Guest Post from our partner, EndLayer.
WordPress is all the fad for websites these days – and really for good reason. It’s free, first of all. It’s easy, there’s a ton of plugins to extend it, and there’s an insanely huge user base for it. We started on WordPress ourselves, even – several years ago. It’s a one-size-fits-most solution that can get you running quickly. Seems awesome, doesn’t it? It is, but it’s not. WordPress’s strengths are unfortunately also its weaknesses.
Guest Post from our partner, Nexcess.
Despite the proliferation of third-party eCommerce platforms, self-hosting is still the best option for small and medium eCommerce retailers.
New eCommerce retailers have two basic options for selling products. They can choose a third-party eCommerce platform — the usual options are marketplaces associated with established eCommerce retailers. Amazon or eBay are typical examples. Alternatively, they can choose to self-host — use an open source or paid-for eCommerce application like Magento, with the infrastructure and networking handled by a hosting company, but with much of the application management left to the retailer.