Best eCommerce Platforms?

Profile picture of the author mdsurf by
Hello,

I am going to build an ecommerce site and am wondering what would be the best platform. I am currently running a ecommerce site on wordpress but am not that pleased with it. Looking for something that is a little easier to customize and has good support. Maybe drag and drop too. Would also prefer something that is a onetime fee and not monthly but am open to the best solution.

been looking at magento commerce, 3cart, americommerce and a few others.

thanks for the help
#web design #ecommerce #platform #platforms

  • Profile picture of the author candres79
    If you like wordpress and want to continue using it I would recommend using shopperpress theme. There are quite a few nice, easy to use ecommerce plugins and themes for wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author jamsl
    Hello,

    We are a custom website design and development company. We provide professional Magento theme design services. We develop custom modules for Magento, design it custom and try to meet all the specifications as per customer requirements.

    Tips and Tricks:
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    1. Pick an SEO-friendly Cart
    2. Coupon Code Support
    3. RSS Capability
    4. Cross-selling Functionality
    5. Customer Reviews
    6. Product Sharing and Recommendations
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  • Profile picture of the author awebforyou
    This is new on the market but I'm working to make this the best possible
    (i'm in this forum to get it to top seo as well)

    Checkout www.awb4.com - If you sign up and put referredby esther - you can get a 20% discount (not for 1 month but for every month)

    Esther
    web programmer-eshops-custom database solutions-Awebforyou
  • Profile picture of the author RenuC
    Several options are open to you. Magento. VirtueMart. Zen Cart. Drupal. Choosing among these what suits your work best is the important factor. All these e-commerce website platforms are open source, user friendly and free. They come with a lot of interesting features and are greatly flexible.
  • Profile picture of the author chimehost
    Do keep in mind Magento will require some time to learn but once you figure it out, you will realize how powerful it is. A lot of our clients use Magento for setting up their eCommerce website.
  • Profile picture of the author kevin207
    I agree with haymanpl



    Its been really good and effective also much more easy and reliable.
    Personally I consider Magento to be the best shopping cart software for E-commerce websites

    Regards
    Kevin Thomas
    Magento Developer
    Visit : Magento-store-Development(Dot)com
  • Profile picture of the author Ken Durham
    There are several other things to consider, security being a major factor. Are you going to accept credit cards? Be familiar with PCI compliance standards. https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/
    What information are you going to keep on-site? It is against most merchant accounts to store credit card numbers. Something you do not want to do.
    How many products are you going to have? If only a few then most any shopping cart will suffice. If it is a large number then you will need sufficient storage and processing power since some of these systems are resource hogs.
    Most systems have trials, if not free. Set up a development server and test them until you find one you like.
    Research for any security flaws and hacks for any system you have your eye on. Hacking seems to be running rampant now days, so having a secure system is a must. When you do set up your system be absolutely sure to lock down your server or hire someone to do this. There are many scripts that look for vulnerabilities in these shopping carts and you will get tested on a daily basis.

    Good luck!
  • Profile picture of the author acundy11
    Magento is the best one with the most features out of the box. That's what we use for our clients.

    However Ecwid has a nice drag and drop feature. It depends on what your needs and budget is. Let me know if you have any more questions.
  • Profile picture of the author mdsurf
    Hello everyone,

    I am wondering what are the best eCommerce solutions?

    I am using wordpress shopperpress at the moment and absolutely hate it, its extremely slow, bugs out alot and is just a general pain in the a**.

    I would like to use something else but there seem to be so many different options out there, I would really like to see what solutions other people are using.

    I don't have any coding skill so would like something thats drag n drop. Would also like something thats flexible too tho, maybe with themes like wordpress? or is easy to change the layout with.

    Thanks in advance
  • Profile picture of the author mdsurf
    and i would like to use something that has an integrated shopping cart, ie can use paypal pro or something similar
  • Profile picture of the author awebforyou
    I have a great new program that I'm constantly expanding to include more up to date things.
    You can see www.awb4.com

    You don't need to know any technical skills. It includes everything including hosting. You just need basic data entry skills to put up your product information. (and if you don't want to do that we can take care of that as well for a small extra fee)

    Contact me if you have any questions and mention the warrior forum and I'll give you a even better price (then my already great price)

    Esther
    web programmer-eshops-custom database solutions-Awebforyou
  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    There are quite some good ones in the market but which platform to choose depends on your needs.
    Wordpress ecommerce plugins are one time pay if you select a paid plugin...free ones are not so good. Magento is a good one but its complicated and costly. Joomla virtuemart is again very complicated and bulky. You can try shopify which is good but its premium.

    Thnx
    TC
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Copeland
    Magento is good but very resource hungry, I have heard of people with large shops having to get dedicated servers to cope with it, but this is just here-say so probably a little exaggerated!

    Couple of good plugins for Wordpress are Cart66 (used to be PHPurchase) and you could even use Wordpress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart which is a free plugin but you would be adding the items as posts and adding the button only with that.

    I have a bunch of ecommerce sites and I tend to still go back to a modified version of osCommerce, but if you have no programming skills then modification to make it look less like the standard install would be tricky, but as far as function it does everything you need it to and isn't too much of a hog on the resources.

    Hope you get it sorted whatever way you go!
  • Profile picture of the author Johnny Optimo
    I have had a great experience with Magento

    But then again, I've been a web developer for more than 10 years and modifying PHP and CSS is like microwaving popcorn to me.
  • Profile picture of the author mdsurf
    okay, thankyou for your help/responses i think im going to look around magento a see how that works out
  • Profile picture of the author EvaBrown
    I think Joomla and Magento will be the best if you are going to build eCommerce website. WordPress is also great and popular CMS, but it is good for blog building. Joomla has eCommerce extentions, as example you can use the most popular VirtueMart component. Magento aslo has a lot of eCommecre extensions.
  • Profile picture of the author Web Tempest
    You may have just had a bad experience with wordpress - make sure you check some of the ecommerce themes at themeforest.net. Otherwise shopify is great if you change your mind about a monthly fee
  • Profile picture of the author Web Tempest
    shopify.com
  • Profile picture of the author abpages
    Try BigCommerce.com

    We've used the other open source platforms for years, had nothing but problems with keeping them secure and updated. Installing different addons can become a nightmare if not tested properly. Then when you actually start to get a lot of traffic, you need your own server to run it all properly.

    Save the headache.

    Cheers
  • Profile picture of the author vilroot
    I'm using joomla, it has a lot of plugins special fot that

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