Which ecommerce platform/solution do you use?

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jbloxsome
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Which ecommerce platform/solution do you use?
2 Oct 2015
Hi everyone,

I’m currently doing some research into all of the current ecommerce solutions and trying to determine whether there might be a need for something a little different to what’s currently available, so I would really appreciate some input from anyone that sells online.

If you could answer any or all of the following questions, I would find it really helpful.

1) Which ecommerce platform/platforms do you currently use? (Platform in this sense could mean anything form a marketplace like ebay to something like Shopify)

2) Which kind of solution do you favor, hosted or open source/custom? Why?

3) Do you sell products through an Amazon or Ebay store? If yes, then do you feel that these platforms allow you to build a brand identity as well as some of the other solutions?

4) If Amazon/Ebay allowed more customisation and allowed you to use a custom domain, would this option be attractive to you?

5) Do you feel that any of the current ecommerce solutions that you’ve used cater well for consumers using mobiles and tablets?

Thanks for your time

[Last edited: 2 Oct 2015]
Herts, England United Kingdom
Andy
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Re: Which ecommerce platform/solution do you use?
2 Oct 2015
Hi there, thanks for asking about this.

Different people will understand different things by "ecommerce platform". Some will think of store solutions like Shopify, others will think of online marketplaces like eBay, and others again will think of inventory/channel management tools like ChannelAdvisor.

Which do you mean?
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jbloxsome
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Re: Which ecommerce platform/solution do you use?
2 Oct 2015
@Andy Hi Andy, what I mean by ecommerce platform is basically any solution that accomodates online sales. This could include hosted solutions like Shopify, self hosted platforms like Magento, or online market places like Amazon or Ebay.
Midlothian, VA United States
Jax Music Supply
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Re: Which ecommerce platform/solution do you use?
6 Oct 2015
Pretty broad question. Here it goes:

1. Volusion for 1 website
2. X-Cart for 1 website
3. eBay
4. Amazon
5. Reverb.com
6. New Egg
7. 11Main
8. Shopatron (pull, not a push site)

Others I've used but no longer:

Rakuten (Buy.com)
Atomic Mall
eCrater
Sears.com
Nottingham United Kingdom
Bigian13
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Re: Which ecommerce platform/solution do you use?
6 Oct 2015
1. eBay, Amazon, Rakuten, Shopify, PrestaShop

2. Not sure what you mean !!

3. Yes and no.

4. No

5. Yes
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