With an anniversary coming up on May 1, Pinnacle Cart has been around for nearly 10 years now. They offer plans and packages for eCommerce, shop hosting, designing, marketing, and more all available in one place. There are no transaction fees, and Pinnacle Cart works to make running your shop as user friendly as possible.
PrestaShop was originally a student project that started in 2005 at an IT School in Paris, France. The software came from humble beginnings and only operated in English and French when it was first launched. PrestaShop saw real grown from 2010-2012 and continued to expand upon its global efforts. In addition to providing shopping cart services, the company also launched PrestaShop cloud in 2015 which is also free or charge.
OpenCart was publicly released in 1999 to little fanfare. Due to their poor performance, the project was suspended for a time before officially being revived in 2009 on Google Code. OpenCart is one of the leading e-commerce platforms in China and continues to produce on a high level globally. In 2014, OpenCart saw another revamp of their interface which was accepted by sellers as an improvement. OpenCart is PHP based using a MySQL database and HTML.
X-Cart is an open source shopping cart platform that can be downloaded as a freemium product, a one-time license, or made available as a hosted service. The company that owns X-Cart, Creative Technologies LLC, is based out of Russia and released X-Cart in 2000. There are more than 30,000 e-stores using X-Cart and it was the first PHP shopping platform worldwide. X-Cart initially developed a business strategy by offering lower price segments than companies such as IBM WebSphere Commerce. In 2009, X-Cart developed a freemium product, helping customers get acquainted with the service. X-Cart's cloud service is listed as one of the best-hosted e-commerce platforms. It also allows certified developers to add customized functionality to hosted shops. There are also three downloadable packages.
We did a little bit of research on Avangate and found that they are one of the premiere e-commerce companies in the industry. They have won many awards and recognitions over the years. We also found that Avangate was very transparent, providing pricing structures for their subscriptions online. Another thing about Avangate is that they are growing. They have received numerous investments over the years to increase their efficacy and development. Recently, Francisco Partners in an equity deal acquired them. This gave them some more capital resource to further develop their e-commerce product.
Magento is an open-source platform for e-commerce that is downloadable from the company website. The product becomes a capital expenditure when your team implements it into an online store. Magento has several responsive themes to choose from on their website, some being free, while others cost anywhere from $39 to $99+
Magento was first released in 2008. Magento's market share among the top 30 e-commerce platforms is about 30%, making it one of the largest e-commerce providers in the world. There are also several different "specialties" of Magento. There is a special Magento for fashion shops, as well as a B2B version of Magento that streamlines B2B sales for online eCommerce stores.
Magento also works on mobile devices quite well, being one of the first e-commerce providers to start designing themes with mobile HTML5. We also found that some third-party plug-ins and platforms made it possible to do things from your mobile device, such as monitor your sales and inventory. With some third-party integration, you might even be able to chat with your customers from your mobile device. However, these solutions can increase the cost of Magento.
Avactis is an e-commerce marketplace that was designed in 2001. There are many different editions available: Free, Owned, Life, Premium, monthly leased, and white label editions. Pentasoft Corporation established the company in 2001. Pentasoft is located in New York. Since August of 2012, Avactis has been owned by Hummingbird Web Solutions. Hummingbird is based out of India.
As of now, Hummginbird out of India is responsible for all management of the Avactis e-commerce platform. The team includes software developers, web designers, sales and marketing professionals, and others who come together to make solutions for businesses worldwide.