Top 5 Ecommerce Platforms Reviewed: Shopify, Volusion, Bigcommerce, BigCartel and 3dcart

Learn How to Choose the Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Needs

In a market as saturated as the ecommerce platform market, it can be very difficult to figure out which platform 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 BigCartel.

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How to Build a Physical Product Marketplace (like Etsy) with WordPress and Marketify

Setting up a store using Marketify

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.
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What will Google Buy Button Mean for Ecommerce Stores


According to unnamed sources, Google is planning to add a “buy” button to their pages of search results. The button will direct customers to a Google product page, where they can make the final purchase, the actual product will be provided and sold by retailers, rather than by Google. In the beginning this would just be added to mobile searches, however with a desktop version to be added sometime in the future.
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Automattic Acquires WooCommerce, The Best Ecommerce Platform for WordPress


With the goal to make it as easy to create your own online shop as it currently is to create your own website or blog with WordPress, Mr Matt Mullenweg announced that his company, Automattic – the behemoth behind WordPress – bought today the uber-popular WP ecommerce platform WooCommerce, which currently ranks at number 7 in our ecommerce platforms comparison chart.

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