Top 10 Ecommerce CMS 2018
Magento is the most popular Ecommerce CMS in 2018 with a market share of 19.64% in the top 1 million websites.
"Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform written in PHP. The software was originally developed by Varien, Inc, a US private company headquartered in Culver City, California, with assistance from volunteers.
Varien published the first general-availability release of the software on March 31, 2008. Roy Rubin, former CEO of Varien, later sold a substantial share of the company to eBay, which eventually completely acquired and then spun off the company."
WooCommerce is the second most popular Ecommerce CMS in 2018 with a market share of 17.65% in the top 1 million websites.
"WooCommerce is an open source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. Launched on September 27, 2011, the plugin quickly became popular for its simplicity to install and customize and free base product."
Shopify is the third most popular Ecommerce CMS in 2018 with a market share of 10.03% in the top 1 million websites.
"Shopify is a Canadian e-commerce company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. It is also the name of its proprietary e-commerce platform for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems.
The company reported that it had more than 600,000 merchants using its platform as of August 2017, with total gross merchandise volume exceeding $55 billion."
PrestaShop is the fourth most popular Ecommerce CMS in 2018 with a market share of 7% in the top 1 million websites.
"PrestaShop is a freemium, open source e-commerce solution. The software is published under the Open Software License (OSL). It is written in the PHP programming language with support for the MySQL database management system.
PrestaShop is currently used by 250,000 shops worldwide and is available in 60 different languages."
OpenCart is the fifth most popular Ecommerce CMS in 2018 with a market share of 3.43% in the top 1 million websites.
"OpenCart is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License."
Virtuemart is the sixth most popular Ecommerce CMS in 2018 with a market share of 3.25% in the top 1 million websites.
"VirtueMart (formerly known as mambo-phpShop) is an open source e-commerce solution designed as an extension of the Mambo or Joomla! content management systems (CMS). VirtueMart is written in PHP and requires the MySQL database environment for storage. It is best suited for low to medium level traffic web-sites."
7. IBM Websphere Commerce
IBM Websphere Commerce is the seventh most popular Ecommerce CMS in 2018.
"IBM WebSphere Commerce also known as WCS (WebSphere Commerce Suite) is a software platform framework for e-commerce, including marketing, sales, customer and order processing functionality in a tailorable, integrated package. It is a single, unified platform which offers the ability to do business directly with consumers (B2C), with businesses (B2B), indirectly through channel partners (indirect business models), or all of these simultaneously. WebSphere Commerce is a customizable, scalable and high availability solution built on the Java - Java EE platform using open standards, such as XML, and Web services."
BigCommerce is the eigth most popular Ecommerce CMS in 2018.
"BigCommerce is a privately held technology company that develops e-commerce software for businesses. The company was founded in 2009 and has 456 employees with headquarters in Austin, Texas and additional offices in San Francisco, California and Sydney, Australia.
The company reports that $16 billion in total sales have been processed by the BigCommerce platform."
osCommerce is the ninth most popular Ecommerce CMS in 2018.
"OsCommerce (styled "osCommerce" - "open source Commerce") is an e-commerce and online store-management software program. It can be used on any web server that has PHP and MySQL installed. It is available as free software under the GNU General Public License."
10. Squarespace Online Stores
Squarespace Online Stores is the tenth most popular Ecommerce CMS in 2018.
"Squarespace is a software as a service-based content management system, integrated website builder, blogging platform, hosting service, commerce platform, and domain name registrar. The system allows individuals and businesses to create and maintain websites, blogs, and online stores. The services are only available bundled; they are not available separately. Hosting by Squarespace is mandatory: individuals and businesses cannot host their own Squarespace sites.
Since launching in 2004, Squarespace has grown to a team of 700 employees as of December 2017 with about two million paying subscribers."