Top 10 Ecommerce Platforms of 2016

Today, starting an online store is not that difficult but choosing an ecommerce platform among a list of platforms is a daunting task. Year-by-year, the advancement in the ecommerce technology & the rising competition among online stores have raised the expectations that people have around ecommerce platforms. Today, it's not enough just offering easy setup, some level of customization, and the inclusion of standard features. Mobile friendliness, social media integration, good user experience, search engine optimization, modules for content marketing and customer support have become a fundamental need of an online store today.

So considering these factors I have created the list of top ecommerce platforms at per current ecommerce market trends and needs:

The Top Ten

1 Shopify Shopify Shopify is a Canadian e-commerce company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, that develops computer software for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems. V 1 Comment Visit Website9
2 Magento Magento Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform written in PHP. The software was originally developed by Varien Inc., a US private company headquartered in Culver City, California, with assistance from volunteers. V 1 Comment Visit Website9
3 Prestashop

Prestashop is another popular and cost-effective open source ecommerce platform. Here are some of the impressive features Prestashop has to offer:

Available in 40 languages
Vast selection of customizable ecommerce themes
Quick install features
Intuitive interface
Powerful set of integration's

Prestashop does not support multi-store feature nor have any official customer support team. - ankushmahajan

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4 YoKart YoKart YoKart is a multi vendor solution, better known as a tough competitor to e-commerce platforms like Shopify, WooCommerce, and BigCommerce. It combines the advantages of hosted and open source platforms. It is customizable and features rich script with multi-layer security and intuitive interface.

I will say emerging ecommerce platform and making its market effectively. YoKart takes the startup initiative seriously and here are some of its features that make its stand out among best platforms:

1 Year Free Technical Support
Has both the features of hosted and self hosted platforms
Fully Responsive Design Website
Intuitive Interface and SEO Friendly
Multivendor Functionality

YoKart doesn't offer much templates and plugin and here you have to bit compromise. - ankushmahajan

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5 Woocommerce Woocommerce WooCommerce is an open source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. V 1 Comment Visit Website9
6 CS-Cart

A well known e-commerce platform that comes with built-in theme editor, which makes it easy to customize the design of a shopping website without meddling with the code. In addition to these, it offers the following:

200+ Beautiful Storefront Themes
Built-in Content Management
50+ Payment Systems
Real-Time Shipping Rates

The basic package is free, but features are limited. You need to take a separate package that costs around $1450 to start a multivendor store. - ankushmahajan

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Very good looking themes and professional store fronts! That's what is usually missing in other cloud ecommerce platforms

Simple, easy and full of powerful features! Highly trusted and popular in ecommerce industry in Pakistan.

Good platform for small and mid sized businesses. Themes are good looking and easy to manage!

+1 Webx ecommerce! - syedahmed

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8 X-Cart

X-Cart comes with an easy installation method and after successful completion of the setup it can run a fully functional online store. Few important features of X-Cart are mentioned below:

Clean, responsive design
Multilingual catalog
Inventory tracking
Integration with eBay
Product comparison

An expert X-cart developer is needed in installing the shopping cart, as well as, including your website graphics and company logo. - ankushmahajan

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9 Volusion Volusion

Volusion is one of the earliest ecommerce builders, which is a hosted ecommerce solution like Shopify.
Here are features that make volusion stand among the best ecommerce platforms:

Quick and Cost-Effective Store Setup
More front-end features at relatively lower cost
Good loading speed even with large database
24/7 customer support

Volusion doesn’t have an App store, therefore, expanding capabilities of your online store is a bit of a challenge. Lacks custom pages and built-in blogging solution is also its drawback - ankushmahajan

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10 BigCommerce BigCommerce Bigcommerce is a privately held technology company that develops e-commerce software for businesses. The company was founded in 2009 and has 370 employees with headquarters in Austin, Texas and additional offices in San Francisco, California and Sydney, Australia. V 1 Comment Visit Website9

The Contenders

11 OpenCart
12 AspxCommerce

With AspxCommerce, you can create a storefront within minutes. A few important features that Aspxcommerce has:

Key Performance Indicator modules
A/B testing module
Responsive Design
Search engine friendly

From loading speed to customer support are much not impressive. - ankushmahajan

13 Laravel Ecommerce
14 AmazingCart

AmazingCart is a Unique Ready Native Mobile application for your Online Store. You only need to choose the theme, name and the logo. Install the plugin into your CMS (WooCommerce, Magento, Opencart and PrestaShop). No coding skills required! Our support team will help you every step of the way from setting up the application to uploading it to AppStore or Google Play. Quick installation in few clicks, modern design and interface, free updates, no monthly fee, regular content update!

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