5 Leading E-Commerce Platforms That Helps Entrepreneur To Sell Their Products
“If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business” – Bill Gates
This applies to all the businesses out there, ranging from large enterprises to Micro, small & medium enterprises (MSMEs). If you are not on the internet, your business will not even appear in front of 50 percent of your potential buyers. With the rise of technology, cloud computing and global markets, it became clear long ago that internet will hold the key to all the future trades.
With increase in the need for e-commerce solutions, there emerged a lot of players who offered variety of solutions to set-up an online shop. As time passed by, it became easier and easier to be online. Today, there are several Huge e-commerce platforms out there who doesn’t even need a technical person to set-up a business online. Amongst mane, here are the 5 key platforms who you should consider to set-up your shop online.
Shopify is without a doubt, one of the best and easy going e-commerce solutions out there. With an easy admin panel and flexible payment options, it also offers variety of themes, templates and apps that you can integrate with your shop. Shopify has reported to be hosting more than 500,000 online shops and serving more than 1 million active users. Fully customisable online stores, unlimited bandwidth and product inventory, integrated sales channels like Pinterest and Amazon, automated 3rd party shipping apps are some of the key features Shopify offers.
Squarespace is known for the customisable websites, but they can also power your online store. Whether you are just getting started or you are an established brand, Squarespace can help your business reach new highs. Squarespace provide simplified management of your products with tags, categories and an easy to use drag and drop sorting tool. Their mobile optimised one-page checkout lets your brand itself in your colours to sell your products on both computers and mobiles. Free SSL certificates with 2048-bit SSL encryption ensures the safety of your online store. Squarespace is great for beginners and new businesses, but if you are a geek and know exactly what you are doing, it is worth exploring other options.
BuildaBazaar is an SaaS (Software as a Service) platform by Infibeam. With their BaB and Smarty Sell online features to manage the products, easy order management and SEO friendly tools, BuildaBazaar is just as good as any of its counter-parts. They have also extended their services for travel agents to build travel booking sites for hotels, flights, buses and car rentals. BuildaBazaar also helps you get more traffic through their IGNITE program which diverts traffic from the parent company Infibeam’s product page.
If you are some geek/coder/tech-savvy personnel, try exploring Magento as it provides the freedom to customise and scale your store. Magento is an open source platform which offers more than 9000 plugins to customise and scale your online presence. With great freedom, comes great responsibility. While Magento is easily the most customisable e-commerce platform out there, you need to be extremely as there are a lot of complexities build around them. Magento serves over 250,000 customers and have reach community of 150,000 developers and 300+ solution partners.
WooCommerce is a WordPress plug-in which lets you convert your WordPress website in an online shop. Woo-commerce is highly customisable and has a secure payment gateway. If you are familiar with WordPress, Woo-commerce offers a very easy to use admin panel to manage your store. With more than 32 Million downloads, WooCommerce powers around 28% of all online stores. Again, if you want to highly customise your store, you need to have functioning knowledge of WordPress, but WooCommerce also provides few themes for beginners.
So, these were the top 5 e-commerce platforms out there which you can use to start your online shop or take it to the next level. All platforms have their diverse features which gives them more power in some scenarios, but overall, they are all very powerful solutions which will help you take your business to next level.
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