Skenix Infotech https://www.skenix.com Trusted Website & Mobile Application Development Company Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:01:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://www.skenix.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/swan-logo-150x150.png Skenix Infotech https://www.skenix.com 32 32 Advantages & Disadvantages of Single Page Application https://www.skenix.com/advantages-disadvantages-of-single-page-application/ Thu, 04 Jul 2019 10:03:42 +0000 https://www.skenix.com/?p=77149 SPAs are considered more modern than MPAs. When deciding between single page application and multi page application, it’s necessary to bear in mind your business goals and how they can be furthered with a specific development approach.

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Web applications have almost replaced the old desktop applications. They are more convenient to use, they are easy to update, and they can be used in multiple devices. In today’s time, there are two types of web applications we can create: (1) Single Page Application (SPA) and Multi Page Application (MPA). SPAs are considered more modern than MPAs. When deciding between single page application and multi page application, it’s necessary to bear in mind your business goals and how they can be furthered with a specific development approach.

What is a SPA (Single Page Application)?

SPAs are all about serving an outstanding User Experience with no page reloading and no extra time waiting. A single page application works inside a browser and it is just one web page that you visit which then loads all other content using JavaScript. The most common SPAs are: Gmail, Google Maps, Facebook, GitHub and many more.
SPA requests the data & mark-up separately and renders pages directly in the browser. We can do this by using advanced JavaScript frameworks & libraries like Angular, React, Vue.js, Meteor.js, Knockout.js and many more. Single-page sites help keep the user in one, comfortable web space where content is presented to the user in a simple, easy and workable fashion.

Which are the frameworks for developing Single Page Applications?

Why should we want to build an Application as SPA?

The first question is: Why should we use Single Page Applications? These types of applications have been available from years, but they have not become famous in the public Internet except last 2 years. This is something that is often taken for granted. Nowadays everybody is building applications this way, but what is the big advantage of that? There have to be at least a couple of good features, right?

Let’s have a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of SPAs.

Advantages of Single Page Application:

Fast and Flexible:

As SPAs don’t update the entire page but only update required dynamic content, they remarkably improve a website’s speed. Most resources & DOM elements are only loaded once throughout the complete cycle of an application. Only data is transmitted back and forth. This is a great advantage as it reduces the page load speed and waiting time for users, and according to Google research, if a page takes more than 2 seconds to load it can have a potentially high impact on business and sales.

User-friendly UX:

SPAs provide users with a simple linear experience and an excellent interactive experience using parallax scrolling and marvellous transitions effects to present the complete user iteration. With SPAs, scrolling is continuous and this makes them perfectly suited for mobile users who have become habituated to scrolling.

Caching Power:

SPAs can cache any local data effectively. An SPA sends only one request to the server and then stores all the data it receives, after that it can use this data without requesting data from server and work even offline. If user has bad internet connectivity, then local data can be synchronized with the server when the connection allows.

Bug Tracing with Browser:

It’s easy to debug an SPA with browser as such apps are developed using frameworks, which are made using client-side language JavaScript & Typescript. These frameworks have their own browser developer tools that make debugging much easier for developers. Additionally, SPAs allow you to monitor network operations and investigate page elements & data associated with them.

Simplicity and Features:

The development of SPA is simplified and streamlined as there is no need to write code to render pages on the server. Single Page Applications are super easy to deploy in production and even to version over time. SPAs can have many interesting features but one of the most important and useful features is attractive UI with material design.

But with all their benefits, SPAs also have some disadvantages that you should consider. Let’s take a look at them.

Disadvantages of Single Page Application:

Browser history:

As described earlier, SPAs don’t reload the entire page and update the URL & resources of web page. So it is clear that there can’t be any browsing history by which we can’t go back or forth. This means that when users click the back button, they won’t go back; a browser only takes users to the previous page, not to the previous state in an app.

SEO optimization:

SEO mainly depend on URL, Meta tags, page sessions, content & web page crawling, but managing all these things in SPAs are much more complicated than traditional web apps. Some people are saying that SPAs provide poor SEO optimization; this is because single-page apps operate on JavaScript and download data on request from the client side. The URL is changed but it doesn’t reload the page with its unique content and resources, so It is hard to optimize these websites for search engines since most pages can’t be crawled by search bots. There are some options available to resolve these issues but still it is a question to ask.

