7 Major Factors which helps to choose the Right ecommerce Platform are as under
1) What and How / How much are you selling.
Product Type : Digital or Physical Product
Payment Types based on Business need.
- Onetime payment
- Recurring Payment
- Authorize Now & Capture Latter (Free trail + Charge latter )
- Offline (COD, Cheque Money Order, NEFT etc.)
Volume High Volume, Medium or Low
% Transaction fees of the Platform + Merchant Account % fees
2) Can you make it look Good yourself or need help?
- Readymade Templates / Themes
- Custom Designed Theme
- Customization in Functionality
3) Standard Features Availability?
- Mobile Friendliness
- Level of Customization Possibility
- Ready made Payment Gateway Integrations
- Easy to Manage the Backend.
- Integrations with Accounting, email Marketing tools, Shipping Label, Tracking, etc.
4) Is it Secure?
- PCI Compliance
- Customer / Order Data
5) Is it Scalable (Grow with you ? ) ?
- Manage Peak Traffic levels
6) Is it Affordable?
1. Monthly v/s One time
7) Will you get support you need ? Documentation / Community Support
- Hosted one should have Good Support and Documentation
- Open Source to choose Magento, Prestahop, woocommerce, Opencart, Xcart, Zencart or OsCommerce