What is the best e-commerce platform
There are plenty of e-commerce platforms to choose from and it is important to choose the best platform to fit your business that will be able to grow with your business. Some are open source so available free but may require some code knowledge while others can create a simple e-commerce solution with a monthly subscription costs.
WooCommerce is an open source platform that runs on WordPress. Wordpress is an incredibly popular CMS system and together with WooCommerce account for over 36% of online shopping sites in 2022. WordPress brings flexibility to develop a website as the business grows. It is perfect to add additional features to your website.
Magento was considered one of the best e-commerce platforms for business. It is open source but was quite complex to build and manage. But if you want to offer most on your website other than just a shop such as blog etc then it is not the friendliest to work on. Also Magento is now under the arm of Adobe who are planning to get rid of the open source option and take all into and paid Adobe system. Still very popular but definitely not for the small - medium businesses and far better suited for the corporate online sellers.
Shopify is a great e-commerce online website builder with Shopify accounting 10% shopping websites using it worldwide in 2022. It is great for basic online shopping functionality but falls down in flexibility and the ease to grow with your business.
Squarespace with 14% of e-commerce websites in 2022 is another online shopping website option which is great for first timers. With restricted templates, slow load times and limited payment options it might be fine to start with but you will soon outgrow it.
WooCommerce is by far the most popular e-commerce website solution and together with the flexibility of the WordPress system is the best solution to build your online shopping website on.
If you would like to discuss more about building a WooCommerce website then please book a Zoom call to discuss with an expert at Wicko Design.