After using and reviewing lots of online store builders in the past few years, I’ve selected the top 10 ecommerce platforms and shopping cart software that I think are the best fit for any needs. So before starting your online shop take a look at this comparison chart.
In a market as saturated as the ecommerce platform market, it can be very difficult to figure out which shopping cart software best meets your needs. If you are considering starting your own store, then chances are you have already run into this struggle at some point. So far I have reviewed most popular platforms as individual offers, and created this comparison chart, then ranked all platforms after their SEO effectiveness, but now it is time to see how the different platforms compare to each other: Shopify, Bigcommerce, 3dcart, Volusion and Big Cartel.
Which payment gateway should you use for your ecommerce store? With dozens of online payment processing options to choose from, it can be a complicated decision.
Why is SEO Important for Ecommerce? Well, 44% of every online purchase begins with an online search (IPSOS 2012). Making sure that your products can be found easily on search engines such as Google can be the difference between an ecommerce business that fails or succeeds. A large part of effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is to ensure that the pages of your site appear as relevant as possible to a search engine for the search terms (keywords) that your prospective customers are using.
Many business owners may be unaware that their Ecommerce platform (some of them discussed here) might not be equipped with the features needed to make their online shop search-engine-friendly. Some ecommerce software offers only the most basic SEO features, some only at a premium cost while others do not offer them at all.
Sometimes you just need a way to sell your products online without having to deal with bulky ecommerce software. Digital products require even more simplicity, because you don’t necessarily need all the features to get videos or photos or books up on the internet and selling to other people.
Let’s say you have a handful of digital products and you want the simplest and fastest way to start selling them and making some money. There are plenty of amazing ecommerce platforms, but which ones are the easiest for digital products?
WordPress has started its journey as a blogging platform, but now it’s being used as a robust solution for building eCommerce sites. The powerful plug-in architecture of WordPress makes it possible for anyone to transform an ordinary site into a fully-fledged digital shop. So in case you’d rather build it with good old WordPress instead of using dedicated shopping cart software, read on!
We’ve all seen the success of marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon and eBay. It’s amazing that sites like Etsy are generating product sales of up to $65 million in a single month. However, these physical product marketplaces must take thousands, if not millions, of dollars to setup and maintain, right? Well, that’s not necessarily the case, since using a few tools like WordPress, a hosting plan and Marketify can allow you to create a physical marketplace website on the cheap. And I’m going to show you exactly how to do it, step by step.
In the world of business you generally have two options: Make a product or service that’s completely new and revolutionary, or make something better.
It’s rather common for entrepreneurs to go out and try to create an item that’s never been seen before. We see it all the time on Shark Tank, from the Squatty Potty to ChordBuddy.
Even the briefest of scrolls through the ‘Made of Sundays’ online store is enough to be taken in by its strong sense of identity and playful design. The humorous nature of the smallest of details in every nook of the site reflects the fun, uplifting character of the decorative home decal products that they sell.
If systems like PayPal or Stripe are restricting your ability to expand, or if you’re just starting to search for a new payment processor, it’s prudent to keep your eyes on rates and reports.
A PayPal report is nothing more than a glorified spreadsheet, and you’re bound to run into some hidden fees with other payment processors along the way.
Luckily, BlueSnap has some solutions to these problems.
When you finally launch your store, you secretly hope for it to be a runaway success from day one. For me that feeling lasts about a day, after that the sobering reality sets in. Then you realise that this will take more time than expected and you need some solid advertising strategies.
With Yahoo’s Aabaco Small Business, you can create an ecommerce store from scratch seemingly overnight. The small business solution is marketed as a platform where you can build a website, start selling online and effectively market your products.
Furthermore, the pre-packaged ecommerce tools that are included are billed as easy to use with powerful features.