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Creating a store which platform should I use?

Discussion in 'eCommerce' started by macstux, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. jazz85

    jazz85 Active Member

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    #21
    I for one would go for Magento as it's written in PHP and there are many programmers out there that you can hire to work on it.
    Lots of open source extensions do exist as well... and if you need enterprise support and paid extensions... that exists too.
    https://magento.com/
    SEMrush
    Might be worth a look.
     
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    #23
    These platforms are good to create a store:
    • BigCommerce
    • Shopify
    • 3dcart
    • WooCommerce
    • Volusion
    • Prestashop
    • Weebly
    • Squarespace
    • Magento
    • Wix
     
    Amazing7, Jan 8, 2020 IP
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    Dandil Peon

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    #23
    Using prestashop as well, that service is really good
     
    Dandil, Jan 8, 2020 IP
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    SterlingSmith Greenhorn

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    #24
    Looks like you've got some good advice on ecomm platforms to launch your website. Once you have that set-up, shoot me a note for a promo code to Sandbox Commerce. Think Shopify, BigCommerce or 3DCart but for retail mobil apps.
     
    SterlingSmith, Jan 13, 2020 IP
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    Dandil Peon

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    #25
    Never tried to use BigCommerce
     
    Dandil, Jan 15, 2020 IP
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    Shivani Shrivastav Active Member

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    #26
    I would suggest Woocommerce or Shopify.
     
    Shivani Shrivastav, Jan 15, 2020 IP
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    Simsam Peon

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    #27
    I like woocommerce and have always favored that. But found out yesterday that a bank I use won't be supporting woocommerce with their payment gateway in the future, which I found a bit odd.
     
    Simsam, Jan 18, 2020 IP
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    kk5st Prominent Member

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    #28
    I'm thinking your statement could be harmful to Woocommerce. Without citing the source of this "knowledge", you have no credibility.

    gary
     
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    HelgaHlg Greenhorn

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    #29
    I recommend Magento, due to its flexibility and scalability. Moreover, I can provide you with approximate cost of Magento website development, https://elogic.co/blog/ecommerce-development-cost-in-2019-set-the-right-budget-for-your-project/. I think this information will be crucial in deciding your platform choice!)
     
    HelgaHlg, Jan 31, 2020 IP
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    #30
    I love Magento for such benefits:

    It's SEOfriendly. SEO advanced support enables products rank on all popular search engines such as Google, Yahoo and more. Magento creates title tags automatically as well as lets you to create them manually. It also prevents you from content duplication, by adding canonical tag, which links your duplicate content. To prioritize categories, products and pages, you can use a sitemap.

    Gives Hosting freedom. Unlike Shopify which has several restrictions regarding hosting solutions, with Magento you can use any type of hosting options for online stores.

    You can choose between: hosting provider, the model, the package, anything that fits your business needs. Moreover, if someday you decide to migrate to another hosting provider, you can easily move to a cozy corner you like. This option is not available for all eCommerce platforms on the market.

    Enables Third-party integration. Magento provides many third-party extensions for various needs such as payment gateway, comments plugin, analytics tool etc. This flexibility lets you easily upgrade services through the extensions.

    Scalability, flexibility, speed. No one could deny, that speed is one of the main ranking factors as well as factor, that defines the quality of eCommerce platform. Due to immense Fastly updates for Magento Commerce Cloud, page latency decreased impressively.

    The same with scalability and flexibility. Magento cares about anysize stores from small to huge ones. If your store grows, Magento will take care of it as well. Check our services here
     
    elaine869, Jul 20, 2020 IP
  11. BryanH

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    #31
    Even with open source sw like WP/WC, you have to pay for hosting.

    You might pay a little less than $29/mo for hosting in the beginning, but you're going to outgrow that pretty quickly if you're any good at marketing.

    Also, shopify has a lot of features available out of the box that would cost hundreds of dollars annually if you went with WC.
    • cross-platorm selling (facebook/ebay/amazon)
    • cart recovery
    • gift cards
    • multicurrency

    WooCommerce is a good choice for ecommerce, but the advantage is in that it's more customizable, not because it's cheaper.

    cart recovery alone is worth paying $29/mo for.
     
    BryanH, Nov 8, 2020 IP
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    macstux Well-Known Member

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    #32
    No if youre developer plus. For $30/mo you could get yourself a nice VPS that will handle it all for a really really long time... or Buy yourself some reseller hosting for way less then that and you will be good for a really really long time. Plugins are not that expensive...
     
    macstux, Nov 8, 2020 IP
  13. BryanH

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    #33
    The OP made no indication that they were a developer, also...
    30 > 29

    My point wasn't that WooCommerce is necessarily more expensive than Shopify, though it very easily can be.
    My point is the cost shouldn't be a deciding factor.

    The fee is comparable to a moderate level managed hosting with extras.

    Even though you could get a WC shop up for less per month than Shopify, the difference is negligible.
    You get more from Shopify out of the box than you do WooCommerce, but WooCommerce allows for more customization.

    It all depends on how much customization you need and how much time you want to spend setting up your shop.

    There's no clear cut answer. One isn't better than the other outside the context of the specific user's needs.
     
    BryanH, Nov 8, 2020 IP
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    macstux Well-Known Member

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    #34
    you sound like a democrat.
     
    macstux, Nov 8, 2020 IP
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    #35
    I recommend Shopify if it`s a simple store, but woocomerce if it`s something more special.
     
    Vladesq, Nov 9, 2020 IP
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    #36
    Hi! The platform for online sales depends on exactly what you want to sell and how much you want to sell. If there aren't that many products, then it makes sense to make landing pages and see the interest of buyers. But if there are more products, I would look at magento vs shopify comparisons. I'm leaning more towards magento, it seems to be cheaper to maintain and develop.
     
    SevenNationLazors, Jan 8, 2021 IP
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    I'm using Opencart and it's great! Maybe a bit need to invest into new modules, but they are very cheap. We created sports store + supplements store using opencart https://www.perfectbody.lt/papildai-sportui
     
    Artaxas, Apr 14, 2021 IP