E-commerce has occupied a special corner of the marketplace, and is a buzzing hub for entrepreneurs selling their wares online. It draws on technologies such as electronic money transfer and inventory management systems to promote its goods. It provides good opportunities to create new business relationships, by promoting business-to-business websites, as well as a good platform for budding entrepreneurs. And the only way to get your online presence noticed is through a website. The main contenders leading the race for hosting websites are Shopify and Squarespace.
Shopify was launched in 2004, and was originally launched for small to medium businesses. Since its popularity, it has grown to envelop website hosting inside its domain. In 2010, it started the Built-a-Business competition to encourage budding entrepreneurs. The winner of this competition received a cash prize, as well as mentoring from renowned businessmen such as Richard Branson and Timothy Ferriss. It launched an iPad-centric application to accept payment from credit cards, as well as send items to faraway locations, without physically being there. Other than this, it supports many payment outlet apps to make transactions simple and secure.
Squarespace is a website building as well as a blogging platform for novice users. It