Anyone can tell which platform is best for creating an online eCommerce store?

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Actually, want to make my own ecommerce store for promotional products. I am confused about whether to create a Website in Shopify or Magento ?

or which company is the best for this service?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Shopify, BigCommerce and 3DCart are our top 3.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrey3333
    Firstly, I wanted to build my shop with Shopify, but it seemed to be quite expensive and I decided to use WordPress
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well start with wordress if you dont have cash to invest in shopify after that when you will grow a little move to shopify as it offers you alot of useful options for your ecommerce business than wordpress
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Calder
      Hi Admin, I saw your message thanks for your advice. You removed my confusion.

      Do you Know that which is the Best Company who provide shopify services at affordable price ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Micheal Perkins
    In my opinion, Shopify is the way to go.

    You can sign up for a free 14 day trial to get started, which will let you start working on getting everything setup and ready to go before you actually go live. After that you can use their cheapest plan which is only $29 a month. This small fee gets you a system that is specifically designed for ecommerce.

    Wordpress is ultimately a blogging platform that you will need to continually update on your own, pay extra fees to use reputable plugins to make it work and function as a store, and pay for things like SSL certificates. So once you start paying for those thing that you will need to operate properly and successfully, you'll probably get to $29 a month or more very quickly.

    I can't say a whole lot about Magento. I worked on setting up a Magento store for some clients about 8 years ago, and it was a bit of a struggle to learn. I'm not sure if it has changed and become easier to use now, so someone with more recent experience might offer better advice from a user perspective.

    With Shopify, there are apps that you need to help with your operation of the store. Everything you need to get started with the apps you will find free versions that work and get the job done. Once you are making money, you can start looking at other apps that cost monthly subscription fees that have extra bells and whistles that make things even easier.

    Just my 2 cents.

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  • Profile picture of the author DaGeekin
    Yeah so anyone who says shopify is wrong and dont listen to them. The Best BY FAR is Clickfunnels! In a shopify store your going to run ads to it then the people you spent money getting are gonna shop around and forget why they are there (too buy the object on your ad) maybe a notification for their favorite star wars fun 10 best facts video will pop up and suck them into the void away from your store. This is BAD NEWS for the guy who just bought them to be on their store! You need a funnel system that takes the person from the ad and puts them in front of a description of the item they saw and then a Big fat Buy button! Then Hit them with some upsells related to that niche tat they might be interested in.or try to sell them a deal on buying multiple instances of the same product they just bought for a reduced price. You can have a store on the side but even with the store your gonna wanna use a funnel. I use clickfunnels for my own system and I cannot recommenced it more highly for promoting anything online!
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  • Profile picture of the author parmarjeet
    I always suggest woo-commerce, its very simple to set up and you will find most of the plugins integrated with it so you don't get stuck in near future. Only cons that I found about Woo-commerce is it slow downs your site little bit so should always use a good cache plugin to optimize your store.

    All the best
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Calder
      Thanks, But i think Shopify is much better than Woocomerce because WordPress is not much secure.
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      • Profile picture of the author designs codes
        True but there are third party plugins to increase security plus regular updates. 60% market share of WordPress definitely speaks a lot.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Calder
      Ohk Thanks, But I already took Shopify development services from Stellen Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Company. My friend recommends me that company. Thanks for the reply .
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  • Profile picture of the author Jennifer Isola
    Actually it depends on your preference. There's Shopify and there's also WooCommerce.

    If you want to save in the long run id recommend creating it with WooCommerce on WP.

    I did found a video that teaches you how to make it from scratch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Gramm
    What do you need? Are you looking for platform?
    I think the best platform is the one you developed by yourself. Because this platform meets your requirements. Or Magento 2 good for you, because I work with a staff of Magento developers.

    To gather your needs, to assess the development and maintance costs and choose platform.
    In other words, you need to understand your needs and resources, to define objective selection criteria.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Calder
      Thanks, Alex I think you are right. Before starting we have to clear our requirements. ActuallyeCommerce i am new in this field. I have no technical knowledge i just want to make my eCommerce store. So, I am confused about that. BTW Thank you so much.
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  • Profile picture of the author techwizard
    If this is your first time opening an online store then I4ll definitely go with Shopify as it's easy to use.

    Second to that comes Woocommerce, a very stable and complete platform where you won't need any technical skills. With woo, you'll need to consider more things along with creating the site (hosting, page load, security...)

    We use Shopify for our clients and Woocommerce for our own site.

