In the huge crowd of eCommerce softwares, it is difficult to select the one that can be useful for developing your online store. This is a more difficult decision for those who are new to this field. Our today’s blog is for those who are eager to have an online store yet are confused about which platform will suit the purpose.
It will also provide guidance to those who wish to try some other eCommerce softwares apart from the ones they are currently using. So, let’s discuss about some of the top eCommerce softwares used to create a business oriented feature enriched online shop.
Especially for newbie’s in the field of eCommerce who are just thinking to do online business and are employed somewhere at the moment, it is a completely new field and for them all things seem to be really new such as developing store, uploading products , creating a good website and much more. However, some of the eCommerce platforms make these things really easy.
Ways to develop an eCommerce store:
Generally, there are two ways to develop eCommerce stores:
a) Hosted shopping carts
b) Self hosted open source shopping carts.
Let’s have a deep insight about them:
- Hosted Shopping Carts:
These are very user friendly compared to the later ones. For such eCommerce shops, website builders provide a complete eCommerce package and they will take care of all technical aspects which help people to quickly create an online store and kick start the business.
These are very easy to use especially for those who lack in technical know -how. Yet, it provides less flexibility and modification of functions can’t be done easily. However, it is a fastest way to involve in the field of eCommerce business as it removes hurdles of applying codes.
Some of the well known eCommerce platforms that provide hosted shopping carts are:
- Square space Commerce
- Weebly commerce
- Self Hosted Open Source Shopping carts :
These are recommended for experts in the industry and are much technical. This can be difficult for those who are not much computer or tech savvy. These is a need to be installed on your own host server. This means first of all you must have a self hosted website developed before adding a shopping cart to it. Developing self hosted websites is technically difficult.
The benefit of using these open source shopping carts is that they can be configured and altered as per the need. This is the biggest advantage here while the main disadvantage is you must be tech savvy to get them installed and set up in your computer.
Some of the self hosted eCommerce platforms are :
- Open cart
- Ultra cart
- Zen cart
So, choose any one of the advanced eCommerce tools that will make it easy for you to manage your business. In case of any query or confusion related to solutions for an eCommerce software, get in touch with expert eCommerce developers at Softqube Technologies.