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What is the best platform for a Noob to use for an eCommerce website?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by mynameis11, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. mynameis11

    mynameis11 Newbie

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    I want to get an eCommerce website up and running in the next week or so. I have little to no programming knowledge. I need it to be compatible with as many payment methods as possible in case I need to switch sometime down the track. I'm looking at selling approx. 10 or so items, mainly electronics.

    I have been looking into Opencart, so I would appreciate any suggestions or advice from anyone who has used this platform before.
     
  2. DoubleD3

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    I have heard GO MAGENTO is easy to use for people without any programming knowledge. Below is the link:

    http://go.magento.com/
     
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    OpenCart is a great solution. Free and easy to use. There is other as powerful solutions like Shopify over Magento Go. I am working with Magento on other projects, let me tell you OpenCart can do the same job with less code than Magento.
     
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    Never, ever , ever ..ever..ever ever ever ever ever go with Magento if your programming sills are < = 0 .

    I strongly suggset you OpenCart or Wordpress + Woocommercial .

    You can even try Joomla + Virtuemart BUT never ever ever ever EVER Magento for begginer :)

    However if you need help with installation + configuration + seo webhosting just PM me.
     
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    I work only with woocommerce but now im thinking to try opencart
     
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    I don't like WP + WooCommerce or Joomla + VM. It just make me puke. If I am going to build a e-commerce, I go with a platform for it. OsCommerce I know still around as well.
     
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    Any of you ever try upclick as your payment processor?
     
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    Weebly? Drag and drop. you can also put paypal on it for free if you embed a paypal button
     
  10. TacticalTechZone

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    Bigcommerce. woocommerce is not very noob friendly IMO>

    BigCommerce is really easy to setup, pick a theme, add products, etc....

    it's great for a noob...I was able to build out a site with very limited knowledge on bigcommerce and earned 7k this past december.

    not to brag, but to illustrate that it is very noob friendly.
     
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    I use opencart, and it is very user friendly, especially compared to some other options.

    Has plenty of bulk that you need to take out of the original install, and several modules that are definitely required if you want to rank (such as seo urls, custom page titles, etc).

    Make sure to take away brand pages, and remember that product pages canonicalise without the category string, so if your product is in yoursite.com/cat/product, Googles index will be yoursite.com/product.

    FPS
     
  12. Neocortx

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    Hey,

    I'm using BigCommerce for one of my shops, and it's quite easy to setup and use. However, if you're planning on making your own design and implementing it (especially responsive), use something else.

    warm regards,
    neo
     
  13. WPcrew

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    If you know how WordPress works, you can use some of the following plugins:

    1. WP e-Commerce
    2. Jigoshop
    3. WooCommerce
    4. Cart66
    5. Shopp
    6. Easy Digital Downloads

    If want robust shopping cart - Open cart or Magento. There's also Joomla and Virtuemart for it (but skip it for now, give them few years).
    You can find premium themes on themeforest.net in $30-$50 price range.
     
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    Hmm, when I was a newbie in PHP I dreamed of things like you. I tell you: is a risk to make an eCommerce website without programming knowledge because You can not rely on platform by mere fact as hackers research vulnerabilities in eCommerce website. eCommerce websites is an objective for hackers, a good target, and you need to move fast to upgraded your vulnerabilities of platform.
     
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    I started with Opencart & am happy to stay with Opencart.
     
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    No programming skills, dont use Magento. Choose Magento if you will be adding 100s of products and will rquired lots of scalability in future.
     
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    If you're totalnoob -> prestabox
    If you're a noob who want to learn then -> prestashop.
    They will release a new version sooner which will be even better!
     
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    magento is very high level platform, suggest you easier way is WordPress for noob.
     
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    Opencart and prestashop are very noob friendly. I am using opencart in my two shops.
    Opencart is free e-commerce solution. Also if you want to use WP you must to spend some $$$ to buy some plugins.
     
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    though it is not easy to start, magento is THE e-commerce plattform. I've tried each and every other free plattforms and each time came back to magento. If you want to sell on amazon and ebay you can do this free on magento with m2epro, there are plenty of great extensions and the whole system is amazingly capable for anything you can imagine. But there is a downside: the system is too heavy