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which platform for e commerce site?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Standartuye, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Standartuye

    Standartuye Registered Member

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    Hey

    i heard about wordpress CMS is not ideal for e commerce site? do you suggest any other platform or wordpress is good enough?
     
  2. wealthyslacker

    wealthyslacker Junior Member

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    I used to always run oscommerce then switched to zencart

    Magento is powerful but very complex, I almost used it but found zencart to be better for my needs
     
  3. AffiliateIrene

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    Are these platforms free? What kind of sites you can build there?
     
  4. NobelNerd

    NobelNerd Power Member

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    Magento is best if you can manage it
     
  5. ndnstyl

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    +1 on magneto, I used to manage a site that used ajax and dynamically loading content/products and Magneto handled everything we threw at it. It certainly has a learning curve if you are new to it, because there is a ton of functionality. But in the end it is a premium e-commerce solution and their support is awesome if you happen to run into hiccups.
     
  6. kriwil

    kriwil Regular Member

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    Currently using opencart
    or you can use magento as well
     
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    Magento seems to be the most common platform, but it's all about personal preference in my opinion.
     
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    yeah...I also judge the Magento the handle to used the common platform...
     
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  9. Standartuye

    Standartuye Registered Member

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    why so much people hate woocommerce?
     
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    loedown Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Small - Medium business -> WordPress + WooCommerce
    Big Business -> Magento

    Or shopify/bigcommerce.
     
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    Magento is the way to go, however it can be a bit hard to set up for some people.
     
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    magento comm version, but it has some learning curve plus its too heavy compared with others. If you are good in dev, you can easily reduce the loading speed to 1 or 2 sec. If you are new, then i would suggest prestashop. Its free and perfect for newbies.
     
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    aweosme dude ur work fab....
     
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    charliebrooker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    woocommerce is ok with wordpress but the free version isn't very powerful.

    Nobody has mentioned opencart yet, I use that and it's very good and free.
     
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    lewwy789 Regular Member

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    Definitely Magento once you understand it you fall in love with it, you can literally do anything you can think of and more.
     
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    For ecommerce best option is Opencart. It's flexible open source.
     
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    Magento is a good platform but it needs a good hosting to go with it. Wouldn't advise running it on shared hosting! As others have said, it can also be tricky if you're new to coding. I was never good enough with Magento to get a big store to load quickly. I like Woocommerce - it's pretty easy to setup and I find Wordpress admin a lot less hassle than Magento.
     
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    Woocommerce is my favorite ecommerce platform. it's wordpress and flexible with lots of plugins and themes options available.
     
  19. Adrian112

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    100% Wordpress if you are new in this business
     
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    magento can be expensive, the plugins are great but too expensive and you'll need an expert if you don't know what you're doing. IMHO if you're going for a small business woocommerce is the way to go, if you're willing to invest big Cash = magento is you solution!