Over 74 million sites depend on the WordPress platform to host their blogs, sell their products or just write their daily musings for the world to see. When you get started building your ecommerce website you certainly have lots of choices to make, and WordPress ties into this. Which of the standout ecommerce platforms will you choose? Are you planning on grabbing a theme to sell your products or is there someone you can pay to build the site from scratch? Heck, what do you even plan on selling through your ecommerce website?
As an entrepreneur at some stage of starting or updating an online storefront, you already know that an online payment gateway is an indispensable component of any ecommerce operation. Authorize.Net is one of the oldest, leading and trusted payment gateways today. Here is my review of this gateway.
Shopify and You 2.0 is the second edition of a comprehensive eBook guide for Shopify – the leading and most popular online storefront platforms today. Written by Thomas Holmes – a seasoned Shopify user, this 315 page PDF eBook will probably tell and teach you more about this ecommerce platform than what you ever wanted to know.
Volusion was founded in Austin, Texas, by Kevin Sproles, and has been in business since 1999. They provide a fully cloud-based ecommerce shopping platform. The company offers all the basic functions needed to operate your own online store, as well as some features that set them apart from their main competitors. In this Volusion review, we'll talk about all the goods and bads.
Famous (past and present) Volusion clients include companies such as Intel, 3M, and Slickwraps. It has processed over 185 million orders for Volusion customers. Many consider Volusion to be one of the top ecommerce platforms, so read on to see what I think about the company's features.
LemonStand was once one of the best names in the ecommerce market, and the company also had a powerful platform to go with it. It was a place for many creatives and small businesses to sell products, but unfortunately, that has come to an end.
If you're curious about our thoughts on LemondStand, feel free to read our review on the platform below. If you're more interested in migrating from LemonStand to another platform, we have a tutorial for that as well.
Jigoshop is an open-source and user-friendly WordPress e-commerce plug-in developed by highly-experienced folks at Jigowatt, a UK based company. The first public beta version of this feature-packed plug-in was released on 31 May 2011. Since then, it has been updated many times with the recently released version Jigoshop 1.11.4.
Initially, Squarespace was only a SaaS-based content management system (CMS) which offered a designer-friendly website builder, blogging platform and hosting service. Now Squarespace has spent some time in the ecommerce space to make it an experienced contender in terms of ecommerce platforms. Its platform is called Squarespace Commerce, and it offers beautiful templates, an easy way to launch a store, and some solid features. In this detailed Squarespace review, we'll talk about things like pricing, features, and what type of customer support you can get for your store.
3dcart was founded in 1997 and is a well-known ecommerce platform designed to help e-store owners be as competitive as possible. With a plethora of features built directly into the software, opening and running an online store is fast and effortless. As of 2014, they power more than 17,500 global merchants. Read this 3dcart review to see why this company is regarded as one of the top ecommerce platforms.