We design, build, and maintain eCommerce sites for all six of the major platforms.
Shopify is excellent on just about every level. Easy to use. Hugely customisable. Low cost to maintain. Even the base templates are great. The platform features are in the hundreds and will provide powerful eCommerce capabilities for any business.
Are you a high sales volume store? Shopify Plus has even more performance. More control. Although it's higher in setup and on-going fees, you get all the capabilities a bigger business needs. These are the large ventures, wholesales, global brands.
This is the big guns. A platform tailored specifically to enterprise-level clients. When reliability and scale is a factor, Magento is bulletproof. In its 3rd generation, the platform has continued to be rock solid.
A simple eCommerce add-on to any WordPress website. Although keeping the plugin in working order can often be timely, there are generally no ongoing platform fees. This is a good option for small businesses or having a trial run at selling online, especially if your site is already made in WordPress.
By featuring cheaper monthly subscriptions and revenue-led billing terms, Big is one of the top eCommerce platforms. It's reliable, secure, and includes some great digital marketing tools. Think about it this way; it's in their best interest to give you a great experience.
Squarespace is great for setting up a whole eCommerce store cheaply and easily. However, this is because it's a template, making it somewhat difficult to re-design, scale-up, or add custom features. It's perfect for a really good toe in the water at selling online.