Best Ecommerce Software Platform

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Hi guys,

What are your thoughts on the best hosted shopping cart for an online store or business?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    They all have their PROs & CONs but BigCommerce and 3DCart are currently the two best in my opinion. BigCommerce is solid for SEO, has a built in blog platform & has hundreds of awesome apps that can easily be installed. 3DCart isn't quite as robust, but is very solid, quite bug free and is one of the lowest cost hosted solutions.
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  • The inventory software I work for integrates with Shopify, 3dCart and Bigcommerce - so those are the ones I am most familiar with and feel comfortable recommending. That being said, there are many to chose from. Search through some of these threads, and maybe cross reference that with what you find on ecommerce review sites like WebRetailer, Ecombytes, Software Advice, etc.


    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author troymiboy
    Why doesn't anyone use Wordpress for ecommerce? It's really easy and super cheap!
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    • Profile picture of the author KamesCG
      Originally Posted by troymiboy View Post

      Why doesn't anyone use Wordpress for ecommerce? It's really easy and super cheap!
      Not everyone wants to maintain a Wordpress website and ohh yeah... Wordpress is like super totally wack for online commerce.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by troymiboy View Post

      Why doesn't anyone use Wordpress for ecommerce? It's really easy and super cheap!
      People do. Lots of people do.

      With 10,544,398 downloads WooCommerce powers over 30% of all online stores. WooCommerce is now the most popular eCommerce platform on the web ...
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  • Profile picture of the author aceriker
    Hi,

    Shoppify, Big commerce are suggested shopping cart, but generally if you start a store in shopping cart you need to stick on to the default features and its difficult to move for further enhancement....its best to start your own eCommerce site where you have full freedom for future enhancement and promotion..Also nowadays starting eCommerce site is quite easy and quick by the way of clone scripts
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholas28
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  • Profile picture of the author xembergg
    Bigcommerce or magento, the best ones for designing ecommerce sites. Or i will go with woocommerce simply
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  • Profile picture of the author DAlgirdas
    Another one for Shopify. I like the ease of use and the way everything looks there. Also there is a lot of flexibility with all the add-on's.
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  • Profile picture of the author bizoppmaster
    Shopify crushes the competition soley because of how many awesome apps there are available for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author advent
    Right Now we are using magento, for our store. if your business is small you may use Open Cart
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Again, don't even consider a self-hosted option like Wordpress/Woocommerce or Magento unless you want to spend your startup cash/time on customizations, plugins and updates. For 99% of startups, a fully hosted solution is always the smartest bet. Spend your time/cash/energy on marketing and growing your business rather than maintaining software and tweaking hosting settings.

    Of the hosted carts BigCommerce & 3DCart are the best options for most startups. Shopify isn't in my top 2 for a couple reasons: 1) they FORCE YOU to use their crappy payment processor OR PAY THEM a 2% processing fee (that hurts!) and 2) they limit product options to 99 variations. If you have multiple options for your products (like clothing with colors & sizes) it's not too hard to go beyond 99 variations!

    It's true that Shopify has a lot of simple apps you can plug into it, but BigCommerce has all the vital apps you would want anyway, so the additional ones Shopify has aren't really needed (or wanted).
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  • Profile picture of the author Lipipaliwal
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    Well, According to me, The best hosted ecommerce platform is Magneto and Opencart.
    There are some reasons I would like to say:
    In case of Opencart:
    1. It is easy to operate
    2. Provide free themes and plugins
    3. Well prepared documentation
    4. Responsible UI

    In case of Magento:
    1. Highly customized platform
    2. Multi currency support
    3. Ideal for multi vendor system
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    • Profile picture of the author leokoo
      Originally Posted by Lipipaliwal View Post

      Well, According to me, The best hosted ecommerce platform is Magneto and Opencart.
      There are some reasons I would like to say:
      In case of Opencart:
      1. It is easy to operate
      2. Provide free themes and plugins
      3. Well prepared documentation
      4. Responsible UI

