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e-commerce platform suggestions?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Moobs, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Moobs

    Moobs Regular Member

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    I'm browsing for an e-commerce platform for a new site. I will be selling web based services and need a quality customer area for clients to view the status of their orders, which may need to updated periodically depending on the service prior to completing the order.

    I was considering building a site that integrates both magento and wordpress. If anyone has suggestions of other platforms with a great customer area and order management please let me know.
     
  2. VeyronXS

    VeyronXS Junior Member

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    My earnest inputs are; X-cart and Shopify. Both are pretty reputable.

    Peace,
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    I would avoid wordpress if you intend to scale your business beyond just a few orders here and there. It's a blog platform not well suited to ecommerce.

    Magento is good or have you considered opencart?
     
  4. Moobs

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    My site will be offering more than just a store so I want to use a scalable CMS like WP as well.
     
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    Woocommerce is an alternative. What's your thoughts?
     
  6. Moobs

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    I've used WooCommerce in the past I wasn't the biggest fan, gave me the impression of something that was held together by duct tape and paperclips if that makes sense.
     
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    Woocommerce is the best decision if you are planning on not having a huge store. If you have many products & categories go for Magento or Open Cart.
     
  8. Lomomu

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    Personally, I'd recommend against Woocommerce for an ecommerce focussed website. Check out Opencart, Shopify & Magento. I've recently started a Shopify website (never thought I would use Shopify) - I've found a dope theme which is enough motivation to start my girlfriend's eCommerce store (yes I know -.-). Also Shopify's user interface is specifically built for eCommerce, I'm liking it right now even though it's a whole new CMS to learn.

    Also just a tip, even though I've only bought 1 Shopify theme, is not to go and buy themes from Shopify that cost $200 USD or something ridiculous like that (and are mediocre), but you can find awesome themes on Themeforest for Shopify.

    Both Shopify, Opencart & Magento have very sexy and easy cart/checkout systems, whereas Woocommerce is quite bland - just my personal preference ;)
     
  9. Shair

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    Woocommerce is top of the best alternative.