Which Open Source Online Shopping Platform Should You Choose ?
With the rapid growth in internet usage on mobile devices, the Ecommerce market is skyrocketing in Australia. According to eMarketer, buyer penetration in Australia for ecommerce market is 79.4% , only Japan being ahead with 82% in Asia Pacific region. There are a number of reasons that account for this burgeoning trend, which we will discuss in details in our upcoming article. What are the reasons which motivate business owners to choose a particular ecommerce platform, especially for small to medium sized business owners who have limited resources and budget?
We have conducted research on 6 open source ecommerce platforms in terms of number of sites currently running , payment gateways support , programming language , database system, licence type , feature list, etc to gain a better understanding on what motivated someone to choose one platform above another.
According to sales intelligence and lead generation software service provider datanyze.com, among the 6 ecommerce platforms up until April 11, 2016, highest number of websites running on top of woo-commerce are 535,892 and the lowest are 35, 831 on osCommerce. Let’s have a look at the details:
Here is the important takeaway from our analysis:
- Although it’s difficult to determine the exact figure but still it gives a good insight into the approximate number of websites which are powered by a particular platform.
- Supported payment gateways play a vital role in online store management system. So it’s worth to have a look at the supported payment gateway options.
- The level of technical skill of the person, who will manage and update the system, is very crucial to effectively handle and leverage the features of the platform.
- Almost all open source ecommerce platforms are packed with features. However, you should pick the one which will best serve the purpose of your specific business goal.