Which CMS is better for tyre shop?
Tyre shops it's not a shop of toys or t-shitrs, because
- it has a lot of positions, from several hundreds, and thouthands in average
- a lot of categories: tyres\wheels + brands + models + position sizes
- a lot of data, usually in custom fields - specs, seasons, stud info etc
- it needs to be filtered and you need a tyre finder by car for customers
You should know it before you select platform for your tyre shop.
Wordpress + WooCommerce (our choice)
- that's all from list above is present and supported, maybe wordpress is not faster cms, but it solved via not cheap hosting and right work with plugins and theme
- you should have a lot of plugins and developers for your needs
- it's always expensive, always - need time to done first release, always - you need own developers
- but you can make any store with any features
Not recommended: it has no categories, yes, you can use collections, but one product for one collection it's not about tyre shop
De-facto, Shopify useful for t-shirts, other products. Not for tyres! You can't do even small tyre shop, maybe small car wheels shop for not many products (like for lux segment)
First, OpenCart is NOT a CMS, it's a framework. Like Laravel. It's not a CMS because:
- there is no plugin updates. even no plan for future, only manual updates
- as example, OC has no product import from csv after "fresh install"!!
- modules shop is not work if you install OC
You can't make shop on OpenCart without developer, even for minimal version. And OpenCart has tech limitations and bugs:
- themes and plugins can be done only with developer
- internally codebase has changes even in minor versions, su module updates is really hard
- internally codebase is from 1990, it leads a hard support
- but solution can be cheap at start, but even csv import module you should buy before enter first product
- it's fast framework (it has no useful code)
This framework we can support only if you have a developer. But not recommend, because our WP plugins updates automatically for customers, but OC is not supported this and even not planned.