Adobe Commerce (Formerly Magento) vs. Shopify

Twitter to X wasn’t the only renaming convention in the last five years. Adobe Commerce acquired Magento in 2019 and is now known as Adobe Commerce. The difference between Musk’s attempt and Adobe is that Adobe Commerce works.


Here’s how the two platforms break down:


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  • Deliver relevant content and promotions in real time.
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  • Use AI to deliver personalized site search, product recommendations, and browsing.

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  • Oversee both your B2C and B2B sites and marketplaces from one interface.
  • Localize each site per brand, catalog, country, and currency.
  • Tailor the checkout experience to shoppers around the world with payment services.


  • Share commerce data with Adobe Analytics and Adobe Real-Time Customer Data Platform to get a 360-degree understanding of your customers and business.
  • Use commerce data to personalize touchpoints with Adobe Target and Adobe Journey Optimizer.
  • Access product information within Adobe Experience Manager to deliver high-impact content in your commerce experiences.


Shopify sites reside on a proprietary cloud-based server operated by Shopify. Shopify provides automatic updates and manages all Shopify site security. That means there is no need to make security updates. Your team can focus on keeping your site content timely, concentrating on better conversion rates.

Hosting on Shopify requires that you accept Shopify’s terms of service. That means Shopify can take down your site if it thinks your site is in violation: dispensaries or gambling plus more.

Which Platform Should You Choose?

Shopify’s security is excellent and maintenance needs minimal, resulting in lower long-term expenses. It’s flexible enough to allow a fair degree of customization and has a good checkout and payment system that suits most needs.

Magento lends itself to much more customization than Shopify, but it requires more maintenance, too. Since it resides on private host server(s), content is only accessible to authorized users, preferable to clients seeking overall control of operations and security.

Let Our Experts Guide You

Are you building a new eCommerce site? Unleaded’s expert developers are here to help you choose the platform that’s right for your enterprise.

Are you already on Magento? This is a good time for clients on Magento 1.x platforms to decide whether to upgrade to Version 2 or migrate to Shopify as support for Magento 1 has expired.

Let us do a cost/benefit analysis of which platform best suits your eCommerce business. Simply give us a call at 720.221.7126 or visit our website,, for a look at the many ways Unleaded Digital can drive your eCommerce business in today’s changing world.