When deciding what E-Commerce option to go with, you need to think about...
When selling products online, postage and packaging is often overlooked...
We would recommend using Sage Pay or PayPal to handle your payments.
They both offer a similar service, but some people are under the assumption that to pay via PayPal, you need a PayPal account and this can deter non PayPal users from continuing with their purchase.
A fee is charged for using Sage Pay or PayPal and this is mainly affected by the number of transactions that take place.
WooCommerce is the most popular e-commerce system, built to work with the Wordpress Content Management System.
There is no cost for the basic functionality, which is sufficient for most small businesses.
For those that need to tailor the functionality to suit their needs, there is a great selection of WooCommerce Extensions available, allowing you to customise WooCommerce to your requirements.
WooCommerce Extensions often come with 1 year of updates and support for a low fee, but should be renewed annually to keep your site up to date and secure.
Magento can offer everything WooCommerce can offer and more. If you want the ultimate e-commerce solution, we'd recommend Magento, but it comes at a higher cost.
Similar to WooCommerce, Magento offers Extensions allowing you to customise your store, but Magento offers a much better range of choice, allowing you to customise to your exact requirements.
Magento Extensions are generally more expensive than those available for WooCommerce, which will be an on-going cost if the Extensions are kept up to date, because the licences will need to be renewed annually.