    I would suggest you start at least with Shopify and see if it meets your requirements.
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  • Profile picture of the author richardZ
    Originally Posted by Jack Calder View Post

    Actually, want to make my own ecommerce store for promotional products. I am confused about whether to create a Website in Shopify or Magento ?

    or which company is the best for this service?
    Including Shopify & Magento, there are also many other platforms available like bigcommerce, volusion, etc. to create store for ecommerce. But if you want to know the difference or pros and cons between magento and shopify then you should checkout below resouces:

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  • Profile picture of the author SEOexpertItaly
    I vote for woocommerce. Always use that for my own project. You can expand it a lot with usefull plugin, and community is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author h3ktor
    Shopify is the best platform out there. Their app ecosystem is robust, platform scalability and sales channel is top notch and if you consider the cost of running hosted platforms like woocommerce, $29/month for shopify is pretty cheap.
    but i have promises to keep and miles to go before i sleep...
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  • Profile picture of the author jasica992
    Shopify and Woocomerce.
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  • Profile picture of the author MSutton
    Just be careful with Woocommerce/Wordpress. Woocommerce lacks a lot of functionality that you get with hosted solutions like Shopify and Volution and whatnot.

    So in order to get that functionality, you have to usually buy a premium plugin and Woocommerce plugin authors have a tenancy to gouge Woocommerce users with very high prices for their plugins. When it's all said and done, you could conceivably spend thousands of dollars a year on woocommerce plugin subscription fees. All of a sudden a $50/month fee for a hosted solution start looking more attractive at only $600/year. Just be careful and do your research.

    Setup a wordpress site and install the woocommerce plugin. Then install a free woocommerce theme like Woocomerce's free "storefront" theme or the free Virtue theme by Kadence themes.

    Then see what that gets you and compare it to Shopify or whatever other hosted solution you are looking at. Then see what Woocommerce plugins are available on the Wordpress Plugins repository to see what plugins are available for that functionality. Just keep in mind that although the plugins are free on Wordpress' repository, they are usually "fremium", meaning that you have to pay for the really popular functionality it provides. And the price is usually really high for what it is, as I have stated before.

    From here you can figure out if it's cheaper to go with Woocommerce or with a hosted solution in your situation.

    People often push Woocommerce because it's "free", but that's VERY FAR from the truth if you need more functionality than what is offered by the default woocommerce install. This is the part Wordpress/Woocommerce Fanboys never tell you or fail to realize. They see the initial price tag of "free" and all of a sudden, it's "the best shopping cart in the world!". LOL

    Not to mention, with a hosted solution, you get support. Wordpress/Woocommerce support is all "community based". That sounds warm and fuzzy on the surface, but community support is usually not very good and can be VERY time-consuming. So keep that in mind if you're not very good at hosting your own site, PHP coding, etc. Wordpress forums and other sites like Stackechange can be a big help, but these days they are not very friendly to newbies. People are more and more using those platforms to gain freelance work instead of helping for free.

    I'm not saying Woocoomerce is bad or good (because it can be great), just that you need to weigh out the differences in your situation to really make the right decision.
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  • Profile picture of the author synamen
    Jack, there are only 4 ways of building an E-Commerce platform.

    The options are:
    1. CMS + E-Commerce: The options are WordPress + WooCommerce, Joomla + VirtueMart and Drupal + Drupal Commerce. I would recommend going with WordPress + WooCommerce. Reasons being, it is the most widely used CMS platform and has a huge community.
    2. E-Commerce Platforms: The options are Magento, OpenCart and Prestashop. Magento is the most robust and scalable platform but can be expensive as you need someone with real experience to work with Magneto. With OpenCart and Prestashop being lightweight platforms, the development cost is not high.
    3. Hosted Solutions: Shopify is the most popular one in this category. It is the best way to start an E-Commerce store for a newbie as you do not have to put in a lot of investment.
    4. Custom Development. This can get expensive and since you are looking for a platform, this can be ignored.

    Synamen Thinklabs.
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  • Profile picture of the author khushbumachchhar
    Best E-commerce Platform Options
    1. BigCommerce - Best for Small Business
    2. Shopify - Best for Boutique Shops
    3. Volusion
    4. Squarespace
    5. Magento
    6. OpenCart
    7. Zen Cart
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanwuk
    As per my opinion WooCommerce, Zencart and Magento is best for creating online eCommerce store.
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    They all do the same thing in the end. Shopify is probably the easiest to use and this is what I use.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexBorschevsky
    Shopify for sure. Been using it for a while now and it's amazing & easy to set up...

    They also give free themes that are converting pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author benita terah
    Creating an online e-commerce store is a well-conceived plan for your new startup. But selecting the best platform will be quite hard to find. In my point first, you have a certain plan to get the best, first accumulate the best e-commerce platform in the industry like Woocommerce, Shopify, Appkodes Fantacy, Magento. Then filter those platform by comparing its features and perceive the unique among them and then select the best. So, for every business, it is significant to research and compare, in selecting the best e-commerce platform also you could research well for the online store platform.
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