If You Build It, Will They Buy? How to Find The Best ECommerce Website Builder

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Today, 4 in 10 purchases are now made online.

Which means if you’re not offering your products through your website, you’re missing out on a chunk of the market.

The good news is you don’t have to be a website designer to create a beautiful E-commerce site, you just need to utilize the best Ecommerce website builder for your business. 

Finding the Best Ecommerce Website Builder

It seems like there are new web builders going live every day! While we love the options, it can make it difficult to determine where to start.

To help you out, we’ver created a rundown of some of our favorite e-commerce website builders. 

Shopify

Shopify has rapidly become a household name, and for good reason. Even the SharkTank “sharks” turn to Shopify for their e-commerce needs. The site an easy and user for friendly, making it a great option for those who are new to building websites.

If you don’t want to create your own site from scratch, Shopify offers a wide variety of themes in a number of business categories. One of our favorite Shopify features is how mobile responsive the sites are, as well as offering a full blogging platform.

Volusion

Volusion is an ideal option for those who know they want their own online store but are new to the concept of web hosting or e-commerce software. The platform can easily be viewed as a one-stop shop (no pun intended) with 11 free pre-made sites.

If you do happen to be on the tech-savvy side, you’ll love how easy Volusion is to adapt thanks to its various sections where you can input custom HTML code, making it as adaptive as you want it to be.

Bookmark

Bookmark may not be the most widely known e-commerce platform, but it’s quickly picking up steam. Bookmark’s focus is on clean, simple sites that are easy to navigate and even easier to create.

Their mass inventory space allows you to sell up to 1,000 products, and you can also utilize cool design features like video backgrounds and search bars. The easy drag and drop features make it easier than ever to make your website look exactly the way you want it.

Wix Ecommerce

Wix has been a long time favorite that has recently undergone some powerhouse changes. In addition to the many additional plugins they offer (think WordPress, but easier) they also offer images and videos with eye-catching hover effects.

Got product videos to pair with your merchandise? Wix’s collection of stunning video galleries creates a professional look and feel that seamlessly integrates with your youtube channel. You can even use some of Wix’s extensions to transform your site into a special membership site.

Squarespace

Squarespace offers an elegant platform where users can create powerful and visually stunning e-commerce sites. If you won’t take our word for it, ask Keanu Reeves.

Squarespace combines drag and drop design options with open-ended HTML spaces so you can truly customize your site to whatever look and feel you want.

If you don’t consider yourself much of a designer, don’t worry. Squarespace also serves up a large variety of templates in a number of industries, from hotel bookings to restaurant launches!

Jimdo

Jimdo was originally based in Hamburg and since then has grown to become the home of nearly 20million online websites.

What sets Jimdo apart is the almost endless options of widgets and plug-ins Jimdo supports, however, to get them to properly work you will have to have a bit of tech knowledge to back it up. Jimdo also offers integrated payment systems like Stripe and Paypal making it easy for your customers to complete their purchase.

BigCommerce

While BigCommerce has a similar to feel to other website builders, their fans love the many marketing solutions and tools the site provides. These tools make it simple for any business owner to promote their online store and increase their search ranking.

You’ll also find that your BigCommerce site can easily grow along with your business.

While you’ll find beautiful templates on Big Commerce, we are particularly fond of its analytics tool that allows you to view repeat customers, see how coupons are performing and control prices and shipping.

GoDaddy GoCentral

When most people think of GoDaddy they think of the largest domain seller on the internet.

While GoDaddy is a solid option for purchasing your domain, you may be surprised to find it’s fully equipped to help you build your e-commerce site from the ground up.

GoDaddy’s E-commerce Builder features templates with responsive designs, an efficient store set up, and even integrated tech support.

It’s also nice to handle your domain, hosting, and web design all in one place.

Duda

While you can make beautiful websites on Duda, the site is mainly known for its ability to create powerful mobile sites.

Considering how many people shop directly from their smartphone, it’s easy to see why Duda is moving in the right direction.

Duda sites are responsive and well laid out on a mobile device, without leaving out your favorite design features. The mobile sites are easy to navigate and make it easier for customers to shop your site from anywhere.

Weebly

Weebly was one of the original “do it yourself” web pages that made simplistic web design available to everyone. The site has grown over time and now offers a robust e-commerce solution. Through Weebly’s back-end, you’ll be able to easily keep track of orders, shipments and inventory.

Weebly is also user-friendly and can integrate with other software platforms, making it easy for your site to grow as your business grows.

Bringing Your Eccomerce Store to Life

Once you have determined the best ecommerce website builder for your business, it’s time to get started! Be sure to feature high-quality pictures that really grab the customers eye, along with strong content that is both informative and catchy. 

You’ll also want to be sure you have a quality domain that makes it easy for users to find your beautiful new site. Choosing a domain that’s optimization friendly is the first step towards driving traffic and leads!

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