Shopify Reviews: Is Shopify the Best Ecommerce Platform? (August 2017)

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Lots of people ask us which ecommerce platform is the best suited for a company just getting started with an online store. If we gave you the long answer it would be a little more complicated. However, a short answer to that question is that Shopify should be able to offer all the functionality you need. It's filled with tools for launching a site within minutes, and you don't have to worry about self-hosting or buying a domain name from a third party. You'll find my full review below. For more Shopify reviews from our readers check out the comments area.

It's filled with tools for launching a site within minutes, and you don't have to worry about self-hosting or buying a domain name from a third party. You'll find my full review below. For more Shopify reviews from our readers check out the comments area.

In that respect, one could call it the perfect out of the box solution, built with pricing plans that cater to small starter stores as well as shops that are bringing in millions of dollars in sales.

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Shogun Review: A Sleek Drag and Drop Page Builder for Shopify

Shopify has an incredible number of features, themes, and selling options; all coming together to deliver an easy eCommerce experience for both merchants and buyers.

However, many eCommerce professionals notice that Shopify’s platform isn’t the easiest to customize. The visual composer provides a few interesting tools for the beginners, but for merchants who want a more custom online store, it’s usually necessary to hire developers or Shopify experts who know how to write code.

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“WooCommerce Reviews” Add-on: Drastically Grow Your Number of Online Reviews

Think of the last time you purchased an item online.

Did any of the reviews sway your decision on whether or not to buy?

Although Amazon has been seeing its fair share of biased reviews, this doesn't mean that the reviews still don't work. In addition, you, as an independent ecommerce professional, still have some pull next to Amazon, due to no one ruining the system with free gifts for reviewers.

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SmartrMail Review: An Incredible Email Solution for all Ecommerce Stores

Sometimes it's not exactly ideal when you're running an ecommerce store and trying to use a third-party email newsletter engine like MailChimp, AWeber or Campaign Monitor.

Problems arise when you attempt to connect the automated emails to your products, receipts and transactions, seeing as how these aren't integrated solutions for the ecommerce world.

However, SmartrMail has a different approach.

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Plobal Apps Review: A Swift Mobile App Builder, Strictly for Online Stores

The age of affordable mobile apps is upon us. You can find dozens of builders online that help you construct a simple small business app without spending thousands of dollars on a developer. It works by providing pre-built templates and simple builders that anyone can manage.

The only problem is that some of the builders can get pricey the more downloads you have, and I've yet to find a solution to truly integrates with an ecommerce store.

However, that may have changed recently, since we were introduced to a company called Plobal Apps.

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Intuit QuickBooks Payments Review: A Superior Payment Gateway for QuickBooks

The Intuit name is synonymous with products like Intuit QuickBooks, TurboTax and Quicken, all of which are used regularly for taxes, accounting and finances. All of the tools mentioned are viewed favorably by accountants and other professionals throughout the world, so it's exciting to see exactly what the Intuit brand has to offer in terms of a payment gateway.

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Xero Review: Best Accounting Software & Online Bookkeeping (March 2017)

The Xero accounting software is marketed as the ultimate alternative to QuickBooks. It's a tool that gives you a real-time view of your cashflow, along with various other modules and tools for you to keep your finances in check. It's possible you're utilizing either Xero or QuickBoooks already, but we wanted to take a further look in this Xero review to see just how well it works for ecommerce stores.

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iBuySell Review: Flash Sales for Getting Rid of Inventory Fast

If you like eBay, you know that the auction site has seen some troubles over the years. The interface hasn't improved all that much, and it seems like people are looking for a more convenient, affordable way to find products online. Not to mention, eBay has become overrun with larger companies selling items for full price, somewhat diminishing the whole idea behind an auction site.

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