Recently I came across this exact question on Quora.com. The person was looking to explore a solution according to the following description:
We are looking to migrate a 10m SKU store from Magento. This is the short list for our next solution:
Please suggest any additions or provide me with feedback/references to help us in making an informed decision to choose the best one.
At this level of scale, it is not surprising you are moving away from Magento, especially if you are on their community edition. The reason being, as we’ve noticed with our clients comes in several forms but can be broken down into three buckets, technical debt, diminishing returns of so many apps, lack of advanced commerce features capability like omnichannel, multi vendor, AI, data mining, and automation sequences. So, with that view, let’s take a look at what this sort of commerce system should do for you, what other options might be available, and how to choose for you.
First, it is helpful to note that this is not an uncommon theme. We get requests all the time, probably 40% of our inbound, from companies who start with a simple eCommerce system and realize they need something a bit more advanced. At some point, the energy being expelled on lower-level tasks like promotions and emails, shipping/label creation, hosting and infrastructure will become a pain in the donkey, so something that can actually handle most of these components without input will severely enhance the chances of success.
Essential large scale enterprise eCommerce platform components for a scaling eCommerce company (in no order of importance, though some matter more than others):
The options here actually do diminish quite a bit, based on our own findings. The level of complexity required will leave most simple solutions out of the options. This makes automation and intelligence as well as the common foundation which is necessary to manage this many products as a high-value item to pay attention to. You will need to consider costs but consider that in some cases a larger initial investment will lead to huge organizational benefits later with automation and AI handling a lot of work for you. Pay close attention to how customers will interact with your website, and what you will require for functionality 3 months, 6 months, 2 years and beyond so you aren’t doing this multiple times over again.
Shoot an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org to chat further regarding your situation and how a system like was mentioned here might work for you.
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