Setting up an e-commerce website might seem like a daunting task, but there are a number of tools and resources that have been created to make it as simple as possible to start your own website to enable you sell your products. Each service comes with it's own advantages and disadvantages and selecting what platform to use may be difficult. Here are four of the best options for you to pick from.
WooCommerce is one of the most popular open source e-commerce platforms and it is the most popular shopping cart plugin for WordPress. WooCommerce is a great choice for small and medium sized businesses and is one of the most affordable choices. It is very simple to manage and is a perfect for non technical users. It comes free at first, but has a paid version which comes with advanced functionality.
Magento is one of the most developed platforms for creating an e-commerce website. It is one of the most complicated and highly-functional shopping cart. It is a good choice for those who want a large e-store with many functionalities. It also offers a wide range of functionalities - report and product management systems, mobile version, a great payments system, site design, easy third part integration and more. You can run multiple stores at one time from one administration panel. The Community Edition is sufficient and is free, but there's a Paid Enterprise Edition.
500Shops is a platform that enables businesses to sell their products online. It makes it easy for businesses to setup and run an e-commerce store. There are three pricing plans - basic, standard and unlimited. It offers a fully integrated e-commerce platforms and offers unlimited web hosting, unlimited bandwith, at least 1GB of file storage, inventory tracking, discount code engine and more.
OpenCart is another very popular e-commerce platform that is easy to use, visually appealing and rich in features. It provides a set of wonderful features for SEO, marketing, design as well as multi-store option. It is free, open source and actively developed. It allows for an unlimited number of categories, unlimited number of products, unlimited manufacturers, accepting multiple currencies, product reviews and ratings and more.
Are there any other tools you use for your eCommerce business? Please let us know in the comments section.