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E-Commerce Or Online Marketplace: What’s Best For Business In 2021?

by Rahul Kumar Marketing Executive
E-commerce and marketplace are both important for businesses but it depends on your own individual choice.

The online market is trending in recent years and with the effect of coronavirus online marketing and e-commerce have become a buzzword.

Today businesses are trying to shift their business online but are often confused with the online business scenarios.


E-commerce Versus Online Marketplace
Although these two terms look similar they are slightly different from each other.

The online marketplace is a broader concept when it comes to owning an e-commerce site.

An e-commerce website is an individual website that belongs to a single business or a single company that specially sells its own product or other brands.

And it does not include any third-party sellers or vendors. On the other hand, the online marketplace is also an e-commerce website.

E-commerce Platform For Manufacturing Business
Either it is about building an eCommerce store or an online marketplace. Every business has a need for either of the one.

Building an e-commerce store often seems like a nightmare to most manufacturers.

And it is true because building a site from scratch is time-consuming, full of bugs and involves huge costs.

But on the other hand, if you use an open-source e-commerce platform it will deliver will best results in terms of quality and performance, and overall functionality by default.


1) nopCommerce
nopCommerce is one of the leading free and open source e-commerce platforms built on the ASP.Net framework based on Microsoft technologies.

According to the official website, there is an estimate of around 60000 plus live shops that are built on top of nopCommerce.

It also has around 1500+ integrations that are a combination of themes and plugins and language packs.

nopCommerce also supports every type of business from small and medium enterprises to large enterprises.


OpenCart is one of the best open-source e-commerce platforms for small businesses and everything that you need to create, scale, and run your business

It is best for small and medium enterprises and therefore businesses willing to shift to an e-commerce platform can seamlessly start their eCommerce store with OpenCart.

OpenCart provides the flexibility to scale an eCommerce store to an online marketplace seamlessly by integrating an OpenCart multi-vendor module to your store.

3) WooCommerce
Similar to OpenCart, WooCommerce is also an open-source e-commerce platform. It is a great platform to start your eCommerce journey.

Small and Microenterprises can build their e-commerce store on the woo-commerce platform. It is very simple and easy to use because it comes with the most popular CMS WordPress.

WordPress is a very simple and easy-to-use open-source responsive platform on the internet that is widely used by almost 40% of businesses.

4) PrestaShop
Prestashop is also a great open source e-commerce platform for setting up an online store or an online marketplace.

It is a world class solution that solves the problem of small and medium enterprises to create and develop an online store.

And has a solution that is suitable for every business owner to customize their store, drive sales, attract traffic and sell more globally.

There are around 1 million community members in the Prestashop Community. That has almost all the answers to e-commerce problems.


5) Magento
Magento is an open source e-commerce platform that has a huge demand in the online business world.

But Magento is not for all businesses because it is expensive when it comes to scaling an online store.

Therefore Magento is often implemented by large companies and brands but it is worth the expense to truly experience the platform.

Magento customization also requires highly skilled manpower to develop and code websites.



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About Rahul Kumar Advanced   Marketing Executive

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Created on Jul 5th 2021 01:00. Viewed 357 times.

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