Availability of the source code
If you are someone that doesn’t really understand code, then this may not be something that is really important to you. However, when you are dealing with a business of that side, then these things really start to matter and that is why we are including this as a factor when comparing Shopify Plus and Magento Enterprise. The difference here is immediate and that is because of the way that these platforms are built. Magento Enterprise is an open source platform and that means that the code is available to everyone out there. This will allow you to completely change and customize everything on your ecommerce, which is perfect for branding, but also just to make your ecommerce do exactly what you want it to do. On the other hand, Shopify Plus’s code isn’t open, you have no access and that means that you cannot really make any changes. You can change some of the most basic things, like the color and fonts, but not much more than that. Shopify Plus not giving you the code isn’t really much of a problem, but it all depends on what you want to do with your ecommerce.