Best Scalable Ecommerce platforms

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We are currently on CS-Cart platform with 10,000 unique visitors daily and we expect this to go up to 100,000 and more in the next few months. We have only around 600 products in our catalogue. Due to lack of developers for cs-cart, we would like to move on to some other platform which has a larger pool of developers available and something which will serve us for at least the next 5-7 years so that we can invest money in the right code development and infrastructure.

Things we are looking in our next platform are :

- Fast and lightweight.
- Scale quickly and serve tons of customers without getting bogged down ideally with support for some high end caching systems (We are ready to invest money on good hosting).
- Availability of extensions/addons for future growth and enterprise level automation and inventory controls.
- Great product options, attributes and option combination functionality (cs-cart is excellent in this regard).
- Easy availability of Developers (we are actually looking for someone who can join our team).
- Highly Secure or something which can be secured with some best practices.

We have taken Magento out of the equation due to the high cost and timelines for development. Moreover due to the heavy resources it requires, it suffers in speed even on good hosting setups.

We are getting torn between Drupal Commerce, Woocommerce and Prestashop. Can anyone recommend the best one among these 3 that will tick all the above boxes?
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  • Profile picture of the author ncodetech
    WooCommerce allows a business to set up an online store if they have a WordPress hosted website. This platform is a shopping cart plugin that has fully customizable features. A huge benefit of WooCommerce is its affordability; the software is free to download and install on your website. WooCommerce also doesn't charge merchant fees, making it one of the most cost-effective eCommerce platforms available.
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    • Profile picture of the author whatsinaname13
      Originally Posted by ncodetech View Post

      WooCommerce allows a business to set up an online store if they have a WordPress hosted website. This platform is a shopping cart plugin that has fully customizable features. A huge benefit of WooCommerce is its affordability; the software is free to download and install on your website. WooCommerce also doesn't charge merchant fees, making it one of the most cost-effective eCommerce platforms available.
      Thanks but I am already aware of all the commercials of woocommerce. What I am not aware is if woocommerce or any other platform will hold good on the following counts :

      - Fast and lightweight.
      - Scale quickly and serve tons of customers without getting bogged down ideally with support for some high end caching systems (We are ready to invest money on good hosting).
      - Availability of extensions/addons for future growth and enterprise level automation and inventory controls.
      - Great product options, attributes and option combination functionality (cs-cart is excellent in this regard).
      - Easy availability of Developers (we are actually looking for someone who can join our team).
      - Highly Secure or something which can be secured with some best practices.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    If you need something that is more customizable, Magento would seem to be your best bet for the things you describe.
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    • Profile picture of the author Orion3003
      Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

      If you need something that is more customizable, Magento would seem to be your best bet for the things you describe.
      I second this. Magento is perfect for what you mentioned above. We do around $60,000 a day in sales and it holds up perfect with the amount of traffic we send to the site.

      Best wishes.
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      • Profile picture of the author whatsinaname13
        Originally Posted by Orion3003 View Post

        I second this. Magento is perfect for what you mentioned above. We do around $60,000 a day in sales and it holds up perfect with the amount of traffic we send to the site.

        Best wishes.
        We have taken Magento out of the equation due to the high cost and timelines for development. Moreover due to the heavy resources it requires, it suffers in speed even on good hosting setups.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I am no longer in the ecommerce business, but when I had my golf club site I used 3dcart very scalable, very customizable, They have programmers that can help as well as 2rd party programmers that they recommend. You can do almost anything with that platform. It is relatively easy to get the hang of,

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  • Profile picture of the author AjayDubedi
    Shopify and Magneto are the best eCommerce platform . I visit them regularly and they are really fabulous.
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