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BigCommerce vs AspDotNet Storefront

      When starting a business online you have a lot of choices to make after the initial decisions of choosing a name, products to sell, profit margins, etc. For many businesses, choosing the ecommerce platform that they decide to operate on is one of the final steps taken, and is given little thought. In fact, business owners should do a lot research on what ecommerce platform they decide to use and how to manage the software, because having the right platform and individual managing it can save your business lots of capital and labor hours. There are so many ecommerce platforms to choose from, how does one go about knowing which one is best for their business? We will be discussing the most popular ecommerce platforms on the market, and telling you which one we believe is the best for your business.  

               In this article we will be discussing the key differences and similarities between BigCommerce and AspDotNet Storefront ecommerce platforms. BigCommerce is a well-known ecommerce platform because of the advertising dollars it spends. The platform has multiple subscription options, based upon the quantity and sales driving power of the features. AspDotNet Storefront is a less well-known platform, because it of its low advertising budget, and the platform is offered at a single price subscription service or as a one-time payment package. We will dive much deeper into the pricing later, after discussing each software’s major features and customizability.

               The features, tools, and customization available on an ecommerce platform are vitally important to the success of your ecommerce business. If you want to maximize revenue, while also doing less tedious work, then you need to utilize the correct functions, on the correct ecommerce platfrom, for your needs. In terms of the level of customization available, AspDotNet Storefront is a huge step up from BigCommerce. AspDotNet Storefront has way more options for the customization of modules and website design, compared to BigCommmerce’s modules and site design. Although BigCommerce may have less customization options than AspDotNet Storefront, it does, however, have more built in features than AspDotNet Storefront does. Many of the BigCommerce subscribers find that the features use complex terminology and are too advanced for beginners, so keep that in mind. One of the biggest features that BigCommerce offers is the ability to sell across multiple social media channels and eBay. AspDotNet Storefront does not have social media selling channels, but it does allow users to sell on Amazon, Google Shopping, and Shopzilla. The inventory management features on both platforms are both equally amazing, and will greatly reduce labor costs. The customer management system in each are, again, both fantastic. The SEO tools for each platform are both great compared to their competitors and, if used properly, will greatly increase the quantity and quality of traffic your ecommerce website earns. Both AspDotNet Storefront and BigCommerce are regarded as highly scalable platforms, but the edge must be given to AspDotNet Storefront because of its multistore tracking features and email marketing, allowing for so much more growth in your ecommerce business; also, AspDotNet Storefront is an purchasable open source program which allows outside application developers to create downloadable modules that can be added to your ecommerce website. BigCommerce, on the other hand, only allows users to download the applications that it produces for its platform. The biggest downfall of BigCommerce is that it is not PCI Certified, it is only PCI compliant, meaning that

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