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10 Most User-Friendly eCommerce Website Builders

 

October 20, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Starting your own business is a tedious and complicated task. It requires effort, strategy, patience, and the will to stand through all the failures and coming out of it. After COVID-19, all of the businesses - that weren't already - are quickly shifting online, which has led to a huge increase in online e-commerce businesses.

From grocery shopping (Amazon), makeup products (Nykaa) to even getting printer's ink (YoYoInk) at low cost for work, everything is available online. With the advancement of technology, the online mode for window shopping and payment has made life easy, as people don't have to take out time to satisfy their wants.

However, creating your own e-commerce website is not an easy task, and can be quite expensive too. However, the internet is an unending source of information and you can easily find some website builders that can help you out, even on a limited budget.

Here are the 10 best user-friendly eCommerce website builders -

  • Wix
  • Squarespace
  • Shopify
  • Weebly
  • Square online
  • BigCommerce
  • Volusion
  • GoDaddy
  • 3dcart
  • BigCartel

1. Wix

Wix is the perfect solution for you if you are not experienced and new in the website business. With its drag-and-drop builder for the SEO friendly site, it is very easy to use. A very important feature of this builder is that all the online payments are commission-free.

Features:

  • 15+ payment options
  • 500+ templates to choose from
  • Shipping on a global level
  • Coupons and discounts for beginners

Pros:

  • Easy controls and super beginner-friendly
  • Best customization and editing tools
  • Many selling options

Cons:

  • Not suitable for big businesses
  • Manual tracking of the inventory
  • Rebranding can be tricky as templates cannot be changed once made

2. Shopify

Shopify is one of the most powerful and used website builder today with 70+ themes to choose from. The payments are handled directly from the platform and there is no need for a third party to accept payments.

Features:

  • Easy assignment of inventory
  • Discount code creation and gifts
  • Sell an unlimited number of products

Pros:

  • Excellent selling tools
  • App store to upgrade your site
  • Good customer service

Cons:

  • Charges transaction fees
  • App store can lead to extra expenses
  • Can be expenses for small business

3. BigCommerce

It is a very versatile website builder with B2B features such as bulk pricing rates, customer groups, and custom price rates. The website is creative with a drag and drop tool that makes it very convenient to use. It is especially beneficial for large eCommerce sites and can be a bit expensive for beginners.

Features:

  • No transactional fee
  • Multi-channel selling through social media sites
  • Unlimited staff accounts
  • Multi-currency

Pros:

  • Most varied built-in features
  • Powerful SEO
  • Highly scalable

Cons:

  • Not beneficial for small sites
  • Not very beginner-friendly
  • Hectic to use

4. SquareSpace

One of the most famous website builders with a large percentage of market share. With a built-in functionality directly in the plans and beautiful designs for your site, this can be used by anyone without having technical qualities. It has built-in SEO stores, analytics, and blogging stores that are helpful in the success of a business.

Features:

  • Beautiful templates
  • Inventory management through a dashboard
  • Sell physical and digital products

Pros:

  • Striking templates
  • Strong graphics
  • Strong analytical tools

Cons:

  • Transaction fee on the cheapest plan
  • Difficult to get used to
  • No Appstore

5. SquareOnline

Square online is known for its point-of-sale software and other features at an affordable rate. It is also very flexible in selling policies, allowing you to sell through social media platforms. You don't have to be a tech-savvy to set up the site, it is very handy when it comes to using this builder.

Features:

  • Instagram integration
  • Sell digital, physical products or services
  • Product update text to customers
  • Order customization

Pros:

  • High value for money
  • Store management is easy
  • Best features for marketing

Cons:

  • Not the best customization
  • Takes a while to learn
  • Limited payment gateway

6. Weebly

This is the most affordable website builder. It provides a free forever plan but not for the eCommerce functions. But still, it can be used for going to the paid subscription. It is powered by Square, so the SEO tools are available to make the site, and it's very easy to handle.

Features:

  • Automatic tax calculator
  • Affordable
  • In-store pickup

Pros:

  • Tools for blogging alongside online store available
  • New sellers can sell for free
  • Non-complicated

Cons:

  • Customization is limited
  • Not for big businesses
  • Multi-channels not available

7. Volusion

It is not a very famously used builder but has some fantastic sales features. It does not give you varied features unless you move on to an expensive plan. It has many payment methods and some great analytical tools.

Features:

  • Product recommendations
  • Stock alert features
  • Store management app

Pros:

  • Great analytical tools
  • Many payment methods
  • Strong backend management

Cons:

  • High priced
  • No blogging tools
  • No flexible designs

8. GoDaddy

This has the main feature of ‘ease of use'. Users who are technophobe, use this often. Although this lacks the blogging tool and some other heavy features, it is still used by many website creators.

Feature:

  • Easy to use and beginner-friendly
  • Hassle-free and can be started quickly

Pros:

  • Easy to build
  • Supports more industries

Cons:

  • Limited creative control
  • Lack of advanced features

9. 3dCart

It is not very famous because it is not very easy to use and so can be difficult to handle by beginners. It has built-in SEO features and 50+ free themes and 100+ payment processors.

Features:

  • Unlimited products
  • No transaction fees
  • Built-in blog

Pros:

  • Inventory system is good
  • Designs can be changed anytime

Cons:

  • No mobile app
  • Ranks low among other builders 

10. Big Cartel

It is the cheapest eCommerce builder there on market with a free plan. But it provides what you pay for. You can only sell 5 products in the free plan.

Features:

  • Sales tax options
  • Discounts and promotions
  • Shipment tracking

Pros:

  • Sellers can sell products for free
  • Can be used for hobby purpose

Cons:

  • No designs at low cost
  • Not very beginner-friendly
  • Lacks deep features

Conclusion

This was our compiled list of the most popular eCommerce builders. Every builder has different features, and the choice you make depends on your wants. Wix and Shopify top the score in almost every sense.

However, what we must not forget is that e-commerce business is not only about building a website - it is so much more. Creating a whole e-commerce business strategy, marketing, keeping track of deliveries, etc. is also one part of building a website. Maybe you can outsource marketing, branding related things to third party agencies like Incify, etc. You should choose your website builder strategically - choose the one that complies with all your business needs!

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