Security issues:

Single Page Apps are less resistive to XSS attacks and using XSS, hackers can inject client-side scripts directly into web applications which can surely injure web apps. If developers do not take care of sensitive data contained in the initial page load can easily exposed to all users which definitely shouldn’t be.

JavaScript Dependency in Browser:

SPAs require JavaScript to be present and enabled in the browser. If any user disables JavaScript in browser, it won’t be possible to present application and its actions in a correct way.

When to use an SPA?

When you approach any web app development company or mean stack development company then they will surely help you choose the type of web app that perfectly fits with your requirements. Single Page Web Applications can be used perfectly for building dynamic web applications because the main drawback of the SPA is poor SEO optimization. So this architecture is excellent for dynamic web apps, social networks and community platforms where SEO doesn’t really matter. If a project requires effective SEO then definitely Multi-Page Application is much more useful than Single-Page Application.

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Business Listing Sites List https://www.skenix.com/business-listing-sites-list/ Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:30:02 +0000 https://www.skenix.com/?p=77100 Checkout a verified list of top 100+ high DA free Business Listing sites - worldwide for 2019.

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Every online business needs to be visible to their potential customers because now in this online world almost every person try to find services or product on many online business listing sites. For better visibility of online business, it needs to be listed on such top free high DA business listing sites.

Find verified & top 100+ high DA free business listing sites list – worldwide for 2019 below.

Business Listing Sites List

Business Listing Sites List:

Website DA PA
https://foursquare.com 93 75
https://www.yelp.com/ 93 83
https://about.me/ 93 71
http://www.trustpilot.com 92 69
http://www.bbb.org 91 77
http://www.mapquest.com 90 76
http://in.viadeo.com 90 47
https://www.crunchbase.com 89 69
https://wikimapia.org 88 71
http://www.yellowpages.com 87 70
https://www.openstreetmap.org 85 76
https://www.angieslist.com/ 84 70
https://www.tradeindia.com/ 84 71
https://www.producthunt.com/ 84 64
http://www.angel.co 83 60
http://www.biz.prlog.org 83 48
http://www.manta.com 81 66
https://econsultancy.com/tag/suppliers/ 80 35
https://www.indiamart.com 78 71
http://www.citysearch.com 76 66
https://www.sulekha.com/ 75 61
https://e27.co 73 55
http://www.merchantcircle.com 72 65
https://www.superpages.com/ 71 65
https://www.apsense.com 71 60
https://www.f6s.com/ 71 58
https://directory.justlanded.com/ 69 55
http://yellowpages.webindia123.com 68 50
http://www.thetoptens.com 68 54
http://www.dead.net 68 64
http://www.sitejabber.com 67 57
http://www.gust.com 67 56
https://in.kompass.com/ 67 47
http://www.reviewcentre.com 66 57
http://www.bizcommunity.com 65 59
https://www.angloinfo.com/ 64 54
https://connect.innovateuk.org/ 62 48
http://www.mouthshut.com 61 57
https://www.justdial.com/ 60 59
https://clutch.co/ 60 55
http://mylocal.canoncitydailyrecord.com 59 31
http://www.yellowbot.com 58 60
https://www.spoke.com 58 57
https://www.exportersindia.com/ 56 61
https://www.indiacom.com 55 51
https://www.brownbook.net 54 59
http://www.elocal.com 54 56
https://listography.com 54 53
https://startupxplore.com 54 46
https://www.whatech.com/companies 54 37
http://www.prsync.com 53 54
https://www.releasewire.com 53 35
https://www.bingplaces.com 53 55
https://index.co 53 47
https://www.glassdoor.co.in/ 52 43
http://www.showmelocal.com 51 57
https://ibegin.com/ 50 50
https://www.startus.cc 50 45
https://www.appfutura.com 50 49
https://www.storeboard.com/india/ 50 41
https://www.provenexpert.com/en-us/ 50 40
https://www.cybo.com/ 49 37
http://www.lacartes.com 49 57
http://www.citysquares.com 49 55
http://www.clickindia.com 49 54
https://www.startupranking.com/ 49 45
http://www.locanto.net 48 51
https://mylocal.lamarledger.com 47 23
http://hub.biz/ 47 47
http://www.whereincity.com 47 52
http://www.traderscity.com 46 52
http://tupalo.com/ 46 55
http://ebusinesspages.com/ 46 53
https://www.finduslocal.com 46 28
http://www.adlandpro.com/ 46 56
http://www.2findlocal.com 45 56
http://www.yelloyello.com 45 55
http://www.asklaila.com 45 52
http://www.expressbusinessdirectory.com 45 55
http://www.in.enrollbusiness.com 44 39
https://www.n49.com/ 44 50
https://www.zaubacorp.com 44 42
https://www.websitegear.com/ 44 42
https://tixuz.com/ 44 40
https://www.goodfirms.co/ 44 46
http://www.local.indiaonline.in 43 33
http://www.twenty19.com 43 49
http://www.callupcontact.com 42 53
https://www.opendi.in/ 42 51
https://www.hotfrog.in/ 42 51
https://www.trepup.com 42 49
http://www.kugli.com 41 51
https://www.matchdeck.com/ 41 37
https://www.houzz.in 41 37
https://yellow.place 40 46
http://in.wowcity.com/ 40 33
https://creativematch.com 40 37
http://www.company.fm 39 48
https://www.bizhwy.com/ 39 53
https://www.fyple.com/ 39 53
https://indianceo.in 39 36
http://yoomark.com 39 35
https://www.tradeford.com/ 39 52
https://traiborg.com 39 39
http://www.40billion.com 38 49
http://www.find-us-here.com 38 53
https://www.smartguy.com/ 38 53
http://www.indianyellowpages.com 38 50
https://www.topdesignfirms.com/ 38 49
http://www.akama.com 37 49
https://www.mylocally.com/ 37 50
http://www.wherezit.com/ 37 46
http://www.aihitdata.com 37 38
https://contractiq.com/ 37 39
http://getfreelisting.com/ 37 45
http://www.fundoodata.com 36 48
https://www.grotal.com/ 36 48
http://www.indiabizclub.com 35 51
http://where2go.com/ 35 47
http://www.indiacatalog.com 35 48
https://www.freelistingindia.in 34 37
https://www.zoompo.com/ 34 39
https://www.igotbiz.com 34 43
https://addyp.com/ 33 46
http://www.yalwa.in 33 48
http://www.tuugo.in 33 47
http://www.maharashtradirectory.com 33 53
http://www.designfirms.org 33 51
http://www.localdatabiz.com 33 34
http://www.indianindustry.com 32 47
https://www.wand.com 32 40
http://www.companylist.org 31 35
http://www.indiabook.com 31 50
http://www.topappcreators.com/ 31 32
http://khojinindia.com 30 36
http://www.justfindus.in 30 28
http://www.mysheriff.co.in 30 39
http://www.jantareview.com 30 47
http://www.bigwigbiz.com 30 49
https://www.bunity.com 30 15
https://www.yelu.in 30 37
http://www.relmaxtop.com/ 30 54
https://www.eindiabusiness.com 29 50
https://www.bizofit.com/ 29 33

