If you had only ten minutes to try a full featured opensource ecommerce solution, how would you start ? In my eternal search for the optimal ecommerce platform, I have chosen Woocommerce over alternate solutions because of the technical knowledge I've acquired with wordpress development. But the level of time investment you can spend on each trial depends on how advanced you are on each platform. We have two solutions for you here :
- CASE NUMBER 1 : COMPLETE WEB BEGINNER
you have no knowledge of web development of little hosting experience ? want to try something before you make a choice of web agency or ecommerce solution ? Prestashop guys are smart, they have implemented a full featured on line service based on the latest version of prestashop. You create a shop easily and it comes prefilled with products so you can try the backend and front together.
- CASE NUMBER 2 : WORDPRESS GEEK
Well you love wordpress and do not want to change solution ? WOOCOMMERCE should be your choice for ecommerce development. PRESTASHOP users won't be surprised to find the same kind of backend navigation, with a lot of CMS features that are the signature of wordpress : custom post types allow you to work with a lot of various content definitions, like pages, posts, portfolio, but also products and categories that come with WOOCOMMERCE. Distributed in the form of a plugin, it can be activated in seconds but requires a few additionnal steps to be properly configured and plugged in the existing installation.