6 Easy to Use E-Commerce Platforms in 2019
Do you want to put up your own online business but you do not have the technical knowledge to put up the store? Well, do not worry because you can use an e-commerce platform for that.
Simply put, these platforms will allow you to have an online shop up and running without prior technical knowledge. This means that you can get your website up and all you really need to think about is how to grow your business.
That being said, this article will focus more on the easy to use platforms which are perfect for beginners in the online realm. So, without further ado, here are some of the best online e-commerce platforms in 2019:
Originally known purely as a website builder, Wix now actually allows you to create your own online shop by providing you the tools necessary to build one. You are treated with a drag-and-drop interface and you have over 500 templates to choose from so that you can truly customize your shop.
The downside to this platform is that, as I’ve said in the beginning, this was known as a website builder first before being known as an e-commerce platform, so the features may not be as robust as the other options.
If you want a dedicated e-commerce platform, then BigCommerce is something that you should look into first. It offers you a bevy of tools and features that you can use to manage your store. For instance, you can set product discounts, promotions, product variants, coupons, and so much more.
So how about the negative? Well, BigCommerce is focused more in providing you with store management capabilities that it has lagged behind in terms of themes. Still, I think this is one of the more robust platforms out there.
Considered by many as an e-commerce platform that is perfect for beginners, Shopify is indeed a robust platform with all of the bells and whistles.
It has plenty of themes, it has amazing support, but more importantly, it has a massive following and the community is pretty much alive. If you have any questions, you can just post in the forums and someone will come back to you and answer your queries.
My only gripe about Shopify is the pricing. Normally, you would pay for the base version of your website, but as you implement more and more features, you should pay a lot more than what you need.
Volusion provides you with an easy drag-and-drop interface that has ‘responsive’ themes that conform to a much smaller mobile device.
It also gives you some product management tools such as native fulfillment options, rich text product descriptions, subscription options, loyalty programs, and more. It can also integrate with a lot of different payment options as well.
The thing that you have to remember about this platform is that their pricing structure is a bit confusing. That is because they are using a bandwidth limit in their price tiers, which means that in the event that you run out of allowable bandwidth, you’re going to have to pay for more.
Originally started as a website builder, Squarespace is slowly inching its way into the e-commerce realm. The easy to use interface allows beginner online business owners to do their thing without having to worry about the technical aspects.
The disadvantage of this platform is that its e-commerce tools hasn’t matured yet, meaning that you will get only a limited number of payment options, as well as e-commerce features that you probably want but is not found in the platform (yet).
Magento is great for beginners and experts alike. If you are a beginner, you can call their service and a developer will guide you along the way. If you are an expert, you can pretty much tweak and add features to your online store as you please.
Because of the plethora of features available to you, the more of it you implement and enable on your website, the slower your website is going to be. So, use those options sparingly.