ecommerce-solutionsOpening up shop on the internet is a fearsome task if you’re not familiar with all the tech involved, and who is? Particularly when you are considering e-Commerce solutions and payment portals. Unless you’ve dealt with this kind of software before, you are pretty much in the dark as to what you need and how much it should cost.

To help lessen this task somewhat, see these 5 e-commerce platforms for you to begin your search. There are many more, to be sure, but these are solid solutions that will get you started.

5 Awesome E-Commerce Solutions

Volusion – A great solution for startups as it is supremely affordable, starting off at $15 per with no transaction fees and a free 14-day trial period. Volusion offers a website builder, hosting and a shopping cart. They have a number of SEO features built into the platform, as well as professional templates and 24/7 support.

Square Market – If you want a solution fast, then Square Market could be right for you. You can be accepting sales in minutes, with a surprisingly vast number of features to boot. You can use your own logo, imagery and more. They are a mobile ready solution, with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a more expensive choice. They don’t charge a monthly fee; only 2.75% per transaction.

Shopify – Another entry-level solution that offers a 14-day free trial, and charges $14 a month with no transaction fees. With over 100 templates to choose from, Shopify is drop-dead easy to set up, and Shopify Mobile (Shopify’s own mobile credit card reader) and Shopify POS (Shopify’s iPad point-of-sale system) can make selling anywhere a reality.

WooCommerce – For the WordPress users among us, and there are many, WooCommerce is a top choice. Effortless integration into your existing WordPress install, and the additional advantages of the numerous plugins WordPress has to offer.

BigCommerce – One of the initial and now serving the mid-level market and over 55,000 websites, BigCommerce has a whole lot more features, but is also a tad more complicated. Primarily intended for mid to high volume businesses. Prices start at $29.95 with a 1.5% transaction fee.