Modern website is a complex system that depends on many external services in order to function. From host servers to payment processors - quality and reliability of 3rd party vendors your website must interact with is vital to its performance and success.
Below is a carefully selected list of platforms and vendors that address most common needs of an ecommerce website. These are the ones we have personally found to be best in category, and therefore are able to recommend to you. And in palaces where “best in class” spot turned out to be vacant, such as inexpensive, yet reliable web hosting - we have opted to create our own offering that is designed to provide better performance to cost ratio than anything around.
ShopifyMost popular Software-As-Service E-commerce platform.
The fastest way to begin selling online. Shopify offers all necessary tools for your first ecommerce store in a user-friendly easy to setup package. We, as certified technical partner have extensive experience in setup of Shopify based websites.
Rackspace Cloud ServersHigh performance web hosting.
#1 leader in enterprise cloud hosting, infrastructure and CDN
Creating an exceptional online customer experience without worrying about managing high-performance infrastructure. You can run your online store on an unmanaged cloud where you patch, upgrade, scale, and monitor it yourself. Or, choose a Rackspace managed ecommerce hosting solution, and our experts tailor your environment and run it for you.
CloudFlareGreat CDN Service for higher load or multi-region websites.
CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance.
MagentoEnterprise level Ecommerce platform
Magento is a a powerful, feature rich ecommerce platform built on open source technology which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as control over the look, content and functionality of their online store. Magento offers powerful marketing, search engine optimization, and catalog-management tools. In addition it has extensive collection of 3rd party modules in its Magento Connect store, allowing potentially limitless expansion.
PrestaShopExcellent Platform for medium sized online stores.
PrestaShop is another popular open-source eCommerce solution. It was launched in 2007 and targets small to medium business looking to gain an online presence.
WooCommercePopular Ecommerce solution for WordPress
WooCommerce is an open source ecommerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to medium sized online merchants already using WordPress and looking to add basic e-commerce capability.
WordPressThe ultimate content management system.
WordPress is probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. If you are looking to create a simple website or a blog for your business - WordPress is hard to beat.
MerchantFocusReliable Merchant Account provider.
MerchantFocus is a full service Merchant Account and payment gateway provider, providing the ability to accept credit card payments for Internet, mobile, mail/phone order, and retail businesses.
Authorize.netTHE LEADING INTERNET GATEWAY PROVIDER
Authorize.Net Payment Gateway provides the complex infrastructure and security necessary to ensure fast, reliable and secure transmission of transaction data. Authorize.Net manages the routing of transactions just like a traditional credit card swipe machine you find in the physical retail world.
PayPalTHE FASTEST, EASIEST WAY TO GET PAID ONLINE
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. It's also a leading gateway provider. Paypal's gateway handles all major credit cards. What makes Paypal different is the low rates and incremental sales boost from offering PayPal and Bill Me Later® payment options on your site. PayPal is owned by Ebay, Inc., who also own Magento.
TaxJarSales tax reporting & filing for online retailers
TaxJar is a new, cloud-based company that's taking a fresh approach to helping online business owners succeed. The company's passion and mission is to eliminate the complexities of sales tax compliance that ecommerce businesses face.
AvalaraThe proven leader in sales tax decision automation.
For most businesses sales tax is an obligatory, complex nightmare. Automating this process saves time, money and effort. Avalara AvaTax is sales tax software help you calculate the right amount every time. It delivers sales tax decisions based on precise geo-location. For most businesses sales tax is an obligatory, complex nightmare. Automating this process saves time, money and effort. AvaTax automatically assigns hundreds of thousands of taxability rules and the latest jurisdiction boundaries. Delivering the right rate and tax calculation, every time.
ShipStationShipping label integration
ShipStation is a web-based software designed to help eCommerce retailers process, fulfill, and ship their orders from all the most popular marketplaces and shopping carts using all the top carriers.
UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHLPackage delivery services.
We integrate with most popular package delivery services. Clients can use one or more services as their premier shipping provider based on unique business need and pricing structure.
PostMarkBest transactional email service.
Postmark is the easiest and most reliable way to be sure your important transactional emails get to the inbox. Unlike many others, PostMark does not allow any marketing emails. Zero. None. This helps to build positive reputation with ISPs and insure superior deliverability rates for the transactional mail. In addition PostMark offers useful tools and statitics to give an insight how your mail is treated by customers.
SendGridMost popular email service.
SendGrid handles largest amount of email by volume. We think that it offers best marketing email services with powerful tracking and analytics tools. However do recommend to stick with PostMark on transactional mail.
CouldSpongeContact Importer for Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, AOL and more. A must for your referral program.
CloudSponge provides an interface to easily enable your users to import contacts from a variety of the most popular webmail services including Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail/Live as well as popular desktop address books such as OS X Contacts and Outlook.