I’ve been opening online stores with all the popular ecommerce platforms for years now.
I’ve tried Shopify, Volusion, BigCommerce, Magento, 3dcart, BigCartel, CoreCommerce, LemonStand, osCommece, and more – with one goal in mind: to provide the best, most fair, ecommerce platform reviews out there.
How I Rate Ecommerce Platforms
I don’t write “ordinary” ecommerce reviews, so you may not be used to my style. If you’re new to this site, I’ll tell you our goal for each review:
Ecommerce Platforms is an unbiased review site that shows the good, great, bad, and ugly of online store building software.
We strive to provide you with easy to read (and sometimes fun) objective reviews that will help you choose which ecommerce platform is right for you.
You’ll also notice that I include a lot of comments from ecommerce platform users. I frequent all the popular forums, and the other review sites, and I think it’s important to go beyond the marketing section of “Volusion.com” for example, so I share with you real customer feedback on each platform.
I’m not trying to sell you on any one particular platform. I’ve reviewed each ecommerce platform by taking into account the most important factors to take into consideration when choosing a cart. All my star ratings are based on:
- Ease of Use
- Templates & Design
- SEO & Marketing
- Inventory Management
- Customer Service
Top 3 Ecommerce Platforms of 2013
Here are our three highest rated ecommerce platforms for 2013. Don’t forget to check out my full-reviews. Also, all the carts I review offer free trials (Shopify gives you 30 days, Bigcommerce 15, and Volusion 14), so I encourage you to take advantage of them. Lastly, feel free to comment, and leave questions anywhere on the site. I always respond!