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5 E-Commerce Platforms to Host Your Online Store

A good friend once told me that – as long as you have the knowledge of how the computer works and how to use the internet, making money online won’t be that difficult for you, except you do not have the brain to create and implement ideas 🙂 .

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I believed him because truly, it is not that default to make money online as long as you have the right set of tools.

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There are different ways to make money online and one of the brilliant ways to make money online is to have an online store.

Yes! I have seen people/ organizations making it huge opening an online store. But the truth is, establishing an online store takes time and resource.

Are you planning to have your own online store? I have compiled my top 5 platforms that can help you with that. Trust me, this platforms has the functions that would give your store the style and look you’ll love.

5 Best e-commerce platform to host your online shop

Below are my top 5 best e-commerce platforms to host your next online store/ shop.


According to the developer – OpenCart is a turn-key ready “out of the box” shopping cart solution.

One good thing about this platform is; you do not need to know about coding. Just install – select your favorite template – add your products and you’re ready to start accepting orders.

No need to install plugins/ mod for payment options because it already comes with built in order management and multiple payment gateways.

Woo commerce

For those who love and use the WordPress platform, you can still turn it to an e-commerce shop by using the WooCommerce theme.

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This platform is easy to use; just install your WordPress Platform – upload the WooCommerce – and you are ready to use its full functionality(s).

One thing I just love about this lovely platform is; it gives you the power to issue out coupons, have multiple payment options including payment on delivery 🙂 and lots more…

As long as you have little knowledge on how the WordPress platform works, then you are good to go.


Magento is Ebay’s own platform that provides you with wonderful features as the above platforms.

As the others, you just need to download the platform, upload to your admin panel and install or you can easily install directly in your c-panel using either softaculous or any other trusted auto installer.


Prestashop is a wonderful platform that has won the heart of over 200k users and still counting.

It has an out-of-the-box theme that allows you to easily customize it by changing fonts and colors with the Live Configurator.

Using this e-commerce platform is as simple as the above mentioned platforms.

You choose

There are just so many e-commerce platforms that are worth the mention. But hey! Mentioning all the platform will only make the post long and boring 🙂 .

So, do you have or do you know other e-commerce platforms that are worth mentioning? You can simple tell us by using the comment box below… and we’ll definitely make it our number 5.


There are some e-commerce platforms that are awesome and also have that awesome feel and features that I am going to mention as my bonuses.

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Are we ready to receive the bonus e-commerce platforms? Below are three e-commerce platforms I did not mention but are awesome. They have cool templates, features and easy to install and administrate 🙂

The first on my bonus list is:

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Over to you

Have you ever created an online store using any of the above mentioned e-commerce platform? Do drop your comment using the comment box below.

Have you used any other platform(s) that was not mentioned here? Still, do drop a comment using the comment box below.

Remember that your comments, questions and thoughts are highly welcomed and much appreciated.

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11 thoughts on “5 E-Commerce Platforms to Host Your Online Store”

  1. Hello Babanature,

    Nice line up if I must say… a good friend of mine just opened an online store that deals with cloths. They are running the store on the magento platform.

    though some of the names you mentioned here are new to me, but hey! they are worth it…

    just shared the post with my network because you are awesome.
    do have yourself a beautiful weekend

  2. Hi Babanature,
    Once again I found very interesting post on your site.
    What an amazing tips e – commerce platform.
    Today there are so many people using Magento for built e – commerce site.
    Thanks for sharing…..Please keep posting…

  3. Big commerce and Shopify are definitely the clear leaders in eCommerce software. I think that Big commerce has a slight edge due to the fact that they give you tons of room to grow. Shoplift limits these tools.

  4. Thanks very much for your comprehensive review of ecommerce websites. I hope to start a website selling about 25 products and after reading your reviews am leaning towards Shopify. However I want my website to contain pages of information and advice as well as showcasing products- is this possible with Shopify?
    Thanks again.

    1. Hello Manish,

      Entering the e-commerce business is a nice idea and has its own reward, but entering without proper investigation will lead you to a fail attempt. Hope u understand ?

      Thanks for the comment and do have a blessed weekend

  5. Well I’m also using shopify for E-commerce and I guess its very cool and also light weight.

    Secondly I have used Woo-Commerce in wordpress blogs and my experience using it was also super.


  6. Hey Babanature.

    Indeed a nice post!!

    It is increasingly easy to set up an online business. However, the ease of operating a great online storefront can be greatly hindered or helped by the software that you choose to set up and maintain your website.

    A good ecommerce software will encourage customers to use your simple interface to place orders for your products and service. The best ecommerce software will also allow you to simplify your tracking and purchase management through features implemented on the administration side of the site.

    Warm Regards
    Steven Ochoa

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