Umbraco Ecommerce – The Platform hardly anyone talks about
At Nirmal Web Studio, we work mainly with 3 CMS to get our Ecommerce project done. WordPress with WooCommerce is one of our favourites to get the job done. We also use Magento and Open Cart for the more complex system and where clients specify their ideal requirements.
We have recently sunk our heads and skills in a number of .Net Ecommerce projects. And, we only have good words for the amazing CMS products we have used. There are many Microsoft systems that can be used to build eCommerce platforms. Sitecore, Kentico, Sitefinity and, Umbraco are just a few of them.
However, there isn’t a glove to fit all. Some are great for mid-sized businesses while some are great for high volume eCommerce business.
We recently worked with Umbraco and out of the blue, we got fascinated with Umbraco.
This article summarises the Umbraco E-commerce options and features of this awesome ecosystem.
Before we dive into the real meat of it, let’s briefly get the info about the platforms made by Microsoft Technologies.
It’s the leading CMS used by many SME’s to fortune 500 companies. eCommere is only a small part of this huge product. It really specialises on marketing automation and personalisation making buying decision a breeze. This platform is perfect for eCommerce businesses with large volumes, especially when it needs a wider combination of the system.
Particularly famous for mid-sized businesses that have a system with non-standard ordering, Kentico packs a punch when it comes to eCommerce CMS. Unlike Sitecore, Kentico doesn’t have many CRM or ERP integrations. However, there are useful resources that help in integrations. One prime example is Kentico REST Service.
If you are looking for a CMS that can be easily integrated into an existing eCommerce framework, Sitefinity should be your choice. The only area it’s lacking is its technological development in terms of marketing automation, personalisation and eCommerce. The major selling point of this platform is its CMS that has an improved the user-friendly interface.
This is the most undervalued platform that doesn’t offer out of the box eCommerce solution. It’s just like Magento honed for sales. If you are looking for a good checkout functionality, Umbraco can be a suitable choice.
Now, coming back to the options for the Umbraco, here are 3 E-commerce options for this awesome platform.
uCommerce is a premier .NET eCommerce platform that offers a wide range of eCommerce packages for Umbraco. The package is defined on Free, Pro, and Enterprise level. If you want a complete solution on your vessel, uCommerce is the choice. Its versatile features of multiple categories, inventory management, brand management makes it one of the best out there in the market. However, it does have limitations in features.
uWebshop got popular as the alternative of uCommerce. Starting at 299 EUR, it has a lot of features that uCommerce missed. From Custom layouts to unlimited stores, it offers more flexible options for eCommerce shop.
A simple system that makes eCommerce solution a breeze. It came to light with its many APIs developments that support almost every online solution. It has only one license type that is priced at 349 EUR.
So, this is what Umbraco has to offer for eCommerce solutions. Which platform do you personally prefer for an online store? Let us know in the comments below.