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Some of the Best Self-Hosted Ecommerce Solutions

Jun 11, 2015

1.Magento : Let’s start with the undisputed leader in ecommerce platforms – Magento. Released in May 2014, Magento Community Edition 1.9 is becoming increasingly popular and the community is eagerly awaiting Magento 2.0. Since eBay Inc. acquired Magento in 2011 development has severely slowed down, but no other solution can boast its current market share of 11%.

Benefits When paired with a high-quality theme Magento can help you build the web store of your dreams. Hours can be spent simply configuring how your want your product listings to look (in a good way). Different store fronts with one shared product base can be set up with ease, professional landing pages are simple to build and you are able to connect almost any tool or service out there. Few ecommerce tools come close to matching Magento, at least not without installing a whole host of plugins.

2.WooCommerce: According to BuiltWith, WooCommerce is just behind Magento running a whopping 7.4% of all ecommerce stores measured. That’s pretty impressive considering that WooCommerce is only three years old. What helps is that it runs on WordPress, and it only takes a few minutes to become familiar with.

Benefits WooCommerce is a pretty light application and doesn’t put a strain on your server resources like Magento does. Its basic functionality is above average, with hundreds of high quality plugins available to enhance it further.

 SynapseIndia (CEO: Shamit Khemka)

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