What Are Advantages of Using An Open-Source eCommerce Development Platform?

by JONATHAN PAUL Jonathan Paul working at PHPProgrammers, a leading

This article is going to highlight the key benefits of using an open-source eCommerce development platform in today’s competing business market.

BigCommerce recently made a survey and according to it, almost 90% of the tech-savvy people today shop from various online stores. Hence, you can easily understand the huge competition in the market. Without an efficient eCommerce development platform, devising a successful online store and sustaining in this vying business market becomes really onerous. Here is a list of the advantages that you can avail using an open-source eCommerce development platform.


Combining the open-source platform with the already existing legacy system is much easier than combining a closed source platform with the legacy system. More interestingly, using an open-source platform makes sure that the system becomes open for newer integration that would make the resultant system even more powerful and feature-rich. Creating all the custom modules along with variations of plugins become smoother when you opt for an open-source eCommerce development platform.

No Lockdown

One of the best thing about an open-source development platform is that it is not locked down to any particular developer. Anyone who downloads it, gain the access to both the code and the license. Moreover, such open-source platforms are backed by a huge community where people are talking about the enhancements and updates. If you face any kind of technical issue, you can always discuss it with the people in the community for innovative and smart solutions.


An open-source eCommerce development platform is very flexible in nature. When you opt for such a platform, customising it and adding features of your choice becomes easier. Integrating any third-party module or any effective plugin developed by someone else is very effortless when you use any open-source platform.


When a ‘free’ tag is added to an object, it automatically grabs a lot of attention! The most appealing thing about an open-source platform is that it is available to download for free of cost. The source code is available to anyone who downloads the basic platform and can make necessary editing to it depending on the requirements. Hence, it is easily understandable that using an open-source development platform is always a better choice in terms of the cost factor.


There is a common misconception that an open-source platform wouldn’t provide with much security assurance as a closed source platform would. Usually, an open-source platform is backed by a huge community support where developers from all around the globe engage themselves to add innovative features to it. Whenever you face any technical issue or face any bug that is bothering you, you can consult and discuss. When code exposure is more, the response time to the technical glitches and bugs becomes faster. Moreover, such dedicated community always tries to come up with latest and upgraded security patches for the platform.

Thus, an open-source platform is always a better choice for successful eCommerce development.

Jonathan Paul  is a veteran software developer of Visions & Solutions, a well-esteemed software development company in Sydney that provides diverse business sectors with top-notch quality and feature-rich services for eCommerce development in Australia. He is serving in this industry for years and has the interest to pen down articles on the ongoing market trends.

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