10 Best eCommerce Platforms

The online retail industry is a highly competitive one. It leads to the high competition of eCommerce platforms that power them as well.

It is kind of difficult to pick a good ecommerce among 300+ eCommerce platforms. Following are the top 10 eCommerce platforms which you can choose to start your online business:

Shopify

Shopify is ideal for small and middle range online shops – as well as drop shipping stores. It dominates the market in terms of convenience. It has a drag and drop interface and provides many one click actions to ease your work. Themes, multiple channels and fast loading times are part of the package too.

3dcart

3dcart is around since 2001 and has helped lots of big names in their early days. There are no transaction fees, as well as unlimited storage. Shipping is extremely advanced and there is no API required. Setting the store is not difficult, but it will take a while to get used to it. It is mostly suitable for advanced users.

BigCommerce

BigCommerce is currently one of the top ecommerce platforms out there. It works with any niche and it is suitable for both beginners and experienced users. The interface is easy to use and themes are likely to make the difference. Each plan comes with a specific amount of sales.

Wix

Wix has grown a lot over the past years. It started as a low quality platform, only to grow up and become a competitive player on the market. You have multi-channel integration, drop shipping features, abandoned cart recovery and up to 20GB for storage.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is ideal if you are into both ecommerce and affiliate deals. It is fully compatible with WordPress and brings in extensions for payments, social media integrations, one click selling and so on. The platform is free, yet some extensions are premium.

Prestashop

Prestashop is open source and provides a solid experience – ideal for both beginners and more advanced users. It allows the integration of accounting, ERP, payment gateways, couriers and others. It features a free trial and the SSL certificate.

Squarespace

Squarespace comes with multiple plans and an easy drag and drop interface. Themes are sleek and modern. While it may take a day or two to get used to its operation, you will gain access to inventories, marketing options, SEO, analytics, social selling and even real time shipping calculators, among others.

Magento

Magento is associated with large companies. It allows working on the store until you get precisely the features you want. The community is overwhelmed with developers willing to help you for free or work on your store. There are loads of themes and plugins too. The platform is free, but large shops could do with the premium version.

Volusion

Volusion will not let you down. It features a simple website builder, drag and drop features, loads of themes (both free and premium), inventories and marketing options. While some features may miss (such as a blog), you can easily integrate third parties – such as WordPress – to overcome small minuses.

Weebly

Weebly has a straightforward interface, bulk uploads and drag and drop features – no flashy aspects to confuse you. There are three plans, as well as many free and premium themes. It does not feel very sophisticated, but a little work through those settings will put out a pretty good result – inventory management, physical products, custom shopping carts, coupons and so on.​

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