Magento Community Edition is a free e-commerce solutions package. Developed by Magento.com, this software application offers a wide range of features, including several administrative tools as well as numerous marketing options and functions. In addition, the software comes with a full complement of SEO tools.
Apart from those already mentioned, Magento Community Edition includes tools for building and managing catalogs so merchants can build the kind of shopping environment on their website that consumers will like. Furthermore, Magento includes a well designed programming interface which will allow a merchant to link Magento to several accounting systems, ERP systems, management tools for email and more.
The impressive list of features do not end there, as there is also multi-lingual support, support for multiple currencies and localization and exporting and importing of catalogs in batches. If that isn’t enough, Magento also has a built-in Media Manager with a number of important features including an auto image resizing tool. Magento also has other tools included such as up-sells and cross-sells and watermarking. You can also set up Magento so there is a “recently viewed products” feature enabled.
Magento also supports multiple images for each product, a one-page checkout and shopping carts. With this ecommerce solution you also have onsite order tracking from the accounts of your customers. Best of all, the system integrates with the majority of payment processors. The admin panel also gives you complete control and access to the settings.
Magento Community Edition is the free open source version of the software. There are also paid versions available, although this free edition is fully functional.