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Which is the best platform in building the ecommerce website?
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  • Profile picture of the author kazi rasel
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    • Profile picture of the author Leadsupply
      Wordpress and Woocommerce combination is superb. Plus it's free. There are additional plugins both free and premium.
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      • Profile picture of the author EL ANNOUTI NABIL
        hi;
        i'm a new member, i want o see if you can help me to learn how to create websites, i'm a newbe
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  • Profile picture of the author bettersocial
    For ease of use, I would go with Shopify.

    Also, give Ecwid a shot. I consulted with them last year and they have a pretty good team in
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  • Profile picture of the author TrafficFlow
    Problem with Shopify is that it costs $29 a month.

    Wordpress is free other than the cost of hosting which can be as low as $7 a month.

    I would only spend the $29 per month if I had a Shopify store with a product that has been tested and determined to be a type of product that people are searching for and which converts.
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  • Profile picture of the author David V
    Originally Posted by ryankenny View Post

    Which is the best platform in building the ecommerce website?
    You should really choose your ecommerce solution based on your requirements, there is no "best".

    Certainly there are the top products that have proven good support and clean code.

    If your selling a few digital products, choosing Woocommerce (Even though it's great) is way overkill. Woocommerce is wonderful but does not have a small footprint.

    If your selling hard goods, maybe even some digital, even a membership Woocommerce is a good pick.

    If your selling digital, maybe a membership, Easy Digital Downloads handles this really well, as does iThemes Exchange.

    If you want a solution that also has many themes (WordPress) available that are turn-key ready to go integration with an ecommerce product, than Easy Digital Downloads and Woocommerce have the largest choices.

    If you want more of a hands off... Than as bettersocial said, use Shopify.
    Shopify by the way is a WordPress SaaS application.

    Easy Digital Downloads
    iThemes Exchange
    WooCommerce
    WP eStore

    These are all well coded, well supported robust WordPress plugins. (Assuming your using WordPress).

    Choose the one that fits your business needs, you can't go wrong with any of these.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I use WooCommerce, one of the most popular ecommerce platforms with no recurring monthly fees to pay. Easy to use and does everything I need and want it to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author stellajohn
    Cant Agree wordpress is the best platform to develop ecommerce. hope you guys heard about. Magento CMS is only to build ecommerce websites. just check the backend of magento. then you guys will not go for any other CMS
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  • Profile picture of the author Alperr
    I would suggest you to start it with selling products on amazon, ebay etc. After growing enough, you should also create a website, no matter what kind of platform you use. It actually all depends on what you are selling. (digital product, e-goods, content etc...) There all matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author HelenVendo
    My personal preference would be to use a well-supported, self-hosted, customisable, open-source solution such as WooCommerce which offers a wide range of free or low cost add-ons.
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  • Profile picture of the author onehalf
    Originally Posted by ryankenny View Post

    Which is the best platform in building the ecommerce website?

    That will depend on the requirements of your business and the type of products or services you offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulConner
    I think it is difficult to say what the best e-commerce platform is. Everybody wants to know it. However, each business has each case with different choice for business. It depends on many thing such as your products, your budget, your long-term goal. For example, you have a small shop. Magento is not a good choice for you. You can choose WooCommerce, Prestashop, 3dcart with low cost.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by PaulConner View Post

      For example, you have a small shop. Magento is not a good choice for you. You can choose WooCommerce, Prestashop, 3dcart with low cost.
      WooCommerce powers some of the largest shops on the Net. They aren't just for small shops.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thoughtgrid
    In my point of view magento is the best e-commerce platform it support all the features.
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  • Profile picture of the author KaapoJed
    Woocommerce by Wordpress.com. Best of all !
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  • Profile picture of the author rediansoftware
    Woo commerce and Megento are the best platform for eCommerce web development.
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  • Profile picture of the author salmonjames21
    I have been following this thread and gone through all suggestions. All I would like to know such a platform that is entirely free. What if I want mobile application for my store in near future? What if I can't afford hosting fee? So please come up with suggestions that cover those who are having nothing in their pocket yet want to take their business online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ekta Tiwari
    We should consider these factors to make the best ecommerce platforms. They are:

    Functionalities
    Features
    Integrations offered
    Flexibility of the software

    Now these are the best among the ecommerce platforms which are good from customization to payment gateways:
    Magento
    Shopify
    Bigcommerce
    Volusion
    WooCommerce
    OS Commerce,
    Wix
    PrestaShop
    Weebly
    ZenCart.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kiara Grundy
    Megento is the best platform for eCommerce web development.

    I personally feel HTS Solutions(htssolutions.org) offers customized software development services to build attractive e-commerce websites. They proficiently use above mentioned platforms to develop an attractive e-commerce solution that I was looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author pardu
    Woo commerce is the best in my opinion,personally using it right now.Best thing is choice of themes and plugins.
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  • Profile picture of the author pistonhead76
    My experience level is considered "noob" in this realm. That being said I found Woocommerce difficult to use. I went with shopify. Its easy to set up and the onsite SEO is done for you for the most part. BUT if I had gone WooCommerce my site would still be up since I couldnt afford 29 a month for an Ecommerce site that wasnt making a dime. Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author infigic321
    With Shopify and BigCommerce, both have marketplaces where you can pick and choose both free and paid apps to add more functionality to your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author thompsonmike
    There are many platform out there like WordPress with WooCommerce, Joomla with Opencart , Magento and Prestashop .

    I would recommend you Magento
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  • Profile picture of the author Darrel Wilson
    I have some tutorial on youtube. Seach darrel wilson, how to make a wordpress website, i have alot of ecommerce tutorials on youtube
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  • Magento and Shopify are both great for an Ecommerce website.
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonewill
    For eCommerce website development I recommend Magento and Prestashop. These are PHP MVC based CMS perfectly designed and developed for eCommerce websites. If face problem to develop website you can hire professional developers also.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vorpal Blade
    If you choose Woocommerce, prepare for plugin conflicts once you install a couple of them.
    Even if they're quite popular and from the same dev.
    If you choose Magento, prepare to get screwed the second you need something custom. Magento has a lot of functions in the backend, but it also has a steep learning curve for developers, and things done by simple plugins in Woocommerce may be a nightmare in Magento.
    There is no magic bullet, you must take a lot of things into account before picking a CMS.
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