Top 5 CMS Platforms for Ecommerce Websites


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It’s the end of the year and what you’ll see everywhere are the sales and discounts popping up on all the eCommerce websites. Yes, that’s true eCommerce websites are trending on a large scale even for small businesses and now it has transformed into a lifestyle. And the best thing to designing an eCommerce website is the CMS platforms.

CMS short for content management system is a software that allows you to update, edit, manage or build your CMS platform all by yourself. You don’t need an individual technical resource to manage your CMS platform. You are enough for the task. But which CMS platforms are the best for your eCommerce sites. With the availability of the hundreds of CMS platforms, it becomes quite a difficult task to choose the one which best suits your eCommerce needs. Although it’s recommended to pick the one that best fits your eCommerce store, all of the platforms have their pros and cons.

What if I tell you that there are certain platforms that are the most used and recommended by the eCommerce sellers?

Since eCommerce is gaining traction for the last ten years, so it's important to know the best platforms that serve the needs of eCommerce. If you’ve come across an eCommerce developer recently, you have heard him telling about the trending and the most useful CMS for eCommerce.

If you don’t, then you can read onwards to this blog to know the top 5 CMS platforms for eCommerce.

1) WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a successful platform that has been downloaded 14.095.679 in number(times). Out of a hundred percent, 37% of users prefer WC over any other platform. It is an open-source platform and the specialty of this platform is that it can turn any of the WordPress sites into an eCommerce store.

It’s known for its scalability and customized solutions for enterprises, small and mid-size businesses. It’s a mobile-friendly platform and provides you the first integration for WordPress. In addition, it also offers a myriad number of plugins and themes to make your eCommerce store worthy of customer experience.

2) Magento

With more than 200,000 users already running their eCommerce stores with Magento, the credibility it offers is exceptional. It caters to the needs of all businesses, from startups to enterprises. It helps to provide rich customer experience and that’s the specialty of the Magento eCommerce platform. Besides selling rich customer experience, exceptional functionalities, and customization help to promote your products better than other eCommerce platforms.

With this CMS platform, your store remains active throughout in terms of revenue generation and customer support. It also helps to personalize your store. It comes in multiple languages and the variety of plugins and extensions makes it more flexible to use.

3) Shopify

Shopify is a cloud-based shopping cart solution that gives you access to the administration panel to store data, add or delete products on your eCommerce. You don’t need to dig the technical details of what is Shopify and how does Shopify works. It’s adaptable for those who don’t have the technical information about it.

The 24/7 customer support, availability of more than 100 themes and 1500+ plugins make the CMS more useful. The easy availability to connect with the Facebook page and sell directly from it makes the CMS more convenient. In addition, the community forum of Shopify can help you reach the relevant tips and tutorials that can help you update the CMS quickly.

4) BigCommerce

Ranked fourth in the list, BigCommerce is a cloud-based, responsive CMS that allows users to create beautiful eCommerce websites. From products, payments to coupons and integration, it can handle everything.

The add-ons in this CMS are more than 300 which you can afford at a low cost and get it completely free. In addition, it’s also secure and makes it easy for you to customize your store.

5) OpenCart

OpenCart is a free eCommerce platform that is lightweight and it’s also best suited for web design companies. It offers unlimited categories to upload products and more than 20 payment gateways which makes it scalable and flexible to use.

It’s easy to get started and doesn’t require any technical know-how to customize the store. With the help of the numerous plugins available on the CMS platform that offers flexibility.

Having said that, it’s good to know the platform before you apply to your eCommerce site because a good platform can make your site accessible and can end up with a rich customer experience.

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