Choosing an ecommerce solution

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

  1. muviereck

    muviereck UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    A lot more goes into building a successful e-commerce business than you might think.
     
    Posted: Feb 22, 2019 By: muviereck Member since: Jan 28, 2019
  2. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    Exactly and the core focal point (aside from what your are selling) is a website that draws customers in. Alex
     
    Posted: Feb 22, 2019 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
  3. RjMaan

    RjMaan UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Yeah, i agree with you that there are number of advantages of eCommerce but the admin has to face huge competition as well.
     
    Posted: Feb 27, 2019 By: RjMaan Member since: Mar 26, 2018
  4. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    I think the admins should delete this user - could even be a bot. Paul
     
    Posted: Feb 27, 2019 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
  5. RjMaan

    RjMaan UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Haha no sir. I am not a bot i am real human. Actually i was saying that in eCommerce every admin of store have to face a lot of competition because i am planning to create a C 2 C eCommerce store.
     
    Posted: Feb 27, 2019 By: RjMaan Member since: Mar 26, 2018
  6. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    Good to know.

    Have you looked at multimerch.com?

    Paul
     
    Posted: Feb 28, 2019 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
  7. RjMaan

    RjMaan UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Thank you for this suggestion.
     
    Posted: Mar 1, 2019 By: RjMaan Member since: Mar 26, 2018
  8. evhow90

    evhow90 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Open source platforms would always be my recommendation rather than solutions such as Shopify. Though they are great for start-up businesses who want something easy to set up, they don't lend well to complex scalability.

    Wordpress/Woocommerce is a personal preference.

    I can also recommend TSP host as UK hosting company. Not without its issues (especially their cheap cloud hosting) but the VPS servers are reliable. Having the live chat instant support is really important, which makes them my choice.

    Hope that helps, Emily
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2019 By: evhow90 Member since: Mar 3, 2019
  9. HomeWrking

    HomeWrking UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Have we mentioned the delightful WooCommerce - better than the hosted solutions, professional, easily customised and runs on WordPress. Great out of the box and plenty of developers on hand to help you on your way.
     
    Posted: Mar 10, 2019 By: HomeWrking Member since: Mar 9, 2019
  10. Swati Patel

    Swati Patel UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Nice to read only, but when we have to choose we always in double mind or confused. So as we see current market trends, Magento won the race. Because of its newest version.
     
    Posted: Mar 29, 2019 By: Swati Patel Member since: Mar 29, 2019
  11. Romoi

    Romoi UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    very helpful
     
    Posted: Apr 12, 2019 By: Romoi Member since: Apr 12, 2019
  12. Borim

    Borim UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I constantly used OpenCart for all my web shops but for current one I keep in my mind I will try WooCommerce/Wordpress, I want to see how it works in comparison with some real live example. I have heard many good things about it, I do not expect much, but will use that still.
     
    Posted: Apr 17, 2019 By: Borim Member since: Mar 30, 2019
  13. Martyn Thompson

    Martyn Thompson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    There are so many these days, reading through this brought back memories!
     
    Posted: Apr 30, 2019 By: Martyn Thompson Member since: Feb 6, 2019
  14. waiz

    waiz UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    i think Woocommerce should be a way to go, i have used Magento and PrestaShop as a normal user, and i also have done some coding for PrestaShop , but there are too many complications working with these platforms for normal user, not easy to work with, need tech knowledge, lots of issues comming frequently. Woo is easy to use and understand.
     
    Posted: Jun 11, 2019 By: waiz Member since: Jun 11, 2019
  15. mikespencer

    mikespencer UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Woocommerce is my favourite as it is quick and easy to use.
     
    Posted: Jun 19, 2019 By: mikespencer Member since: Jun 19, 2019
  16. acjones2000

    acjones2000 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I'm currently going through this process. I've found that the likes of Shopify etc are great for low involvement products and businesses e.g clothes but if your product is more complex and your business operates across multiple sites/sells abroad etc the best solution is Magento.
     
    Posted: Jun 25, 2019 By: acjones2000 Member since: Jun 20, 2019
  17. axelrich

    axelrich UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Good points, I guess it's the requirement of the business that actually defines its suitability to the ecommerce solution.
     
    Posted: Jun 26, 2019 By: axelrich Member since: Jun 25, 2019
  18. Diane1

    Diane1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yes totally agree with you, and we also have to make it sure for e commerce platform that whether our team can use it or not. We also have to make it sure first.
     
    Posted: Jul 5, 2019 By: Diane1 Member since: Jun 28, 2019
  19. TotalWebSolutions

    TotalWebSolutions UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    Open-Source ecommerce platforms such as WooCommerce and OpenCart offer a large variety of themes and plugins, not to mention large community based support.

    Avoid website builder 'online shops' such as those from Wix or GoDaddy as they are very restrictive in terms of options and in particular payment platforms. Plus, if you decide down the line you have outgrown it you'd need to start from scratch elsewhere...
     
    Posted: Jul 5, 2019 By: TotalWebSolutions Member since: Sep 29, 2009
  20. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    Magento is also very expensive to maintain. Alex
     
    Posted: Jul 5, 2019 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010