best ecommerce platform for seo?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by boobooboy, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. boobooboy

    boobooboy Regular Member

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    about to start a e-commerce website and wondering which one go you guys like the most when it comes to seo? So far I really like what Magento has to be offer but I have never used it on a website.
     
  2. sevenfigurez

    sevenfigurez Junior Member

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    I like magento...but it is kind of a love/hate relationship. There are a number of features that you would think would be common sense for them to incorporate into the system, but it is not.

    It is also a steep learning curve.

    Despite what I said, I would recommend Magento if you do not mind having the occasional challenge to overcome.
     
  3. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Definitely Magento if you are happy to overcome the learning curve.
     
  4. moromete

    moromete Junior Member

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    Prestashop and tomatocart
     
  5. boobooboy

    boobooboy Regular Member

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    i decided to get a vps from ChimeHost and setup magento on it and there is a def a huge learning curve to magento. It looks like Magento doesn't offer both retail and wholesale solution. You guys know any solution that offers both wholesale and retail solution in one?

    i do have xcart license but x-cart is pain to upgrade.
     
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  6. seanjohn

    seanjohn Regular Member

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    Drupal + Ubercart
     
  7. daniellephoto

    daniellephoto Junior Member

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    I like Avactis.. I believe they have support for wholesale and retail. Easy to learn too.
     
  8. niksanyl

    niksanyl Registered Member

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    We use x-cart for our ecommerce stores. It's very flexible, and has the option for retail/wholesale.

    Niksa
     
  9. spollacs

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    I like interspire. They have everything you need. But it's pain in the ass to manipulate its php, css etc.
     
  10. stbhat

    stbhat Newbie

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    I used oscommerce , zencart , and I am learning magento , magento maybe the best , but it's a little bit hard to learn.
     
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    Joomla + Virturemart. A mature platform with tons of extensions. Good support forum.
     
  12. Djingel

    Djingel Junior Member

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    Another vote for Magento... However you'll definitaly need:

    - a tweaked server
    - good knowledge on how to make pages load fast.
     
  13. Tigerox

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    Magento is good to use
     
  14. bb7877

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    I use interspire as well. I have tried others but for me, interspire takes the cake.

    I do however, change a lot the positioning of various elements in the source code.