The Digital Transformation megatrend that we are all experiencing today is causing many Small and Midsized Businesses (SMBs) to evaluate their current business strategies and technologies. One of the fastest ways to improve your business is to upgrade your website and add a modern eCommerce function. The following is a list of the top eCommerce platforms and websites for Small and Midsized Businesses (SMBs):
Leading eCommerce Systems - Hosted
Shopify.com - One of the top hosted eCommerce sites targeting the SMB marketplace. They're based in Canada. Price estimates ranges from $29 to $179 per month.
Bigcommerce.com - Another top-rated eCommerce system like Shopify. Price estimates ranges from $30 to $200 per month.
Websites with Add-on eCommerce
Squarespace.com - We use Squarespace for our website and love it. We integrated a small eCommerce store to our website. You can also upgrade and add a much larger store. Prices range from $26-$70 per month.
Wix.com - It's very easy and very affordable to build a website and add-on an eCommerce Store. They have good phone support too. Price estimates ranges from $17 to $25 per month.
Weebly.com - Another very good easy-to-build website and add-on eCommerce Store. Price estimates ranges from $8 to $25 per month.
WooCommerce.com - If you have a Wordpress website, you can use WooCommerce. It's a "free" Wordpress plugin to get started and then there are all sorts of add-on fees.
Paypal.com - You can use Paypal to add products to any existing website pages using the Paypal widgets.
eBay - You can build an online store in the eBay marketplace. There are over 100 million buyers in the eBay marketplace.
Etasy - The leading Do-It-Yourself (DIY) marketplace for custom-designed homemade products.
Squareup.com - Square is known for their little white square credit card reader that snaps onto your smartphone or tablet. They are one our favorite companies for small businesses. Square is very popular in the retail industry and you can quickly build a simple online store in their marketplace.
eCommerce Systems for Larger More Complicated SMBs
Netsuite.com - Large complex integrated business system that integrates Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Distribution, Manufacturing, Inventory and eCommerce. As you grow, Netsuite is a very good (but expensive) solution. Price estimates range from $99 to $15,000+ per month, plus implementation and training costs.
Infusionsoft.com - Integrates Sales, Marketing and eCommerce functions in one business system. As you grow, Infusionsoft is a good solution. Price estimates range from $200-$600 per month, plus implementation and training costs start at $1,500+.
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