Where Do I Start?
Most merchants want to jump right into choosing a new e-commerce platform.
We often get asked "what is the best e-commerce platform?"
The answer to that is, the platform that best suits your business needs. There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to e-commerce platforms. You have to take a solid inventory of your needs and compare that to what each platform has to offer.
Keeping that in mind, there are literally hundreds of e-commerce platforms to choose from. We have our list of favorites, which includes WooCommerce, Turbify, BigCommerce, and Shopify. Most merchants will be well suited for at least one of these platforms.
Take some time to fully answer these questions, so that you know what to look for when choose a new platform.
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Which Platfrom Works Best for You?
You will need to compare each platform against your needs to determine which one is best for you. Here is a brief overview of each platform to familiarize you with the pros and cons.
WooCommerce adds e-commerce functionality onto WordPress.
It is the most commonly used checkout with 3.9 million online stores built with Woo. It's popularity is mainly due to being free and a very low cost way to start an online store.
Great for merchants who want a high level of design and layout control.
Bad for merchants who don't want hosting responsibilities.
Shopify is the most popular SaaS checkout platform.
It skyrocketed to the top of the pack by continually offering more and more tools to business owners to help them manage things in one place.
Great for merchants who want lots of features out of the box and have straightforward needs.
Bad for merchants who need a lot of customization or advanced features on a budget.
Turbify was formerly known as Yahoo Small Business.
After 25 years in the e-commerce platform business, Turbify remains a viable solution despite slow modernization.
Great for merchants who want the most customization opportunities and scalability when it comes to design and development.
Bad for merchants looking for easy plug-ins, apps, or modern themes.
Let's Get You Migrated
Our team can help you from the planning stage all the way through post-migration audits. Whether you need a trial store, a brainstorming session, or you're ready to get started, we've got the help you need.