Are you planning on putting your business online in an attempt to make money from virtual customers? Having a website that doubles as a store isn’t enough these days. Customers tend to be picky online and expect a lot from the virtual stores from which they want to shop. You need to stand out from the crowd and make waves by building a virtual custom store that is attractive as well as easy to use.
Here are some of the top eCommerce platforms you can leverage to build stunning web stores:
Magento happens to be the most popular eCommerce platform in the world at the moment, as well as the most search engine friendly. Magento is suitable for both small and large businesses, but it can be very complex and isn’t recommend if you are a programming newbie.
Shopify is very popular because it is simple to use and it makes it easy to set up a fully functional web store in quick time. The downside is that Shopify isn’t for you if you want to self-host at a later date. It also doesn’t have too many customization options.
WooCommerce is perfect if you already own a WordPress website that you’re planning to turn into a web store. WooCommerce is a word press plug-in with a lot of features, like a shopping cart program and access to secure payment gateways.
BigCommerce is perfect if you want a platform without an upper limit if you’re planning on launching a big store. BigCommerce has a lot of customization options, and it lets you add as many products as you want to your store.
There isn’t much that separates the names on this list, except for minor differences. There will be one that best suits your business, though, so do your research before picking.
If you don’t have much technical experience or programming knowledge, you probably won’t have a problem with building web stores with any of the platforms we’ve mentioned on the list. However, it takes a great degree of technical skill to build an outstanding web store – it may be worthwhile to hire a professional Openwave developer to do it for you.