A new project: building an e-commerce website

For the last few weeks I’ve been working on a new project, building an electronic store that will hopefully grow into a successful business. Unfortunately I’ve had to put all my other projects on hold for this, but hopefully this won’t take more than a couple of months :) …I know, famous last words.

So, lots of new things for me to learn… I’ve been exploring the area of e-commerce platforms and played with a few that seemed promising. Unfortunately there’s a lot of old stuff out there, dating from 10 years ago. There are some promising new platforms also, but many of them lack the more advanced features I need, or were just too expensive or too complicated to build on.

I have finally decided to go with Magento, an open-source e-commerce platform built with PHP. In case you are curious to know which were the ‘finalists’ in my quest for an e-commerce platform, my shortlist included also Shopify and Prestashop.

Now, let’s see where this rabbit hole will take me…