PrestaShop, Shopify and Magento 2 share several similarities, beyond simply enabling you to sell products online. However, there are some important differences between these eCommerce platforms.
First of all, both Magento 2 and PrestaShop are open source, while Shopify is SaaS. What does it mean? In case of Shopify, you can’t control the whole code of your online store, as you only have access to Shopify API. Magento 2 and PrestaShop, on the other hand, are fully customisable.
However, there are some areas where Magento 2 outperforms its competitors. When it comes to sheer number of features, Magento is nearly unmatched. The platform offers excellent customisability, due to its extension and theming systems.
Moreover, with Magento 2 you get access to regular security patchesm ensuring the highest levels of security for your eCommerce business.