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I've been searching since yesterday and can find no information on this question.

I'm planning an ecommerce store. At first I just want to keep it as simple as possible. I have 3 partners who are able-minded and can learn simple tasks as we go. So, the question is:

How far can I get with Magento using tutorials and trusted extensions?

Furthermore any recommended resources in tutorials or extensions would be highly appreciated.

Magento seems ideal for its security features and future-proofness. Also extensions are not as costly as other platforms. Once we grow enough to afford to hire coders, the sky is the limit!

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If you want to do Magento 2, it will be extremely difficult for non-developer to even set up a shop without background knowledge of all of the technologies (ElasticSearch, MySQL, PHP, Redis, Varnish, NGINX, Docker).

Time on the market

I would recommend to use Shopify as you can start a full functioning store in about an hour.

Shopify is stable, has a ton of plugins and is secure without a developer.

The more time you are on the market the better your chances are that you can succeed.

Also, it will allow you to concentrate on selling instead of building up a shop.

I have seen shop owners spend upwards of $200,000 without a single product sold - you want to prove your product can be sold as soon as possible to see if you business is viable.

Magento 2

Magento 2 is not made for small shops - its made for medium to large businesses (15-1000s employees).

Hosting services for Magento 2 are also very expensive. You will need at least a 4 core / 8 thread CPU with 16GB of RAM to even run a basic store.

If you absolutely want to go with Magento, use OpenMage (an open source fork of Magento 1). It has low requirements (1GB RAM) and a ton of tutorials.

PS: I have been doing Magento development for 6 years and done general E-commerce for 11 years.

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