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Creating an Innovative Solution through Angular Development https://www.skenix.com/creating-an-innovative-solution-through-angular-development/ Sat, 02 Mar 2019 14:22:46 +0000 https://www.skenix.com/?p=76954 Angular is basically a JavaScript framework that has open source and the whole system is maintained by Google. It helps in augmenting all kinds of web-based applications that have the capability of the component base architecture.

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Angular is basically a JavaScript framework that has open source and the whole system is maintained by Google. It helps in augmenting all kinds of web-based applications that have the capability of the component base architecture.  Angular performs really well in client sites as it has two-way data binding along with the regular DOM. Real-time applications are really made easy with Angular as it supports the two-way data binding feature. This is a really flexible and reliable framework. Skenix is an expert AngularJS Development Company with lots of hands-on experience. We can provide you with all-round angular development services that is suitable for all kinds of web applications.

Choosing Angular

If you are still not sure, why angular development is good for your website or application, read on to know more,

●        The two-way data binding feature present the Angular helps in reducing the time of the development by reducing a lot of time which is spent on coding. It provides model synchronization along with the continual view.

●        Directives are used here which assigns some special behaviors to DOM which in turn permits the engineers to create a richer and more dynamic HTML content.

●        The angular is really very flexible and reliable and has solutions to nearly all issues that might arise in an application or website.

Angular website development

Services

We provide a wide range of services starting from angular website development along with providing other services which includes web architecture integration, designing of the user interface, designing interactive applications, their maintenance and migration and much more. In short, whatever be your requirements in applications and websites, we provide them all with the help of angular development system. If you wish to know more about our all-round services, contact us and we would be really happy to help you.

