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Best Choice versus Right Choice. Choose your Best eCommerce Platform.

Shopify eCommerce

Created in 2004 full API in 2009
Amazon’s favored web services platform 2015
Reviewed as easy and simple – recent Web darling
Quote turn key solution
Social media plugin
Secure PCI
Barebones to sophisticated
Good customer support
Theme based
The Shopify App store – customized plugins for merchant needs
Monthly fees plus add on fees
Probably do not need outside developers
Will not move easily to another platform
If you are looking for an all-in-one e-commerce solution for your online store, and you are looking to grow and add products – and you have a little bit of technical know-how, then Shopify will be a great fit for you.
Plugins are great but they all contain the limitations of their creator. Typically, only an 85% solution
Shopify is a good choice for people that like to discover what their needs are and find a solution. Somewhat DIY. All solutions are plugins from their app store. Plugins are built by outside developers and supported by them. This poses a problem about support.

Proprietary UltraCart

History 21 years old Solid proven reliability
Cloud-based or Local install
Pricing Model
A level of technology sophistication needed for user
Ease of use
CMS Content Management systems
Template availability
Customer Service console
PCI Compliance – Onsite Security
If you are looking for something a little bit cheaper, and a little bit easier to setup

A complete solution for the areas it supports. It is very sophisticated in the services it provides. UltraCart has built and developed all of its components. They also support all of them. Great console for customer service.

Still, need assistance on the right eCommerce platform for you? Read this article about selecting the right eCommerce platform for your business.

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