Setting up shop online is easy thanks to the multitude of ways to do so. The easiest few are to sell on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and numerous other niche online outlets. You can start selling right away, and while they do take a cut of your revenue, they provide a ready-to-go infrastructure and top notch support.
You can also create an online storefront of your own. This may sound intimidating, but there are a few great open source platforms that take some time to set up but cost nothing and have all the features you need to be a successful online merchant. Our favorite is Woo Commerce, which runs on WordPress CMS so you can easily integrate it with your website. It’s also flexible and has a great deal of community support. The other popular ones are Magento, Shopify, Opencart and Prestashop. Take a look – you can find many comparison reviews online. Our top choice is Woo Commerce because of the ease of use, ease of customization, and integration with the CMS that powers a third of all web, WordPress.