Let’s Talk About Open Source eCommerce Platforms
eCommerce platforms come in all types of shapes, sizes, colors, and well, development models. If you don’t know what that last one is, and most people probably don’t, it is referring to the way the software (in this case eCommerce platforms) is created and modified. In most cases software is made by companies, behind closed doors in order to keep their code hidden from the public. But in the case of Open Source, the code is completely open to the public. Anyone can modify, fix, or just play around with the code for their website. eCommerce has it’s fair share of different open source software platforms, some of the most well known being: PrestaShop, OpenCart, and Magento Community Edition.
Magento Community Edition
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Any of these platforms are a great choice, and it often comes down to the needs of your business. The open source eCommerce world is perfect for anyone wanting to get their store working, looking, and functioning exactly as they have in mind. This being said, it is important to keep in mind that with these open source platforms, you will not have built-in support like you would with other more turnkey platforms such as Shopify, Bigcommerce, or Volusion.
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