Good ecommerce platform for online store?

Hi. I'm opening up an online store, I have all my stock and what not ready the only thing needed is the actual website. I've been doing some research and I just wanted a final conclusion really as to what website would be a good platform to make the website.

I heard that shopify and wordpress ecommerce where two good websites, is there any others that you could suggest? I don't mind paying monthly as this is for an online store

8 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best answer

    PrestaShop is the best e-commerce platform I have tried. It is a free, open source application.

    Word Press is normally unbeatable, but when it comes to e-commerce they don't have the security for features most websites need.

    PrestaShop can be installed on many hosts with one click.

    Features include an affiliate program, wish list, cart sharing, top sellers, the list goes on.

    You can find it here

    I actually just installed it here that is the default theme, I haven't added a logo or done anything to it yet.

  • 4 years ago

    How much I learned and worked in a company prior I got to know about the Opencart which is the best ecommerce open source platform for designing an online store. It has enormous plugins and easy to implement also. Most of the developers use this platform as it helps them to build a website quickly without any hassle.

    With the usage of this platform one can easliy rank their website at the top by simply doing SEO for it. Other than this platform Magento, Shopify, WooCommerce etc are also there which have their own features which can help you to design an attractive website but at a cost little bit higher than Opencart. Even the customers holding capacity of this platform is also attractive which makes it more demandable above others.

  • 7 years ago

    You,ll need some database knowledge.if you want this business to be successfuly and you,ll nees some database software to manage the handling of the orders preferably mySQL 2008 compact edition. Understanding of the SQL,syntax is advantageous. There arent any platforms that just do all the work for you, setting up a shopping cart online is exceptionally difficult even for an experienced senior developer, you,ll need verisign or thawhate ti confirm you can use https gateways and you,ll need to configure these through windows iis or apaches layer config, bloody difficult stuff. Id just stick too paypal or google checkout buddy.

  • 4 years ago

    If your coding experience it limited, I'd consider a hosted solution like shopify or Magento Go. Magento Go has an online template design capability and has loads of functionality. However, the key consideration must be your requirements - which system best fits them and could evolve as your business does?

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    For online store I suggest you to go after Magento. They have OVER 50 payment gateway systems which is very beneficial to every store. I on my own using magento and never had a second thought.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I've been using opencart on my own ecommerce store and it works really well. There's also zencart and many wordpress themes that have built in ecommerce functions. I still recommend opencart, it's awesome.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    First Things first. Optimize your key words so that they are the informed ones and pair them with the right ad words. Design your landing page effectively and focus on making it content rich. The better and the content rich pages help the Google crawlers to crawl and index your page effectively. Reap the benefits of social media sites and create a business page on each of them and invite friends and business owners to like and share your posts. Go for building of links through forum posts, Blogging, SMM updates, Press releases and blog comments. Get your business listed in local listing sites. Try to obtain linking domain info for your competitor from open site explorer. Go for participation on those in order to get links for your site. This is the key to get customers and in order to make them follow your business, offer them promotional products occasionally as they would incite a positive thought for ones business. So for any e commerce site, one has to resort to white hat SEO technique for extracting benefits.

  • 5 years ago

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