When entering the often overwhelming world of ecommerce, it’s easy to get confused about which platform would be best suited to you & your business. Thankfully, there are many trusted brands out there, which offer a secure & relatively simple solution to selling your products online.
Platforms such as Volusion, Magento & OSCommerce have become some of the most well known platforms for providing this service & rightly so, as they do a grand job. However, when looking in depth at not just the leaders but many of the other platforms, Magento seems to stand out most of all to us.
One of the most convenient things about many of these platforms is that it can be hosted anywhere, allowing you the flexibility to host on a server that’s right for your business & your budget.
Taking a closer look at Magento, whether you a small time player or a big time business, you will find it very hard to be disappointed by this particular platform, as it offers many fantastic features that are simple to learn (if you’re willing) and easy to change to suit the needs of your business depending on the type of products you’re selling and the volume of which you’re planning on selling them. Magento is also open source, allowing it to be modified to suit the user. You will of course need a high level of programming knowledge or have a reliable and capable programmer on hand to modify the platform in a way that’s best for you.
However, it’s incredibly easy to use on a basic level, so if you would prefer a simple site with very few modifications if any, you will stand an excellent chance of doing it by yourself. There is also a vast library of information available within the Magento communities, where you can learn new approaches to improving your site, as well as hints & tips on what could work best for which product.
Add, edit & remove products with ease and keep your product information up to date with a few simple clicks. Add attractive images, manage attributes and have a brand new product available for sale in only a few minutes. Magento also allows you to manage your customers and their orders from the dashboard, giving you greater control and quick access to vital details when monitoring your site. We’re sure you’ll get comfortably used to this popular platform in no time.