When you’re ready to branch out from Etsy and Ebay, here are our favorite options for shopping cart vendors. Got a different favorite? Let us know in the comments.
The Marketplace: Storenvy
Storenvy is an indie marketplace–a bit like Etsy, but with a ton more features. Unlike Etsy, your online store is fully brandable, and it’s free–minus transaction fees. Check Out Storenvy
The Swiss Army Knife: Shopify
Sell online or sell in person with Shopify’s own Square-like iOS attachment. Shopify has been in the e-commerce game for a long time and has always been a stylish and innovative solution. It starts at $29/month plus transaction fees. They have a plugin architecture with a large app and theme database–which means you can choose just the features you need.
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The Powerhouse: 3dcart
When you need advanced features like cross-selling, gift registries, affiliate marketing, ROI tracking, drop shipping, wholesale pricing, and a thousand others integrated into one place, 3dcart is one to check out. Check Out 3dcart
The DIY solution: WordPress
If you already have a thriving blog (or want to start one), WooCommerce will turn your WordPress site into a full-featured store. Check Out WooCommerce. If you go this route, we’d recommend using a WordPress-dedicated host like Flywheel or WP Engine.