In this article, we’ll be going over the top 10 eCommerce software programs to help you decide which one you should go for, should you be thinking of opening an eCommerce site. We’ve done our best to select the top software programs on the market. The price that we’ll be giving for each product is that software’s most popular package, but remember that their are different packages available at different prices, so you’ll have to do a little research before making the decision as to which software is the best fit for you.
The first eCommerce software we’ll be looking at is 3dCart. 3dCart may lack certain features that other programs process, which is the reason is falls at 10 on our list, but overall 3dCart is a solid program, that gets the job done. For newbies, the Drag-and-Drop web design feature is a must-have, but for expert web designers, 3dcart doesn’t offer as much to justify the $36 + $50/month price-point. Overall, not bad, but there are other ones with better features to explore.
One key feature that CoreCommerce tends to lack, is a product-comparison tool, which I find mandatory for many different types of products. On top of that, newbies to search engine optimization will miss out on account of the fact that CoreCommerce lacks search engine submission features. However, overall beginners will have a very easy time getting a handle on this product, due to it’s user-friendly nature. Currently priced at $35/month.
8) ShoppingCart Elite
ShoppingCart Elite makes number 8 on our prestigious list, and the reason is primarily due to price. While ShoppingCart Elite is a solid eCommerce software that a blog poster, and some other neat tricks, such as excellent SEO support, but overall, it just doesn’t do much to justify the $100 a month price-point. Also has no product comparison tool available to help site-owners differentiate their own products, and that of their competition.
goEmerchant is a great and affordable solution for any eCommerce website owner. Even though this program lacks some of the more advanced features that some of our other eCommerce software programs have, it is extremely user-friendly, which makes the ideal tool for the less-than-tech-savvy entrepreneurs among us. The one place this program is lacking is in general support, however, at $20 + $60/month, you really can’t complain too much. A great deal.
The beautiful thing about YahooMerchant, is that it lets you max out your inventory, with a whopping 50,000 products, if necessary. A nice feature for those who have many different products to sell. The reason it doesn’t find itself higher on our list of eCommerce software programs, is that (surprisingly) it lacks many of the marketing tools you might expect from a site like Yahoo. No loyalty programs, and again, no product comparison features. Not a bad deal though at $40 per month, considering all the design templates it offers to its users.
#5 on our list is BigCommerce. It offers a plethora design templates to help you get your site up and running quickly, and on top of that, it’s super easy to use with its brain-dead simple drag and drop web design capabilities. The two things that really hold this software back are the lack of a Point of Sale system, as well as in-house credi-card processing abilities. At $25 plus $40 a month, though, again, not really a bad deal.
Volusion hits #4 on our list. For the tech-savvy among us, Volusion is definitely an excellent choice. It can be fully edited using HTML, a custom feature that many programs lack. On top of that, it bolsters some of the best security tools of any eCommerce software on our list. On top of that, it has a whole lot of great features, and excellent customer support. Where it lacks however, is in the number of products you can add to your online store. A great software overall, but one of the more pricey options at $20 + $100/month.
3) Pinnacle Cart
One of the beautiful things about Pinnacle Cart, is that it makes it unbelievably easy for you to setup a mobile store for your online business. It’s also relatively user-friendly, and easy to get a handle on if your relatively new to eCommerce. Though Pinnacle Cart is one of the higher-priced items up-front, at around $60, but only costs $30/month to maintain. Overall, it makes the entire process from setting up your site, to marketing it, relatively easy, and smooth.
2) Ashop Commerce
As we wind down our list of the Top 10 eCommerce Software Programs, we come down to #2. Ashop Commerce is a more expensive option, at $25 + $100/month, but, overall, it is an excellent program. It’s one of the most user-friendly options on our list, and, for the SEO-impaired, it has some great tools to make optimizing your website for the search engines easy, and smooth. Though it lacks an internal POS-system, it’s overall massive feature-set, and user-friendliness makes it an excellent choice for anyone thinking of opening an eCommerce store.
Topping our list of the Top 10 eCommerce Software programs, is an excellent program called Shopify. There’s not many downsides to this program, except for no internal POS system, but other than that, it’s an excellent software. It could very well be the most user-friendly option of all of the ones we’ve listed, On top of that, there’s no program that helps you track your data better than Shopify. You can keep all your customers’ information organized, and see what’s selling, and what’s staying, to help you out with your Internet Marketing campaigns. In spite of it’s user-friendliness, it’s also jammed with excellent tools to help an eCommerce site owner, accomplish nearly anything they want to do with their store.
At $60/month, it’s a great deal for people who’re serious about making a go at eCommerce. The one thing that stood out the most about Shopify, is that it was great for newbies, and advanced users alike, it’s just an overall excellent program.
Well, there you have it, the Top 10 eCommerce Software programs on the market today. The thing to remember is that there’s no “one-size fits all eCommerce software”. The best one is the one that works best for you, depending on your skill-level, marketing expertise, and what features are important/unimportant to you, as well as your budget, determines which program is ultimately the best for you. Hope this article has helped you decide. Choose wisely.