eCommerce Website Builder Reviews

Building a fantastic looking website online has never been easier. To help you make the right choice for your business, I've reviewed and compared what I consider to be the best cloud-based online website builders and highlighted the major features of each.

Shopify is the most popular platform for eCommerce retailers. It is straightforward to use and has many advanced features like EPOS integration and abandoned cart recovery. Read the Shopify Review

BigCommerce trails Shopify as far as popularity goes but with global offices in Sydney and Austin, Texas it is rapidly gaining favour and recently completed a further $41 million funding round to improve the product. Read the Bigcommerce review

For UK users EKM is the most popular choice. Read the EKM Review

Good Luck With Your eCommerce Project!

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Choosing an eCommerce website builder can be difficult because there are so many of them available. You've probably heard of Shopify though, and this review of Shopify seeks to give you all the necessary information you need to help you make an informed decision.

The first thing that springs to my mind when reviewing any site builder software of substance is “Can you export your site?”. This is a fundamental requirement because if you are going to build something that is not “Open Source” and therefore freely available then what happens to your beautiful site if and when your provider goes bust, gets taken over or bought out?

Read the full Shopify Review

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In my Shopify review, I give you all the reasons why it is an excellent choice for building an online store. However, there are alternatives and BigCommerce is the closest competitor to Shopify.

Both have various strengths and weaknesses, and in this review, we'll identify why you should choose one over the other. Hopefully, I'll give you good reasons to choose so that you don't waste time testing something that won't fulfil your final site requirements.

BigCommerce claims that sites using its software grow 2x faster...is that really the case?

Read The Full BigCommerce Review

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It's been almost five years since I did my first EKM Review and for a company at the vanguard of UK eCommerce, EKM has dramatically improved their overall product and improved customer service beyond all recognition.

The first time around I was probably a bit harsh on EKM primarily because I'm not a fan of Microsoft products which EKM use as their core development language. It is a bias I've come to accept is unfounded, and while I still believe wholeheartedly in the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySql, PHP) approach to eCommerce development, there are many different ways to skin an eCommerce website.

Read The Full EKM Review

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Wix.com is a cloud-based online website builder that lets you create beautiful, professional and functional websites without needing to know a line of code.

The companies growth has been remarkable. From its small beginnings in 2006 Wix passed 1 million users in 2009 and in 2014 passed 50 million users.

That is phenomenal growth by anyone's standards, and with new technology, in the pipeline, there is no reason to suspect that growth is going to stall anytime soon.

Read The Full Wix Review

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3Dcart was established in 1997 (3Dcart 1.0 was released in 2000) and is one of the most robust and well-rounded hosted eCommerce website builders on the market.

Magento may have more features, but 3Dcart is easier to use and easier to setup.

You'll also have the security of knowing that you'll be paying a fixed fee every month whereas with Magento you will continually be paying developer fees for patches and fixes which can often make things worse and costs can spiral out of control.

Read The Full 3DCart Review

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Established in 2007 GoDaddy are the world's largest domain registration and web hosting service boasting 13 million customers and 62 million domain names under management. That is a user base any company in the world would be proud of.

With its super racy Super Bowl ad's and extensive TV advertising GoDaddy has become a household name. Its primary business is the purchase and resale of domain names along with website hosting, and it also offers its own website builder which was recently given the makeover treatment to bring it up to date with modern responsive website building technology.

Read The Full GoDaddy Review