eCommerce website for newbies

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Hi all,

I'm trying to choose which ecommerce platform would suite me best. I don't have much clue on creating websites, html/css and etc. So I need everything to be done easily.
I've looked to the following solutions which look pretty promising:
Squarespace
and
Sellbeing

The last one is my choice for now.
Is there any other suggestions?
#ecommerce #newbies #website
  • I have heard of Squarespace, but have no personal experience with it. If you are green when it comes to creating websites (I am too, no shame there!), then I'd suggest a hosted software like Shopify, Bigcommerce or 3dcart. Each of these provide pre-built store templates to choose from. They are designed to be easily customized and perfect for those of us without web design experience. Each software offers support as well. I work for a 3P inventory software, and we have customers who have stores on Shopify, Bigcommerce and 3dcart. We tend to hear only positive things about each of them.

    Not sure what your budget is, but I know there are a couple price packages from each of these to choose from. Run a free trial, test things out and see who you like. Good luck to you!

    Tiana with ecomdash
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  • Profile picture of the author kazinazmul12
    Originally Posted by ecomexpert View Post

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to choose which ecommerce platform would suite me best. I don't have much clue on creating websites, html/css and etc. So I need everything to be done easily.
    I've looked to the following solutions which look pretty promising:
    Squarespace
    and
    Sellbeing

    The last one is my choice for now.
    Is there any other suggestions?
    wordpress Mystile is a good theam for e-commerce
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  • Profile picture of the author kazinazmul12
    woocommerce is best
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    • Profile picture of the author trytotop
      I'm still having difficulties to work with SaaS solutions like you mentioned. I would prefer a self hosted solution.

      Look google for : "self hosted or saas solution".

      There are plenty of them, my favourites are :

      • Opencart (Great for small to medium stores)
      • Cs Cart (Fabulus for awesome sites, but it is not open source)
      • Zen Cart (Open source, complete and one of the oldest e-commerce solutions)
      • Magento (Extra, central nuclear station, great for huge projects)

      It all depends on the features you need.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Yunker
    I haven't used Squarespace, but I've heard great things about it! Honestly, choosing a platform is like choosing a phone. Once you get comfortable with one, you'll find out that most offer the same functions with a different User Interface.

    Hope this helps

    Adam
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    • Originally Posted by Adam Yunker View Post

      I haven't used Squarespace, but I've heard great things about it! Honestly, choosing a platform is like choosing a phone. Once you get comfortable with one, you'll find out that most offer the same functions with a different User Interface.

      Hope this helps

      Adam
      I have actually made 2 websites with Squarespace. Yes, you can make decent looking websites, but it is NOT for beginners, intermediates or experts.

      It is a nightmare to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author leewalkermy
      Magento is the best option for online business owners and ecommerce websites. It has many features like the products are categorized properly, it has multi shipping facilities to the same buyer and it can support multi currency payment options.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Hunt
    Shopify. Magento is too complicated.
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  • Profile picture of the author adams26
    Basic ecomm site , woocomerce is best . Rest you will find lot of options. Its just what and how you need it for you matters.
    Do you have any specific feature that you see is better in those two ? Or just usability point of view ?

    If you need any specific help in choosing the ones you can let me know since we have been in softw. devl for ecom site for 10+ years now ...
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  • Profile picture of the author kavinsac
    If you want customized eCommerce website, simply go for complete PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript coding. Then only you can customize your site depends on your needs and everything.

    if you go for external eCommerce platforms, have to use more plugins depends on your needs, this may increase your site loading time...
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  • Profile picture of the author cheneil
    Woocommerce and wordpress is your way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pokeme
    I say go with wordpress. Most of the websites on the internet are made with wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seantrepreneur
    I strongly recommend Shopify. I had a shop on there and it was super easy to use and there shopping cart is awesome.

    The ease of use is one things, but the second reason are the apps they have available. Literally anything you can think about. Coupon popups, shipping plug-ins, wholesale portals, basically anything you need to get the most out of your shop.

    Plus, they are constantly innovating and staying ahead of the competition. Definitely a company you would want to be associated with.
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  • Profile picture of the author bestbabycare
    Woocommerce, Magento and Wordpress are best.
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  • Profile picture of the author jerehsiao
    go get yourself a good hosting with online program installation features, then choose one, want a solid,secure site, Magento, just few things to sell, woocommerce or others
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  • Shopify will be a good choice but you can try some other choice like the clone scripts available in the market. There a number of etsy clone scripts available in the market. You can make use of them to create your ecommerce website. The major advantage with these scripts is that you don't have to start everything from the scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author 5Gloria5
    If we are talking about e-commerce platforms, we have to choose between shopify and magento. That’s the real nature of things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arshid
    WordPress is best with ecommerce plugin like woocommerce .
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I use Woocommerce. No monthly shop fees. Only cost is the extensions you want to use with it and once you buy them, there are no recurring fees. You can build as many stores as you want and it's as easy as installing Wordpress and plugins.
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  • Profile picture of the author vanessa110
    i think Magento is the best platform for creating e-commerce website. It is supported by many plugins to make your business more comfortable. You can visit Magento tutorial for beginners to find out all information about it. I always visit this site to learn ^^ Hope it helps you a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author philancer2010
    I would suggest shopify because it is much easier to use for newbie and without coding knowlegde. Let me know if you need my help
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