Review of Magento Go

Recently I've had the opportunity to implement ecommerce solutions for two small companies in the Denver area. Both companies had an existing ecommerce platform with limitations in functionality, performance, and reliability, and it was time to move onto a more professional platform. The clients that I work with generally don't have an IT department to handle server maintenance, so I was solely interested in hosted solutions with live support.

There are three big players in the market of hosted ecommerce platforms: Volusion, Shopify, and Magento Go. Any of the three would have fit our needs, so it came down to which offered the most for the best price. Magento Go won out this time around.

Having implemented two sites, here are my thoughts on what I like and what I dislike about Magento Go.