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 Big Cartel.
Which is the best payment gateway you should use for your ecommerce store? With dozens of options to choose from, it can be a complicated decision. Everyone who is new to ecommerce will tell you that the most difficult task isn’t only to decide which platform is the best one, but also the different factors that you need to take into consideration when deciding which gateway is best for your specific needs. Btw, we’ve also created a quiz to help you choose the right payment gateway for your needs. However, to learn more about each one, read on:
Here we look briefly at Chicago-based Braintree Payments, highlighting some of the features a merchant might consider when picking a payment processor.
Let’s say you’ve been running an ecommerce business that sells electronics, such as headphones, speakers and other audio equipment. You started your online business with five or ten products, but now you’re starting to see your sales plateau, and you’re beginning to think about how you can expand your product lines.
You’ve seen (or maybe heard about) the entrepreneurs on Shark Tank. Half of them walk in front of the sharks talking about the hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars they have spent on their startup, only to be in a situation where they need more money from the billionaire investors to keep their dream alive.
Even though your business is boring, you probably offer a great product that many consumers could benefit from. If potential customers don’t know that you exist, however, it doesn’t matter how great your products or services are, because no one will buy them.
Increasing brand awareness, especially if you happen to fall into a mundane business category (say bed mattresses or matcha tea), should be at the top of your priorities list. Here are five ways all boring businesses can improve visibility:
Ah, the glory of online business. You can sit at home and run an ecommerce shop from Chicago, while accepting orders from places like Bangladesh, London and Los Angeles. Heck, you can even run a whole dropshipping business from the comfort of your parents’ basement if you want, since dropshipping allows you to partner with a wholesaler, carry no inventory and watch as your sales are fulfilled and delivered by the wholesalers or manufacturers.