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CoreCommerce Review

CoreCommerce Review

CoreCommerce is an eCommerce solution that enables you to create and maintain an online site easily. It is a web-hosted platform, which means you will only need a secured internet connection and web browsers to use the platform. The hosting is outsourced to Rackspace this means you will not need to worry about security and maintenance. During its inception, CoreCommerce has over 13 000 businesses and in an area of over 70 countries has created online stores with the platform. CoreCommerce allows you to add and maintain products, order, and customers smoothly.
The platform does have its benefits and limitations, continue reading as we analysis what you can expect if you choose CoreCommerce as your business partner.


Pricing

CoreCommerce has a good starting price point for both small to large enterprises. They provide a 15-days free trial period, which does not require you to make any commitments. There are five plans for CoreCommerce both with specific benefits and limitations.

1. Pioneer Plan $40/month - include 300 product listings, 5 email accounts, 4GB bandwidth and 1GB of storage;
2. Advanced Plan $90/month - include 2000 product listings, ten email accounts, unlimited bandwidth and 5GB of storage;
3. Professional Plan $140/month - include 6000 product listings, 15 email accounts, unlimited bandwidth and 10GB of storage;
4. Premier Plan $200/month - include unlimited product listing, 25 email accounts, unlimited bandwidth and 50GB storage;
5. Enterprise Plan $600/month - include unlimited products, email account, bandwidth, and storage space.

There are no transaction fees when signing up for CoreCommerce but should you sign up for cheaper plans you can expect an increase in your expenses for bandwidth overcharges and extra storage space. Each additional 1GB of bandwidth cost $9.00 and $9.00 for every 100MB over your monthly plan. The are no additional fees for changing from one CoreCommerce plan to another, but it is advisable to choose wisely as you might waste a lot of money on cheaper plans.

Ease of Use

At the appearance, the backend admin panel can seem overwhelming for the user not familiar with interfaces like WordPress, but with time you will be able to navigate and customize your storefront flawlessly.
The CoreCommerce setup wizard is very simple to use, with access to the five top store setting component; design, product management, payment options, tax setting, and shipping settings. The dashboard of CoreCommerce is customizable, allowing you access to choose what analytical data you would like to appear on the dashboard such as revenue graph, RSS feeds, Order abandonment, etc.

Features

CoreCommerce offers an extensive list of out-of-the-box eCommerce features for all their monthly plans that every eCommerce business needs to succeed. The platform is built in with Point of Sale (POS), auto-calculated taxes, one-page checkout, phone order system, shipping method options, etc.
For your website design CoreCommerce offer more than free themes and buttons, a variety of product details templates pages, built-in, content management, ability to upload a logo, drag and drop design element without the need of knowing coding.
You can also increase your website search ranking by using CoreCommerce SEO features such as clean products, content pages URLs, auto-generated meta tags, custom tags and you can set page titles individually,
CoreCommerce shipping features include major shippers like USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, Australia Post and Canada Post and the ability to print labels for them; multiple shipping addresses, live shipping rates, etc.
You will be able to receive credit card payment with PayPal, Google Checkout, COD, Checkout by Amazon, etc. Furthermore, you can increase your payment option with more than 25 payment gateways.
CoreCommerce also provides addition integrations and add-ons to enhance your eCommerce experience under "Plugin Settings" in the backend store settings. From here you will find an extensive list of extensions which includes social commerce, constant contact's, Google Analytics, interest, eBay, etc.


Customer Support

CoreCommerce has a good reputation for providing quality customers services with their support department based in the USA. You can get help via live chat, phone, and email at no additional cost for 24 hours a day.
Other support systems are a knowledge base, video tutorials, monthly webinars and also can find them on Facebook and Twitter.


Conclusion

CoreCommerce offers eCommerce solutions on affordable price tags both for small to large enterprises. Their customer services are exceptional of which every eCommerce business needs to run their business successfully, plus all CoreCommerce plans come with equal access to the platform features. CoreCommerce is a secure hosting solution, flexible and customizable at the same time to your individual need.
I would recommend CoreCommerce to a business that does not expect lots of data transfer and want to sell online without worrying about security and customers' data quicker. The platform offers a 15-day trial period without commitment, be sure to utilize it before making your choice.

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