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Top 5 Platforms that every Ecommerce Newbies should take advantage of in 2015

March 23, 2015

Intro

The online retail industry has greatly benefited throughout the evolution and expansion of the Internet. The E-commerce industry is all about transaction of products between users and stores over the Internet. These portals and websites carry a lot of weight on their shoulders due to the number of traffic it handles on the front-end while at the same time all the picture and content heavy back end also puts a lot of load on the servers. Hence, E-commerce websites and portals require a hefty amount of investments in its maintenance itself.

The most prevailing type of E-commerce are C2C, B2B and B2C. The current share of E-commerce industry in the market is a whopping 42%, the percentage of the market consumers purchasing and selling products through their digital apps and gadgets such as Laptops, mobile, PC, Tablets etc. This number is bound to grow further.

Therefore, this article is especially targeted towards small ecommerce start-ups and newcomers who are looking forward to make the most the internet platforms available out there to boost their business. Have a look.

 

1. Magento

Magento is renowned for enabling its users to create as well as maintain Ecommerce portals and sites. They have a variety of customization features that help in quick development of the portals as per the customer’s preference.

Magento is a versatile platform and provides the ability to optimize the web page for different devices thereby eliminating any possible compatibility issue whatsoever.
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2. Prestashop

Prestashop has quickly evolved into one of the most valuable Ecommerce platforms in the recent past with over 3 million users the world over. It is a boon for the retailers because of the ease of managing stocks and efficient marketing that the platform provides.

Another advantage that this platform offers to the ecommerce retailers is the streamlined cross-selling products based on consumer behavioral analysis. It is also one of the most secure platforms available out there.   

 

3. Shopify

Shopify is your instant-solution providing platform for all your Ecommerce needs. It has a great host of templates that the developers can choose from. This evidently aids in a faster development and customization process. This platform doesn’t need any third party add-ons and effectively handles all transaction and payment processes.

 

4. Open Cart

This platform is an example of a well-organized, stand alone Ecommerce pedestal. It allows users to organize all of their products and browse-ables in inventory sections allowing multiple-angle views of the products so that the potential customers can inspect their product of choice completely.This platform also features multiple payment options, luring in more customers.

Open Cart comes with SEO abilities so that you can have a better online authorship and visibility.
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5. Woo Commerce

Woo Commerce is a WordPress powered Ecommerce plug-in. It provides the users with a free software to help in development of the website. The platform also allows real time monitoring of inventories as well as create marketing campaigns that have strong impact and results.

Woo Commerce also helps streamline the navigation process for the users by providing quick access to delivery options, thereby removing the need for time consuming lengthier multiple-page channeling.

Gaurav Sabharwal is the Business Head at IT Chimes. He is an avid blogger, and likes to pen his thoughts about building, managing and leading teams in IT, top-level decision making and time management. Find him on Twitter @GauravSabh

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