10 e-commerce platforms make selling simpler

Whether you're a large company or a one-person operation, these tools can help you sell from your website.

By , Computerworld |  IT Management, e-commerce, insider

When the Internet was first opened to the public, its promise seemed to lie in the exchange of knowledge and information. However, it very quickly also became a story about commerce, proving that whenever people gather, even if it's online, someone will always try to sell you something.

In the early days of the Web, e-commerce tools were hard-coded into a site. Now, these tools come in two varieties: stand-alone servers that run as full-fledged websites, or plug-ins created by content management tools such as Joomla or WordPress that can be integrated into an existing site.

These tools provide online merchants -- from individuals to large corporations -- with the capability to enter new products, track existing product inventory, and give customers safe and varied options for shipping and payment.

To find some of the best e-commerce tools that are available today, we took a good look at ten of the better-known e-commerce platforms currently available.

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