When it comes to creating an ecommerce website, there are many things to take into account. One of the most important parts is the choice of an ecommerce software that powers your Ecommerce Store.
I recently conducted a survey on social media in which I asked from internet users about their preferred software for an ecommerce store. The results are surprisingly different from what I expected.
Before going any further, I would like to take this moment and give a BIG SHOUT OUT to all those who participated in the survey.
Now, coming back to the topic. Before selecting an ecommerce software for your website, you need to decide which category you would like to go with. There are two major ecommerce software categories: Hosted and Self-Hosted. In a Hosted software, the company hosts your store. Whereas, Self-hosted means that the company will provide software, but you would have to get your website hosting. Well, that is not a difficult task to complete as long as you have Cloudways at your service. With FREE SSL, 24/7/365 support, ThunderStack, and a user-friendly Platform, Cloudways makes sure that your ecommerce website is optimized for profits.
Comparatively, hosted ecommerce software are recommended because of dedicated support from the providers, like Shopify & Bigcommerce. However, there is a downside to hosted software – they charge a monthly fee that can be pretty high sometimes.
So, I did some market research and collected statistics about ecommerce softwares according to the performance, reliability, SEO friendliness and cost effectiveness. This infographic will help you to select the best application for your next ecommerce store.
I have listed the pros and cons of the top recommended ecommerce software. Now, it is up to you to select the best application for your next ecommerce store, based on your requirements and the resources you have. If you are low on budget and not well equipped with programming skills, Woocommerce is best for you. But if you have finances available and are willing to create a big Ecommerce store, like Olympus and Vizio, then Magento is highly recommended. And if you are looking to launch an ecommerce store that comes without the hassles of managing your servers, then you can rely upon Managed Ecommerce Cloud Hosting from Cloudways.
Do you have any experience with WooCommerce, PrestaShop, OpenCart, and Magento applications for your ecommerce store? Share your thoughts on these popular apps, or add another one to the discussion in the comments below.
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