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When it comes to eCommerce development there are two solutions, Open Source and Proprietor software.

These days eCommerce will play a huge part in bringing your products to market and awareness of products online, whether business to business or business to consumer Tristar can supply the right Open Source eCommerce solution to meet your needs.

There are many platforms out there today from propitiatory software, where you pay the developer a monthly licence fee to use their solution. This works for some and is often a good way of trialling if eCommerce will work for you. The downside is that you don't own your website if you want to move you will need to start again and there are limitations on functionality and if you have bespoke requirements.

Examples of these re individual web developers platforms, Shopify and Big Commerce.

The second option is Open Source eCommerce. Open Source solutions are developed by many developers to create and enhance the platforms with modules being created on a regular basis to enhance the functionality available.

The advantage is that when you ask a developer to help you create a website on one of these platforms, you own the code! If you wish to move away from the developer for any reason, no support, can't contact them or you have reached the extent of their expertise, then you can move your site elsewhere, no need to start again.

The platforms also allow for lots more functionality especially if your product offering is a little more unique and you require something a little more bespoke.

OpenSource platforms include OpenCart, WooCommerce, ZenCart and Magento.

Ecommerce Platforms


OpenCart Ecommerce

eCommerce development using OpenCart eCommerce – The OpenCart eCommerce solution is a modular system allowing for lots of great functionality at a cost you can afford. It is ideal for small to medium businesses allowing for simple eCommerce to much more complex bespoke eCommerce solutions. Call us to find out more or visit our OpenCart Web Development Website


Shopify Ecommerce

Shopify eCommerce - Proprietor Software, with a monthly rental cost. For companies looking for something more bespoke with regards to functionality as opposed to a standard starter platform, this may not be the right solution for you.


Woo Commerce

Woo Commerce - You already have a WordPress website and would like to add the ability to sell products on your site. WooCommerce is designed to allow you to add eCommerce to your WordPress website, this platform is ideal if you are selling a small range of products, require a booking system for events, paid subscriptions and more. If you have a large catalogue of 1000's of products then we would suggest looking at OpenCart or Magento.


Magento Ecommerce

Magento eCommerce - Open Source eCommerce, is a more complex eCommerce solution and often used by larger companies, with heavier use eCommerce requirements, it has lots of functionality added through additional modules. You will find that you will be looking at slightly higher budgets when opting for Magento.

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