Which is the best eCommerce platform in 2019 for a local store, website managed by a single person with minimum funding ? We have 2x magento sites on magento 1.9 multistore (single backend) they could do with a some updates and fixes and im thinking of either switching to another platform, like wordpress, opencart ect. or just revamping magento . I know I did start a thread end of last year comparing WP and opencart but never moved the site due to the xmas season, I never had time to do much so I'm taking another fresh look this year and check my option. My thoughts on each platform. Wordpress / Woocommerce Pros - Wordpress light weight, east and simple to use, it has a lot of options, WP has a lot more developers who use it, Cons - Not really built to be a eCommerce platform, will need to stick a few plugins together along with customisation to create a eCommerce site, Will be bloated and slower with all the extras, Very common so will likely be attracted more often , Is it really that good or is it getting recommended because its easy to work with and most developer use it but have not really done much with the others. Magento 1.9 Pros - Professional looking, Doe most of what you need out of the box, Con - Resource hog you will need a very good host, A bit dated, confusing and complicated., Opencart Ive not sured his for a long time so I dont know what it will be like but here is my thought from afar. Pros- Fast, Does most of what you would need out of the box, simple and easy to use Cons - Theme dont really look professional, seam a bit dated and simple. Shopify Pros - most of the work is done for you Cons - monthly cost Magento 2 Dont really know much about it. My reason of thinking of changing platforms 1. We are only a small local store and have done very little on magento platform, We use to do better on the basic opencart setup but that was a number of years ago maybe it was due to the market at the time im not sure. 2. Im just one person that manages the sites and it not a easy platform to use or understand as some of you may know, its had a lot of on going issues over the years and magento experts do cost a lot more then the others developers, I only stuck with it because we spent a lot of money to get the site built and switch to a new platform would cost more money I dont have to spend on this. I''ve never had good experience with it, it alway get a big issue every few month which I then need to pay someone else to fix it, cost to fix is much higher then others platforms and Its a resource hog so it needs powerful host or a server to run, 3. From what I've been told next year will be the last year for magento 1.9 support and It will switching to magento 2 which will require a rebuild and cost a bit due to it being magento, so It will need to be rebuilt at some point. if it was a easier platform I could fix a lot of the issues myself, more of the buying market is going online so we need to have a good reliable and safe site. Why I think I should sticking with magento, revamping, fixing it and updating. We have a OK site, it has some SEO which I don't want to loose, I've been told magneto is still one of the better platforms, I don't want to switch and thing I should not have . Please let me know your thoughts.