Which eCommerce Platform Is The Best?
With the current technological advancements in society and the change in the workforce, people are hopping onto the eCommerce journey. Before starting your journey, the most important thing to do is to set your foundation. This will be a platform that will not just help you from the start, but to grow without limits.
ECommerce has seen a huge rise in recent years. The growth of digital buyers is at a staggering pace, and China is leading the way with global eCommerce sites like Taobao and Aliexpress.
With the trend moving more to online shopping rather than retail, Customers are always looking for something new. Starting an eCommerce business now could potentially be a gold mine for you! But you’re probably wondering, “What would be the best platform I should start on?”.
We got you covered as we have listed down and tested a couple of platforms so you wouldn’t have to do it! We have used Woocommerce, Magento, and Big Commerce in the past, but one particular eCommerce platform has grown tremendously over the years with huge clients such as Kylie Cosmetics, Red Bull, Budweiser, Yeezy Supply and even Tesla!
This eCommerce platform is, of course, Shopify.
Shopify is easy to use and has brought me the best services so far compared to others. While WooCommerce is a good and free platform, I feel it tends to get a little clunky at times and not very beginner friendly. It’s best for someone to have knowledge and experience in WordPress if you wish to start your store in WooCommerce.
After making the switch to Shopify, I see the traffic to my store increasing, and with that revenue as well. This is because Shopify places a lot of focus in the speed of pages loading which is very important for SEO and using this platform has helped me rank at the top for searches of certain products and brands.
Shopify has tons of different themes to suit your store, some free and some at a cost. Their order and fulfillment center is easy to use and regular updates are done to make sure everything works well for the user.
Lastly, a huge selection of apps are available on Shopify similar to an App Store or Play Store but for eCommerce purposes. Depending on your type of business. There is a huge collection of dropshipping companies that works and integrate well with Shopify. With free and paid apps to help you from small tasks such as collecting emails, letting customers know when your items are back in stock, inserting a promotional banner in your store all the way to inventory management, reward systems for customers and many others.
For me, Shopify is a no brainer. It’s one of the best eCommerce platforms out there. Whether you are starting out, or to expand your business, there is a package available for you.
Jeremy has been running several online businesses behind his laptop for the past 5 years and he has worked as a freelance web developer previously. A trained marketer by profession, he also has Ruby on Rails and web development knowledge. His forte lies in eCommerce, SEO and content marketing. He’s been featured on Vice, Thrive Global, YFS Magazine, Forbes and several other publications. He prefers to connect with people on LinkedIn.