What is E-commerce?
E-commerce occurs whenever you buy or sell online. If you have ever sold goods online, you know that there are many E-commerce platforms to choose from. Even if you choose to open your own online store, I recommend that you list your products on eBay and Amazon as well.
By listing your products on these E-commerce platforms your products will be seen by millions of customers worldwide and you will get more sales. Wish.com is another great E-commerce platform for online sellers.
The key is to get your products listed in as many places that you can. It also will raise awareness of your brand. Now we are going to take a look at some of the top E-commerce platforms for creating your own online store.
Building Your Online Store
Choosing a platform in which to host your own online store can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Many providers offer online merchants a free trial, so you can try the service before you commit to them.
Top 5 E-Commerce Providers
• Volusion – A well known leader in the E-commerce market. Volusion provides online merchants with tools and templates to sell successfully online. Volusion also provides Dropshipping services that allow you to purchase products at a wholesale price, then you can sell it for a lower price and keep the profit. They also offer Online Merchants a free 14-day trial.
• Shopify – is an E-commerce company that was created in June of 2006 in Canada by Tobias Lütke, Daniel Weinand, and Scott Lake. Shopify provides E-commerce solutions for small to mid, and large-scale businesses. With Shopify Lite you can open a store on Facebook for only 9.00 per month. Shopify Basic is priced at $29.99 per month it comes with unlimited products, a free SSL Certificate, and Abandoned Cart Recovery. Shopify is also offering a free 14 day trial with all of their plans.
• BigCommerce – With over 2.2 million dollars in annual revenue, there’s no question of why BigCommerce is a Global leader in E-Commerce sales. Founded in 2009 by Eddie Machaalani and Mitchell Harper, BigCommerce is definitely making the world of E-commerce better. BigCommerce currently offers 3 main pricing plans. The Standard at $29.95 per month, Plus at $79.95 per month, and Pro at $249.95 per month. BigCommerce is offering a free 15 day trial for all of its online merchants.
• Wix – Wix was created in 2006 by Developers Avishai Abrahami, Nadav Abrahami and Giora Kaplan. With over 2400 Employees worldwide and an estimated yearly revenue of over 200 million dollars, Wix is one of our favorite online leaders in Website creation and E-commerce providers. Wix has three main E-commerce plans Business Unlimited for $25/per month, Business Vip for $35/per month and Business Basic which is $20/per month. All plans offered by Wix offer 100% Commission, Unlimited Bandwith, and include a domain name free for 1 year.