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Which eCommerce platform do you prefer and why?

Discussion in 'eCommerce' started by Kim Hoseok, Aug 25, 2021.

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    I know there are reasons to go with a big solution like Magento for a large company or something more like Shopify for medium business, or WooCommerce for small business, but I just want to hear from everyone on what platform do you prefer and why?

    And if you have an opinion on whether or not to use Amazon, curious about your thoughts there.
    SEMrush
     
    Kim Hoseok, Aug 25, 2021 IP
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  2. Brackwom

    Brackwom Greenhorn

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    BigCommerce is the best eCommerce platform. I have been with BC for
    1 year. Tech support is best & always available. In amazon, tech support is not good.it is not worth calling customer service.
     
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    Most ecommerce stores on the internet are built using WooCommerce, that’s for sure. However, this answer differs from person to person and business to business. Personally, I prefer using a solution that is hosted because it saves me a lot of time and effort while setting up stores using open source solutions.

    The platform that I use is StoreHippo which is an enterprise e-commerce solution. I like it because it has all the features like marketing integration, shipping, payment, logistics, etc built-in, just ready to use. So it saves me big bucks. Another thing I like about it is the fact that it gives me a lot of flexibility in how I want my store to look. This is one feature that makes people attracted to open-source platforms, but this feature in a hosted platform seems more promising to me, at least.

    As for the Amazon part, I wouldn’t prefer it as selling on Amazon might hamper my individual brand. It depends on different businesses and their motives.
     
    Cynthia Moreno, Aug 27, 2021 IP
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    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    There is NO ecommerce platform that will do what I want, so I built my own.
     
    mmerlinn, Aug 28, 2021 IP
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    seomanualsubmission Well-Known Member

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    Own script or coding is best always.

    According to me OpenCart is also not bad but you need to know how to manage ..... At least more better than wordpress woocommerce.
     
    seomanualsubmission, Aug 28, 2021 IP
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    I prefer building my own platform because all the existing platforms have lots of limitations for my purposes.
     
    Shaktimi, Oct 6, 2021 IP
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    I would like to prefer Shopify because It's so easy to use, SEO-friendly, self-hosted with a great loading speed and Its customers support is really outstanding. So Why I do not choose this when I'm getting everything that I need to run my eCommerce site.
     
    raypayne, Oct 20, 2021 IP
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    BigCommerce is the best overall ecommerce platform. Its robust product search engine makes it ideal for larger retail brands. It's also a good choice for people who want to start an ecommerce store, or who have a brick and mortar store and want to expand their operations to include online orders
     
    jessicaherron9, Nov 7, 2021 IP
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    It depends on the size of the online store we are talking about. If it's a small online store, one of the better solutions is WooCommerce. Mainly when it comes to costs and access to free add-ons.
     
    Gamerseo, Nov 8, 2021 IP
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    Me too, sort of. I'm working on one at the moment.
    I am using woocommerce at the moment though. Heaps of features, just slow.
     
    4DL, Jan 6, 2022 IP
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    From existing e-commerce platforms, I would say Shopify is the best one as here you have a bunch of different options for setting up the store and there are some great metrics and analytics parameters that you can follow. On the other hand, the best option would be to create your own platform and modify it completely according to your wishes, but that you can only do if you have enough money to invest and if your business requires a more personalized store.
     
    VortexAlpha, Jan 14, 2022 IP
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    WRONG! ALL you need is a computer, which is available for FREE or at little cost. If you cannot afford that, then YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO BE IN BUSINESS.
     
    mmerlinn, Jan 14, 2022 IP