Choosing an ecommerce platform is not easy considering the cascade of things required to run an online store. Essentially, you need:
Web hosting (24/7 server space for your site)
Domain name (unique URL, purchased separately)
Online payment system
Features to grow sales and improve the website
So-called “all-in-one” platforms include hosting, website builder, essential website features and sometimes a built-in payment system. More often than not, you have to connect the online store with an external payment solution, but this is often made easy in the platform’s settings. With an external payment system integrated, you pay transaction fees separately to that payment provider in addition to the website platform.
For this list, we include some of the most user-friendly and affordable ecommerce solutions suitable for a small business.
Mobile Transaction’s picks for the 7 best ecommerce platforms in the UK: