Open Source eCommerce : How to Choose Right One?

March 24, 2014

Today, maximum numbers of shoppers turn to the computer and internet to shop their favorite stuff. It has obviously given rise to the popularity of the open source eCommerce market, where you can obtain the high quality and effective solutions in very quick time and small budgets. As business and organization adopt a digital shop front for their products and services, the need for both user-friendly and customizable eCommerce platform is more significant than ever. If you are going to launch an eCommerce website for selling your products and services online, then consider good open source eCommerce platforms that can help you create a fully functional online shopping site with desirable features, look and navigations.

There are various open source eCommerce platforms existing in the market such as Oscommerce, Magento, Zencart, Prestashop, Opencart, Ubercart, Tomatocart, Cubecart, etc. But choosing the platform that best suited for your business requirements is a really tough task because every open source eCommerce platform has its own pros and cons to consider. Therefore, before giving any of the platforms a final go, you have to list down all business needs and requirements.

If you make any mistake while choosing an open source eCommerce platform, then you will not get effective result and hence no one can take an interest in shopping from your online store. So, focusing on some basic parameters might be helpful to choose good and reliable eCommerce platform. Here, we are going to present some of the basic things that you should look out for while choosing it.

Basic Parameters in Limelight:

Functional completeness: Instead of searching inexpensive or free software, look for those platforms that can truly deliver what you need at a price that you can afford. Because cheaper or free software often have limited functionalities and you might have to pay extra if you require something more powerful, that’s why you are not saving any money at the end.

Openness: Look for an independent platform so you can use it on any operating system including Windows, Linux or Mac without any restrictions.

Flexibility: No one knows about what their business will be in the next 5 years; that’s why it will be vital to consider flexible e-commerce platform which help you grow with your business over the next years.

Evolutionary potential: If you are related to long time business, then you must require software that works with you very long time. In this term, it is also important that you use one that evolves with the latest technological developments in the world of eCommerce and sizeable community that will guarantee quick and reliable updates.

Reliability: Anyone can’t afford to have software break down on you, especially when a number of customers are lining up for purchasing their products, so that you need to choose software that has a history of reliability.

Softqube Technologies is providing an open source solution for a long time. Our experienced professionals have expertise in each kind of open source eCommerce framework, such as Megento, Zencart and another to generate online shopping store which is reliably helpful to sell your products to new and existing customers all over the world.

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Hari Patel

I am the Managing Director of Softqube Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a modern-day digital transformation, design and development service provider. We provide services to businesses of all verticals across the globe. I believe and live by a mission that I help more entrepreneurs to build, launch and grow profitable businesses.

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