This table provides a comparison of the best solutions to create ecommerce stores. You don’t need any programming skills to use them, and there is nothing to install on your computer.
We’ve divided them by your project’s size: at the top you can find solutions for medium & large online stores. Scroll down if you are looking for a smaller solution. By the way, if you’re a beginner you may find our ecommerce tutorial worth reading.
For more detailed information, such as a video review, simply browse through the individual test reports!
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The Swiss Army Knife of Online Stores
Basic Shopify: $26
Advanced Shopify: $266
Ease of use
Domain and email hosting
The Name Says It All
Enterprise: * Quote
No transaction fees
Solid SEO features
Yearly sales threshold
Create regular content
Best eCommerce add-on for WordPress
Advanced features for larger online stores
Customer accounts that support store credit
SSL encryption (also site-wide)
No multilingual capabilities
Limited range of free templates
A Solution for Experts
Many features available
Deal of the day feature
No App Store
Not easy to use
Not the best for SEO
Makes Selling Super Easy
Very easy to use
Supports physical & digital goods
SSL-encryption on your own domain
Shipping and tax calculator
No customer login function
Ease of use
Physical & digital goods
No sales fees
No real-time shipping calculator
No automatic tax calculator
For Bloggers With eCommerce Ambitions
Online Stores Basic: $26
Online Stores Advanced: $40
Good blog integration
Not as easy to use as other tools
No automatic sales tax
No product data export
Great for European Stores
Fulfills ecommerce regulations for EU countries
Ease of use
Great cost/performance ratio
No additional sales fees charged by Jimdo
No selling of digital goods possible
No import / export of product data
Affordable online store solution with multilingual capabilities. No transaction fees and unlimited products.
All plans include an unlimited number of products and bandwidth. There are no transaction fees.
Solid ecommerce solution: all plans include all features. The price you pay depends on how much you are selling!
These are our three favourite free ecommerce site builders:
If you’ve already got a website but only need ecommerce as an add-on we recommend Ecwid. The here is 10 products too but it’s a more advanced solution overall. Please check out our full article where we review the best free website builders.
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From the providers listed here, only Jimdo fulfils the requirements for Germany and France. As the requirements are very similar throughout the EU, it should be fine for other member states as well (but we can’t guarantee it).