It’s essential to have an arsenal of eCommerce tools to expand your business and invest in its growth. However, deciding on the exact best eCommerce tools depends on the maturity of your business. For our recommendations, we’ll start with tools that assist in launching a store (for beginners ?) and expand to eCommerce tools for scaling (more advanced ?️).
The categories of best eCommerce tools we’re going to cover:
Best eCommerce tools for website building and managing orders
Launching an online store is much easier today than it was a few decades ago. Finding an idea for a product or eCommerce business turns into a reality with the help of eCommerce platforms like Shopify. As one of the most popular eCommerce site builders, Shopify starts at $29 for a full website, hosting, inventory management, and themes.
The Shopify community is filled with advice for running your store, and the app store ensures that you’re able to expand your services on a regular basis, all without knowing how to code.
An alternative to Shopify is called BigCommerce. We like BigCommerce for sites interested in growing as rapidly as possible, as it provides an enterprise system and great pricing and features for scaling as you grow. With stunning themes, expert assistance, and an app store, BigCommerce is one of our favorite eCommerce tools.
The pricing for BigCommerce is similar to that of Shopify and starts at $29.95 / month.
3. WordPress with the WooCommerce plugin
BigCommerce and Shopify are both sold as SaaS (software as a service) products. This means you surrender some control over your design and flexibility for a full package of hosting and eCommerce features. WordPress, on the other hand, is a self-hosted (complete control and flexibility,) open-source website builder, and the WooCommerce plugin does the trick for turning it into an online store. Running your store on WordPress and
This article was written by Joe Warnimont and originally published on CodeinWP.