Getting your business online can seem a daunting process at first, especially if you’re lacking in coding and IT skills. But don’t consider a sleek and high-performing e-commerce site out of your reach when they’re only a few clicks away!
There are endless choices out there for online business solutions, and it can be tricky picking one that best suits your needs, so here’s our rundown of some of our favourite e-commerce solutions, perfect for even the novice, and how they can help your business. All of the below integrate seamlessly with Square meaning you manage your online and offline sales in place.
One of the internet’s favourite website builders can also be your business’ secret weapon. Weebly lets you build a beautiful website in a couple of clicks, complete with an online store, so you don’t need any prior experience in website building or coding, Weebly does all the hard work for you. Pick from hundreds of beautiful layouts, upload your logo and content with easy click-and-drag components and get your business online in no time at all!
Once your website is up and running, you can sync it with Square, so all your sales will automatically appear in your dashboard - you’ll never have to switch between platforms to be on top of all your sales data.
BigCommerce’s online shops may look professional and endlessly chic, but this platform is designed for anyone to use, so even if you have no experience in web design to call on, you can still be the proud owner of a gorgeous website with online shopping capabilities in-built.
With tricks including abandoned cart saver, coupons and discounting, BigCommerce can provide your brand with an online store that will help your business grow like never before. And because it’s a Square app partner, your online sales will appear alongside your offline sales in your Square dashboard for simple, easy analysis.
A leading name when it comes to quickly and easily creating stunning websites from scratch, with zero coding skills required, Wix can give you a website and online store that is sleek-looking and simple to use both for customers and for you.
Integrated with Square, Wix will let all your online sales appear in your Square dashboard, and even let you turn your online store into an offline one – just use your app to select items from your online catalogue and accept in-person payments for it, simple.
Ecwid is a powerful e-commerce tool that lets users take their online stores offline, add an online store to their website, open a Facebook store and add a shopping cart to their Wordpress site. Whatever form your online presence has, chances are Ecwid has the solution for making it an e-commerce solution customers will love.
Despite all these capabilities, you won’t need to stretch your own – anyone can use Ecwid with a few clicks. Connect your Ecwid shops with Square and have all your sales channels covered, whether you’re accepting payment online, in-person, via social media or through your website, Ecwid and Square makes it easy and simple to keep track of every sale you make.
An -ecommerce solution designed to slot seamlessly into your Wordpress site, WooCommerce is a great choice for those who have already given their brand an online presence with a Wordpress site, and now want to take the next step by opening an online store. An open source solution, if you have coding skills then you can make WooCommerce work your way.
Users will need a website running on Wordpress to use WooCommerce, and a lively online community is able to help guide you if you’re not a fully-fledged coder. You can link your WooCommerce account to your Square dashboard, so you can easily track your online and offline sales in one place.
Start your omnichannel revolution with Magento. Flexible, open source software means that if you have some coding skills under your belt, you can customise this powerful tool to work precisely how you want it to. From virtual try-on tools to product bundling options, Magento is designed to help you grow your business.
Tying in with Square to let you manage your online and offline stores, inventory and customer database all in one place, Magento is the perfect solution for small business owners with the coding savvy to make a sales solution that completely fits to their needs.
7. Zen Cart
Zen Cart is open source and hugely customisable, making it a great choice for small business owners with coding prowess or a desire to make their e-commerce system work precisely how they want and the budget to hire a pro coder.
Easily integrating with Square so you can have all your online and offline payments in one place, Zen Cart with make your website a fully-fledged online store.