      In case of Magento:
      1. Highly customized platform
      2. Multi currency support
      3. Ideal for multi vendor system
      Yea, and you'll probably charge your customer about USD 100/hour for development and customisation. Easily USD 30-100k for their shop?
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  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    how much more are shopify fees? i keep hearing that but havent had it explained.
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  • Profile picture of the author deepshika
    The best reasons for using hosted eCommerce software are the low cost and lack of IT requirements. According to me, The best hosted ecommerce platform is Magneto and Opencart. The reason is :
    In case of Opencart:
    1. It is easy to operate
    2. Provide free themes and plugins
    3. Well prepared documentation
    4. Responsible UI

    In case of Magento:
    1. Highly customized platform
    2. Multi currency support
    3. Ideal for multi vendor system
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  • Profile picture of the author SaanviRao
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    Well, I would like to prefer Opencart ecommerce platform, the reason behind this is, it provides multiple service for the customers. Some of them are:
    Open Source
    Documentation
    Unlimited Categories
    Unlimited Products
    Unlimited Manufacturers
    Templatable
    Multi-Language
    Multi-Currency
    Product Reviews
    Product Ratings
    Downloadable Products
    PCI Compliant
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  • Profile picture of the author JollyRoger24
    Shopify very userfriendly in my experience. Question for others using more enterprise level solutions - what are your payment processing fees? Can you get significantly lower rates compared to the more out-of-the-box shopping cart solutions such as shopify, bigcommerce, etc.?
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  • Profile picture of the author webbassets
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    I'm building a woocommere site and rebuilding it because of the issues i faced with the limited AWS Amazon Cloud Servers i initially allocated. The Goal is to build an alternate ecommerce store that automatically sync's products daily from the leading ecommerce websites.

    Believe me, i learnt it the hard way that this is a very big task when it comes to the server esp. as a guy with no experience architecting or handling servers. Yet my vision to build the site was far above the problems encountered, so i did build the site wiifom.com which then went on to face a lot of overload issues as the product portfolio crossed 100. My goal was 1 Million+.

    The guys i worked on fiverr to handle the servers were initially cooperative but then got slagging and slow to respond which also affected the site great a bit.

    I then found a AWS Solutions Architect to design the servers for my requirement but also to keep the costs down. So he gave me a simple solution without a CDN, Cache, Read Replicas, Staging Servers without all of which in itself the monthly bill was totaling to around ~$700.

    Now with the new servers installed and configured, i am now struck between the config. engineers in fiverr who also some time tend to be too egoistic acting as if they were the bosses telling me what to do and refusing to work if i didn't go by their suggestion.

    As of the date that i'm writing this reply, the site is down and hope to be upped on new servers in a day or two but suggest me a topic under which i could write a new thread sharing my experiences with the site, the problems and how i encounter them, my goals and how i reach them, how i bring traffic and how much sales the site makes, until we have a system that you all could replicate to establish large ecommerce affiliate sites without all these hassles that i'm currently going through.
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  • Profile picture of the author AadhyaMehra
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    They all have their own pros and cons. Today's craze for online marketing is on the top of the sky. So that there will be a very good future of online shopping websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author SaanviRao
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    If you go through the features of Opencart then you will get to know about the benefits of it. With the usage of Opencart software its enormous plug-ins, huge templates and best shopping cart system can be easily integrated within a website which helps the shoppers to easily interact with your website.
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  • Originally Posted by TheRankedReview View Post

    Hi guys,

    What are your thoughts on the best hosted shopping cart for an online store or business?
    Open cart is Good. Easy to use and customize!
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  • Profile picture of the author AadhyaMehra
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    All services are very old and really very useful. One newly made eCommerce software platform is nationkart, and it is also very useful service like others.
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  • Profile picture of the author papa41110
    i want to go into eCommerce biz i want to build site that look like this www.thetiebar.com/ what Software Platform can i using thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author papa41110
      Originally Posted by papa41110 View Post

      i want to go into eCommerce biz i want to build site that look like this / https://www.thetiebar.com/ what Software Platform can i using thanks.
      Please i need a reply
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  • i m go with opencart because its flexible and free for use.
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  • Profile picture of the author lydiashah
    No doubt. Magento is best eCommerce platform. Magento is an open source e-commerce platform that besides having rich features, offers users unparalleled flexibility to manage the content, looks and functionality of their eCommerce store.
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  • Profile picture of the author vanessa110
    I think Wordpress is suitable for blog. From my experience, Magento is the most suitable platform for building e-commerce website
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