There are two reasons why the ecommerce industry is such an attractive destination for the average seller or entrepreneur: it’s incredibly rich, pushing brick-and-mortar retail ever more firmly into the history books, and it’s exceptionally easy to enter. The latter wouldn’t matter if people didn’t know about it, of course, and we can attribute that awareness to SaaS hosting providers offering one-stop solutions.
The message is a simple one: sign up with our service, and you’ll get a great store within hours with very little effort required. What’s more, the system will be kept updated for you, and you’ll always have excellent support. It’s easy to understand why people go for it, particularly when they don’t have any coding knowledge and fear the consequences of getting involved.
But that isn’t the only way to go, as you know: there’s also the option of self-hosted ecommerce, wherein you choose separate hosting to house a store you’ve assembled through an open-source CMS. To people who know very little about ecommerce, that sounds very intimidating, but it really shouldn’t: it’s actually a great option for experts and beginners alike.