2017 Edition | Released January 2017

Guide to E-Commerce Platforms

Merchants of Change

Profiles, pricing and everything else you need to know about the top technology platforms available to online retailers.

  • 67-page downloadable PDF
  • Tips on vetting a platform vendor
  • 5 must-haves for any e-commerce platform system
  • Data-filled profiles of leading platform technology providers
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The Quintessential Guide to E-Commerce Platforms

Profiles, pricing and everything else you need to know about the top technology platforms available to online retailers

This report highlights step-by-step what retailers want when relaunching e-commerce sites, what vendors are doing to meet the increasingly high bar set by merchants and shoppers, and offers tips to retailers for vetting vendors.

Nearly half of all respondents in an exclusive Internet Retailer survey are looking to switch e-commerce platforms. Learn which platforms the top web merchants are currently using, what type of system a hefty 40% of respondents desire, and when and why they plan on making a move.

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What you get

  • Detailed profiles of the 10 e-commerce platform companies powering top e-commerce sites today
  • Directory of 50 North America-based platform vendors
  • In-depth analysis article on current trends in platform technology
  • Exclusive survey results of e-retailers' platform spending plans
  • List of the Top 500 merchants' current platform partners
  • Tips on how to vet your next platform provider

Merchants are so focused on today’s website experience, they forget that the traditional website will likely not be how consumers interact with them in the future.

-– Peter Lukomskyj, vice president of products, Elastic Path


In this 67-page report, also hear some tricks of the trade from web merchants who recently launched new e-commerce platforms, including what they look for in a platform provider, how much they're willing to pay and key questions to ask. This report also includes an additional 50 profiles of North America-based platform vendors and key details of their services offered, pricing and key retail clients.

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You’ll learn about pricing, clients and key features of these top e-commerce platforms


The Top 10 E-Commerce Platform Companies

Profiles include data on key features of each platform, contact information, pricing strategies and a 5-year analysis of each company's client base.


IBM Corp.
Magento Commerce
Oracle Corp. 
Shopify Inc. 
Volusion LLC
Yahoo/Aabaco Small Business

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