5 Platforms to Investigate for an E-Commerce Solution

Opening up shop on the internet can be a fearsome task if you’re unfamiliar with all the tech involved, and who is? Particularly when it comes to e-Commerce solutions and payment portals. Unless you’ve worked with this kind of software before, you are pretty much in the dark as to what you need and how much it should cost.

18648604_sWhen comparing solutions make sure you keep your own needs front of mind, as it is super easy to opt for a solution that is a lot more than you really need. That said, let’s check out 5 e-Commerce solutions that are great for startups.

5 Awesome E-Commerce Solutions

Volusion - Volusion is a great spot to get your feet wet. Very affordable at just $15 a month and no transaction fees, they have oodles of templates, a good website builder, along with numerous other features including SEO built right in, and a shopping cart, along with 24/7 support.

Square Market - This choice will provide you with a way to get your storefront up in minutes, with a wealth of features including personalized store logo and images, flexible promotional codes, adjustable tax rates, size and color options, social media links, online marketing tools, mobile-ready storefronts and more. There are also no monthly fees, and merchants are charged 2.75% per sale.

Shopify - Another entry-level solution that provides a 14-day free trial, and charges $14 a month with no transaction fees. With more than 100 templates to select from, Shopify is drop-dead easy to set up, and Shopify Mobile (Shopify’s own mobile credit card reader) and Shopify POS (Shopify’s iPad point-of-sale system) can make selling anywhere a reality.

WooCommerce - For the WordPress users among us, and there are many, WooCommerce is a top choice. Seamless integration into your existing WordPress install, and the additional advantages of the numerous plugins WordPress has to offer.

BigCommerce - One of the first and now serving the mid-level market and over 55,000 websites, BigCommerce has many more features, but is also a tad more complex. Primarily designed for mid to high volume businesses. Prices start at $29.95 with a 1.5% transaction fee.

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