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Magento is eBay Owned - Is it like eBay?

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15 Sep 12 02:16:55 am
Hi Everyone.

Magento was bought by eBay. Is it run like eBay where you pay fees for everything you do?



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15 Sep 12 07:27:58 pm
Magento is really two different things -- the thing most people associate with the brand is the shopping cart, which is actually free and open source. Magento also offers a suite of ecommerce services, including various kinds of tracking, cart management and customisation, and more. None of those services are free, and none of them were before eBay bought Magento -- like many other open source software concerns, they offer an excellent free piece of software, and make their money on customisation and enhanced services.


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17 Sep 12 03:02:50 am
Might be best to try out their free shopping cart and see you you get on from there. If you feel like you are being charged pretty much like you are on e Bay, then you can always move on to the next software/service provider available.

So far I have read good reviews hopefully it stays that way :)



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