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eCommerce platform experiences?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Honest, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. Honest

    Honest Regular Member

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    So I've been looking and weighing all my options as far as my eCommerce platform is going to go, and there's just too damn many. Shopify seems to be the top-dog with pretty valid reasons behind it.

    However, I still wanted to see if anyone else here has had any negative experiences with Shopify, or any positive experiences with other more obscure eCommerce platforms I may not of heard of, that may put Shopify to shame.
     
  2. ghackseo

    ghackseo Regular Member

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    In the long run, setting up your own platform will much more profitable. Shopify costs can get expensive. I'd advise you to go with something like Woocommerce or Magento if that's needed. Also, personally, I believe you can do MUCH better on-site SEO on your own platform such as Woocommerce.
     
  3. Fairusd

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    Woocommerce suits me best. It's just a personal preference as i'm using WordPress :)
     
  4. grafx77

    grafx77 BANNED BANNED

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    Yeah your better off using Woocommerce, Opencart, or Magento for all the reasons mentioned above. I'll also add a few more.

    1. When you host your own ecommerce site, your building an asset for yourself and not for a company. Just think, if you didn't make payments to shopify, they would own your store.

    2. Most important to me - You can SELL your website later if or when you get tired of it for $XX,XXX. You can't do that when your site is hosted somewhere else.

    3. You control all your data, not another 3rd party.