With multiple eCommerce platforms telling you that they’re the best, and new ones popping up all the time, where is the best place to start when you’re looking to start selling online?
Each eCommerce platform can offer new, exciting and different technology which will aid you on your journey to making your mark within the eCommerce landscape. But which one is right for you? From specialising in B2B to being better for growth or inception at SCEND we’ve outlined just some of the key elements surrounding the top five eCommerce platforms for your business.
What are the 5 best eCommerce platforms to use?
Shopify is the world’s number one eCommerce platform working with millions of brands globally, Shopify boasts a staggering $444 billion worth of global economic activity. From smaller start-ups to large-scale global names Shopify is an easy-to-use platform that encourages entrepreneurs to build their site, their way. With multiple exciting partner integrations available, Shopify allows each individual business to customise the experience that they offer to their customers.
When it comes to selling online, Shopify offers a reliable platform with a 99% uptime, ensuring your customers can always access your products. Starting as a platform which specialised in B2C Shopify’s latest releases mean that they can take on larger B2B businesses too leaving no area of the online sales market untapped.
On top of allowing customers to easily purchase online, Shopify also allows for full integration with SCEND’s warehouse management system. At SCEND we offer a Shopify fulfilment solution which uses API to automatically marry your technology with ours, making your sales and post-purchase journeys a union which your customers can rely on. Find out more.
One of, if not the biggest names in eCommerce, Magento works with some of the largest global brands including the likes of Next, Debenhams and so many more. Specialising in both large eCommerce and business-to-business brands, Magento are renowned for its high-end platform which can operate a multi-store model meaning that umbrella corporations with multiple brands underneath can organise each of their brands under one roof, and in one convenient back-end environment.
Though the Magento platform is used to being used for complex brands, when it comes to e-fulfilment the integration with SCEND couldn’t be simpler. At SCEND we use API to connect your orders to our systems. We will get automatic intel as soon as an order is placed through your Magento website, no matter whether that is a B2B or B2C order, or how many websites you have under the one multi-store!
WooCommerce started its life as WordPress – and though WordPress is very much still alive WooCommerce provides a platform which encourages and nurtures online transactional websites. WooCommerce as a platform promotes growth and provides a place where businesses can start their online journey with Woo, and expand with them too. With more than 3.9 million stores using WooCommerce globally, their mission is to help your business reach new audiences and new heights.
WooCommerce is FREE for initial sign-up and gives plenty of free themes for start-up businesses to begin their online journey. With an easy-to-use interface, entrepreneurs can utilise WooCommerce to upload products, create descriptions, and so much more. But far from it’s humble beginnings, WooCommerce no longer just caters towards smaller businesses, with a tiered system in place the platform allows you to grow, as it grows alongside you. Compatible with and, encouraging of, multiple integrations WooCommerce allows you to supercharge your online marketplace with the latest and best technology.
At SCEND we know that sale isn’t the final chapter in your customers’ online journey. That is why we’re able to integrate our systems with your eCommerce platform to provide premium WooCommerce fulfilment for your business no matter what stage of the journey you’re at.
Much like Magento, Big Commerce is the perfect eCommerce platform for both B2B and B2C brands, however, with its easy-to-use interface and ability to help your business grow, it’s the perfect platform for brands both big and small.
Big Commerce is a modern platform which allows you to run both your B2B and B2C businesses from one interface. With its brand-centric mantra, Big Commerce is focused on creating an eCommerce platform which grows and supports its clients rather than just hosting them. With more customisable elements it stands to be one of the most trusted e-sales platforms globally. And with new technology being released daily its customers can benefit from regular updates to a system which blends the latest technology with years of industry experience.
At SCEND we offer eCommerce fulfilment which connects directly to your Big Commerce store. Our automated solutions mean that your customers' orders are sent directly to our warehouse where our trained experts will go through the entire process with meticulous precision from the moment we receive your products to the second it lands on your customers' doorstep.
A fantastic starting place for businesses who are looking to create an online enterprise, Squarespace provides an easy-to-edit, free-to-set-up eCommerce platform that allows you to sell both services and products from one place. With hundreds of templates and a simple drag-and-drop mechanism, entrepreneurs can create their own website with no access to coding. Making it the perfect starting point for up-and-coming brands looking to launch themselves into the eCommerce marketplace.
At SCEND we work with some really exciting, up-and-coming brands! We’re keen on helping your business thrive and with our state-of-the-art integrations we can create an automated process which connects your business to ours giving you time to focus on what you do best, growth, expansion and generating loyal trusted customers.
There are a multitude of eCommerce platforms which you can use to start, grow, or nourish your business, but no matter who you decide to use to start your online journey, make sure you’re speaking with SCEND when it comes to your eCommerce fulfilment.