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!
|Monthly prices. Save 10% when you pay annually. Domain costs extra, but can be added through Bigcommerce.|
In a nutshell: Bigcommerce provides a wide array of features and a lot of flexibility. Therefore, it is suitable for almost every ecommerce project. Nonetheless, its designs are quite limited and not all of them have a mobile version.
|Monthly prices. Domain costs extra (starts at $11.95), but can be added through Volusion.|
|Monthly prices based on a 1-year contract. Free domain the first year. It renews at $19.95 per year.|
|Online Stores Basic: $26|
|Online Stores Advanced: $40|
|Monthly prices based on 1-year contracts; Domain name included.|
eCommerce: $17VIP: $25
Monthly prices for 1-year contracts; Domain included in selected packages
|Prices per month for 1-year contracts; Domain name and email account(s) included|
Please note: All prices are in US$. We do our best to keep the prices on this page up to date but can’t promise that we are always able to reflect price changes immediately. Should you spot any errors, please let us know. Last update: 28 Jun 2017 by Robert Brandl.
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Google provides a very interesting trend graph of the three biggest hosted ecommerce platforms and WooCommerce, the most popular WordPress plugin. Shopify’s dominance over their direct competitors is almost unreal, as measured by Google search volume. Interest in Shopify is more than twice as high than in WooCommerce (see a direct comparison of the two here). Trailing far behind there is BigCommerce, which has a search volume twice as high as Volusion.
We didn’t include the non-purebread ecommerce solutions, such as Weebly and Wix, as their graph would be diluted by searches for their regular website builders.
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).