Building an ecommerce website is a big undertaking that requires lots of strategic decisions to achieve success.
Questions like: Which platform is the most secure, what system will allow the most flexibility, will my team be able to make edits or do I need to hire a developer every time a change is needed... the list goes on and on. There are many options available like Shopify, BigCommerce, and even plugins for WordPress like WooCommerce. We're not going to beat around the bush, our preferred solution is Craft Commerce and in this article, we'll lay out why.
If you've worked with WordPress, you already know about its inherent security issues. WordPress sites are already vulnerable to attacks, and the more plugins you use the more you are at risk. This is important when picking an ecommerce platform. You have to start with security because you will be asking shoppers to provide their name, address, phone number, email and credit card information. Craft CMS, at its core, is a commercial product built with security in mind. We've already covered this but it is worth a reminder.
The Commerce component of Craft CMS allows you to set up various product types with different fields, rules and more. This allows you to customize your author experience as well as your selling needs.
Craft supports all of the widely used payment gateways like Stripe, SecurePay, PayPal, Authorize.net, Coinbase and more. This allows you to set up payments on your terms.
Craft Commerce also extends Craft CMS' philosophy of separating content from the design which allows you to create a customized user experience for your shoppers.
As a commercial product, Craft Commerce carries a $999 price tag but this license fee means that you are purchasing a platform that is safe, secure, and receives regular support updates that you can trust.
Craft and Craft Commerce allow you to create any custom fields you require which can be used to power any SEO variable you might want. On top of this, there are several SEO plugins you can consider which can provide additional functionality and control.
Craft Commerce is our choice when it comes to building an ecommerce website. It's safe, secure, easy to use, and allows for a custom branded user experience. Antistatic can help you design and build a custom ecommerce websites built on Craft CMS. Let's schedule a time to talk further about your project.
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