As a developer of apps, games etc., your primary skill set, but naturally, would be programming and software development. This is what you do the best and this is what you should be able to focus your energies on the most. While this would be the ideal scenario for you, the practicalities of life, however, could be substantially different, as you have probably experienced for yourself, to your disadvantage.
The unfortunate fact that most developers have to live with is having to spend large amounts of time and efforts on tasks and activities like setting up payment gateways, licensing systems, trial setups, analytics etc. – all sucking up your time, away from areas of your core competencies.
If this is where you are at, you might find a good friend in Paddle – a service that lets you easily setup checkout and provides several other useful tools for your web site where you sell apps and games.
Providing customer support via live chat has become nearly as essential as a payment gateway for an ecommerce operation today, for two main reasons. Firstly, scores of online buyers are coming to expect this sort of support mechanism when they are shopping online and secondly, this can lead to a significant boost to the sales volumes.
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.
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.
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.
Matt DeLong established the company in 2001. However it wasn’t fully launched as CoreCommerce until 2008. They offer an ecommerce shopping cart software that is completely web-based and easily allows you to launch an online store.
Noteworthy clients include among others, Tendergrass Farms, Spark Living and The Poster List. Since their launch the company has powered more than 13,000 stores. While that might seem like a lot it is actually only 1/10 of other major competitors such as Shopify. We still feel the company is worth considering and here’s why.