Today E commerce business is definitely the most in thing in the corporate world. There are thousands of start-up E commerce companies across the world who are taking cue from the fact that internet connection across the world is growing in leaps and bounds and cost of doing E commerce business isn’t exuberantly high.

“There has been a sweeping change in the way consumers buy. Consumers have accepted e-commerce and it is the future of shopping.” says Latif Nathani, Managing Director of eBay India.

Here is a roundup of 5 best e-commerce software platforms for startup/small businesses. We think these 5 best E Commerce software’s will definitely help you’re E commerce business to stand out in the crowd.

Best eCommerce Platforms

Big commerce

This e-commerce website builder has many killer features that can make all the difference to your small E commerce website business. Some of these killer features of Big Commerce platform are mentioned below:

  • SEO optimized – means your e-commerce website will always be in top 10 Google search.
  • Designed with built-in marketing – integrated with discount and coupon codes e.g Indiatimes Shopping Coupons, complied with social media channels like Facebook & Twitter.
  • Awesome collection of themes – Big commerce gives you awesome collection of themes that will make your online retail store look simply awesome.
  • Comes with 60 payment gateways.
  • Is PCI compliant, means your online store will be protected from hackers and all your financial transactions would be 100% safe.


This impressive e-commerce website builder can easily turn things for your e-commerce business. Here are some of the Shopify features:

  • Shopify comes with 14 day free trial.
  •  Uses Content Delivery Network – ensures your website is downloaded quickly & also ensures 99% uptime.
  • is SEO optimized & friendly, ensuring top 10 Google search for your website.
  • Comes with inbuilt Coupon Engine to create sales, discount codes and coupons.
  • Over 70 payment gateways
  • Comes with 128-bit SSL certificate & is PCI compliant – ensuring all your information and financial transactions are secure.
  • Comes with over 100 ecommerce themes & templates.
  • Comes with built-in mobile commerce shopping cart.


3Dcart is already an renowned brand in the e-commerce industry, specially known for providing low-cost packages for start-up companies. Apart from providing all the standard features like SEO optimized, payment gateway, ecommerce themes, 3D cart stands out for having a special department that helps you design a customized storefront – exactly the way you want.

Besides, it also has some high-end features like ‘Order processing’ & ‘Shipping’.

Miva Merchant

Miva merchant is one of the most trusted names in the e-commerce industry. The fact that Miva Merchant has sold licenses to more than 300000 customers speaks volumes about its trustworthiness in the e-commerce industry. Today the scale of its clients and customers ranges from a starup/small companies to MNC companies.

Besides all the standard e commerce features, what is really impressive is that it also has wholesale and retail options, giving customers options to choose from any of the two as per their business needs.

Yahoo Merchant Solutions

The fact that Yahoo is one of the biggest brand names in the internet world makes Yahoo Merchant Solution one of the most trusted names in the e-commerce industry. Today there are many small business owners and startup companies who are running thriving e-commerce business based on Yahoo Merchant Solutions.

Yahoo Merchant Solutions provides pretty same standard E commerce features, however it is the brand name of ‘Yahoo’ that makes all the difference

  • RanjeetJSawant

    This information is nice but they are many more good options, out there in the market, Avactis for instance, great features, great customer support. You can try it out here :

  • e_commerceguide

    Quite surprised that Volusion wasn’t on the list, personally I consider it one of the best as it’s a lot easier to use. Especially if youc ompare it to opensource software. Hopefully this volusion review sways you a little:

  • KalpanaDogra

    yes.. this is ok.. but one can always Check Avactis!
    It is an easy-to-use, powerful ,open source ecommerce shopping platform.
    Try it FREE :

  • SEOTeddy

    I would certainly agree with the top two and possibly the third, however not so sure about the others. I would’ve included Volusion and definitely Magento. I’ve actually compared what ‘in my opinion’ are the top three here –

  • I’m just wondering how come Ebay is not here? Or Amazon too? It is just a matter of time before Google takes a slice of the eCommerce or merchant websites. 
    Your list seems without statistics to justify and provide a strong background to back you up.


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  • It was a top 5 listed out here. Thanks for the share.

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  • sanarose

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