Ecommerce Excellence:
Which Platform Is Best For You

Congrats! You’ve taken your first steps as an e-commerce business owner. However, here comes the hard part. How are you going to get your business up and running?

One of the most difficult decisions that e-commerce deal with is choosing the correct platform for their business. With so many platforms out there it is hard to decide which one is right for you.

Here at NVG we have plenty of experience working with different e-commerce platforms. We’ve compared some of the most popular to help you optimize your business.

Magento

Pros:

  • Free open source platform which provides high security and is very customizable.
  • It offers multi-language and multi-currency features.
  • Magento is SEO friendly which means it attracts more customers and guarantees an increase in traffic.

Cons:

  • Enterprise version starts at $14,420/year, premium enterprise version starts at $49,990/year.
  • Quite pricey to get good quality support.
  • It’s difficult to customize since its programing is quite complicated.

WooCommerce

Pros:

  • A free open source platform.
  • It’s very customizable especially with plugins and extensions.

Cons:

  • Since it’s open source there’s a lot of updates necessary for it to run well.
  • Customizing can be costly, depending on the plugins that you may need or if you decide to use a paid templates.

OpenCart

Pros:

  • Opencart is a free open source platform.
  • It’s easy to download and setup.
  • It’s manually installed and self buildable.
  • OpenCart allows you to customize it through a variety of plugins.

Cons:

  • It’s not high performing unless you add specific certain plugins.
  • Opencart is not easy to customize.
  • You will need technical expertise to build and run effectively.

SHOPIFY

Pros:

  • Offers hundreds of templates and landing pages.
  • It’s easy to download and setup.
  • Google friendly and it has great customer support with FQA
  • Tends to run from $9-79/mon but depending on what you want the price may vary.

Cons:

  • Not very customizable, especially if you are trying to change the check out feature.
  • Charges the customer’s 0.5-2% transaction fee.
  • Shopify does not offer multi language.

BigCommerce

Pros:

  • Integrates and synchronizes your business to social channels like Facebook, Ebay and Google shopping.
  • It allows you to add more tools through their app store.

Cons:

  • It’s slightly customizable.
  • Quite costly with prices ranging from $29.95-199.95/mon.
  • 7 free templates and 76 paid templates that range from $179-235 per template.