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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Want to Sell Products Online? 8 of the Best “New Breed” Online Store Builders

Posted by @ 12:46 am

Many people dream of starting their very own online store. The chance to make $1000’s by becoming the next big online retailer.

That dream quickly evaporates when they start looking into the complexities of setting up an online store. With website design, ecommerce platforms, merchant accounts and payment gateways to sort out – it quickly becomes too hard and too expensive.

The following 8 sites are changing all that. These companies have totally changed the e-commernce model offering online retailing as a software as a service! That means:

- No expensive start-up costs
- No complex IT infrastructure
- Minimal ongoing platform management
- Almost INSTANT online stores

So welcome to the new breed of online store builders:



Shopify is a hosted ecommerce solution that allows you to set up and run your own online store. List your products, customize your store’s design, accept credit card orders, and ship your goods — all with a few clicks of the mouse. Shopify is easy to use and there’s no software to download or maintain.



Make a branded storefront without any of the traditional hassles of setting up shop online. Click to design. No code. Customize layout, product display, background, fonts and colors in real-time. It’s simple, but the possibilities are endless.


Big Cartel

Big Cartel provides you with your own independent store to sell your stuff online. We provide clothing designers, bands, jewelry makers, crafters, and other artists with their own customizable store to sell their stuff online.


Spiffy Stores

Setting up an ecommerce website has never been easier! Spiffy Stores is popular for its easy-to-use interface, reliable 256 bit SSL security and low entry cost – you can start your own online store for less than a dollar a day.



With JumpSeller creating an online store has never been easier. Sign up and start selling online in minutes. No technical knowledge needed, Multiple payment methods available and the option to sell in multiple languages.



Build and manage your online store with a shopping cart software that’s full of easy-to-use tools – no programming skills required. It’s used by over 35,000 online stores.


Magento Go

A hosted eCommerce solution for small businesses with big ambitions. Magento Go offers the power and flexibility of Magento – the platform chosen by many of the world’s most respected brands – at a price that every business can afford.



Storenvy is a marketplace and store platform for the world’s most unique businesses. Shop thousands of indie merchants or open your own store for free.


These great new SaaS online store builders make building your dream online store more of a reality. They’ve eliminated the infrastructure hassles, removed the costly barriers of entry and made web updating simple as pie.

Wannabe online retailing moguls should definitely check these and fellow “new breed” e-commerce solution sites out.

If you use a solution that’s worthy of the list – share it via the comments below.

Rene LeMerle Rene is the marketing manager of - a global search engine marketing company. He also leads the marketing for - a web 2.0 style community for online and digital marketers. Rene has been in the industry since 1997 with much of that time spent helping businesses embrace the best of the internet and digital world.

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