Choosing an ecommerce solution

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by Faevilangel, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Pish_Pash

    Pish_Pash UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I'm presently migrating to Prestashop (though this is on hold currently, as I'm busy with other things)...it has been a doddle to work with thus far ...most hosts have an easy install option for Prestashop - it took me all of two minutes to install.
     
    Posted: Sep 22, 2017 By: Pish_Pash Member since: Feb 1, 2013
  2. Coari

    Coari UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I recently switched one website from osCommerce to Prestashop and it works like charm now. Much better conversion rate than from previous outdated site.
     
    Posted: Sep 22, 2017 By: Coari Member since: Nov 12, 2010
  3. webmto

    webmto UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Of course that Presta Shop works like a charm compared with OSC.
    Presta Shop has his own limitation, cache problems, code problems and sometimes is generating admin issues even you just want to edit or delete some marketing campaign.

    Anyway, OSC is something that I never ever work with.
     
    Posted: Sep 22, 2017 By: webmto Member since: Aug 28, 2017
  4. Markus Brundisteg

    Markus Brundisteg UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Why not just use WooCommerce plugin for e-commerce? It is easy to work with and is for free. Of course larger companies need bigger solutions, bbut for the beginning WooCommerce is a wonderful tool.
     
    Posted: Sep 28, 2017 By: Markus Brundisteg Member since: Sep 25, 2017
  5. webmto

    webmto UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    The things of WooCommerce is some kind of story of beginners. At the fist begin they are happy with anything they understand but they don't think of the visitors need. Of an commerce website need to be for visitors that buy the products and not for the owner.

    That's why lot of website does not make sales and is nothing that another point in the space of internet.
     
    Posted: Sep 28, 2017 By: webmto Member since: Aug 28, 2017
  6. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    A lot of website do make sales. Your post is incorrect.
     
    Posted: Sep 28, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
  7. webmto

    webmto UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    My post is correct, perhaps and adagio will make it 100% true.

    If a manufacturer of unique products decide to make an WP-WooC to sell his own products, of course that the web site will make sales.

    Perhaps a better way to say it is that WooCommerce is a possible solutions if the products are unique.

    But when you need to compete with other, it is definitely not the best way.
     
    Posted: Sep 28, 2017 By: webmto Member since: Aug 28, 2017
  8. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    That's not what you said. Your post suggested websites do not make sales because they use woocommerce. That is incorrect. The platform used to build the site is not the reason sites fail to make sales.

    The USP for your product appears to be speed. User testing shows that speed is not a major contributing factor to the success of a site.
     
    Posted: Sep 28, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
  9. webmto

    webmto UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I did not speak in strict terms.

    I was just saying that if your head hurts, you can take 10 pills that cost 1£ and you may not pass, or you can take a pill that cost 4£ and get you through.
     
    Posted: Sep 28, 2017 By: webmto Member since: Aug 28, 2017
  10. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    But the £1 pill may be just as good as the £4 pill.

    Woocommerce works for millions of online stores so to dismiss it as a viable product is misleading.
     
    Posted: Sep 28, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
  11. webmto

    webmto UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    The 1£ pill is just 1£ pill you have to trust this.

    Anyway, bases on E-commerce Platforms Comparative Study Based on Alexa1Million Top Sites, the WooCommerce is just 23,000 website.


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    But that is for 2014.


    For 2016 we have:




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    that show us that the WooCommerce and Shopify is the second and third option.
    Note that WooCommerce is over 25%



    Let's see what happen in 2017.



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    WooCommerce is the first position with 18% (180,000 website).

    Is not for me to comment people decision when they decided to create an website.
    What I do is to judge the solution from technical and security issue.

    Q. Is the WooCommerce the first one?
    A. It is.

    Q. Is the WooCommerce the best one?
    A. It doesn't matter.

    Q. Is the WooCommerce the best affordable e-commerce solutions?
    A. It is.

    Q. Is the WooCommerce safe one?
    A. It doesn't matter

    Q. Is the WooCommerce optimised for mobile traffic ?
    A. It doesn't matter

    In the END.

    I am equal to what platforms decide users to use. When making statements about platforms or solutions, I'm speaking in the future interest of site owners, even they sometimes seem the opposite.

    As a specialist, I can not omit the scientific truth even if it is easy or hard to accept. Acceptance itself is not my job. If I have to answer I answer on the basis of the tens of thousands of tests done and the experience of over 20 years.

    As long as the client pays, my job is to make sure that the customer's solution is as good as possible.

    #end
     
    Posted: Sep 28, 2017 By: webmto Member since: Aug 28, 2017
  12. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    So why did you suggest Woocommerce is the reason many websites fail to make sales?
     
    Posted: Sep 28, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
  13. webmto

    webmto UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Because I have a vast experience in dealing with clients and know exactly the stages they are going through, the problems they face every day and the decisions they will eventually take.
     
    Posted: Sep 28, 2017 By: webmto Member since: Aug 28, 2017
  14. Coari

    Coari UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    In my opinion Woocommerce is very often a choice for people with small budget, unrealistic expactations and who are not very serious about the business.
    It is free and easy to set up so it will always attract this type of people.

    In terms of charts presented above I got few issues with them.
    - they don't specify how big/successful are users using particular soulutions
    - they compare proper, complex, e-commerce solutions with hosted services and blog platforms with e-commerce plugins added to them
     
    Posted: Sep 29, 2017 By: Coari Member since: Nov 12, 2010
  15. upt-server

    upt-server UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We recently did some great customized e-commerce sollutions based on WooCommerce, when using few plugins you can do "almost" anything. I wrote this arcticle about it: my username .xyz/menu/3827/#text (I cannot post URL yet...)
     
    Posted: Oct 13, 2017 By: upt-server Member since: Oct 13, 2017
  16. netdesignr

    netdesignr UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    It really depends on the requirements/view of the business.

    My personal list:
    1. Prestashop
    2. Magento
    3. Bigcommerce
    4. Shopify
    5. Woocommerce (Wordpress)
     
    Posted: Oct 15, 2017 By: netdesignr Member since: Oct 14, 2017
  17. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    We have a demo of OpenCart here: https://www.antropy.co.uk/opencart-demo/

    And we're often asked to setup and host demos for people so they can experiment with their own products which we do very cheaply.
     
    Posted: Oct 23, 2017 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
  18. yeswaydigital

    yeswaydigital UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Interesting post. I would like to add that when choosing open source cart options, you need to choose good (i.e, fast) hosting if you are going to run eccomerce software such as Magento.

    Google likes fast loading sites, and it helps with site ranking,
    Magento can be slow on cheap hosting packages.
     
    Posted: Oct 25, 2017 By: yeswaydigital Member since: Oct 25, 2017
  19. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    Magento can be slow even on expensive packages :p
     
    Posted: Oct 25, 2017 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
  20. Web Hosting UK

    Web Hosting UK UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I think it depends on the clients point of view. If they want an e-commerce website you've got to go through the process of choosing the CMS (content management system) such as some of them mentioned at the top of the thread.

    Others are looking for a quick alternative solution where they don't need a website designer/developer so they are choosing options such as shopify to quickly get them up and running, but in the long run its going to cost you just as much as if you had a designer/devloper.

    In my opinion if you've got a budget get it done professional and customised to your business get it done by a designer who also knows a bit about SEO for helping to add proper tags/titles/meta description to help your website rank higher.

    ...It also goes further and starts going more into SEO if you want your website to start ranking higher but that's a whole new thread.
     
    Posted: Nov 28, 2017 By: Web Hosting UK Member since: Nov 27, 2017