5 Best Open Source Ecommerce Solutions

Evaluating your options requires an understanding of your shop size, feature expectations and ability to support website development. For each of the systems below, we note the advantages and limitations that you should consider before choosing one. The bottom line? While many of these options offer a free, basic package, they will actually cost you to customize. You may find yourself paying for a business or enterprise option because it saves you money over the long term. Common Expenses Plugins

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Shopify vs BigCommerce Feature Breakdown With Comparison

“Which is better, Bigcommerce or Shopify?” “Which offers more features?” “Which is more cost-effective?” “Which is easier to use?” And so on. My clients often ask me such questions. And most of the times I don’t have an instant answer. We have not yet got down to discussing the business in detail. So my reply is, “ We need to understand our requirements in detail. Map it to features of each platform and then pick the right one.” So after

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Volusion Review: 10 Key Things To Know Before You Buy

In our series of reviewing ecommerce platforms, today we review Volusion. In case you missed our earlier reviews, you can read our Shopify and BigCommerce review here. Volusion is one of the leading ecommerce store builders in the market. As per the company, over 30,000 merchants actively use its platforms building $26 billion in sales. That’s impressive! Also, I have heard good things about the platform from my friends and some clients. So I thought why not try Volusion, play around

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7 Best E-commerce Platforms For 2018

When it comes to starting your eCommerce business, finding the right ecommerce platform is important. Why? Because an ecommerce platform is a bedrock of your online business. The platform you select will decide how your store will look, the payment methods you will offer your customers, the level of security features it will have etc. The good news for an ecommerce entrepreneur is that there are a lot of choices available in the market. From pretty basic to comprehensively robust

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How To Choose The [Right] ECommerce Platform For Your Business?

At first glance, all ecommerce platforms look similar. They allow you to build a store, manage products, integrate payment gateway, offer built-in marketing features etc. but the difference lies in the sophistication of each feature. And the scalability it needs. This guide is designed to assist you in finding the right eCommerce platform for your business and help you make an informed decision. But before that, I want to touch upon the basics of what an ecommerce platform is, different

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Bigcommerce Review: Feature Breakdown With Ratings

  After a detailed review of Shopify last week, I review another popular eCommerce store builder, BigCommerce. In case you missed reading my Shopify review, you can read it here. BigCommerce is a popular eCommerce platform that you must consider in your search for finding the right platform for your business. And as said before, finding the right platform for your business needs time and efforts. You need to estimate your requirements. Consider various option available in the marketplace. And

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Shopify Review: 10 Key Features With Honest Pros & Cons

During my interactions with clients, a question comes up, especially from those who are starting their businesses. Which ecommerce platform should I buy? Finding the right ecommerce solution for your store depends on various considerations. And takes time. What is good for you may not be the right one for others. I know there are many good platforms. But you need to find the best for your business. Something which best meets your needs. Is well within the budget. And

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Hosted Vs Self Hosted Ecommerce Solutions – Which Is Right For You?

There has been a long-standing debate in the e-commerce entrepreneur community on whether to choose a self-hosted solution or a hosted solution. Although few developers and marketers favour all in for self-hosted platforms many online retailers find it too daunting and time-consuming. Truth be told there isn’t a single answer. Not all businesses are made equal. The e-commerce solution you choose should depend on what exactly your business needs. Various factors come from money, vision, product type, ownership, the complexity of

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Is WordPress Right For Ecommerce?

E-commerce is possible on WordPress because of an e-commerce platform which integrates seamlessly with WordPress called WooCommerce. WooCommerce is now owned by a company called Automattic the original creators of WordPress. With e-commerce platform like Woocommerce WordPress’s adoption by online retailers has been growing over the last 5 years. Coupled with WordPress’s huge independent developer base and trust the platform has gained over a decade, WooCommerce is now the most used e-commerce platform in the world. As per Similartech report Woocommerce now

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9 Reasons Why Magento Is The Best Open Source eCommerce Software

After getting my hands dirty with 7 different open and hosted shopping cart solutions I can say with unwavering doubt that Magento community edition is by far the most complete open source shopping cart solution in the market. The reason for Magento’s popularity lies in its robust features and tools which help e-commerce entrepreneurs run their business effectively. Getting all this for free with excellent community support is the deal closer. The same is reflected in market share numbers. As per a study done

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