eCommerce Platforms

The top eCommerce platforms that we recommend are:

  • BigCommerce
  • Shopify
  • WordPress + WooCommerce
  • WordPress + BigCommerce
  • Shift4Shop (was called 3dcart)

Other ecommerce platforms include:

  • Magento
  • Squarespace
  • Square Online
  • Volusion
  • Weebly
  • Wix

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

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