Yahoo announced at August 14th that it launched a new version of its eCommerce platform, Yahoo Stores, to give small business owners “a more powerful, streamlined and beautiful way to turn their ideas into a business.”
Yahoo Store currently holds #16 position in the eCommerce category based on all websites, while Magento is #1. Please see detailed stats below.
Number of websites using Yahoo Store vs. Magento (Adobe Commerce)
|Segment||Yahoo Store websites||Magento websites|
|Alexa top 1M||271||5,284|
|Alexa top 100K||42||861|
|Alexa top 10K||1||33|
|Alexa top 1K||0||2|
|Alexa top 100||0||0|
Trends in July, 2014
|Company|| Websites added||Websites dropped||Change|
|Yahoo Store|| 63||71||-8|
About Yahoo Store
Yahoo Stores, part of Yahoo’s Small Business Suite of products, is a unique, easy to use eCommerce solution
for businesses looking to start selling their products online. Yahoo Stores makes it simple to design and build an effective and profitable online store, all through a platform that allows for full customization of both the look and the structure. Companies can either use one of the premade templates provided by Yahoo, or, if they are more adept and programming, they can integrate Dreamweaver or any other HTML programming software in order to design the store that they want. For the less technologically inclined customers, Yahoo has a team of designers that can take input from the customer and design a full functional and beautiful online store for them. Yahoo Stores also come with all of the purchasing and inventory tools that a company may need, with the ability to keep track of in stock merchandise, ordering, and even sales, all through one location.
About Magento (Adobe Commerce)
Magento (rebranded as Adobe Commerce in 2021) offers flexible, scalable eCommerce solutions designed to help businesses grow and succeed online. The Magento platform is trusted by more than 150,000 businesses, including some of the world’s leading brands. Customers choose Magento because our cost-effective solutions—built on open source technology—enable businesses of all sizes to control and customize the look and feel, content, and functionality of their online stores. Magento sells separate platform packages for small and mid-size retailers, which has helped the vendor penetrate a broad array of e-retailers since it launched in April 2007. It is not surprising to see the increased market share of Magento and we might expect to see more of a land grab in the coming years. Click here to start your Magento (Adobe Commerce) development
Summing it up, if budget is a concern, you’re just getting started, and don’t have a relation with a developing company like us, then Yahoo store is your best bet. If you want to get started right and are willing to invest some money, as one would invest to open an appealing physical store to sell products, then go with Magento, it is a better long-term investment overall.