The really important choice you’re going to make and which will have long-term impact on your business – selecting a shopping cart platform. Picking the wrong shopping cart platform is something that can turn around to be a disaster for you – and switching from one to another is costly and time-consuming.
The issue is, if you google for “ecommerce shopping cart platform” Google doesn’t precisely guide you with the right platform for you business. I’m going to layout some features to look for, with major players in market and also a few assets to help you in exploring through the maze of alternatives.
As I’ve mentioned in our eCommerce Consulting Services, the shopping cart business has matured enough where the most of the players offers the same set of fundamental features. If you don’t know what features you are going to need for you portal then think of the products or services you are selling and think about the properties/features of them.
Your products have color variants or material used? These type of questions will help you in identifying what kind of features you will need.
What I would consider the basic features, Here are the list of few basic features; Product Categories, Related Products, Product Search, Featured Products, Payment Gateway , Customer Login & Registration, Social Media Integration.
There are many other features you might require on your site.
Magento, osCommerce, ZenCart, Storefront, Shopify