Our Top 8 eCommerce Platforms

Updated: Oct 10, 2018

Many people make the mistake of choosing a small eCommerce platform that no one has heard about. Instead, choose one of these top 8 eCommerce platforms. Half the work has already been done for you, as customers are searching for the best products and brands already. Help them to narrow the search by advertising in a prominent and popular location.


BigCommerce

BigCommerce is suitable for both small and large businesses. It’s good if your business is rapidly growing, so there is no need to have to switch platforms once you’ve grown big. You can also sell products through social media. You can sell on eBay and Amazon through this platform.

Magento

Magento offers some powerful store-building capabilities for experts. This is not the best platform for the beginner or smaller business who doesn’t have an IT department. But if you do have an IT expert or developer, it can be used to manage bigger businesses, or ones that who wish to take eCommerce to the next level.


Shopify

Shopify currently has over 500,000 active shops online. They’ve built themselves up to be one of the biggest eCommerce platforms in the world. They have an easy-to-use interface that doesn’t require any complex IT skills. You can also choose from over 1200 apps to help you manage your shop.


Convertly

Convertly is a smart website builder created by marketers and built by programmers for the regular person. Easily create Google Analytics events within 2 clicks. Mix-and-match elements from our theme library, or create your own custom module. SSL encryption to protect you and your customers’ information.


Tictail

Tictail has been around since 2012. They’re from Sweden and can help create functional and visually appealing stores. Their basic plan starts out free and is super easy to use for the beginner. It’s quick to get your first eCommerce site up and running. Like the other eCommerce platforms on this page, there are also monthly plans for more extensive features.

VTEX

VTEX offers online retailers a centralized platform for shops. You can quickly find the information you need. You can easily configure or change things. This is a good platform for web developers to use. It’s also API-based and scalable. You can take a small shop into a much larger market without having to switch to another platform. There is an option to optimize your store for browsers too.


WooCommerce

WooCommerce is perfect for when you want to do drop shipping, rather than provide your own products for your shop. They have some of the lowest monthly rates to get started. The site is better for moderate internet gurus though. They also connect with other apps, such as Printful and InventorySource to help manage your shop.


YoKart

If you love how Etsy is set up, you’ll love YoKart. This takes eCommerce one step further, as you’re not just running your own shop, but you’re inviting other eCommerce sellers to sell on your platform too. The product management is done by third party vendors, so you only look after your own shop and the website itself.


Before setting up your eCommerce platform you’ll need to consider its purpose and much programming and development knowledge you have. The good news is that there are plenty of good choices out there so you can run a successful and fun eCommerce site no matter how much knowledge you have!

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