The Best eCommerce platform for your business

Ecommerce is an outstanding way to promote businesses globally by endorsing products and services on-line.
By: eGrove Systems
 
March 1, 2013 - PRLog -- All businesses have a common goal; a success story! A suitable eCommerce platform is a prerequisite for this. This article is a take on the suitability of different eCommerce platforms for different businesses.

Magento  

Magento developers (http://www.egrovesys.com/application-development/magento-development-services.html) provide one of the most professional eCommerce platforms available in the market today. It is available in a free community edition, Magento Go and Magento Enterprise. Magento provides,

Site/Catalogue/Product management

50+ Payment gateways integration

SEO friendliness

Promotional offers (Flexible coupons,etc)

Customer support

Rule based product relations for up-selling and cross-selling

Persistent shopping

Performance enhancement through Page caching, Order archiving, Solr search

Bottom-line- Big businesses that need extensive features, good customization and customer support

WordPress  

WordPress plug-in development efforts have created WP eCommerce; a shopping cart plug-in that lets you sell products, services or downloadable products. It has great features like free themes, great plug-ins, SEO friendliness, Multiple Payment gateway integration, advanced product/catelogue management, forward compatibility to new standards and so much more. While WordPress has numerous followers, it is still considered more a blogging tool than an eCommerce platform.

Bottom-line- Small/Medium/Large businesses that need a good plug-in architecture and flexible features  

Volusion  

Volusion is a mature platform that boasts of 120 free themes, SEO friendliness, Mobile Integration options, Social Media integration, customer support and innovative Product/Catelogue management features like

vZoomTM tool to zoom into products for greater clarity

Colour Swatch for swapping Product colours

Flexible Product comparisons

SmartMatchTM technology for Inventory tracking

Bottom-line- Medium to Big businesses with tech savvy admin, needing good features and customization

PrestaShop  

PrestaShop is easier to install and upgrade as it is of a smaller size (in MBs). PrestaShop modules (http://www.modulebazaar.com/modules/prestashop.html) efforts have provided good features like Multiple Payment gateways integration, Powerful Product search options, SEO friendliness, Mobile eCommerce and other regular features, like Product, Site and Catalogue Management.

Bottom-line- Small and medium businesses that need good features sans the customization/support

Shopify  

Shopify is a comparatively smaller platform that boasts ease of set-up and usage. It has some good features like 100 free themes, SEO friendliness, Easy Product & inventory management, but it lacks advance features like promotional schemes,

Bottom-line- Small / Start-up businesses that need easy to use admin panel and a smaller product list.

Other platforms like BigCommerce, Izzonet, Drupal-Ubercart, and Joomla also provide excellent feature sets for eCommerce. Any online merchant needs to consider his store needs and compare it with the feature sets available in the different platforms to make an informed decision.

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eGrove Systems is one of the leading web development company. Egrove offers end-to-end solution for Ecommerce websites where it succeeds in developing Wordpress blog development (http://www.egrovesys.com/application-development/wordpres...), Magento Extensions and PrestaShop Modules We have a team of expert Magento developers who have great expertise in providing innovative Magento Web Design, Magento Template Design, and Custom Shopping Cart development.
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