Hosted eCommerce Platforms

With a hosted eCommerce solution, aspects such as such as hosting, a shopping cart function, and technical support are handled by the eCommerce software provider.

Typically this will involve paying a monthly service fee.

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shopify advantages - app store


Shopify, one of the most popular eCommerce platforms is often the best option for users that want a simple online store builder. It has a large external eCommerce app store that you can visit to add more functionality to your online store.

Hosted eCommerce summary

There are many stand-out hosted eCommerce platforms such as Shopify, Bigcommerce, Volusion. 

Shopify has a focus on usability and is a good option for larger stores selling a range of products.

BigCommerce is a versatile solution that may suit fast-growing stores. 

Squarespace is good for sleek-looking designs.  

Wix is extremely beginner friendly and has excellent eCommerce tools. 

With EKM you get a dedicated support manager from the start.

Ecwid may be a good option if you want to sell on an existing website, social media page, blog, online marketplace or mobile app.

Weebly / Square provide affordable plans, drag and drop tools and focus on simplicity and small site appeal.

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