11 Best Open Source Ecommerce Platforms for 2017

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If you're looking for a cheap or free open source ecommerce platform, you've come to the right place.

Well, technically, you could choose just about any ecommerce framework, since the majority of them are rather inexpensive as it is.

However, the open source model has brought about all sorts of praise from the people who use it, especially considering these online store systems are completely free, they're managed and developed by numerous people around the world, and you can typically find lots of documentation and blog posts to guide you along your way.

When researching and choosing any of these ecommerce frameworks, it's important to decide the type of development experience you're looking for.

Here are a few questions you should consider asking yourself:

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How to Find the Ideal Target Market Demographic For Your Store

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Building an ecommerce store is easy.

Getting people to buy is hard.

Or is it?

The fact is:

It all boils down to your customers.

This is how most marketers and business owners play it out:

They ‘think' that people would be interested in cat socks. No problem.

Then they imagine that girls in the age range of 8-16 would be interested in buying cat socks.

They build out an entire business targeting girls with an age range of 8-16. They then wonder why they're not making sales.

The fundamental issue here is that the thought process is flawed.

Everything you see and hear is perspective.

Such perspectives may not be correct all the time. And building business based on perspectives is a bad idea.

Business and marketing business should be data-backed. You need real data showing you where and what your target audience is.

And in this post, I'm going to show you how to get that data- step by step.

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Stitch Labs Review: Omni-channel Inventory Management for High-growth Brands

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Some online businesses grow fast.

In such situations, inventory management becomes a problem, since it's quite hard to keep up with rapidly growing demand for the products.

In addition to that, a brand like this is often selling on multiple channels such as Amazon, Etsy, eBay, or with a physical retail store.

But, here's some food for thought:

Can you imagine the level of management required for the business to run smooth as silk?

The manpower, the resources, and not to mention, the time.

That's where Stitch Labs comes into the picture.

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Primaseller Review: Multi-channel Inventory and Sales Management, Without the High Price Tag

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If you're an ecommerce professional and have tried to expand to a retail store or an online marketplace like Etsy or Amazon, you would know how complicated the process can get.

A lot of things can go wrong.

You end up having miscommunications on inventory between the channels, customers get upset when the inventory isn't available, and the order management isn't exactly as easy as it is with an individual online shop.

That's why it's important to find a multichannel solution like Primaseller.

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How to Sell Jewelry Online: The Detailed Guide

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Are you looking for a really good reason to sell jewelry online?

How about the fact that 29 million people purchase jewelry on a daily basis?

Don't you want a piece of that pie?

If you're here to learn how to sell jewelry online, you've come to the right place.

Well, like all online business it's not all that simple. However, the jewelry business does have some appetizing advantages, and it all starts with the insane markups.

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Smoolis Review: An Ecommerce Platform Built Around Multilingualism

One of the things that people don't tell you when building an online store is that it's actually somewhat tricky to set up a site that's made to support multiple languages and currencies.

Therefore, you get stuck in a situation where it's difficult to sell to people all over the world.

The customers are forced to use currencies or languages that they aren't used to.

Now, that's a major problem, isn't it?

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How to Start an Online Boutique: The Progressive Guide

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An online boutique store is one of those niche product ideas that will never get old. Fashion constantly changes over time, and clothing allows you to choose from a large collection of different items, for both women and men.

By the end of this guide, you'll know how to start an online boutique- the ins and outs of the business, ways to find good suppliers and dropshippers, while also exploring the supplier vetting process.

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6 Awesome Omni Channel Strategies That You Can Use For Your Store

Have you encountered a chance to move into the world of omnichannel selling?

Chances are you have.

Even if it doesn't seem like it.

A physical retail hardware store selling a handful of items online reflects that of an omnichannel experience. The same goes for building a website or bringing a mobile point of sale to a trade show or craft fair.

Amazon and Walmart are currently duking it out in one of the most prolific omnichannel battles we've seen, with Amazon's attempt to create physical bookstores and Walmart scrambling to give online buyers the benefit of quick returns and pickups from its network of physical stores.

When you own an online or retail store, the question isn't if you're going to implement omnichannel strategies.

The question is when.

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