Best ecommerce tools: free and paid services and software for SMBs and startups

Brahm Buck

With the rise of online shopping, it would be almost impossible for a business to thrive without some form of ecommerce solution. By creating an online store, you can access a broader base of customers who may never have encountered your products if you were selling to a local community […]

With the rise of online shopping, it would be almost impossible for a business to thrive without some form of ecommerce solution. By creating an online store, you can access a broader base of customers who may never have encountered your products if you were selling to a local community from a single retail outlet.

As well as building online stores, the best ecommerce tools can help you take payments online through point-of-sale (POS) technology, manage your inventory, and answer customer queries. From a financial point of view, shifting some of your business to an ecommerce platform can also help you reduce overhead. And, if you’re working entirely online, an ecommerce platform could eliminate the need to pay rent on retail premises or to employ certain staff.

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