Bill Gates once said – “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business”. This is the fact that no business, either small or large, can deny.
In the age of the internet, this applies to every business out there, including large enterprises to start-ups, small & medium enterprises (MSMEs). If your business is not online (which means if you don’t own a business website), then your products and services will not even appear in front of approximately 50% of your potential buyers. With the rise of technology, cloud computing and global markets, it became clear long ago that the internet will hold the key to all the future trades.
A drastic rise in the need of bespoke ecommerce solutions has been observed in the market, as a result of which plenty of e-commerce platforms are made available to set-up an online shop. Among all, here are the 4 top platforms that you should consider to set-up your shop online.
If you are a tech-guy, then you should explore the potential of Magento for your online venture. It offers the freedom to customise and scale an online store. Being open source in nature, it has more than 9000 plugins to help you customise and scale your online presence. Magento has successfully assisted over 250,000 customers and have reach community of 150,000 developers and 300+ solution partners.
This is one of the best and in-demand ecommerce platforms if you are planning an online presence for your business. Shopify has an amazingly easy-to-use admin panel and plenty of payment options. Moreover, it offers a variety of themes, templates and apps that you can integrate with your shop. Shopify has reported to be hosting more than 500,000 online shops and serving more than 1 million active users.
If you love WordPress, then you will love WooCommerce too. The latter is a WordPress plug-in which lets you convert your WordPress website in an online shop. Highly customizable in the nature, this ecommerce platform has a secure payment gateway and easy-to -use admin panel to manage your store. With more than 32 Million downloads, WooCommerce powers around 28% of all online stores.
Known for highly customizable websites, Squarespace is a great option for online store development as well. Whether you are a start-up, a small business or an established brand, Squarespace can help your business reach new highs. It offers a simplified management of your products with tags, categories and an easy to use drag and drop sorting tool.
So, these are the top 4 ecommerce platforms of 2018 which you can use to develop your online store or take it to the next level. All the online store development platforms mentioned above have diverse features, which offers more power in some scenarios, but overall, they are all very powerful solutions which will help you take your business to the next level.
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