Centennial Arts’ Magento Customization Features vs. Shopify Customization Features

magento vs shopify

Centennial Arts provides Magento eCommerce design, hosting and support services. Magento is a resourceful eCommerce platform that offers a variety of features to create, form and manage online shopping stores. While Shopify has numerous customization features, let us explain why Magento is your go-to eCommerce when it comes to customization.

Magento vs. Shopify: Product Customization

Our Product Customization Services

Through third party apps, Shopify has the ability to add an unlimited number of customization options to products. Customers can create products using features such as file uploads, dropdown options and text bones.

Conversely, Centennial Arts utilizes an extension provided by Magento to the Magento eCommerce store integrating. This allows your customers to personalize the product the way they desire. The Magento extension can be customized and implemented to extend the personalization functionality to make the customers take more interest. Customers have the option to:

  • swap the item
  • add text
  • insert images and graphics
  • add special instructions
  • undo/redo changes
  • real-time pricing showcase

When it comes to product customization, Shopify options are limited. Magento offers you the flexibility to choose from multiple custom product options which gives your customers exactly what they want. Hiring a hosting company is ideal to assist with customizing your Magento eCommerce site. Centennial Arts is one of very few companies who offers Magento eCommerce application hosting and support to ensure our clients individual design and support needs are met.

Magento vs. Shopify: Product Builder

Our Product Building Services

Shopify offers you product variants and options. However, it does not offer the functionality of letting your customers totally build their product. There are third party apps available that allow you to add ‘conditions’, 2D or 3D images and inventory tracking.

Magento, on the other hand, allows you to control every element of your manufacturing process to offer custom products. Centennial Arts utilizes this eCommerce platform so that your customers can choose ever aspect of your product. Each significant element and embellishment detail can be manipulated and displayed, which allows your customer to truly engage in your brand.

Unlike Shopify, Mangento product builders is unique because it allows users to visualize product combinations based on available options. Real-time image rendering of the selected options allows your customers to fully visualize a completely configured product. From foundational elements (i.e. fabric) to embellishments (i.e. design patterns), you can choose the level of interaction your customer experiences.

Magento vs. Shopify: Theme Customization

Our Theme Customization Services

Shopify offers theme customization features which allow you to to change background colors, font colors and button colors, as well as typefaces for headers, menus and body text. There are also numerous banner customization features.

Magento allows you to change the color theme, or even move some of the block of the page from one place to another. For instance, you can integrate your own site design into Magento. In addition, you can have your recently viewed product block be shifted from one side to another.

When it comes to them customization, both of these eCommerce platforms have many options to choose from. However, with the use of HTML, Magento offers the ultimate theme customization flexibility. Our experts here at Centennial Arts can help you customize your theme to match your site perfectly so you can worry about what matters most: your business.


Hiring the right hosting and support company for your eCommerce is crucial. Centennial Arts is one of very few companies who offers Magento eCommerce application support for any issues that may arise with your online store. Our Support Packages include bug fixes, text and code changes, consulting on all aspects of your website, training of online documentation and phone support to ensure our clients individual design and support needs are met. Contact us with the link below for more information or to get started on your Magento eCommerce store customization today!

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