If you can’t decide on the ecommerce platform that works for you, there are some questions that you need to answer to be able to know exactly the platform that is right for you. It starts by answering the question, How Technical Are You?
Whether you have products to sell or products you want to purchase, International Marketplace has made the whole process more transparent, efficient and effective.
If you are the very technical type, do you want everything to be customized? If so, do you want a fully customizable one or just an open source? If you want an open source all the way, you will be able to get the flexibility and full ownership you want. A perfect example for an open source platform is Magento.
If you are not the so technical type, ask yourself if you can afford to hire a developer. If not, you can simply work with pre-built features. Do you want more each month for all features or pay separately for transactions and add-ons later? If you prefer the cost all in, then you can go for BigCommerce. It comes with so many features built in with initial pay plan to help you get started right away.
If on the other hand you would rather have a low starting cost then add later on, Shopify would be the best platform for you. Shopify lacks a few standard features so you have to buy some add-ons and on lower tariffs, minimal transaction fee may apply.
Choosing between Magento, BigCommerce and Shopify is not going to be that easy. They have their own advantages and disadvantages. Based on your needs and budget, you can easily choose a platform that works best for you.
If you are selling on other channels such as Amazon, eBay, phone or in a store, or if you are not selling on these channels but you want to, it may be necessary to invest in a central managing system. If you are not selling on these channels because you have your website, your ecommerce vendor provides you with inventory and listing tools that you can use.