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LemonStand Has Closed: Find E-Commerce Alternatives

In March 2019, GyanPoint reported that Mailchimp had acquired LemonStand, an integrated e-commerce platform that was competing directly with Shopify.

According to TechCrunch, the deal was described as an “acqui-hire, with the team now woking on light e-commerce functionality.”

However, 90 days later, in June of 2019, LemonStand shut down its operations.

Finding E-Commerce Alternatives to LemonStand

If you were planning on using LemonStand, you’ll need to find an alternative. A good place to start is by reading this guide from Digital.com.

The guide covers the pros and cons of all the major e-commerce platforms, including:

  • Wix
  • WooCommerce (for WordPress users)
  • Shopify
  • Magento
  • BigCommerce

It also includes comparisons between BigCommerce and Shopify and Shopify vs. Volusion. There’s enough information in the guide to help you find a suitable alternative for LemonStand.

Start With Your Goals

As an internet entrepreneur, it’s important to choose your e-commerce platform carefully. Make sure you’ve sketched out your goals first and then list the functionality that your site will need.

For example:

  • Do you need multi-lingual translation?
  • Will you be selling domestically only or also overseas?
  • Will you need to be able to display prices in multiple currencies?
  • What about shipping rates? Do you need these to be calculated automatically at checkout?
  • Do you already have product(s) to sell or do you plan to drop-ship? (Get tips on drop-shipping here.)
  • If you’re selling physical goods you’ll want to plan ahead for order fulfillment.

If you’re not sure what type of e-commerce functionality is currently available, browse the guide. That will help you narrow your goals and set your priorities.

As you develop your e-commerce plan you can find a variety information, tips, and tools for small business owners at Digital.com.

We wish you the best of luck in your entrepreneurial venture! Leave us a comment to let us know how your plan is going. We’d love to see your progress.

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