5 Platforms for E-Commerce Solutions

5 Platforms for E-Commerce Solutions

How many of us come out of the womb knowing how to put together and implement an e-Commerce system? I thought so. But in reality, finding and setting up  e-Commerce solutions for your small business doesn’t need to be such a complicated endeavor. All it takes is finding the right system, and we’re going to look at several of those right here, right now.

When comparing solutions don’t forget to keep your own needs front of mind, as it is super easy to opt for a solution that is entirely more than you really need. That said, let’s look at 5 e-Commerce solutions that are great for startups.

5 Awesome E-Commerce Solutions

Volusion A great solution for startups as it is supremely affordable, starting off at $15 per with no transaction fees and a free 14-day trial period. Volusion features a website builder, hosting and a shopping cart. They have a number of SEO features built into the platform, as well as professional templates and 24/7 support.

Square Market If you want a solution fast, then Square Market could be right for you. You can be accepting sales in minutes, with a surprisingly vast number of features as well. You can use your own logo, imagery and more. They offer a mobile ready solution, with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a more expensive choice. They don’t charge a monthly fee; only 2.75% per transaction.

Shopify Another entry-level solution that provides a 14-day free trial, and charges $14 a month with no transaction fees. With more than 100 templates to pick from, Shopify is drop-dead easy to set up, and Shopify Mobile (Shopify’s own mobile credit card reader) and Shopify POS (Shopify’s iPad point-of-sale system) can make selling anywhere a reality.

WooCommerce For the WordPress users among us, and there are many, WooCommerce is the top choice. Effortless integration into your existing WordPress install, and the additional benefits of the countless plugins WordPress has to offer.

BigCommerce – One of the first and now serving the mid-level market and over 55,000 websites, BigCommerce has a lot more features, but can also be a tad more complex. Primarily intended for mid to high volume businesses. Prices start at $29.95 with a 1.5% transaction fee.

Luke Harlan
Marketing Strategist

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