The top eCommerce platforms that we recommend are:
- WordPress + WooCommerce
- WordPress + BigCommerce
- Shift4Shop (was called 3dcart)
Other ecommerce platforms include:
- Square Online
An eCommerce platform is either a standalone SAAS product that you pay a monthly fee to maintain, or a software package that you pay to host on a webhosting platform, on either a monthly or annual basis.
I have experience running 3 eCommerce stores on the BigCommerce SAAS platform. It’s been getting better every year since I started hosting my Michaels store on BigCommerce since 2013.
BigCommerce has been robust enough to handle 30,000+ visitors a day to my Michaels website, so I am confident that it’s a great option for any large business while cheap enough to serve even the smallest startups.
BigCommerce plans start at $29.95/monthly