Why chose us?

At Skenix, we always put our customers first. Your priorities are always addressed and we also make sure that we deliver the best quality applications and websites for you. With our sincere efforts and honesty, we are always charged up to deliver all kinds of projects which would help us as well as your enterprise to grow.

● We have expert coders and developers who have been working in the industry for many years and have a lot of experience to develop the best applications and websites ever.

● We believe quality is the key to success, hence all the projects delivered by us is 100% quality checked.

● We know the value of time, hence we always deliver our project on the decided time. We have a very transparent policy and we always are hones to our customers about everything that we do with the project including the realistic time of delivery.

● All our services come at a very reasonable price. Hence you would get the best-designed web applications at the most attractive prices.

● We provide all-round support to solve all your problems and queries. So if you have any do not hesitate to contact us immediately.

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Few Important Tips Before Hiring Company for Your Web Application Needs https://www.skenix.com/few-important-tips-before-hiring-company-for-your-web-application-needs/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:57:00 +0000 https://www.skenix.com/?p=76948 Our world is growing day by day and this is happening because of the advancement in technology. Many things have been improvised after the invention of technology. It has put a much good impression in the favor of many businesses and that is the reason every business organization wants to take advantage as much as they can by developing a suitable reliable web server based application.

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Our world is growing day by day and this is happening because of the advancement in technology. Many things have been improvised after the invention of technology. It has put a much good impression in the favor of many businesses and that is the reason every business organization wants to take advantage as much as they can by developing a suitable reliable web server based application. This is not a hefty task and can be easily acquired if they meet some good representatives who consider their work more seriously and who understand the true value of time and money of their valuable customers.

Yes, it can be challenging to find Node.js Development Company but it is not an impossible task. But first, this needs to understand by organizations that why they need a website or web application to grow their businesses or to bring popularity to it. Well, there are numerous reasons hidden behind it and some of it we will reveal over here. In earlier days, many businesses used to promote their brand through a local market strategy which used to take a lot of time and money and in result, it was not affected. But, since this technology era came in then it has changed the meaning of doing businesses in the local or international market.

We can see many have started using web applications to promote their brand through the help of Node.js Web Development Company The application created by professionals not only lift the image of their brand but also market on online platform as per the needs of the client and this gives boost up to sales of particular brand and at the end the business management feels a level of satisfaction  and finds a true value of their money invested in. Moving further then as a consumer you can customize your web application and get it designed as per your brand needs.

web application development

Now, getting web based application is not a hefty task but challenge here is that where to approach for the same. There are numerous companies exists in the market who claims to be valuable to create application for your brand needs. But, there are few points which you can check in prior and they are as follow:-

You can do a simple background check by yourself or by hiring the services of private investigator and this will give you sign of a relief that the money you are going to invest in a company, can they stand up in your expectations or not.

Second, foremost thing you can do is comparison of a price between numerous companies who are providing same services in the market, by doing this exercise you can save good amount of money and still can get the quality services from its provider.

Third, very important thing you can do is cross check whether the company who is providing web application services have qualified staff working for them or not or they are getting the job done through outsourcing. By reviewing this you can definitely save you time and money and can approach directly to them who are having good amount of qualified staff and there will be no delay in providing good web application services to you.

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Significant Points to be Noted when Approaching a Company for Web Applications https://www.skenix.com/significant-points-to-be-noted-when-approaching-a-company-for-web-applications/ Sat, 09 Feb 2019 06:24:32 +0000 https://www.skenix.com/?p=76943 We are living in the era of technology and many businesses have equipped the ideology of growth with the help of using web applications which provides update information about their product to their respective targeted clients and saves a lot of time to be wasted to market the brand.

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We are living in the era of technology and many businesses have equipped the ideology of growth with the help of using web applications which provides update information about their product to their respective targeted clients and saves a lot of time to be wasted to market the brand. Majority of businesses understand the value of time and that is the reason they do not wish to opt services of such organizations who promise to build their apps in a short amount of time but do opposite to it.

In the market, there are many good companies exists such as Skenix, who use AngularJS web development tool to ensure that your web application is done in an adequate manner and without any wastage of your precious time. Most of you must be wondering that what is angular, then just to brief you that it is an open source frame that helps a lot to professionals to build SPA (single page application) in a professional and accurate manner with the promise of security of your data in a secure manner.

