How We Test and Evaluate Ecommerce Site Builders
The rating above is based on in-depth, independent reviews of each of these e-commerce website builders. In order for you to know which system is best for you, we subject each brand to a series of tests and evaluations of user feedback.
For an ambitious online store, you’ll need great features and access to a range of apps – all of which fall into our feature rating. But there is no point in having these options if they are too complex to use. That’s why we also do real-world user testing, allowing users of different skill levels to try out website builders and provide feedback on how accessible they found them.
We rate the variety and quality of templates you can use to create an online store, as well as the help and support offered when you need help.
Finally, we assign a very high value for money rating, based on the variety of plans available and what you get for your investment.
If you are looking to create a smaller, more boutique store, we recommend choosing Wix – it has fantastic e-commerce features and competitive pricing plans that will be more appealing than Shopify’s higher tiers for larger stores.
Shopify came out on top in our tests. It’s a market leader when it comes to building a great online store, and for good reason. It has fantastic features, and most importantly, it’s a great brand to choose if you’re building a large-scale e-commerce site.
That’s why you can trust our Tech.co recommendations. Wix is a great platform for small stores while Shopify can handle anything you throw at it.