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Best E-Commerce Platforms? And Features Missing in Each

Discussion in 'eCommerce' started by RashedGS, Dec 1, 2017.

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    Hello everyone,

    Which E-Commerce platforms are you using to build your E-Commerce stores?
    And what are the main problems with each?
    I have been using many of them and found that a lot of them could be better and easier for beginners.

    Some of the mistakes/problems I have found up until now are:

    High price, monthly subscription, commissions from each sale
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    Complicated and slow setup

    Problems with mobile responsiveness

    Product and category amount depends on subscription level

    Complicated back-end interface with too many functions

    Hard to create fully functional filters and search option

    Users must do loading speed optimisation themselves

    Customer support is hard to reach or doesn’t exist, limited or no video tutorials

    Users must use Photoshop etc to crop and optimise images before upload



    Let me know what problems you have encountered when building e-commerce store.

    Thanks
     
    RashedGS, Dec 1, 2017 IP
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  2. dimitarang

    dimitarang Active Member

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    I find woocommerce perfect for beginners, it is functional, it is user friendly, all set up with a few clicks.
     
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    RashedGS Peon

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    Really? I think woocommerce is super complicated for beginners. Especially the categories...
     
    RashedGS, Dec 1, 2017 IP
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    dimitarang Active Member

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    Well it is not as easy as shopify, you need to have some basic knowledge.
     
    dimitarang, Dec 1, 2017 IP
  5. Bella Lopez

    Bella Lopez Greenhorn

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    I am using a combination of WooCommerce and WooDropship for my AliExpress dropshipping store. I am not really a tech person and this one works great for me. Really, I can find a free plugin for just about anything and there is no coding involved which is a relief. Another thing I liked was the amount of customization I can do with the themes. It's as easy as drag and drop and I have my own designs ready in under 10 minutes.

    The themes are also responsive and SEO friendly which is a plus for me.
     
    Bella Lopez, Jan 4, 2018 IP
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    I use Prestashop and it's 100% free but will take quite some time to set up properly for users who have no experience. If you need advanced functionality, then you need to check Prestashop Addons/Marketplace to fit your needs and calculate how much it will cost you.
    Prestashop forum has 99% of solutions for everything you may need. The only difficulty I got is incorporating it with the ERP and accounting software.
     
    OnlineWorkIdeas_com, Jan 13, 2018 IP
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    Sellers looking to setting up their first ecommerce store should bear in mind that some day they are likely to scale or enter a big marketplace, like Amazon, Walmart Marketplace, Jet or Ebay. Even if you don’t have such plans in the near future, this is definitely something to account for. So when choosing an ecommerce platform, sellers should ask themselves the following questions:
    • How much will I be able to sell using this platform?
    • What will it take to connect the store to a marketplace my buyers use?
     
    JazvaSoftware, Jan 25, 2018 IP
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    I am not getting a way to post a thread so i am asking a question here.
    Can anyone please tell me how these coupons website like Reecoupons
    and other websites giving away discount, bargains coupons etc. How are they effectiving
    the e-commerce platform and what beneficiary are they having and offering?

    And What impact it possesses on Online Shopping and marketing?
     
    johanas75, Jan 30, 2018 IP
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    Shopify is definitely the easiest to use. It's a drag and drop builder with tons of functionality, and it's relatively simple to learn. It also has plugins for almost every functionality increase you would want, like affiliates or upsells, etc. But it does have a monthly subscription of at least $29/mo. There is a 14 day free trial, though. So if you flesh out your idea and marketing plan first then put it all together the first day, you can spend 13 days trying to earn a sale to pay for your monthly subscription.

    WooCommerce is a lot harder to get started with for a beginner. It has less functionality to start and you have to to install plugins for EVERY SINGLE THING you want your store to be able to do. But it doesn't have any monthly fees outside of your own hosting, so I know it's what beginners tend to lean towards. I don't recommend it for your first or even second, but it does work and it integrates with existing sites very easily.

    I haven't tried any other platforms.
     
    Sharpay, Jan 30, 2018 IP