E-commerce is a growing commodity in web development, and any web developer can benefit from learning how to develop for a popular e-commerce solution. The majority of web development clients these days require or want some sort of solution for selling goods or services online. Furthermore, they want this solution to be easy for them to manage, update, and also track sales and related finances. Features are a necessity for a client, but even more important is security, stability, and expandability from a development perspective.
In this post, we’ll look into some of the most popular ecommerce software and solutions used today, both from the benefits relative to clients, and from a development perspective. Not only will we look into pre-made solutions, but also discuss the pros and cons of using paid or premium services, self-hosted solutions, open-source solutions, or the option of creating custom e-commerce systems built to fit each website.