What do you look for in an eCommerce software platform?

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I am trying to compile a list of things business owners and/or individuals look for in a shopping cart/eCommerce software before choosing that particular cart over another. Can be both hosted and/or self-hosted carts. Please be specific as possible.

I appreciate your help!
#ecommerce #platform #software
  • Profile picture of the author AadhyaMehra
    Generally the users like to use the software or e-commerce platforms which are compatible for them for whatever they purchase. In any e-commerce platform, most of the users are like to have a user-friendly platform, a great stuff. There are having three major groups of e-commerce platforms such as:-
    Hosted Shopping Cart Software
    Self-Hosted Shopping Cart Software
    Wordpress Shopping Cart plugins
    In the hosted shopping cart software allows to create an online without having to install software cart software on your website. Whereas self-hosted server will allow you to install on your web server platform. In the self-hosted server, you can use your own domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRankedReview
    Thank you both for sharing some ideas. I appreciate it very much!

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    • Profile picture of the author LABEShops
      For me my main criteria was the ability to handle multiple stores from one admin, but I know that is rather specialized since most people only have 1 online store. I chose opencart for this reason about 2 years ago when I was looking to consolidate by 13 separate cubecart stores and have never regretted it.

      Other things I look for is:

      Easy customization (which is why I ruled out Magento! It's a pita to modify!)
      Professional mods or addons available (and ones I thought I would use)
      Speed and reliability
      Mobile friendly or apps available
      Payment and Shipping options built into it or otherwise available
      Admin functions and available options/work flow suited to the way I work

      I did test installs of a lot of different cart solutions and worked with them for a bit before deciding which I liked best.

      Owner of LABEShops.com & 20+ Niche Online Stores as well as Scifispace.com and other sites. Recommended Host: Evolve

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