Choose the best ecommerce software or shopping cart software is one of the most important choices you will make when opening your online store. Choosing the wrong platform to base your online store on can cause problems with everything from how your items show up to how people pay for them and how well you can make your store. Look through the information we’ve provided throughout the site to help you choose your ecommerce software.
The review and feature of BigCommerce gives you the inside knowledge to help make your choice with information on features including payment gateways, search engine optimization tools, inventory management, and more.
Pinnacle Cart Review
One of the original online ecommerce solutions, Pinnacle Cart has a PHP-based shopping cart software. We detail all of the features available to you when setting up your store as well as any negatives we can find from their feature list.
Check out more information on Shopify here to see what the hosted shopping cart software can do for you. Also shows many examples of live stores available on their website to help you see the potential along with all of its features.
Find the full scoop on Volusion to see some of the live stores using their software as well as their many different features including everything from the merchandising to marketing and security.
Guide To Finding The Best Ecommerce and Shopping Cart Software
Design Support – most of us don’t have the skills nor the time to design an entire website and make it look professional. So when choosing the software to run your store make sure they have a system set up with multiple templates that look professional and can also be customized to add in your logo, etc. Almost all of the shopping cart and ecommerce software companies have design figured in heavily into their system.
Payment Processing – having as many options as possible for payment options is one of the major selling points when shopping for ecommerce software. You want to make sure that they are compatible with the major payment gateways as well as accept things like Paypal and Google Checkout. If the payment process options are just one or two compatible services then you should probably look elsewhere. You need to be able to process all major credit cards as well as have at least Paypal as an option in the future.
SEO Support – search engine traffic is an important part of any store. Everyone from niche stores to Amazon rely heavily on getting free traffic from search engines to drive sales. This means that having software that is optimized and can be optimized for search engines is important. If the software isn’t optimized then it’s going to be a major headache and it will be hard to optimize it yourself without a lot of technical knowledge and time.
Coupon and Gift Code Support – almost every store out there offers coupons and/or gift certificates from time to time. So when choosing your software make sure you see that they offer a good system for issuing and accepting coupons as well as give the ability for people to claim any gift codes and gift certificates you issue.
Compatitable Apps – as your store expands or even right from the start you’re going to want to use any apps at your disposal. Apps are programs you can add to your store from third-party companies such as email newsletters through MailChimp or custom integration of Quickbooks. Each ecommerce software company differs in which apps are compatible so always check to make sure the apps you want are compatible with their software before purchasing.