AngularJS Development Services

As it has proven that without approaching to Web Development Company the creation of website can’t be done. But before approaching to any company you need to ensure the following important point that will guide you and will increase your wisdom in relates to the web application:-

Potential of delivery: – Majority of the companies is not able to deliver what they promise to their clients. This breaks the trust of clients and wastes their valuable time also. So, what you need to do is just go for the background check of selective organization and have a concern with their past clients to get a brief idea that where they stand in terms to deliver projects. This will help you a lot and will save your time as well.

Professional & Experienced Staff: – Majority of any work has to be done by company staff only, so this means that before hiring services of any company for AngularJS Development Services purpose cross-check that they have staff with adequate knowledge of the product which they supposed to do. In recent time, it has been found that the majority of the staff of the companies are unaware of their job duties and they just perform the work under the guidance of their supervisor or freelance staffs. This is really time-consuming work and will only waste your valuable time and money.

Economical Background check: – This is pretty important and recommendable points which need to implement before hunting for any web development company. Every company has its own set or fixed price for the services they provide to their consumers in the market. It becomes your moral duty to cross-check the price offered by them and match the same with their competitors. By practicing this you will gain wisdom and also will be able to save your precious amount of time and hard earn money also.

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Best Open Source and Free Ecommerce Platforms for 2019 https://www.skenix.com/best-ecommerce-platform-2018/ Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:10:52 +0000 https://www.skenix.com/?p=76864 If you’re looking for a cheap or free open source ecommerce platform, you’ve come to the right place.

Well, technically, you could choose just about any ecommerce framework, since the majority of them are rather inexpensive as it is.

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If you’re looking for a cheap or free open source ecommerce platform, you’ve come to the right place.

Well, technically, you could choose just about any ecommerce framework, since the majority of them are rather inexpensive as it is.

However, the open source model has brought about all sorts of praise from the people who use it, especially considering these online store systems are completely free, they’re managed and developed by numerous people around the world, and you can typically find lots of documentation and blog posts to guide you along your way.

When researching and choosing any of these ecommerce frameworks, it’s important to decide the type of development experience you’re looking for.

Here are a few questions you should consider asking yourself:

Are you interested in self-hosting?

Or would you rather pay a small fee per month to have hosting and all ecommerce features wrapped up in one nice package?

One of the main decisions is whether you’d like one of the open source (free) ecommerce platforms or a more user-friendly one that involves a monthly fee.

For instance, you could opt to pay as little as $9 per month for an ecommerce platform like Shopify, which has everything like hosting, a website builder, plugins, marketing tools, and inventory options included.

I personally would always go with an option like Shopify over an open source system, but there are some reasons to consider the latter:

  • Open source ecommerce frameworks are free.
  • You often have more creative control over the design and how the store works.
  • Open source solutions are often packed with more unique features because they are constantly being developed.
  • You can control things like hosting, plugins and themes that would go into your store.

As always, there are several downsides to open source:

  • Open source ecommerce platforms typically require more development or coding knowledge (but you can always hire a developer).
  • You have to look around to find a server for hosting by yourself.
  • All the site related operations such as maintenance, security, and speed optimization have to be done by you.
  • The website designers are usually less user-friendly compared to ones in major ecommerce frameworks like Shopify.
  • You don’t get dedicated support. So, if you’re someone who needs to call or email a support rep, open source might not be for you.

It’s entirely up to you to decide which type of platform is right for you, but for now, let’s talk about the best open source ecommerce platforms on the market.

1. WooCommerce (On WordPress)

WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin, so you’ll have to install WordPress (open source) on your host, then install the WooCommerce plugin onto your site. It automatically turns any WordPress website into a fully functional online store, with inventory management, coupons, and product pages.

Benefits:

  • The plugin is free to download and install. Many stores don’t need anything more than the plugin.
  • It connects to all major payment gateways.
  • With a WooCommerce theme, you hardly have to do any work besides adding content.
  • You can offer coupons and discounts, along with adding multiple other features with the help of the extension library.

Downsides:

  • There are plenty of extra expenses such as a WooCommerce theme, extra extensions, hosting, and domain name.
  • WooCommerce has several moving parts. On the surface, it requires hosting + WordPress + the WooCommerce plugin. Beginners can get intimidated by this, especially with tasks like SEO, security, hosting, and caching.
  • WooCommerce technically works with all WordPress themes, but it’s kind of a joke unless you get one made just for WooCommerce.

