eCommerce Platforms that Won't Break the Bank

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B2C Partners Recommends Online Storefront "Catalysts" for Small Businesses

B2C Partners (http://www.b2cpartners.com), a firm that helps online retailers with technology evaluation and vendor selection, today released a new list of eCommerce platforms that won't break the bank. Designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking for a new eCommerce technology, the list of more than 50 providers is based on B2C Partners' extensive industry experience helping retailers with technology evaluation and selection.

Many retailers looking to launch an online presence are faced with a challenge -- they are often strapped for resources, under-staffed and looking for the best available solution for their needs within a short timeframe. Many retailers are overwhelmed with options and don't know where to begin.

"Not everyone has the potential to drive $5 million in online sales out of the gate. So where do they turn?" said Bill Mirabito, founder and principal at B2C Partners. "There are many eCommerce platform 'Catalysts' designed specifically for the small- and mid-sized market. Unlike enterprise solutions that require a million dollar budget or tens of thousands in recurring monthly fees, the SMB focus of "Catalyst" solutions deliver more limited features with simpler deployment options that are very affordable. Some open source options are even free."

Below is B2C Partners' list of SMB eCommerce platforms that won't break the bank:

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Amazon Services
asknet
Beanbasket
bx.com
ChannelAdvisor
CommerceV3
Competitive (C2)
DminSite
GoECart
Infopia
InstanteStore
LaGarde
Mountain Media
NetSuite
Network Solutions
Nexternal Solutions
Onestop
ProfitCenter
Prosodie
ProStores
Shopify
ShopSite
StoreFront
StoresOnline
sysIQ
Tachyon Solutions
TELLUS
TorreyCommerce
Unified Marketplace
UniteU
Virid
Volusion
Warp 9
WebJaguar
WebLinc
Yahoo! Stores
Zoovy
1ShoppingCart
3d Cart

ON-PREMISE
AbleCommerce
ARS ecommerce
BV Software
CRE Loaded
Devix
eMart
Everest Software
Mainstreet Commerce
Magento
Miva Merchant
osCommerce
VantageCart
X-Cart

Not all eCommerce technology vendors are alike. Some, such as Onestop and Virid, offer a full range of professional services. Others, such as ChannelAdvisor and NetSuite, are an eCommerce bolt-on to their core services. Amazon, Yahoo and ProStores are extensions of massive shopping portals. And packages solutions like osCommerce and Magento are virtually free to download, install, and configure on your own.

For more information or to schedule a briefing with B2C Partners, please visit http://www.b2cpartners.com

About B2C Partners
Bill Mirabito is founder and principal analyst at B2C Partners. For more than a decade, Bill has managed ebusiness activities, both as a marketer and technologist. Most recently, he covered ebusiness products and services as senior retail analyst at Forrester Research. In 2006, Bill founded Sunfitters, an online specialty retailer with which he remains involved. He previously held product marketing positions at Demandware and Akamai Technologies - with primary focus on retail solutions. Bill also consulted for BJ's Wholesale Club, where he led the retailer's first ebusiness initiatives and later served as IT executive for online commerce.

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