magento Commerce – Features Comparison

As a Magento 2 Trained Solution Partner, one of the most common questions we get from prospects considering a switch to Magento is what’s the difference between Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source, and why they should consider one over the other.

The answer is quite simple and primarily relates to the feature set each version provides. Since at the very basis, the key difference between Magento Commerce and Magento Open Source (aside from the fact that Magento Open Source is free while the latter is not) is the feature set each version offers.

In this post, we’ll take an in depth look at the features both Magento Open Source and Magento Commerce offer. So if you’re considering building your web store on Magento but are on the fence about which version is for you, this post is for you.

Magento Open Source vs Magento Commerce – Feature List

Here is a detailed comparison of the differences in the feature set/functionality offered by both Magento Open Source and Magento Commerce.

Feature M2 CE
Promotions and Pricing YES YES
Search Engine Optimization YES YES
Site Management YES YES
Catalog Management YES YES
Catalog Browsing YES YES
Product Browsing YES YES
Checkout, Payment and Shipping YES YES
Order Management and Customer Service YES YES
Customer Accounts YES YES
Support for Global Sites YES YES
Mobile Commerce YES YES
Analytics and Reporting YES YES
Architecture and Security YES YES
Layout and Theming YES YES
Performance and Scalability YES YES
Dynamic Marketing and Merchandising
Customer Segmentation, Targeted Promotions & Merchandising YES
Customer Attribute Management YES
Visual Merchandiser YES
Dynamic Rule-Based Product Relations YES
Solr Search YES
Automated Email Marketing Reminder YES
Content Management System YES
Category View and Purchase Permissions per Customer Group (Limited Catalog Access) YES
Increased Customer Loyalty
Rewards Points YES
Store Credits YES
Multiple Wish Lists YES
Gift Registry YES
Gifting Options YES
Private Sales YES
Add to Cart by SKU YES
Configurable Order Tracking Widget YES
Powerful Performance and Scalability
Multiple Master Servers YES
Multiple Slave Databases YES
MySQL Cluster Support YES
Job Queue Mechanism YES
Deferred Stock Updates YES
Scalable Backend Product Management YES
Support for Alternate Media Storage – CDN and Database YES
Order Archiving YES
Extensive Management Tools
Return Management Authorization (RMA) YES
Advanced Permissions YES
Google Tag Manager YES
Support Tool YES
Scheduled Import/Export Functionality YES
Logging of Administrator Actions YES
Strong Data Encryption, Hashing and Key Management YES
Additional Payment Gateways YES
Magento Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) YES
Magento Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) YES


Hope you found this post useful. Feel free to leave your comments or suggestions.

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