Finding the cheapest tool to build a webstore in 2021
Here are the multiple platforms I investigated before building my webstore:
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Probably the most used platform to build an online store which means that there is a lot of tutorials and documentation.
You don’t need to be a developer to set it up.
5 euros per month for a small store
Integration with many payment methods but takes a percentage from any payment method that is not “Shopify Payments”.
- It’s based on Wordpress so… it’s not for me
It’s open source and free to use.
You need to host it yourself or find a provider to do it.
There are many one-click providers (I used hostinger)
With hosting it costed me around 4euros per month
It requires some knowledge of HTML and CSS
Very flexible and easy to use backend
Not many free templates
Very good support
Very similar to Prestashop but with more free templates
A more advanced backend might mean that it is harder to use
In the end I endup going with Prestashop