Are you thinking to start an eCommerce business soon? If yes, I am sure that you must be facing dozens of questions and obstacles.
Some of these obstacles may include choosing a suitable platform for your eCommerce website design that can provide you with the best online store management features and at the same time save your hard-earned money too.
During my meetings with several clients, I am also being questioned about several why’s and hows of selecting the best eCommerce platform.
So I thought to share some basic but useful insights on several platforms available today and I am sure that these insights will definitely help you to decide upon the best platform for your eCommerce business.
In this blog post, I have shared 3 best CMSs that you can use to develop your eCommerce store.
Magento Ecommerce Web Design
Magento allows you to utilize any design templates. Users can upgrade their website design without losing time and labor.
SEO: Magento has built-in SEO features with Meta Tags, Meta Keywords, Meta Descriptions, URLs, and so on.
Backend: Managing an online store using Magento is quite easy and the website administrators are able to edit product descriptions and prices, track orders, and process different types of payments.
Customization: Not all businesses have the same requirements and therefore, for almost every different business, customization of an eCommerce website is an inevitable part. Magento is pretty much customizable but at the same time hiring Magento developers can be a bit expensive due to the complexity involved and the scarcity of developers.
WordPress, a favorite CMS for most newbie webmasters, started its journey as a blogging platform, but now it’s being used as a robust solution for building eCommerce sites.
SEO: WordPress plugins for eCommerce websites, being a part of WordPress, is definitely SEO-friendly and comes with great SEO features like meta tags, URLs, and so on.
Backend: Who doesn’t know about the easy-to-use administration provided by WordPress and so is the case with its plugins like Woocommerce? Managing the products and other relevant information on your WordPress website (using Woocommerce) is really as easy as posting a blog on WordPress.
Customization: Due to the abundance of WordPress developers, WordPress eCommerce plugins have become one of the most preferred choices for WordPress users and even for new setups with a limited budget too. WordPress developers are easily available at affordable prices. You can also easily find WooCommerce developers who can help you to create an eCommerce website at an affordable cost.
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OpenCart is another open-source eCommerce software used to build online stores and run your eCommerce business cost-effectively. One needs to simply install, select a template, add a product, and start accepting orders.
SEO: OpenCart still needs to be improved when it comes to search engine optimization.
Backend: The admin area of OpenCart websites are not as easy to use as WordPress, therefore most of the webmasters who use OpenCart prefer to either outsource the catalog management job to eCommerce developers or switch over to a better option like WordPress.
Customization: Unlike Magento, OpenCart developers are easily available and can do customizations at an affordable price too. With OpenCart, one of the best benefits is that it’s a comprehensive shopping cart having almost all the advanced features that Magento provides but as mentioned already, due to the lack of a user-friendly admin area and SEO-friendly architecture, it’s not preferred by many business owners.
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