Top Ecommerce Platforms

After using and reviewing lots of online store builders in the past few years, I’ve selected the top 10 ecommerce platforms that I think are the best fit for any needs. So before starting your online shop take a look at this comparison chart.

 

Comparison chart
Details
Features
Easy of Use
Pricing
Template & design
Inventory
SEO & Marketing
Payments
Security
Customer Support

1.

Free Trial
SEO Friendly
Offline Store
Discount codes
App Store
24/7 Support

8

9

8

9

7

9

9

9

10

2.

Free Trial
Built-In Blog
SEO Friendly
App store

8

6

8

6

7

6

7

7

7

3.

Free Trial
Social Media Tools
Facebook Store
Mobile Commerce
Automatic Tax Rates

8

8

6

7

7

6

4

6

7

4.

Free Trial
Mobile Friendly
Customizable Themes
Coupon Codes
Social Integration

5

7

7

6

4

5

6

7

6

5.

Free Trial
Mobile Friendly
Free Custom Domain
Social integration
24/7 Support

4

6

5

7

5

6

5

7

6

6.

Free Trial
Facebook Store
SEO friendly
Community forum
Daily backups
Unlimited users

5

5

4

3

5

4

8

6

9

7.

Free Trial
Social integration
Micro stores
Mobile Commerce
Analytics

7

6

6

2

6

6

3

8

5

8.

Free Trial
SEO Friendly
Analytics
Discount Codes
Digital Products

2

7

7

3

4

3

4

6

7

9.

Free Trial
Social Integration
Custom Designs
Gift Certificates
App Store

4

7

8

2

4

4

5

7

1

 

Anything Else I Need to Know Before Launching my Shop?

Most of these platforms are extremely easy to use, that’s why I’ve chose them in the first place! So your shop should be up and running in a couple of hours after you sign up for any of the ecommerce solutions above. However, as it’s the case with brick and mortar shops, the challenging part is to get the word out about your store, get people inside and convince them to separate from their money in order to get what you’re selling. Check out our blog and join our mailing list for fresh marketing ideas.

How You Rank The Ecommerce Site Builders?

I thought you’d never ask! It’s a pretty straightforward process really: I carefully review (and revisit every few months) each builder and grade its features on a scale from 1 to 10. The chart above is automatically updated with the latest grades for each platform and ranks them accordingly. There were quite a few changes in the last few months, but Shopify has been the #1 ecommerce platform from the very beginning of this blog, and it managed to stay there by constantly improving its structure and being at the forefront of the industry.

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