E-commerce or eCommerce (electronic commerce) is a business model refers to buying and selling goods and services on the internet through a website or social media.
Best eCommerce Tools
Shopify is one of the top eCommerce (online store) builder. Using Shopify, it’s very easy to set up an online store without writing a single line of code, Shopify plans include 29$,79$ and 299$ per month. It has six free templates to choose from. And hundreds of paid templates which cost you around 180$, Most of the templates are mobile friendly. Third-party templates are restricted by Shopify.
Bigcommerce is the leading e-commerce software for building eCommerce websites, but the interface is a bit messy, for creating small store’s Shopify is the best choice. It has 7 free themes to choose and pro themes come around 150$ t0 200$, Bigcommerce monthly plans include 29.95$, 79.95$, 199.95%, the basic 29.95$ plan comes with unlimited products, unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, a blog and Dedicated SSL.
Volusion is another popular e-commerce software, and the plans include 15$, 35$, 75$, 135$ and provides 13 free themes and premium themes are around 50$ and 180$. It has been named to VISA’s list of PCI Certified providers. It takes no transaction fee. With its native iOS, Android and smartwatch apps. It’s easy to manage store on-the-go. Process orders, view real-time sales results and add/edit products with its mobile and smartwatch apps.
Jumpseller eCommerce WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor is great and pretty simple. while it has only 13 templates to choose, but every theme can be easily customizable in addition Jumpseller has a multilingual feature over 23 languages support, many popular eCommerce software’s don’t have this option. And Jumpseller customer support is great. Jumpseller plans start with 19$, 38$, 76$ per month all plans come with free domain, unlimited products, SSL, and email support.
Wix is new to the e-commerce platform, it is ideal for building very small stores. It offers many free templates which are beautiful and mobile friendly. Wix has app market for including add-ons to your store. It takes no transaction fee on your sales. Wix plans come with 6$,12$,15$,19$,29$ for monthly plans. The 6$ connect your domain plan includes 500MB storage, 1GB bandwidth, connect your existing domain and won’t remove Wix ads.
Squarespace templates are best templates they are beautiful and professional . Their plans come with 12$,18$,26$,40$. Squarespace takes 3% sales transaction fee for 12$ plan and 2% sales transaction fee for the 18$ plan. The basic plan comes with 20 pages limit Unlimited bandwidth and storage All plans include free custom domain, SSL Security, sell unlimited products, 24/7 customer support, and a blog.
For running a small store Shopify is the ideal choice and for a large online store Bigcommerce is the best option to consider. Wix and Squarespace are popular for websites.