6 Best e-commerce Store Builders: The Most Popular Online Shopping Cart Solution Providers
Considering to start your own e-commerce store? Looking out for the best solutions for the same?
We take you through a brief overview of top three international and three India-based
e-commerce SaaS solution providers to make your own self-service e-stores.
Founded in 2006 with their headquarters in Canada, Shopify today has become one of the fastest growing e-commerce solution providers in the world. It has been reported that Shopify host over 120,000 online retailers or e-tailers. Shopify is simple, user-friendly and a powerful tool. In 2014 Shopify has sold over 1.37 billion $ worth products through its e-stores.
It has one of the best range of free and paid themes to choose from making Shopify e-stores one of the most visually appealing stores. Unlimited hosting, 100+ professionally designed templates to choose from and hassle free instance payments with visa, Mastercard and American Express etc.
It even allows the brick and mortar organizations to carry on with the payment transactions online.
Shopify allows a 14 days free trial. So before even buying a package you can efficiently start and check how it works for your e-store.
With its headoffice in Austin, Texas Bigcommerce was founded in 2009.
Big commerce has over 55,000 restores and adding new stores everyday. It has done 14 million transactions with a total worth of 5 billion till date.
The lowest package offering basic featues costs 25.95 USD a month and a transaction fee of 1.5 %.
The highest package is priced at 79.95 USD per month and offers advanced analytics, sales, website integration and payment tools etc.
With more than 100 themes it also allows a good range of both free and paid options to choose from.
Big Commerce's category management is comparatively less complicated and can be created quickly and reflected in the front store navigation menu.
Sellers on Volusion have generated about $ 18 Billion in sales till date.
Founded in 1999, Volusion provides shopping cart solution to customers worldwide.
Some of its most prominent customers are Disney, Motorola, 3M, Chicago Tribune and Crutchfield.
Volusion is PCI certified and is also listed on Visa's approved provider list.
Volusion's shopping cart software includes solutions for product merchandising, site design, order processing, search engine optimization and online marketing.
Other notable features include Social Store Builder, m-commerce, affiliate marketing and loyalty rewards program. It also offers additional services like domain names, credit card transactions, fraud protection and security etc.
# 4. Zepo.in
India, Mumbai-based e-commerce solution for shopping cart was founded in 2014.
A small business owner can also explore e-commerce arena and open their e-store for as less as Rs. 600 per month on zepo.in.
Other solutions it offers are facebook store creation and integration. Enabling sellers to sell on marketplaces integrated to their solution. It is more cost effective and good for small businesses and those who just wish to test waters or on budget constraints.
The design and themes are not at par to their international counterparts, however, is quite a value for money. It also has other inbuilt store features, supports m-commerce and marketing features are also quite impressive.
# 5. Kartrocket
India, New Delhi-based e-commerce store solution provider was founded in 2013. Starting from a basic monthly plan of Rs. 500 to the highest plan of Rs. 7000 it has gained a massive popularity amongst e-commerce startups in India.
The users can also take advantage of their multi-channel sales integration with marketplaces like eBay, Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal to allow multi-channel sales.
The stores are mobile ready and come with mobile-friendly designs.
# 6. Buildabazaar.com
Infibeam launched its Saas Platform Buildabazaar for e-commerce store solution in 2011. It is currently available in India and Middle east.
Its basic plan starting from Rs. 1000 a month. It also has a customized plan under the name of platinum plan.
The features include multi-currency online payment transactions, shipping facility, product listing and order processing. Other features are search engine optimization, social plugins, cross-selling widgets, SMS notifications, business Intelligence report, ERP integration and digital marketing features.