2. X-Cart

 

X-Cart has helped to create over 35,000 online stores, and this has been growing over the past years. As with all of these ecommerce platforms on the list, it’s free, open source, and self-hosted.

X-Cart is often considered one of the fastest open source platforms on the market, and it also has an incredible number of features for you to sink your teeth into. There’s also a free trial for the premium plan, which goes for $495 (one-time payment).

Benefits:

  • It depends on the package you go with, but you can often get full multilingual and multi-currency support.
  • It’s free and open source.
  • The most advanced developers will have all the control they need with X-Cart. It’s pretty fun to play around with.
  • You can integrate your shopping cart with the most reputable payment gateways in the world.
  • You can also rest easy knowing that X-Cart is completely secure and PCI Compliant.

Downsides:

  • You have no access to direct customer support unless you pay an extra fee.
  • You even have to pay for hosting if you opt for one of the paid plans.
  • Although the premium plan is only $495 for a lifetime, this still looks somewhat high compared to other options.
  • There’s a good chance you’ll have to utilize some sort of manual coding when setting up your store.

3. Zen Cart

The whole reason Zen Cart was created was so that people without development degrees could build their own online stores.

I wouldn’t go so far as to say that you don’t need any coding knowledge, but it’s pretty close.

But, I can assure you this:

Zen Cart is more user-friendly than many of the other open source ecommerce platforms, so it might be worth looking into if you want to scale up quickly but you don’t have advanced skills.

Benefits

  • Zen Cart is known as a rather secure software, so you know that your site and customer information is protected.
  • Zen Cart is also great for scaling up a store because of its wide range of features and full customization options.
  • You can send out HTML emails directly from your website.

Downsides

  • The platform doesn’t provide any dedicated support.
  • It can sometimes be difficult to upgrade your software.
  • There aren’t many add-ons or extensions.
  • The templates are far from impressive, but you can still find some made by third parties.

4. Magento Open Source

Magento is one of the most popular open source ecommerce platforms, and for good reason.

To start, it has more features than you can ever expect to use. However, this opens up all sorts of avenues when it comes to marketing to your customers and creating things like membership plans, recurring payments, and discounts.

Do you seek complete control over the design and functionality of the site?

If the answer is a solid yes, consider Magento Open Source. It’s very similar to that of WordPress, where the community is strong, you can choose from hundreds of thousands of themes, and there are plenty of extensions to get your hands on.

Benefits:

  • It’s free, and there’s a paid version if you want to upgrade.
  • You almost never need to look for an extension with Magento, since the feature list is overwhelming.
  • You can send out product alerts to customers for automated marketing.
  • The platform lets you make separate multi-lingual sites that load up depending on the user’s location.
  • You can customize the user interface however you want.

Downsides:

  • Magento is packed with features, but that can also make it clunky and resource-hungry. Therefore, you might have to allocate a decent amount of money and time for optimization.
  • Although you can learn how to use Magento, the main reason you would consider it is if you had development skills. Larger companies are known to go with Magento because they have the access and money to get a developer who knows code.

5. OpenCart

Compared to other open source platforms, OpenCart is actually pretty easy to use and lightweight. It’s free and there is a decent community to turn to if you have problems when designing your store.

I recommend it for startups since it doesn’t take too much time to customize the website from scratch.

Due to the ease of use, the overall cost of setting up a store typically decreases.

For instance, you don’t have to pay for a special developer, the themes aren’t expensive, and you definitely don’t need any plugins.

Benefits

  • The startup costs are pretty low.
  • The features are solid, and the large catalog functionality works wonders for order processing.
  • The average person should be fine with setting up OpenCart. Not to mention, it doesn’t suck down resources like Magento.

Downsides

  • When you look at the feature list of Magento compared to OpenCart, it’s no comparison. Magento wins by a landslide.
  • Performance is not a strong suit with OpenCart, so sometimes you have to get an extra plugin for this.
  • Although it’s easier to use for beginnners, this means that the customization options are also fewer. You might consider OpenCart as one of the few open source ecommerce platforms that experienced developers would rather avoid.

6. PrestaShop

PrestaShop is a somewhat new in the ecommerce platform game, but it’s made a name for itself with its ease of use and the beautiful interface. Another thing to consider is that it doesn’t take much experience to install the plugin.

Therefore, beginners and intermediates will find it pretty easy to get started.

