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List of Top 5 Ecommerce Platforms or Shopping Carts

There are so many ecommerce platforms that choosing the right one as per your individual business goals & needs becomes a daunting task. Apart from that, there is also the challenge of identifying whether an ecommerce platform offers the state-of-art features & functionalities. Here is the list of best ecommerce platforms in 2016, and learn which one is best for your unique online store.

Shopify Shopping Cart

Shopify is one of popular hosted ecommerce solution, the ease of store setup that Shopify provides certainly makes it a popular ecommerce platform. Besides easy setup, quick loading speed and safe payment gateways are two other major reasons why Shopify is a good choice for launching an online store in 2016. The downside of shopify is that Shopify's checkout is not that customizable, so here you would have to compromise a bit

WooCommerce Wordpress Plugin

Woocommerce is completely customizable, and has a good shopping cart & secure payment gateway. There are several themes to choose from and you can even design a new (completely customized) one, if you are familiar with the WordPress platform and have the required technical knowledge to build a custom WordPress template. The Downside of woocommerce is that if you don't have a WordPress website and are not familiar with the platform, then it could be a little painful to get started-especially because you also have to build a WordPress site in order to take advantage of the WooCommerce platform

Yo!Kart Multivendor Ecommerce Platform

Yo!Kart is a multivendor ecommerce platform that is built as an attempt to eliminate the shortcomings of hosted & self-hosted ecommerce solutions. So unlike Shopify you can migrate from a hosted to self-hosted plan, and like WooCommerce, the shopping cart experience is fully customizable. Another great thing about Yo!Kart is that there is no compromise on the features, regardless of which plan you choose. Moreover, any system feature updates in the future will be automatic and free. The downside of Yokart is that Script is partially encrypted; therefore, customization requires initially working with its developers

Magento Ecommerce Platform

Magento is considered as the most secure open source ecommerce solution that offers many rich built-in features, which other platforms usually lack. To name a few, multiple storefront, multi-language & multi-currency support. But there are other challenges as well with Magento. Building an ecommerce website using Magento requires high level programming skills; consequently, it is comparatively hard to find a team of developers that can take over the task easily.

BigCommerce Shopping Cart

Bigcommerce another feature rich ecommerce platform and easy to setup, the platform is aimed primarily at people with no web designing skills. As for security and page loading speed, BigCommerce is pretty much neck-to-neck to Shopify. Another thumbs-up for BigCommerce is its customer support. Bigcommerce is little bit costly than shopify, yokart and woocommerce.