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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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  6. Other

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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 ?
    SEMrush
    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.


    Any other advice is welcome
     
    youhost, May 18, 2020 IP
    SEMrush
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    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 Greenhorn

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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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    #4
    Shopify would be better for a beginner. But wordpress is also very use and customize for ecommerce.
     
    Marketing_Master, May 19, 2020 IP
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    youhost Member

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    #5
    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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    yohame Active Member

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    I use wordpress only. There are many plugins to get any function you want. very great.
     
    yohame, Jun 2, 2020 IP
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    rajeshwarippavi Peon

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    Magento extension is the open source with more plugins for e-commerce website development.
     
    rajeshwarippavi, Jun 3, 2020 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 IP
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    Social Geckos Peon

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    My personal choice has always been NopCommerce, it's always worked well for me.
     
    Social Geckos, Jun 19, 2020 IP
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    I'm currently using prestashop so far its going fine.
     
    wildogre, Jun 23, 2020 IP
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    I would highly recommend Magento 2 as the best eCommerce platform - especially when you run a Magento site using MDOQ as this make Magento alt easier, faster more cost effective to run. It also provides greater flexibility and control over your store than Shopify can offer
     
    James0519, Jun 23, 2020 IP
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    Couple this with MDOQ and the Magento site can have much faster deployments and less development time on the site ultimately reducing business costs for the site
     
    James0519, Jun 23, 2020 IP
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    is there any specific web server requirements for Magneto I have heard that this platform needs good high performance servers. Is that true?
     
    wildogre, Jun 27, 2020 IP
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    Magento is the best platform for e-commerce website development.
     
    rajeshwarippavi, Jun 29, 2020 IP
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    hi, I think from the list you've mentioned Shopify and WP are the best ones really. WP is easy to use what is the best advantage for me. But when there are more difficult issues you face with your platform I think you should consider creating a customized e-commerce platform so maybe check these solutions https://www.oxagile.com/competence/ecommerce/
    I've had a trial period at Shopify but I'm about to cancel it to move my site to a customized solution to better develop my online business
     
    kkevich, Jul 7, 2020 at 8:48 AM IP
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    I have to say i have found Wordpress and Woo Commerce pretty easy to learn from scratch. I have manged to teach myself basic woo in a matter of hours and if i have a problem with anything Google has been pretty usefull in finding a solution. I've have also found loads of really helpful Youtube videos which have also been a huge help.

    The best thing about Wordpress and Woo is just the fact that so many people and websites use it their is quite literally idiot proof with amount of help and info available online. I have been able to use Wordpress for a few years now to build basic and simple website but woo means i can also ad a basic storefront quickly and easily, and to be honest it dont look bad for someone like me who lacks design skills.
     
    Telecom steve, Jul 7, 2020 at 10:29 AM IP