Benefits:

  • PrestaShop has a user-friendly interface with effortless inventory management and a process for store maintenance that anyone could understand.
  • PrestaShop provides a beautiful interface for establishing different websites for multiple languages and currencies.
  • This is a fairly lightweight ecommerce platform so you don’t have to worry about it slowing down your site or running slowly when you design the site on your computer.
  • It has multi-vendor support if that’s what you’re looking for.

Downsides:

  • PrestaShop isn’t as robust as other options like Magento, so the scalability isn’t quite there. You could expand into a large, international store using the software, if necessary. However, it’s really suited for small to mid-sized businesses.
  • It’s not required to install any extra modules for a regular online store, but more often than not it seems like you’ll need to pay for some sort of extension. And they aren’t cheap.
  • The default theme provided isn’t nearly as nice looking as you would find on other open source software.
  • PrestaShop is a little lightweight in terms of marketing tools. For instance, you can’t cross-sell products (at the time of this article).

7. osCommerce

With osCommerce, you have access to a thriving community of developers and users, with a wonderful forum to check out solutions to your problems and talk with other people. Almost 300,000 online stores are made with osCommerce, so you know there are plenty of companies that already find it suitable.

The pricing is obviously a plus since you don’t have to pay a dime to launch an online store. I would also give it top marks for the features, online support, and ease of use.

Benefits:

  • The online support is pretty amazing. Obviously, you’re not going to be getting direct support, but the osCommerce forum has millions of active conversations that you can search. You also have the option to share your own thoughts or questions.
  • Similar to WordPress, the strong community means that you also have access to many plugins and add-ons. Developers mostly give these out for free, but you’ll also find some that you have to pay for, or somewhere you might need to upgrade in order to get better features.
  • One of the great things about osCommerce is that it’s easy to open up and make more advanced customizations to. Even less experienced developers can go in there and make modifications rather easily. In addition, you shouldn’t have any problem finding and paying a developer to work with osCommerce.

Downsides:

  • The main reason you might consider going with something different like Magento is due to the reason that osCommerce isn’t known to scale that well. It’s entirely possible to make a larger ecommerce website, but I recommend it purely for small to midsized stores.
  • The osCommerce software requires more maintenance than other platforms. This means that you’ll have to spend more time making updates, keeping the site secure, and working on things like SEO.
  • Because of your ability to really play around with the code in osCommerce, it can be more prone to errors and breakages. You probably don’t want an ecommerce site to ever break, so it’s important to find an excellent developer who knows how to protect the site.

8. JigoShop

JigoShop often gets compared to WooCommerce because of its ease of use and clean interface. You can also expand the functionality of the site with a wide range of plugins and add-ons, making your website far easier to scale up.

Overall, the development of JigoShop has improved over the years, so you’ll find that JigoShop is pretty easy to pick up, even as a beginner. You’ll find a basic dashboard, incredible themes (which are better than most themes from other platforms,) and a speedy interface when adding anything from products to promotions.

Benefits:

  • You can’t find an easier to use open source ecommerce platform than this. Other than WooCommerce, this would also be on my list for beginners or intermediates.
  • You can choose from a large selection of themes, many of which are some of the best-looking themes on the market.
  • It’s fairly easy to edit the code for your site, and you shouldn’t have any problems finding a developer who’s comfortable with JigoShop.
  • The integrations are aplenty, similar to that of WordPress where you can search online for the type of add-ons you want and it returns dozens of solutions.

Downsides:

  • You don’t get any options for customer support. You’re left to the forums and blog posts online.
  • The initial feature set isn’t all that plentiful so you are expected to install some add-ons. Some of them are free, while others are not.
  • Although the themes look wonderful you’ll have a hard time locating themes for free. You can find some free solutions, but these are usually a little watered down. Therefore, if you go with JigoShop you should keep the theme expenses in your mind.

9. Drupal Commerce

Drupal is one of the most common options to go with when designing any kind of website. It’s one of the close competitors of WordPress since a strong percentage of the internet is powered by Drupal.

Not to mention, you can make pretty much any type of website with it.

As for Drupal Commerce, this is a separate module that allows you to build your ecommerce site rapidly, and it’s one of the best solutions if you plan on scaling up quickly.

The bonus is- there’s a huge community of people behind Drupal, so you can turn to the forums, social pages, and blogs for support.

