What E-Commerce platform?

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I will have an e-commerce site that only sells 10 or 12 items....they all need good images in detail and an easy checkout. I dont think more than maybe 6 or 8 pages would be needed. Needs to be search engine friendly and extremely simple to navigate....etc. Need some tips and gurus who can help guide me in the correct direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author mcollins85
    prestashop is good choice for ecommerce
    it's powerful for simple to complicated ecommerce store and have great community support too
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    • Profile picture of the author zharfan
      Originally Posted by mcollins85 View Post

      prestashop is good choice for ecommerce
      it's powerful for simple to complicated ecommerce store and have great community support too
      my friends use prestashop for e-commerce
      because the feature is good and my friend can handle this CMS
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew H
    For all my Ecommerce work I either use Magento or Joomla!+Virtuemart. I used prestashop a while ago but found it was 'lacking', but that was a while ago and it has probably improved by now.

    If you are familiar with Joomla, then adding Virtuemart to it is your best best. If no experience with Joomla, I would recommend Magento - I find it fairly easy to use and there are a lot of free/paid quality templates out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author fileppoa
    E-Commerce Foundation is a program where companies can offer e-commerce to their clients over the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author bodytouch
    Ecommerce is a term for any type of business, or commercial transaction, that involves the transfer of information across the Internet. It covers a range of different types of businesses, from consumer based retail sites, through auction or music sites, to business exchanges trading goods and services between corporations. It is currently one of the most important aspects of the Internet to emerge.
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  • Profile picture of the author jawanda
    I've been using BigCommerce with great success. It can be tricky to customize things down to the pixel, I find myself using javascript/jquery a lot more than I would on a normal site, but it is very powerful and pretty easy to set up a simple store. The only downside is the ongoing fees.

    There's also an awesome little javascript library called the Paypal Minicart that you can implement into a site very easily and start selling products via Paypal while still maintaining a fairly professional looking site. I have sold thousands of products using that little simple cart.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackWar
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    Why not Magento ? very simple and easy navigation..
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackWar
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    Ya PrestaShop also good as free open-source solution. I missed to add it.
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  • Profile picture of the author BuildaBazaar
    BuildaBazaar is a good option, that fits with your specifications. Less flashy than some other options, but more customizable than most. BuildaBazaar is an E-commerce platform based on SaaS mode which helps you get your own online store in a matter of few clicks.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Wordpress Woocommerce would be a good solution IMO. All of my ecommerce sites are on Woocommerce, some with thousands of products. You don't have to pay a monthly fee for Woocommerce and it's fully integrated with Paypal and has a lot of additional payment gateway extensions if you're not going to use Paypal.
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  • Profile picture of the author martinziegert
    I have developed website shops both running big full-blown e-commerce platforms (both paid and open source) and Wordpress. Unless you require some very specific, very advanced features that are only available on real ecommerce platforms, and considering the low number of products you have, I would definitely go with the Wordpress.

    I have tried more than a few ecommerce plugins for WP, WooCommerce is the one I like the most.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mollywhite
    WordPress with an E-commerce wordpress theme installed, it would be nice for an E-commerce site.
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  • Profile picture of the author RemoteProgrammer
    As you have only 10 products, to make it max SEO friendly and future customer friendly you need to provide the detailed information related to each product along with pictures, video(if any), diagrams (if any) and have the right URL rewrite rule to convince your future customer and Google. If your site is unique, explains about your products in the best way you want, it will sell.

    All standard e.com frameworks are good but for a typical shopping site. They have a lot of advanced features, categories options, subcategory options, inventory options, shipping options, many payment options but you will not actually use those. In fact you have to hide some as they are shown as default. This creates mess in the system. The freedom to customize in your own way are absent. Big problem in logic modification in future, if any at all. Another point, all these framework projects has their own way display layout and you have use it. It may not be easy to make it in your own way. Even if you do, the underneath code will be too messy. Things are unnecessary complex.

    I will still suggest you to check these great PHP frameworks if the layout exactly satisfy your need. If it does, pick that one. Otherwise, I suggest, you should go for custom development. You make it in your own way. Simple, easy to manage, modify in future, as you will have full control. Maybe at little higher budget, but it will help you to grow.
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  • Profile picture of the author kmjyoti
    Wordpress and WooCommerce are best choice for E-Commerce.
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  • Profile picture of the author AadhyaMehra
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    E-commerce business is rising day to day, So it is very important for a website designer to choose a best e-commerce platform which helps you setup your online business and helps to create an online store which helps to find products very easily from your store.There are many e-commerce platforms available over the internet which are greatly used for an e-commerce platform.
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  • Profile picture of the author emediastudiosuk
    Originally Posted by Devon07 View Post

    I will have an e-commerce site that only sells 10 or 12 items....they all need good images in detail and an easy checkout. I dont think more than maybe 6 or 8 pages would be needed. Needs to be search engine friendly and extremely simple to navigate....etc. Need some tips and gurus who can help guide me in the correct direction.
    Hi Devon07

    You could decide to go for a hosted solution or choose more freedom with Magento or Woocommerce for Wordpress.

    I put together a short video about some different ecommerce services here that may help you.

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  • Profile picture of the author orbit informatic
    A number of ecommerce platform providers typically take care of the programming background for business owners. However, it could be useful to understand what type of programming language your website is made up of. Listed below are three:
    • Java
    • PHP
    • .net
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  • Profile picture of the author Jane1
    Wordpress woocommerce, prestashop, magento, and shopify are good CMSs for developing an E-Commerce website. These platforms of creating websites are supporting many such sites over the internet worldwide.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomm harry
    Wow! thank you for the great article. You have given me an idea. Cool!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    I think Shopify's great and have used it on many products. Once you scale you will want to migrate to a custom/self-hosted platform but it's great for starting out with a limited number of SKU's or volume.
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  • Profile picture of the author jodieatveeqo
    I'd probably recommend WooCommerce - it's free and great for people starting out. It's also backed by WordPress so it's very search engine friendly

    I work for an inventory management software called Veeqo and most of our customers actually use Shopify - it's very easy to use and comes with a ton of support, so if you're looking for something that's ready to use straight away, with plenty of guidance, then Shopify may be a better choice. I'd look into both if I were you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nexstair
    Go for woo-commerce and you would love it.Easy to manage and hassle free system in wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author pixelcrayons7
    With the help of WordPress and various plugins available, you can create an e-commerce site for your business quite easily.

    Cart66 Lite

    eShop Plugin

    Jigoshop WordPress e-commerce Plugin

    Woocommerce Plugin

    WP e-Commerce Plugin

    Quick Shop Plugin

    YAK shopping cart Plugin
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  • Profile picture of the author themdevpro
    I think wordpress is best for you...
    1.wordpress is easy to use
    2. Lot's of free Plugin and themes
    3.Easy to setup seo
    and many more...
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