which is the easiest and cheap platform for ecommerce sites

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I onced used magento for my ecommerce site but I always had a problem with integrating with the merchant accounts because I would have to pay for extensions in order to integrate the my merchant account. Am looking for an ecommerce platform that is easy to use and I do not need to buy any extensions to make integration with the merchant accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author avalon2013
    The most popular free platforms are: OpenCart, PrestaShop and VirtueMart. There are plenty of others but they just copy each other. Have a closer look to one of these..
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  • Profile picture of the author raven411
    More ideas?
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  • Profile picture of the author serpyre
    Magento is your best choice for high quality open source, the others are more restrictive. If you use Magento you should change your merchant account to a compatible supported extension, otherwise you will compromise your entire business.
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  • Profile picture of the author DonaldRivers
    E-commerce company entrepreneurs have a lot of options when it comes to e-commerce platforms. Almost all of which state to be effortless to set up and control. You can use one of top e-commerce solutions which are used by small business owners:
    Pinnacle Cart
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  • Profile picture of the author SmallRevolution
    Raven411, I know it's hard to choose a cart. Sounds like you've already been warned off Magento. I agree. It's a difficult solution to run by yourself.

    Go to Google Trends and put in all the cart names.

    This will give you a really good overall view of what the Interwebz thinks is the best eCommerce cart.

    I won't spoil the surprise for you so just make sure you put in all the cart names listed in this thread.

    (Google has a maximum of 5 or 6 entries so keep swapping them in and out until you find the one cart that is going absolutely nuts in terms of activity.)

    Personally, we now use Bigcommerce after having tried shopify, x-cart, magento and a few others. The next store we will build will probably be built in Woocommerce, just for fun.

    Founder of SmallRevolution.com
    Build your own online store, step by step.

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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Evans
      Prestashop could be your next option! Its really very handy to use and simplest CMS for Ecommerce stores. Try it out.
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