Benefits:

  • Drupal was designed with the idea that only professionals were going to use it. This is why if you’re a developer you’ll feel right at home. The initial goal of Drupal has carried over throughout the years and it’s one of the main reasons it’s so powerful.
  • It has built-in caching, so the overall speed and performance are much better than other open source ecommerce platforms.
  • Unlike many other free open source solutions, Drupal Commerce has its own security system built in. It also gets updated frequently so you should be fine when protecting your site.
  • The online community is always there to help you along your way.

Downsides:

  • You’re going to have a tough time running an online store if you’re new to Drupal Commerce. It’s hard to learn and most of the discussion in the community is coming from more experienced developers.
  • Drupal Commerce websites can become resource hogs since they often turn into large sites with lots of components and modifications.
  • Even if you’re an experienced developer, you might find the interface to be complicated.
  • There’s no chance of paying for a low price host with Drupal Commerce. You need high power and speed, preferably a VPS or dedicated server.

10. WP eCommerce

WP Ecommerce is the overshadowed cousin of WooCommerce. They’re not technically related at all, but it’s a solid WordPress plugin that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as WooCommerce.

Let me tell you how it works. First, you install WordPress on your hosting server, followed by the WP eCommerce plugin.

This transforms a regular WordPress dashboard into an ecommerce control center. So, you can add products, run promotions, create categories, and more.

As simple as that!

Smaller sites will be fine with the plugin, but you have to install paid add-ons for extra functionality.

Benefits::

  • You actually get direct support if you pay for an add-on. Apparently, that support is only good for the add-on you purchased, but you might be able to get information out of a rep that’s not related.
  • The plugin supports about a dozen payment gateways, but WP eCommerce provides support if you need to go with a gateway that isn’t in the system.
  • The backend is easy to navigate and the frontend results look pretty clean and modern. What’s more is that you can customize all of this easily with some simple CSS and HTML.
  • You can pay for direct customer support.

Downsides:

  • There aren’t many add-ons.
  • The multi-lingual tools are just okay. Apparently, there are more advanced multilingual and multi-currency tools coming in the near future, so I’ll see how that goes.
  • You’re not going to find nearly as many WordPress themes for WP eCommerce as you are for WooCommerce.

11. Ubercart

Ubercart is often compared to Drupal Commerce in blog posts.

Drupal Commerce was created by an old Ubercart developer. Therefore, many people argue that Ubercart is the best because it’s the original and has more features to play around with, while others state that Drupal Commerce is the more improved version of Ubercart.

This is what you can normally find when an employee leaves his or her company to create an own and fire up the competition.

But, there are significant differences, making it rather important to find the one that fits your business the best. It would be a pain to migrate from one to the other after making a wrong choice.

In short, both are highly customizable, but Drupal Commerce is more geared towards complex customizations. Most of the differences can be found in the extensions and add-ons, since some extensions just aren’t available in each library.

That’s why it’s essential to research which add-ons are needed for your company before pulling the trigger on an ecommerce platform like this.

Benefits:

  • The activity logging in Ubercart is a fancy way to locate order statues no matter where a customer is in the purchasing process.
  • Although both Ubercart and Drupal Commerce are developer friendly, I’d argue that Ubercart is better for less experienced users.
  • It’s simple enough to work well for smaller stores, but you do have the capabilities to expand.
  • Payment modules and shipping options are all packaged into the open source ecommerce platform. Therefore, you don’t have to think much about that when launching.

Downsides:

  • The customization controls are less powerful in Ubercart when compared to Drupal Commerce. This can be a good thing for newer developers, but some more advanced users might want more.
  • Although you can scale up to support lots of products and product variants, Drupal Commerce is definitely more suitable for a large online store.
  • The SKUs are not as cut and dry as the competition, so users may have trouble when working with weight calculations for shipping.

Is An Open Source Ecommerce Platform Right for You?

I just want you to know that there are many other open source software which I haven’t mentioned.

The best part is every single one of these is free and constantly in development. That’s a huge plus if you’d like to save a little money in the short term and scale up easily in the long term.

Even though open source ecommerce platforms have their advantages, you should seriously consider a non-open source solution like Shopify, Bigcommerce, or Volusion. With these platforms you only pay a small monthly fee, you don’t have to maintain your site as much or look for hosting, and always get dedicated customer support.

In my opinion, this type of ecommerce frameworks is for rapidly scaling companies that are going to hire a developer (or a team of developers) to run the entire website. But if you don’t have the money for this type of employee, you’re better off scaling up with something like Shopify.

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