After using and reviewing lots of online store builders in the past few years, I’ve selected the top 10 ecommerce platforms and shopping cart software that I think are the best fit for any needs. So before starting your online shop take a look at this comparison chart.
In a market as saturated as the ecommerce platform market, it can be very difficult to figure out which shopping cart software best meets your needs. If you are considering starting your own store, then chances are you have already run into this struggle at some point. So far I have reviewed most popular platforms as individual offers, and created this comparison chart, then ranked all platforms after their SEO effectiveness, but now it is time to see how the different platforms compare to each other: Shopify, Bigcommerce, 3dcart, Volusion and Big Cartel.
Which payment gateway should you use for your ecommerce store? With dozens of online payment processing options to choose from, it can be a complicated decision.
Why is SEO Important for Ecommerce? Well, 44% of every online purchase begins with an online search (IPSOS 2012). Making sure that your products can be found easily on search engines such as Google can be the difference between an ecommerce business that fails or succeeds. A large part of effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is to ensure that the pages of your site appear as relevant as possible to a search engine for the search terms (keywords) that your prospective customers are using.
Many business owners may be unaware that their Ecommerce platform (some of them discussed here) might not be equipped with the features needed to make their online shop search-engine-friendly. Some ecommerce software offers only the most basic SEO features, some only at a premium cost while others do not offer them at all.
Sometimes you just need a way to sell your products online without having to deal with bulky ecommerce software. Digital products require even more simplicity, because you don’t necessarily need all the features to get videos or photos or books up on the internet and selling to other people.
Let’s say you have a handful of digital products and you want the simplest and fastest way to start selling them and making some money. There are plenty of amazing ecommerce platforms, but which ones are the easiest for digital products?
WordPress has started its journey as a blogging platform, but now it’s being used as a robust solution for building eCommerce sites. The powerful plug-in architecture of WordPress makes it possible for anyone to transform an ordinary site into a fully-fledged digital shop. So in case you’d rather build it with good old WordPress instead of using dedicated shopping cart software, read on!
We’ve all seen the success of marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon and eBay. It’s amazing that sites like Etsy are generating product sales of up to $65 million in a single month. However, these physical product marketplaces must take thousands, if not millions, of dollars to setup and maintain, right? Well, that’s not necessarily the case, since using a few tools like WordPress, a hosting plan and Marketify can allow you to create a physical marketplace website on the cheap. And I’m going to show you exactly how to do it, step by step.
Online companies rise and fall depending on the quality of search engine optimization.
Let’s say you start an online store. The idea rocks, your employees handle customer service like pros, and most of your shipments arrive ahead of schedule. Sounds like a pretty solid start, right?
The only problem lies in the SEO. This hypothetical company has failed to complete research on what it takes to beat out the competition on Google. Therefore, a far less competent company, with sub-par support and a mediocre product beats your company out.
Today we’re publishing an enlightening guest post by Rosalie Dores, who’s conducting fabulous mindfulness courses in London. As much as we love the web and the opportunities ecommerce is offering us, I am sure many of you feel the intense pressure that technology and social media are putting on us. Let us try together to find the right balance.
The age of affordable mobile apps is upon us. You can find dozens of builders online that help you construct a simple small business app without spending thousands of dollars on a developer. It works by providing pre-built templates and simple builders that anyone can manage.
The only problem is that some of the builders can get pricey the more downloads you have, and I’ve yet to find a solution to truly integrates with an ecommerce store.
However, that may have changed recently, since we were introduced to a company called Plobal Apps.
As many of us know, Facebook Messenger offers an instant messaging module for Facebook users. It connects you with your friends, and generates quick, easy conversations, without having to go on a friend’s wall to post something that should most likely remain private for whatever reason. Just recently, Facebook opened this section of its platform up to businesses. This means that companies can get sponsored content on there, sell their products and potentially post ads or even generate bots to interact with customers.
You know the drill. A customer stops by your store and tries to buy a product. They’re pretty pumped about this new pair of shoes, completing a few hours of research and forking over a large chunk of money during the checkout process. Only one problem lurks in the shadows: The shoes are out of stock. Inventory management software could be the difference between losing customers for life and keeping people around for years to come.