You have two ways to build an eCommerce presence. One method, hosted shopping carts, is very user-friendly for both the designer and the end-user (your customers flocking to your online store). The other method, self-hosted, open-source shopping carts, is more advanced, and can lead to slicker, more involved eCommerce storefronts. The Top Ten for 2015 is already giving 3magine, experts in web design in Toronto, plenty of opportunity for customization, for matching unique stores to a distinctive style.
The Top E-Commerce Builder Softwares for 2015
- Shopify —Shopify, a hosted shopping cart, has a breath-taking 150,000 online stores using it. You get an online storefront, payment processing, web host, website builder, inventory management, marketing apps and more. Extremely easy to use but with plenty of muscle to expand as your business booms. Start your FREE Shopify trial now!
- Bigcommerce—With something like 60,000 websites tapping its strengths, Bigcommerce, a hosted shopping cart, keeps the technology in the background and lets you design your site quickly. Your store will be up and running using a deep toolbox of eCommerce applications that interface smoothly with various social channels.
- Squarespace—A hosted shopping cart for the budget-minded, Squarespace provides templates that generate stunning, visually rich websites. Not quite as full a toolbox of eCommerce bells and whistles, Squarespace gets the job done with beautiful results.
- Weebly eCommerce—You’re new to the whole e-presence, sell-it-online idea. You’re panicked. Then reach for Weebly, a hosted shopping cart, and its extremely user-friendly drag-n-drop website builder. You will not go wrong with the comprehensive ecommerce tools and speed this software offers.
- Selz—Suppose you are a musician, filmmaker, writer or graphic artist. Your product can be entirely digital, and selling it can be a challenge. Whether you sell one song or 100,000 videos, you pay as you go for Selz’s complete line of services. Pricing sets this ecommerce site apart. Pay 25¢ and a small five-percent commission per sale for every short story, song, video clip or poem you sell.
- WooCommerce—Free shopping-cart software downloaded more than four million times, WooCommerce builds a bridge from your WordPress blog to a storefront. Capitalize on your WordPress blog or site by opening a free WordPress online store.
- Magento—an open-source shopping cart, Magento lets you tinker with perfection to your heart’s content, giving your storefront exactly the look, feel and behavior you want. This is for the discerning visual web designer. If you intend to open seven different online stores, Magento lets you manage them all from one hub.
- OpenCart—Open-source software with a 27,000-theme directory so you can drop it into your own hosted site whether you have one online store or one hundred, giving each a unique “look.” You get more than 20 payment gateways and at least eight shipping methods.
- Zen Cart—Written in PHP (used on some 240 million websites), Zen is open-source eCommerce software with nearly 2,000 add-ons across 16 categories. Some 150,000 Zen advocates are online to help, too, if you run into a problem.
Among the most popular of these builder softwares, Shopify has become highly appreciated by the clients of Tag Team Design in Colorado, simply because it is so user-friendly. Who wouldn’t love an easy to use software!
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