Ecommerce Platforms

Online Store, Shopping Carts & Digital Transactions

Selling your products or services online has never been easier, but still requires careful planning and clever design to get right. As online merchant’s requirements have evolved, So too has the sophistication of Ecommerce platforms on offer.

Ecommerce systems are available in a variety of configurations:

  • Open source & commercial, Purpose-designed shopping carts that allow modification of the application code. Examples include Magento & PrestaShop
  • Shopping cart extension modules for Content Management Systems, also allowing code modification. Examples include WooCommerce & VirtueMart
  • Centrally hosted Software, Software as a Service (SAAS) platforms where modification is limited to configuration. Examples include Shopify & BigCommerce
  • A hybrid system where, a shopping cart is offered as Software as a Service and allows some code modification. Examples include Neto & Magento Enterprise Edition
  • A custom built Ecommerce platform uniquely designed for a client framework. We deliver these projects with our iFactory Enterprise Framework

All Ecommerce platforms allow for site administrators to add, edit, or remove products from their virtual storefront, manage inventory levels and set prices. They connect to a payment gateway such as Stripe, PayPal or eWay where your customers pay for your products, and you receive your funds as soon as possible. Advanced Ecommerce platforms have the ability to connect with third-party applications such as a stock control manager or an accounting system. They can also process bulk uploads and multiple product images.

The most popular and well-supported Ecommerce platforms include Magento, WooCommerce, VirtueMart and even SaaS-hosted platforms such as Shopify, BigCommerce & Neto. We’ll work with you to pick the right one for your business and design it to perfectly complement your branding.

iFactory uses the latest and most appropriate Ecommerce CMS’s available to offer clients the ultimate flexibility in function and design. Additionally, the best Ecommerce CMS offers greater control for the user by giving them access to vast directories of additional components to extend any site’s functionality, From basic article displaying to almost anything you could imagine.

Ecommerce software for growth

Magento is a leader in the Ecommerce solutions market as they offer customisable online business systems to grow brands on the internet. It is owned by Adobe they are trusted by over 150,000 businesses worldwide including leading brands such as Paul Smith, Nike and The North Face.

Magento offers customers flexible Ecommerce solutions that can be scaled to fit the size of your business, Easily as well as refashioned to reflect your brand identity. It has a global community feel as its resources are built on open-source technology, Which makes it an extremely cost-effective option. Magento also offers customers a range of training, support, consulting and partnership services to enhance the Ecommerce experience for its customers as well as business owners.

WordPress & WooCommerce
The most customise-able Ecommerce platform for your online business

WooCommerce has leveraged WordPress’s position as the world’s most popular content management system to enable it to become, by some measures, the world’s most popular Ecommerce system. Like WordPress, It is free, Open source and and can be extended in functionality with a vast array of third party plugins & modules.

As WooCommerce is open-source it can be self-hosted.

A hassle-free Ecommerce solution

At Shopify their mission is simple: make Ecommerce better. They started with their own online store in 2006 and thanks to $22 million in funding, they have grown to become a thriving Ecommerce community with over 1,750 employees and over 325,000 stores who are rapidly approaching 24 Billion worth of sales.

Shopify have developed their passion for uncomplicated Ecommerce into a platform which works with the best brands in the world such as General Electric, Amnesty International and CrossFit. The platform creates a self-managed and highly-customisable environment so that clients can optimise their online store to reflect both their market and corporate identity.

Shopify has met their goal of taking the hassle out of running an online store so that merchants can do what they do best: building and selling their products.

All-In-One Retail Management Vendor

Neto is a commercial Australian-developed Ecommerce system that aims to manage an online businesses sales process by including modules for point of sales, marketplaces & inventory management.

iFactory Enterprise Ecommerce
Ecommerce for Enterprise Applications

iFactory has a range of Ecommerce modules in our enterprise framework which allows us to build an elegant, Custom Ecommerce solution for clients with very specific requirements.

Highly-customisable Ecommerce software

Prestashop is an open-source Ecommerce software program that has been growing steadily since its inception in 2007. In that time, Prestashop has racked up an impressive 2.7 million downloads, it powers 135,000 online shops and has over 500,000 members.

Due to its open-source nature, Enthusiastic members collaborate on new dynamic features and continue to enhance already powerful Ecommerce solutions. Prestashop has powerful and innovative features such as SEO integration, Amazon and eBay assimilation, translations, advanced product attributes and intuitive inventory management.

With over 300 features to customise the function and feel of your online business, Prestashop is certainly a competitive option for serious business.

SEO driven Ecommerce software

BigCommerce gives their customers a plethora of securely-hosted Ecommerce tools to choose from, Including domain name customisation, product catalogue, marketing, EDM, sales reporting and a mobile-optimised layout. It is built with marketing and SEO features in mind in order for client’s stores to start ranking on Google from day one.

They play host to over 36,000 stores and have processed $2 billion in sales since the platform was founded. Big Commerce is used in 25 different industries in over 65 countries with Ecommerce stores sporting annual revenues that stretch from hundreds of dollars to tens of millions. They work with strong market partners and experienced developers to deliver outstanding Ecommerce solutions to their customers.

Joomla specific Ecommerce software

An open-source Ecommerce solution specifically designed for the Joomla Content Management System. Customers also have a choice to run the software as a Shopping Cart or as a catalogue for inquiries.

Just as Joomla is built on an integrated community, So is VirtueMart It delivers continuous updates in the form of plug-ins, components and modules so customers can readily customise their shop’s feel and functionality based on their needs. It is supported through an interactive community that provides help guides, training and advice to get your online shop working efficiently from the beginning.