Shuup offers point of sale and open-source ecommerce capabilities for retailers. According to the vendor, Shuup allows retailers to control the entire retail operation, both on and offline, from one app. Capabilities include: Point-of-sale app that streamlines sales and gives total control of th...
Best Ecommerce Platforms
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Ecommerce Platforms Overview
What are Ecommerce Platforms?
Ecommerce software allows merchants to display a product catalogue and conduct transactions online. Most ecommerce transactions are B2C (business to consumer). Some also support more complex B2B (business to business) transactions with contract negotiation features and the like.
There are two general types of ecommerce platform: hosted and self-hosted open source:
Hosted ecommerce solutions, which are cloud-based and billed monthly, tend to be more stable and user-friendly.
Self-hosted ecommerce solutions are more advanced, customizable, and free.
Ecommerce websites, usually referred to as online storefronts, allow shoppers to browse through the merchant's product catalog and purchase products online.
Hosted ecommerce platforms, include a set of pre-made templates and themes for storefront design. The best ecommerce software for your online businesses depends on your use case. There are many different aspects of an online storefront that different ecommerce products may focus on:
Managing larger inventories
Displaying multiple versions (e.g. colors and sizes) of the same item
Managing multiple stores
Representing digital versus physical products
Scalability is also a major consideration when evaluating product catalog options and features.
Online Shopping Cart
An online shopping cart allows website visitors to accumulate a list of products in a virtual "shopping cart" before checkout. In addition to accumulating the list, shopping cart software also calculates the total cost, including shipping and taxes.
Some platforms offer other shopping cart-related features, like abandoned cart tools. These save unfinished orders and/or email customers to remind them that there are still items in their cart. Abandoned cart functionality often costs extra or is available only with higher-tier packages.
Another additional functionality some ecommerce products include is the ability to suggest products for customers to view. This is typically based on individual customer’s shopping behavior along with information about what products other customers have been viewing and buying.
Online Payment System
Some solutions include in-house payment processing. Others integrate to a third party payment gateway. Vendors that offer in-house payment processing often charge a transaction fee. Since payment systems need to handle sensitive customer information, most ecommerce platforms have standard security measures in place.
Ecommerce Platforms Features & Capabilities
Online shopping cart
Online payment system or integration with a payment gateway
Order fulfillment and shipping management
Merchant interface / dashboard
Ecommerce marketing tools
Ecommerce business management
Customer behavior analytics and reporting
Integrations (e.g. CRM, ERP, email marketing, payment gateway, etc)
Monthly subscriptions for hosted products vary widely depending on features and scalability. Monthly charges range from zero to over $1,000 at the very high end.
It’s a good idea to clearly understand requirements and to choose an ecommerce platform based on current and anticipated needs, rather than just focusing on cost. In the long run, picking the right platform will be worth a lot more than saving money at the start.
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Yo!Kart is a multi-vendor eCommerce platform that enables users to build eCommerce stores similar to eBay and Etsy. According to the vendor, this solution is best suited for individuals looking to invest in an online business that sells products from various merchants. Additionally, the v...
Yo!Deals is an advanced daily deals script which is designed to help users start a daily deals website. Users can also sell products. According to the vendor, this solution is ideal for those who want to start an online business that involves selling vouchers, with a smaller investment. The ve...
Intershop is an eCommerce solutionwith features such as internationalization, localization and omni-channel management.
DemoUp says it offers the largest ecommerce video database, with more than 1,500 brands and 50,000 videos that are available to be embedded in an online retail shop. Users connect their online shop to DemoUp's video database and matching videos will be embedded automatically onto product page...
Sales & Orders works exclusively with Google Shopping and ECommerce websites. This solution includes built-in CPC bidding tools and advanced data tracking. Some key features include: Product Level Profit & Loss, CPC Bidding Engine and Simple Google Shopping Campaign Creation.
TriggMine is a triggered messaging solution for E-commerce. This solution is designed to drive website visitors to become buying customers. TriggMine addresses issues such as sign-up conversion, abandoned carts and increasing sales. This solution includes responsive email templates and ...
Skubana is billed as enterprise resource planning software built around eCommerce; primarily it offers inventory management and order fulfillment, with analytics built in.
e-comDrive is an eCommerce solution with capabilities such as order management, warehouse management, and web marketplace integration.
Oorjit is an eCommerce platform built around both customer and merchant engagement.
Shopping Cart Elite is an eCommerce platform designed primarily as a shopping cart solution. It is a fully featured shopping cart, with marketing automation, omni-channel marketing and sales, and predictive analytics.
enferno STORM is an eCommerce platform built for companies of any size. It includes features such as product information management and integrations with customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning software.
Pinnacle Cart is a web store builder application that allows companies to create, manage and market an online store. The vendor says their solution is built from a marketing perspective and is designed to help companies increase visitors, conversions and sales. Pinnacle Cart can be customized to...
Productiwise is a cloud-based e-Commerce enterprise solution developed by Mobius, providing an automated product data management solution for marketplaces, retailers, B2B sellers, and distributors, click and mortar sellers and other e-Commerce players. It offers integration of seller data feeds, ...
Cloud Commerce Pro is a cloud-based multi-channel eCommerce management system. The vendor aims to not only provide software but to also understand their client’s processes and needs to provide a bespoke service, tailored to achieving their goals and growth potential. The vendor also provides on...
Cloudnet360 is an ecommerce solution that is targeted to small business owners and includes an integrated CRM. There is no set fee and customers have access to a dedicated e-business advisor to help make the automation process much more smoother.
Stitch is website design software especially developed for creating online custom tailoring portals. According to the vendor, this is a platform for budding entrepreneurs who are looking to start a new online business like Blacklapel or ModernTailor within a small budget. Stitch is a solution th...
Yahoo! eCommerce is an eCommerce platform built to easily design a store website along with payment and shipping management capabilities.
Velaro Live Chat is software that can conform to the user’s company (or website) branding. The vendor says that this live chat software is designed to be easy to implement and customize. It integrates with CRMs, ecommerce platforms; help desk software solutions, Google apps and other communicati...
Slatwall Commerce is an eCommerce platform that is built from the ground up for maximum flexibility, which the vendor says is designed to help users respond to new opportunities quickly. The vendor works with clients to customize Slatwall and meet the needs of their growing eCommerce businesses o...
RecurRex is a subscription eCommerce SaaS for Indian businesses. It allows new and existing eCommerce websites with current or prospective subscription potential to automate recurring billing and payments. It also provides tools and actionable data for subscription marketing and delivery manageme...
Arcadier Marketplaces is a marketplace SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) technology. The Arcadier platform is customizable, simple to use, no developers needed, and according to the vendor, only needs a few minutes to set up. The vendor's value proposition is that with the off-the-shelf DIY marketpla...
Inbenta offers an AI-powered, semantic search platform for eCommerce that aims to provide online shoppers with more relevant results, quickly and with ease.Whatever the shopper enters in the search bar (long, short, misspelled, bad grammar, slang, etc.), the Inbenta Semantic Search Engine underst...
eSellerHub is an end-to-end multi-channel management software designed for online retailers. The vendor aims to help sellers maximize profits, reduce costs and increase efficiency. eSellerHub develops various modules such as inventory management, order management, supplier management, warehouse ...
Cygneto Apps for Ordering is a technology platform for manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers. The suite of mobile applications is designed for sellers from domestic and international markets and includes: Cygneto Field Sales, Cygneto Mobile, Cygneto Web and Cygneto Print Commerce...