eCommerce is how the majority of companies do business these days, which means there is suddenly a very competitive market for eCommerce software that is easy for any sized business to use. You’ll need software to not only effectively and correctly do transactions and give delivery orders with your customers online, but also keep track of product inventory and your personal accounting information. Due to the wide variety of different software and eCommerce sites that are out there the question quickly becomes: which type of eCommerce software is worth the money and offers the proper software solutions for all your practical business and accounting needs. Below are reviews of some of the best eCommerce software programs on the market highlighting what these programs do best and what they fall short in delivering on, if anything.
With Volusion software, you can create, manage, market and protect your eCommerce website with all their easy to use tools in their program. Having some background in web design is certainly a plus, but a novice without any HTML knowledge will still be able to figure out pretty quickly and create their own customized website. Its administration features allows you to create an inventory as small as 100 products to one that is unlimited. They also offer real-time credit card processing tools, as well as tax features that vary from state to state and even tax-exempt capabilities for customers and your products. Volusion’s security features are also top notch, with each page having an SSL encryption and fraud score for each order, so you will probably know if a thief is trying to buy goods online fraudulently. All in all, Volusion may be the best software for small business eCommerce on the market for a mere $19.00, and constantly improves each year. Unless you have a massive company you want to put online, this is probably the software to start with.
Considered one of the easiest and most self-explanatory eCommerce softwares out there, Shopify is best for people who are just getting started using a computer, much less running their own eCommerce website. With the exception of not providing a built-in POS system or the ability to create daily deals and a loyalty program, Shopify does everything an online website should, by marketing to customers, providing security to both buyers and sellers and giving exact data on every transaction. This is a great, bare-bones eCommerce program, but lacks a lot of the helpful tools and improvements available in other eCommerce softwares on the market. So keep this in mind before you plunk down sixty bucks for a new version of this Shopify software.
Shopping Cart Elite offers most of the best things an eCommerce software should and even goes a step further, by allowing you to sell your business blog posts to third parties, generating even more traffic and revenue through SEO. Their administrative, marketing and security features are top notch and the software is always being updated and improved on almost a yearly basis. The one complaint about Shopping Cart Elite is their lack of the feature that allows customers to compare different products against each other, as this can be frustrating to certain shoppers in your online store. However, if you can live without your customers having that—or don’t want them to have the ability to do that—then this may be the best eCommerce program on the market even though it has the hefty price on one hundred dollars for brand new software. However, it can handle a booming eCommerce business better than any of type of software solutions.
Similar to Shopify, Ashop is a relatively bare bones program that allows novice eCommerce owners to easily set up and navigate their new company website so they can launch it and sell to the public as soon as possible. In some people’s opinions, it has sleeker and better website design tools, allowing it to be a better eCommerce software for certain websites over others. However, it lacks some of the more advanced features like the ability to sign customers up for daily deals or create a rewards program, aspects of eCommerce that many big businesses rely on to bring customers back. However, it is also only twenty-five dollars, making it an excellent type of software for the first time eCommerce site builder.
Author Bio:- Samaiyah Islam is a social media and tech junkie that writes for Pinnacle Business Solutions.