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Best Website Platforms to Use for an Ecommerce Site

One of the keys to being a successful online store is to have a user-friendly, enjoyable, well-designed e-commerce platform for your website. There are so many different content management systems for e-commerce websites, so we put together a list of some of the best platforms for e-commerce. Read each of the following to determine which platform would work best for you.


Shopify is one of the most widely used content management systems for e-commerce. This is mainly because of how quick and easy it is to set up and use, allowing businesses to launch their websites quickly and without any fuss. Another benefit of Shopify is that it is secure, which is a necessity for e-commerce stores as you are store sensitive information such as credit cards. In this increasingly mobile world, more and more searches are made from phones, tablets, or other mobile devices and less so from computers. This means that it is necessary to have your website mobile-friendly. Shopify knows this and designed all of its themes to be mobile-friendly.

Cost: Free 14 days trial. The Basic Shopify plan with unlimited products is $29/month and 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction.


As you can tell from the name, BigCommerce is a platform for e-commerce businesses that work on a large scale. BigCommerce is primarily used by companies that are already selling large volumes of their products. A significant benefit of using BigCommerce is that multiple payment options are integrated into the platform, including Stripe and PayPal. In addition, this platform offers a handful of free themes to design your website and options to buy different themes. 

Cost: Free for 15 days. The Standard Plan is $29.95/month for unlimited products. Transaction fees depend on the type of payment used.

WordPress with WooCommerce

WordPress is one of the most commonly used content management systems out there. If you are currently using WordPress for your business however want to start an e-commerce section of your website, you don’t need to start over on a different e-commerce platform. WordPress offers so many additional plugins that you can easily download and integrate on your site. One of the most popular plugins for e-commerce is WooCommerce. WooCommerce allows you to manage orders, create coupons, review sales reports, and more on your WordPress site.

Cost: Free for standard features on a WordPress site. For additional extensions, it will be $29. Transaction fees depend on the payment gateway. 

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