Hi guys! Craig, I already asked you a bit on your video, I was called Rich Burmond. so here’s some more background info.
Now I have to make a choice between wordpress/woocommerce and magento. Myself, I work at the biggest affiliatemarketing network in the Netherlands so I see a lot of well performing webshops come by. I rarely ever see a good webshop running wordpress. It is usually Magento, Lightspeed or their own cms. Lightspeed is like 600 euro’s a year lol. For that money you can run Magento with very nice paid plugins. Wordpress would be even cheaper. But the fact that everything is magento and lightspeed, is that because wordpress SEO or traffic is bad? Like is there something wrong?!
I do not have any coding background, I did a marketing study. So to take that into consideration. I do however am handy with computers and also normal programs like after effects, premiere pro, photoshop and just fixing general problems in my pc. But no coding. I’m going to create a website where I sell gallery art and metal printed prints. So it is going to be a webshop with not thousands of products but perhaps a total of 2-300 designs in the long run, not sure if I will make them one size or possible to order in multiple sizes. At the beginning I will do around 10 designs. I also want to sell b2b but how I want to let that take form I’m not sure yet.
Now I have to choose either magento or wordpress. For magento I will follow your guide Craig, but it looked quite a lot harder than woocommerce. Also I heard wordpress is lighter to run and will have better loading time and speeds than magento?! is that true? I’m going to do webhosting at TransIP and starting with the starter package. My domains are already registered. Also I heard WP rocket was a very good plugin for speed but for Flatsome, the best woocommerce theme it caused picture loading issues. So wp rocket is kinda off the table. Also wordpress has yoast SEO which I heard decent stuff about?
What im also wondering is lets say i DO use magento. What will I as a small business notice that is nicer and better than wordpress? Or like featurewise? I did register a .nl domain but also the .com domain btw, i was thinking about doing .nl for national and then for like DE and BE do .com/Be and .com/De.
Remember I have no coding experience, but I heard on wordpress plugins dont slow the site down as long as they are quality plugins. So that makes it easy for me to add functionalities right?
I have some more questions but lets start with this. REALLY hard choice, I always want to have the optimal option when I do my research.