3 Reasons To Leave Your Current eCommerce Platform (or any other)

Maksim Komonov
3 Reasons To Leave Your Current eCommerce Platform

Working in eCommerce development field for 15 years with numerous solutions we came to the conclusion that the perfect platform for selling online just doesn’t exist. Each of hundreds of them has gaps that generate negative reviews here and there on the Internet. We have scanned the Web to find some and give you another reason to search for a better solution or (finally) settle down with the current one understanding that the next migration won’t bring you a piece of mind. Our research is based on public reviews.

Reasons to migrate from your eCommerce platform


  1. Terminates accounts without advance notice
  2. Mostly created for businesses making less than a few thousand dollars a month
  3. Takes customers off your shopping site to checkout


  1. Needs more native multi-channel selling support
  2. Outdated templates
  3. Issues with upgrades


  1. A small array of add-ons, and a pretty small community
  2. Lack of some integrations (payment processors, affiliates platforms, etc.)
  3. No Flexibility, no theme options available


  1. No multi-channel marketing
  2. The platform doesn’t care about design much
  3. Fine for SMB only. Limited to grow


  1. You need to get a developer if you’re going to do customized designs
  2. The support is 24-hours Mon-Fri only, not weekends
  3. No FTP access for integration with an accounting system


  1. Avangate charges taxes for the purchases and they don’t remit these taxes to the government
  2. Hard to get a refund in case of the platform doesn’t appear to work
  3. Support is terrible and canceling auto-renew is almost impossible

Big Cartel

  1. You can only list one variation on the item
  2. Lacks a search function
  3. Limited payment options


  1. There are no mobile apps available
  2. The themes are too similar to each other
  3. Limits are placed on annual online sales pushing you to upgrade


  1. There are many fixes/adjustments you can not make yourself
  2. Not enough streamlined natively compatible integrations available
  3. Very complicated. This software is not friendly very hard to get started


  1. Storage space is limited even with the highest tier plan
  2. Unless you choose the highest package, inventory maxes out at 6000 products
  3. Customization is limited

Drupal Commerce

  1. High system requirements
  2. Difficult to learn
  3. Finding a good Drupal developer is sometimes a challenge as well


  1. Limited with design customization
  2. There is a HUGE jump from 100 products to 2500 products in pricing
  3. You can’t edit the orders


  1. Can’t sell products across social media directly
  2. Some of its features lack the quality and depth of other eCommerce platforms
  3. Overcrowded hosting and unstable load speed

IBM WebSphere Commerce

  1. No dedicated technical support team
  2. Business tools are very difficult to customize
  3. Week communication with the community


  1. Huge gaps between pricing plans
  2. Low-level documentation is missing and/or hard to find
  3. It has a limited number of templates


  1. It’s expensive
  2. Hard and complicated to customize
  3. Highly developer-dependant platform


  1. It can be difficult to import your inventory list
  2. It does not promise a very high performance
  3. It creates canonization issues for SEO


  1. Lacks built-in blogging function and product comparison features
  2. With no HTML or CSS editor, customizing your web store will only be possible to a certain extent
  3. It does not integrate with as many payment gateways or offers as many themes


  1. May be hard to redesign
  2. Extra functionality can transform into a big cost installing purchasing modules for it
  3. Limited scalability


  1. You can’t avoid transaction fees if you use a third-party payment gateway Еheme customization is hard unless you know how to code in Liquid or are willing to hire a developer
  2. Features come with monthly fees
  3. You need to pay for everything on a monthly basis

Squarespace Commerce

  1. Limited library of integrations (automation, sales channels, payment methods)
  2. No multi-channel selling
  3. Limits apply to the number of products and variants you can export


  1. Has sales limits on each of its plans
  2. Limited integration options
  3. There is no support for adding third-party plugins


  1. The blogging capabilities are a little weak
  2. It gives you a real hard time if you want to position the elements on the page with precision
  3. Image management is not user-friendly


  1. Lacks marketing features and integrations
  2. It’s for very small eCommerce needs
  3. The more apps you connect and the more files you add to your store will affect the load time you get


  1. Every theme, plugin, and hosting come with different support channels
  2. It isn’t exactly the easiest system to get to learn, especially if you’ve never used WordPress before
  3. You will have to take on and maintain web hosting, site security, updates and the implementation of extensions


  1. Hard to use, upgrade, manage, and impossible to get reliable support
  2. There are technical things that most people just can’t manage
  3. Technical support will cost you extra

Yahoo Store

  1. You’re strictly limited to the photos, documents, files, etc. you can store
  2. The limitations on design
  3. There are no options for sitemaps, Schema, Open Graph settings


  1. Navigation and design limitations
  2. No blogging platform
  3. Limited mobile site options

This list can go on and on endlessly. The idea is: “There’s no perfect platform for the online store”. The only thing left is to test and compare. If you’re up for it, try CS-Cart with an endless list of built-in features for marketing, customer experience, and store management.

Try CS-Cart now!

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If you need help with any other eCommerce platform, contact us.

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