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Which ecommerce platform do you use?

Discussion in 'eCommerce' started by Jblox, Sep 30, 2015.

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    Hi everyone,

    I’m currently doing some research into all of the current ecommerce solutions and trying to determine whether there might be a need for something a little different to what’s currently available, so I would really appreciate some input from anyone that sells online.

    If you could answer any or all of the following questions, I would find it really helpful.

    1. Which ecommerce platform do you currently use?
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    2. Which kind of solution do you favor, hosted or open source/custom? Why?

    3. Do you sell products through an Amazon or Ebay store? If yes, then do you feel that these platforms allow you to build a brand identity as well as some of the other solutions?

    4. If Amazon/Ebay allowed more customisation and allowed you to use a custom domain, would this option be attractive to you?
    Thanks for your time
     
    Jblox, Sep 30, 2015 IP
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  2. SKUlabs

    SKUlabs Greenhorn

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    We work with a number of e-commerce sellers big and small, and have experience with our own stores.

    We support about a dozen integrations (and growing), but the ones we would most likely recommend to people would be Magento, Shopify, and WooCommerce. Those three have the best built-in feature set, community support, and extensibility through apps and extensions.

    Hosted vs open source depends on the user's needs. If you want to be able to fine-tune every part of your store, from landing to checkout, and you don't mind getting your hands dirty with development and maintenance, go with Magento or another open source self-hosted platform. Sellers that are less experienced in web development or don't want to deal with maintaining a server stack and codebase will want to stick to a hosted service like Shopify.

    A lot of our customers sell through Amazon, eBay, and Etsy in addition to their own store. These marketplaces are primarily used to get additional sales volume by reaching buyers that would otherwise not find a standalone store. Your ability to establish brand identity on a marketplace site is extremely limited, and the competition is very stiff. Generally speaking, your volume might be higher on marketplaces, but your margins will be higher on your own site. It's a good idea to consider doing both though.

    A custom store and domain wouldn't really fit into a marketplace environment in my eyes. People shop on Amazon because they can shop and compare between a ton of sellers and products all at once. They know what to expect when they click into a category or open a product listing page, and they can trust the sellers and reviewers because the content is hosted by Amazon. This familiarity and credibility might be lost when seller customization is expanded.
     
    SKUlabs, Sep 30, 2015 IP
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    Have a look at shopify which is the best ecommerce platform to use.
     
    swasa, Sep 30, 2015 IP
  4. JaneJudetted

    JaneJudetted Peon

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    - Shopify
    - Hosted because it is easy
    - I sell products from Amazon. I am an affiliate basically.
    - No. Why would I be building my business on someone else’s domain?
     
    JaneJudetted, Oct 7, 2015 IP
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    Magento is a best e-commerce platform.
     
    Harshal shah, Oct 8, 2015 IP
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    nlundgaard Greenhorn

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    I use PrestaShop.
    I prefer an open source solution since it makes me capable of tweaking the shop in anyway I want. With a hosted solution you are much more limited to the bounderies of the platform.
     
    nlundgaard, Oct 8, 2015 IP
  7. Marionfive

    Marionfive Peon

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    Magento is the best e-commerce platform. also, I have some profit from Ebay
     
    Marionfive, Oct 11, 2015 IP
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    webtranslation Banned

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    Try woocommerce
     
    webtranslation, Oct 18, 2015 IP
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    EPol83 Active Member

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    Part of a wellness company providing household products. Its all in house
     
    EPol83, Oct 18, 2015 IP
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    ss330662 Peon

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    wordpress is a good for beginers.. i use wordpress platform..
     
    ss330662, Oct 20, 2015 IP
  11. tajdink

    tajdink Greenhorn

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    hi , why go for somebodys platform and pay yearly fees ..be independent , anytime you can grow up to a limit wher you have to be independent
    ...so my site is ready for you with consultation ,, installing on your server , hosting ...with complete sourcecode data , everything on your side ..
    see sample site www.ihtaj.com ... login with '' pass : 'testforu' goto adminisration , see the applications ..evry sourcecodes are from scratch ..to install in your server you just have to pay me 2500$
     
    tajdink, Oct 21, 2015 IP
  12. VandhanamDigit

    VandhanamDigit Active Member

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    Here is my list of Ecommerce self hosted sites suggestions

    • Magento
    • Shopify
    • WooCommerce
    • BigCommerce
    • osCommerce
    • Wix
    • Weebly
    • SquareSpace
    • Volusion
    • PrestaShop
    • 3DCart
    • ZenCart
    • GoDaddy
    • MoonFruit
    • 1&1
    • BigCartel
     
    VandhanamDigit, Oct 23, 2015 IP
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    1. Shopify
    2. Open source
    3. Don’t sell from Amazon or ebay
    4. Not at all.
     
    N8fighter, Oct 26, 2015 IP
  14. UmerShoukat

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    Wordpress and Magento both are best, If you have limited products and don't haev problem with inventory then use wordpress. and if you have many products and want to maintain inventory as well then use Magento. I have my online shoes store for men and women on Magento. I also have listed my products on Amazon and Ebay. And am getting sale from all three platforms. Do proper seo for my site and getting sale of $2000 per week.
    So, i suggest list your products on Amazon and Ebay and then use open source store too.
     
    UmerShoukat, Oct 27, 2015 IP
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    I have use WooCommerce
     
    Ranjan Pal, Nov 2, 2015 IP
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    I like e-Commerce a lot. And it's simply the best.
     
    Atikur, Dec 17, 2015 IP
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    Yes. I have Amazon and eBay store. Here Now I'm using sophify and maganto because shopify is better for creating online store and maeganto is better for traffic collection. Have you any amazon store?
     
    SEMWORLD2015, Dec 19, 2015 IP
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    Hi @JaneJudetted !
    Did you list amazon products at your own website?
     
    mixa_ru, Apr 7, 2016 IP
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    Yes guys i love shopify because is one of the best platform . But sorry to say as i also live Magento because its really very easy to used.
     
    eva-max, Apr 9, 2016 IP
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    which was am using is Fantacy script
    solution that i favor is hosted
     
    appkodes, Apr 11, 2016 IP