Shopping Cart Software - Which one do you recommend?

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christianlebe
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16 Sep 12 11:53:24 am
Hello,

I'm about to start an online shop with main target of Australia's market. I am considering to use these three online shop platforms:
1. Bigcommerce
2. Volusion
3. Shopmania
4. Magento - owned hosting

Does anyone have any experience with any of the above?

Thanks.

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fm1234
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16 Sep 12 07:45:52 pm
The basic service levels for MagentoGo, Volusion and BigCommerce all offer so little that it's hard to think of it as a good idea. Go with a free solution and learn as you go. Magento has a free option that is a two-click install with any hosting that has cPanel and Softaculous; ZenCart is good if you need a full-featured cart, and there are many more simple ones that "ride" on top of WordPress and other CMS. $15-25 a month doesn't sound like much money, but you're just not getting much for that no matter which company you use; you'd come out better using a free solution and investing $20 in having someone else handle the thankless task of uploading and maintaining inventory.


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fudjj
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16 Sep 12 09:49:23 pm
Zen is the one I have had most experience with and found it to be completely fantastic. Very flexible, a stack of add ons available and always easy to have custom application adapted to it if required, however the basic free cart does a great job!


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richelle_salehoo
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17 Sep 12 01:49:34 am
I don't really have enough experience with the shopping cart software's you listed to recommend any of them, but you might want to check out our very own Link hidden: Login to view as an option :)

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3 Oct 12 12:55:12 am
I have set up a site using Shopperpress. It has a great shopping cart with most of what I want including built in autoresponder and listbuilder.
The deal breaker though is that you cannot list several sizes and prices of the one product.
I am looking for a shopping cart which will allow different sizes and prices.
This ability does not seem to be listed on the features of any software I have looked at so far and to me it would seem to be a major selling point

Does anyone know of software with this facility

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3 Oct 12 03:15:24 am
Hello and welcome to SaleHoo, 12jeff41 :)

What a coincidence! I know our very own SaleHoo Stores will allow you to add variations to your product listings. You can add - size/color/quantity variations to your listings :)

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simo2601
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3 Oct 12 12:55:16 pm
I can vouch for BigCommerce. They are getting a lot of funding in Silicone Valley and it's good to know there is a huge team constantly working on improving the service.

My sites with them are extremely well search optimized straight out of the box and i have reached page 1 on google within a few months.

I recommend you do the free trials for a few different services. Most of all, don't choose one that takes a percentage of sales, after all that's why you are leaving ebay

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