Are you are planning a startup, and looking to sell online, wondering where to start? The world of e-commerce today is more competitive than ever, with many different options for startups. We’re going to compare the four best ones we’ve worked with on our own projects.
How do you know which one is right for your business? To start there are 3 most important questions you must be clear about.
- Your budget
- Design and layout
- Payment methods you want to give to your customers
At Eduhive Creative Studio we work to provide the best effective and efficient solutions from the market. These e-commerce website design and development solutions work to make your work easily manageable, track able & traceable.
Here is a comparison between the most used tools for e-commerce website design and website development.
Magento is one of the most widely used eCommerce platforms in the world – This out of the box eCommerce solution owned by eBay is eminent for the online store design and development that caters several custom options. Magento stores can be optimized for different platforms and devices, eliminating the compatibility issues. It helps users organize the websites’ products and make it easier for them to market specific products to the specific segment of users. A big issue with Magento is that many stores face is the terribly slow performance that arises on Magento.
PrestaShop, which boasts 165,000 shops worldwide. Prestashop is used extensively by developers as it is open source software written in PHP, utilizing MySQL database. PrestaShop is a lot easier to learn and will suit most purposes, but perhaps not as feature rich if compared to Magento . Prestashop has very small footprint, hence can run quickly and easily on smaller servers.
Shopify is among famous shopping cart tool. It is as fully functional and capable of handling large retail operations. A remarkable feature with shopify is the adaption of app store. The user interface of the admin panel is simply gorgeous. The biggest downside is the limited ability to change the checkout page. Although you have some control over it, it is minor. Shopify also comes with unlimited products and bandwidth. But unlike prestashop, magento you need to pay a monthly fee and there are far fewer “free” plugins available.
Woo Commerce is a blessing to wordpress users. Woo commerce is not a complete platform but a shopping-cart plug-in which can be used by any wordPress site to integrate selling of their products. WooCommerce also gives you limitless capabilities and endless customization options from the vast collection of themes, extensions and plugins available throughout the Web.
At Eduhive Creative Studio we try to analyze not only the current requirements but also the scope of expansion in future for your Online Business .
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