Explain in 5 Levels of Difficulty: Ecommerce by Medusa

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  • Open Source: A software that is open source is a software that is open to the public. Anyone can check the code at any time, and anyone can use it for their projects for free. It can be used as-is, or it can be modified for different purposes as every line of code can be changed.
  • Easy-to-use: Medusa’s intuitive admin panel makes it easy for store owners to customize their store and perform advanced tasks such as handling order returns and exchanges.
  • Flexibility: Medusa does not force store operators or developers to use a set of services that they do not need. If a store operator can benefit from using Stripe, they can use it as a payment method for their store. If they instead prefer using PayPal, they can use that instead. They can also use both! There are no limitations to the services that can be used in Medusa.

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  • The backend is the core of the ecommerce store. This is where all data and processing logic is stored. Other components in the architecture interact with the backend to perform any ecommerce operation or retrieve the store’s data.
  • The storefront is what customers use to buy products from the ecommerce store. Medusa provides two storefronts, one built with Gatsby and one with Next.js. You can also build your own storefront with any frontend framework by using the Storefront APIs.
  • The Medusa admin is an intuitive admin panel that can be used by store operators to manage their ecommerce store. Store operators can manage products, orders, discounts, and more features that the ecommerce store provides. You can either use Medusa’s admin panel or build your own using the Admin APIs.

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