I’m now one of the Magento Go merchants.
Just signed up with their Going Places plan priced at $25 / month with a cap of 500 distinct SKUs and 8GB monthly bandwidth. Not sure how much longer it can cover but that it is for now. Hopefully my SEO skills aren’t that good.
I’ve been trying to familiarize myself with the whole control panel – hundreds of different options hiding behind yet another hundreds, and lots of novelty CMS concepts that you don’t usually see elsewhere, you know, on WordPress, etc. I remember Joomla and Drupal are just like this, both of whom have many innovative ways of managing / naming things which are unfortunately not very human-friendly in the first glance. You would be empowered to do very cool stuff once you get to know those concepts and ideas but rarely any people bother – because of the learning curve – and eventually because people are impatient.
That probably is the reason why WordPress took off but not them.
Would Magento Go take off? No idea. It does look more like of a *Drupal* than a *Wordpress*.
Had quite a few questions unanswered at their collaboration channel about how to do things with Magento Go – like, you know, theming the store however I like, and why there are 2 different ways to do the same thing yet neither of them work. Stuff like that. Maybe they are better to those who pays, in the support ticketing system. So here I am.
Signed up AND bought the $99 SSL setup service (yes, just for setup, you have to get the SSL certificate yourself from any of the 3rd party certificate issuers, but they will help you along the way), let’s hope I wouldn’t regret this….
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