Shopify is the heavy hitter in today's ecommerce world, but at one point Yahoo! was the only reasonable option when it came to selling products online without much development experience. Therefore, it's time to match up Shopify vs. Yahoo Ecommerce and see which one comes out on top.
As the publisher of an ecommerce industry blog, I am somewhat nostalgic and emotionally charged to be reviewing the Yahoo Ecommerce ecommerce platform. Yahoo! happens to be the first company that brought an ecommerce store building platform out to the masses in a big way, back in 1998. They did this by way of acquiring a company called Viaweb that was founded in 1995 by Paul Graham, Robert Tuppen Morris and Trevor Blackwell. Viaweb was actually the first-ever web app that allowed users with little technical chops to create and host online storefronts.
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You're probably reading this because you're in the process of selecting a suitable platform for starting or migrating an ecommerce store and weighing your options.
Shopify and 3dcart are two of the popular ecommerce platforms offering a variety of features for creating, operating and managing an online store. My comparison of these two platforms follows.
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Selecting the most suitable ecommerce platform for creating, managing and maintaining an online store is of a critical importance, as it can be the factor responsible for either success or failure for your business. This is particularly important for a small business since it has to make do with limited resources and budgets.
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Shopify vs WooCommerce – to put it simply, these are two of the most popular and easy-to-use eCommerce platforms available on the market.
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Selecting the right platform for creating an online store can spell the difference between ease and struggle, success and failure for your ecommerce business. This is especially true for a small business with limited resources and budgets that you simply can not afford to waste, unlike big corporates with deep pockets. Shopify and BigCommerce are two such ecommerce platforms that are fairly popular today. Here is a head-to-head comparison between the two.
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Selecting the right ecommerce platform for creating and operating a web store can spell the difference between comfort and chaos, profit and loss for your business, especially if you’re a small business with limited resources and budgets that you just can't afford to throw away.
Continue reading Shopify vs. Volusion – Ecommerce Platform Comparison
Until a few years ago, setting up an online store was expensive, as it meant hiring web developers and building a custom ecommerce website. Now you’re almost overwhelmed by the choice of ecommerce plugins and web based solutions for building an online store yourself. This is great news for the increasing number of bloggers and freelancers who are looking to create and sell digital items on their own blogs or websites.
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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.
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