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Best E-Commerce Software Platforms

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E-commerce can be one of the best ways to start a business on the side. The rise of online shopping over the past ten years has opened up a ton of opportunity for those who are wanting to create their own products or put their own spin on existing products. The reason we love e-commerce is because it can be a great avenue for bringing in side cash without a ton of up front investment.

Whether you are new or a seasoned veteran in e-commerce, we hope that our list can help you either make a decision on your first platform or help you discover a new platform that you didn't know about before.

Criteria

When creating this list we wanted to make sure that we could find e-commerce platforms that would work for someone who is new to e-commerce and wants to start their first website. Many platforms require a lot of setup and often coding expertise and we were looking for platforms that would require as little setup as possible. Some of the specific items we looked at were:

  • Ease of setup
  • Customizability
  • Theme/Template availability
  • Plugins for added functionality
  • Time from setup to first sale

We felt these criteria would help create a list of the best all-around e-commerce platforms that would serve almost any need for someone who is just getting started. Without further ado, let's see what is inside this collectin.

Inside this collection

As you look to build an e-commerce site, make sure to keep these platforms in mind. They all provide solid user experience while taking care of the headache of taking payments, issuing coupons, etc. There's a reason why these platforms have become increasingly popular and it is because they can take you from 0 to launch in a matter of hours.