Free open source ecommerce software like WooCommerce, Magento, and PrestaShop makes it easier to take your small business online. We list the 10 top open source ecommerce tools.
Top 10 Open Source Ecommerce Tools
According to the U.S. Census, online retailers in the United States sold $97.3 billion worth of goods in the second quarter this year. That represents roughly 8 percent of all retail sales in the country during that time period.
If you're a small business owner, getting a piece of that market can seem like a very attractive opportunity. But setting up an online shop may be a daunting prospect if you aren't very technical.
In this article, we feature 10 ecommerce software solutions that can make setting up an online store easier. These are all open source solutions, which means that they are completely free if you run the software on your own server. If you don't want to host your own website, many of them are also available through hosting providers for a small fee.
If you already have a website, many of the options on this list simplify the process of adding ecommerce capabilities to your existing site. Others are ideal for small businesses that are starting from scratch. All of them are easy to use, even if you've never managed a website before.
And if you don't find exactly what you're looking for in our slideshow, you'll find dozens of other open source ecommerce platforms available. You might want to check out HikaShop, Loaded Commerce, xt:Commerce or Zeuscart.