In a market as saturated as the e-commerce platform market, it can be very difficult to figure out which shopping cart software best meets your needs. If you are considering starting your own store, then chances are you have already run into this struggle at some point. So far I have covered most popular ecommerce platform reviews as individual offers and created this comparison chart, then ranked all platforms after their SEO effectiveness, but now it's time to see how the different platforms compare to each other: Shopify, Bigcommerce, 3dcart, Volusion and Big Cartel.
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 Volusion clients include companies such as Intel, 3M and Slickwraps and they currently power more than 40,000 online retailers. Many consider Volusion to be one of the top ecommerce platforms, read on to see what I think about their features.
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.
LemonStand has one of the best names in the ecommerce market, and the company also has the powerful platform to go with it. They have released various new updates, so we decided to give the platform a fresh new start from our initial review.
So, you’ve decided to start an online business. You’ve decided on idea for a product niche, you’ve done some research into the logistics of where you’ll source your products, you've found a logistics company like United Van Lines to transport your goods, you’ve done some market research into who the typical buyers are for your products, and you’ve looked at competitive options. With that, all the hard work is done right? Well it might not be. You still have to build your website.
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.
If you run an online store using BigCommerce, you will know that it is a great platform to get a pretty store up and running in no time. BigCommerce has solid built in marketing features, and you also probably have a great marketing plan in place, but there are also a lot of BigCommerce marketing apps and extensions available that make the process a lot easier and more streamlined. Here are my favorite apps to supercharge your marketing (in no particular order).