Whats the best shopping cart platform to use for an ecommerce business?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best shopping cart platform for an e-commerce business will depend on a variety of factors, including the size of the business, its budget, the complexity of its products, and the desired features and functionality. Don't be fooled by fancy marketing by celebrities, they don't always know everything about e-commerce no matter how pretty they are!
However, here are some of the most popular shopping cart platforms used by e-commerce businesses:
- Shopify: Shopify is a popular and easy-to-use e-commerce platform that allows businesses to build an online store quickly and easily. It offers a wide range of features, including customizable themes, secure payments, and integration with social media platforms.
- WooCommerce: WooCommerce is an open-source plugin for WordPress that allows businesses to turn their WordPress website into an online store. It is flexible and scalable, with a large selection of themes and plugins available.
- Magento: Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform that offers a high degree of customization and flexibility. It is suitable for larger businesses with more complex product offerings and requires more technical expertise to set up and maintain.
- BigCommerce: BigCommerce is a cloud-based e-commerce platform that offers a range of features, including responsive design, advanced SEO tools, and integration with popular payment gateways.
- Squarespace: Squarespace is a website builder that also offers e-commerce functionality. It is user-friendly and offers a range of features, including customizable templates and integrations with popular payment gateways.
Ultimately, the best shopping cart platform for an e-commerce business will depend on its specific needs and requirements. It's important to do research and compare different platforms to find the one that is the best fit for the business.
Integration into your chosen 3PL fulfilment service centre is key when you need to look at outsourcing your order processing processes.
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Our processes are fast and efficient.
With no setup, integration and management costs.
We are always keen to work with the publishing sector to give you access to our tools. You maybe moving from one existing provider or are in need of a site in the UK. We can help you transition, training your staff on our processes and tools to help you be more efficient and without disruption or delay to order workflow.
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We are class leading with a dedicated Client Services Team to help you with all your daily contact, a support ticket process for returns and ongoing projects as well as our query processes to speak directly to our picking teams about order specifics. We need you to be able to communicate on all levels so that you can deliver your ecommerce and promotional books and publications to your clients.
We can work as fast as you need us to. We operate in a Perfect Operating Fulfilment (POF) world. Your clients will more often than not be able to operate as quickly as us with our order processing. So we are able to manage dispatch dates and process order to satisfy your clients and not hamper their processes. We can be as flexible as you would like us to be.
Understanding delivery performance, accurate delivery documentation, damage reporting and timeline traceability, your products can be located on pallets and picking locations all readily available for ordering anytime.
Picking/packing and dispatching orders to travel across the world daily, no matter the size of order. Our team will work with you help manage your book shipments, international customs paperwork and commodity codes to help aid the travel times.
Simplicity in Process.
All in the Preparation.
One of the great benefits of pre-prepping your products with SKU specific barcode labels and in postage ready packaging means very quick turn around from orders appearing on our system to being turned around and sent out the door to your customers.
As part of our contract packing and kit build department, this is something we have helped facilitate for a number of our clients.
Testimonial: alya skin. - Cosmetics & Beauty
"We assigned CBF Fulfilment as our third party logistics company for UK orders 2 years ago.
They have been nothing short of amazing to work with, they are extremely quick to despatch orders and have a team that are always so willing to help when needed.
As an ecommerce business owner that has worked with multiple 3PL companies and can safely say that CBF Fulfilment has been the best we have ever worked with in all the years."
Testimonial: Climbingvan - Books and Publication
"We run Climbingvan, a resource for helping people with self-build van conversions. Last year we wrote our book, The Van Conversion Bible, which explains exactly how to convert a campervan.
As we live full-time in our own van and work remotely from the road, it's not possible for us to manage our own fulfilment. CBF help us to get our book into the hands of our customers all across the country, as well as fulfilling our wholesale orders to larger suppliers. We appreciate their flexibility and the bespoke service they are able to offer us. The world of ecommerce was new to us, and the team at CBF have been really helpful in making everything possible for us, and are always friendly and quick to respond."
Charlie & Dale
Testimonial: Lola + Blake - Clothing & Accessories
"I’ve been really pleased with the service I have received from CBF. Each business is unique, and mine certainly has a lot of personalisation options and additions that customers request. CBF worked to implement these and find solutions to ensure that my brand remained as personal as when I individually wrapped and sent each order myself from my dining room table! Recent reviews from customers have remained positive with special mentions to the quality of the luxury gift wrap and the nice touch of personal notes."
Lola + Blake
Testimonial: Bodyhero - Health and Fitness
"CBF have been great in facilitating all aspects of our direct to consumer and business to business order fulfilment as our chosen 3PL company.
The team are always really helpful and resolve any questions or issues in a timely fashion."
Testimonial: Hyde & Hare - Luxury Cowhide Accessories
"CBF has been brilliant from start to finish in managing our fulfilment and distribution. What stands out is their ability to take initiative when processing orders and their support has been fundamental to our growth."
Hyde & Hare
Testimonial: Dodo Pad - Books & Publication
"Moving to CBF has enabled us to improve our service to our own eCommerce customers – next day delivery and orders always despatched on time with full tracking – as well as navigate increasingly complex international shipping.
We are a small business with a peak at Christmas. CBF has given us the flexibility we needed, which was not possible when we were managing fulfilment in house."
Testimonial: Lateral Line / Artemi Rum - Spirits Alcohol
"CBF has enabled us to establish our E-commerce platform initially through sales through Amazon. The service was very easy to set up, streamlined and efficient. Whenever any queries arise, they are very quickly dealt with by the CBF staff. We are very pleased to be working with CBF."
Testimonial: iNKSHIP. - Posters & Prints
"CBF have handled my orders for almost five years now, which single-handedly allowed me to grow from a bedroom business to a scale I could never have handled myself. I’m really grateful to the hard-working warehouse team who always fulfil my orders to a very high standard, and never seem to miss a beat."
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