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Find the best ecommerce software. Unbiased shopping cart reviews from the Ecommerce Hosting Guru.

I've personally tried each of the shopping carts reviewed below and they are some of the most popular around. If you are looking for a big stable company with thousands of customers these are the biggest and the best.


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BigCommerce has a huge list of features and one of the largest help tutorial libraries that we have ever seen. They do an excellent job of laying out all of the nuts and bolts of building your store. BigCommerce offers a drag and drop store builder that is very easy to use to make changes to your design. BigCommerce includes integration with Facebook and powerful SEO features.

BigCommerce is similiar to Volusion. I definitely recommend BigCommerce over Volusion because the software is easier to learn and I feel that the help is much better laid out and there are more predesigned templates available.


  • Huge library of help
  • Great social integration
  • Excellent SEO optimization


  • Costs a little more
  • Limited weekend support

Read the full review on BigCommerce


Pinnacle Cart is a strong shopping cart that has both a hosted and downloadable version. They are one of the few hosted shopping carts that also offers you direct access to the source code to modify it as needed. PinnacleCart is a favorite among its customers who rave about the support.

I recommend the Pinnacle Cart shopping cart software for more advanced users looking for greater customization capabilities.


  • Hosted or downloadable
  • Excellent Support
  • Drift Marketing


  • Free designs lacking
  • No zipcode tax support
  • Setup fee on some plans

Read the full review on PinnacleCart


3dcart excels in social ecommerce functionality. They are the leaders in this area offering a blog, integrated Facebook and Twitter updates, Facebook store, social bookmarking, daily and group deals, and much more. This shopping cart is cheaper then our #1 choice and offers slightly more bandwidth as well for the comparable plans. I had multiple people call me from 3dcart offering to assist me with setting up the store and any questions I had and a special ecommerce expert assigned to work directly with me on my trial.

I recommend the 3dcart shopping cart software for those who want a great social cart at a lower price.


  • The best social marketing tools
  • Huge list of payment gateways
  • Ecommerce experts to help guide you


  • Phone and chat support wait times
  • Template editing not as easy as some

Read the full review on 3dcart

Other Shopping Cart Reviews

Shopify Review

CoreCommerce Review

Volusion Review

WooCommerce Review

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