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easy eCommerce platforms for startup?

Discussion in 'eCommerce' started by youhost, May 18, 2020.

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Best easy to use Ecommerce platform

  1. OpenCart

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  2. Wordpress + woocomerce

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  3. Mageno 2

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  4. Prestashop

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  5. Shopify

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  1. #1
    Hi all, Im looking for a little advice.

    What is a good choice for a easy to use eCommerce platforms for starting a new business.
    Ive been considering both Wordpress and opencart.

    Background - My mother wants to start a clothing business, she had a small successful business some years ago but she had to close due to health issues, now she wants to do it again, my suggestion was start online first to see how it goes.

    What would be the best platform to start with ?

    requirements
    Simple easy to use, so my mum can input the products and details.
    The average person should be able to use it without issues.
    Good SEO
    Need to be able to grow with us.
    SEMrush

    Any other advice is welcome
     
    youhost, May 18, 2020 IP
    SEMrush
  2. chrisand2cats

    chrisand2cats Greenhorn

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    My personal choice is wordpress because I find it simple to navigate, especially for newbies. I also find that when something goes wrong on wordpress and you cannot fix it yourself, there are so many people who can fix it for you that if you must pay, the cost is always pretty low.
    I am sure others will disagree with me because everyone prefers one over the other for personal reasons; what I find the best, someone else may say not the best.
     
    chrisand2cats, May 18, 2020 IP
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    IAmTheAnswer Peon

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    For me it's OpenCart. I have worked for an e-commerce company for years that uses OpenCart as their platform and I find it easy to use. And it is also highly customizable.
     
    IAmTheAnswer, May 18, 2020 IP
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    Marketing_Master Your Media Plug Premium Member

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    Shopify would be better for a beginner. But wordpress is also very use and customize for ecommerce.
     
    Marketing_Master, May 19, 2020 IP
  5. youhost

    youhost Member

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    At the moment im not sure, for some reason the open source eCommerce market seams to be dead, Outside the big one (woo presta. opencart, magento) ive not see any new players since woocomerce.

    im still looking at wordpress as a option due to the fact ive gotten use to it and it offer a lot of option and flexibility, it does have its downsides like a l;ot of attacks and other issues but for my need to start with it would be good and get me similar results to shopify.


    My 2nd option at the Monet is prestashop because I think the back end is easier to use and it seam to have made some nice changes over the years.

    opencart is similar but nat as good IMO, it has not changed much since v2 which leave me thinking it may get old fast.

    I have thought about magento a few times but from personal experience It would be too compacted and experiencing to maintain if v2 is anything like 1.x.


    I have had a look at shopify and others but I dont understand them, I dont really see the benefit yet, if I can build a similar simple site.
     
    youhost, May 20, 2020 IP
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    I use wordpress only. There are many plugins to get any function you want. very great.
     
    yohame, Jun 2, 2020 at 8:39 PM IP
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    Magento extension is the open source with more plugins for e-commerce website development.
     
    rajeshwarippavi, Jun 3, 2020 at 2:57 AM IP
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    Indglobal Digital Greenhorn

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    Magento is the best platform for startups. Magento is user friendly and easy to manage. You can refer to Indglobal's Web-page to Know more about the Magento Platform and how it works and you also get free demo.
     
    Indglobal Digital, Jun 6, 2020 at 6:13 AM IP