Now that Magento is totally owned by Ebay it has become the ecommerce solution monster on the web and one might ask about the competition like Opencart to see which one is better.
Well it all depends on two things, user friendliness and reliability.
Both companies got their start in the open source community and Magento rose up the ranks as they quickly filled in the gap that companies and people needed to do commerce on the web. Magento became quite a force to be reckoned with as programmers tossed in their two cents to get the program working efficiently and stable so that fans and companies grabbed hold to it, ran with it, got results, and then Ebay came along and saw a good thing.
Running an online business or running a “brick and mortar” company with web capability can be a difficult one. Opening an online store on your website can exponentially increase revenue across the board. Making the decision on whether or not to open an online can be made easier today with all of the excellent free, open source ecommerce solutions. Every web manager dreams of having a way to easily integrate and use an online shopping feature with their website that is already established. This is where Opencart comes in. Opencart is currently the leading online shopping cart service on the market. Opencart is great for smaller companies with tighter budgets on what they can afford for their websites. It costs little to maintain and will remain reliable for as long as you run the website.