Magento Community Edition is an All-in-One Solution to Creating a Dynamic and Full-Featured E-commerce Site.
Magento is a powerful and full-featured e-commerce platform built on open-source technology. It enables you to quickly create a professional and functional e-commerce site, including one or more stores, that empowers you to customize and control virtually every aspect of the customer experience.
From sales to marketing, product management to customer interaction, Magento comes complete with everything you need to manage and execute a wide variety of business models and store types. All of this is made available for free to the community. It is a dramatic cut from the typical e-commerce startup costs associated with operating a direct sale site in the past.
Magento is clean, intuitive, and full scalable.
There are two primary editions of Magento available to the public. The first is Magento Community Edition. This is the edition our extensions and themes support. It is free to download and install under the open source OSL 3.0 license, and comes with no monetary commitments or subscription costs.
The second edition presently available is Magento Enterprise Edition. This solution comes at an annual subscription fee and includes several additional features that are useful to larger online retailers. This edition is not presently supported by RocketTheme as its third-party support is limited.
Magento Community Edition comes complete with a rich set of integrated features, many of which can be further enhanced with third-party extensions and/or themes to add additional functionality and/or improve the user experience.
Below is a short list of features included with Magento Community Edition. You can find a complete list on the official site.
Magento has hundreds of features available in the Community Edition, including International support, mobile commerce, and an extensive set of analytics and reporting features.
The goal behind the creation of Magento was to build an e-commerce platform that accomplishes all the tasks commonly associated with solutions that run thousands, or tens of thousands of dollars to operate.