I will definitely recommend Magento. Not only because we provide hosting for it, but because it simply is a very good product with virtually all the features you will need. It is also very extensible and can be customized to fit any business.
singhabhishek251: I don't think building your own eCommerce system is very feasible. (1) it is not going to be cheap, and (2) you will need several skilled developers to actually be able to pull it off, and not to mention all the security aspects you have to account for, integration towards different payment providers, shipping providers, etc. No reason to reinvent the wheel, unless what you really need is a stick. In that case, use something like Wordpress or Presta.. just my 2 cents.
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I'm 100% sure that magento commerce will work for you. One of the best things about a website designed by Magento is that its URL structure is extremely search engine friendly. The SEO tools can help you generate XML sitemaps for search engines aiding the sites searchability.
One of the major advantages of Magento web design is that it offers an uncomplicated user interface that helps you to manage the site conveniently. It ensures that you can handle several online stores with just a single administrational panel.
You can check out Shopify it has free trial and some good marketing tools:
Built-in SEO,Google Analytics,Coupon Codes,Free Marketing Credits. but price is from 30$/month
As for a free one look for oscommerce
First of all, I won’t recommend any software to use for this purpose. There are far better options available like Magento, Open cart, Prestashop and Shopfiy. Though all of them are good but, I recommend Magento because it’s far more reliable and easy to use than any other option. Plus it is free!
The best you can do is to setup a custom site, install Magento (community edition) and add your products on it. But be sure what hosting plan are you using. Because this is the thing that can really make the difference.
I run a hosted shopping cart so full disclaimer but imo most of the free or open source options will do you no favors unless you have a lot of experience with front end design. your best option is looking at affordable solutions that offer templates or options that integrate with platforms like wordpress, wix, or other site builders. I have worked with literally thousands of merchants and the reoccurring theme is commit and invest early or later but that's what it will take to recognize decent conversions.
Prestashop for PHP/Linux, nopCommere for .NET/Windows. Contrary to what somebody else said on here, I'd only go for a bespoke solution if you have very unique requirements or if your business has outgrown an off-the-shelf solution and needs something that scales a little better.
+1 for Magento. They have their stand-alone product, along with the 'hosted' service where you just add products.
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Prestashop is the easiest to use but not fully developed
E-commence is another easy one but ugly
Magento free version is fair
Magento pay version is comprehensive, looks good and expensive
OpenCart is for PHP programmer
All of them are not easy to tailor modify the layout so better go for WordPress if you have this need.
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Actually you can try What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) e-Commerce platforms: Like Easystore.my
Here's you can try it for free and play along their CMS demo live.
They have All in one ecommerce features, like multiple payment gateways, desktop&mobile template (good for SEO), sell on facebook simultaneously and so on.
Also recommend Magento. Don't worry even you are still running startup ecommerce business. You will realize that your business will grow and move forward and Magento offers end-to-end ecommerce solutios.
There are a number of programs available that work well. Opencart is one of the most reputable and popular pieces of software available. Magento is also popular and reputable. Many of these types of programs will offer a free trial period in order to test drive the product before you decide to make any type of investment. My experience with this sort of thing is that it is a great technique for the company. Once you have used the free trial period, you will almost certainly have to continue to use the paid services. Either that or take the time to move all of the work you have already done to a different program. Take the time to evaluate things before you make any type of commitment.
As for integration perspective, Shopify, Magento and BigCommerce are worth a closer look. They all have great integration options and eliminates the need to re-type data entries in different webapps (accounting, CRM, email marketing, etc). You save time and can be confident that all you data is constantly synchronized.
Opencart if you don't have people/programmer dedicated to maintain the shop.
Magento if you have resources and you are really big business with people/programmer to take care of the shopping cart.
I am not even a programmer.
The first simple thing that I liked from Magento in 2008 - I could easily create filter attributes that I want it without any help from a programmer, while other platforms (at the time: I was using X-Cart and osCommerce) - I need help from programmer to do that.
You don't need to wait until your business growing and getting bigger. That is absolutely wrong solution. Perhaps, it is developer solution not a business solution.
I have talked and discussed with friends and some community of programmers in the area. Yes, they will never offer you Magento as one top priority solutions: why - it is more difficult for them, take longer to develop, and maybe cost you more money since it's harder.
They will mostly offer you other platforms which is easier to develop and easier to complete, means easy to earn money from development side - good for web design and development project.