The Top 3 eCommerce Platforms to Sell Online For Free
Passive income is a great way to earn money without having to put in a lot of effort. One way to generate passive income is by selling products online. There are many ways to do this, such as selling digital products like ebooks, courses, and printables, or physical products like handmade crafts or vintage items.
According to Forbes Advisor, if you're looking to sell products online, there are many options available. Here are some of the most profitable and high-demand products to sell online.
- Power banks
- Cargo pants
- Lip stain
- Pimple patches
- Hair oil
- Baby carriers
- Bohemian earrings
- Wedge pillows
Most online stores can cost between several hundred dollars and thousands of dollars per month depending on your sales volume and have hidden fees in the form of transaction fees and plug ins.
Fortunately, there are still some free options out there if you are looking to sell online without spending any up front capital.
BlogCloud is primarily a blogging and CMS platform that was designed for content creators. It has some significant advantages over legacy platforms like WordPress such as speed, security, SEO and more.
BlogCloud has two versions: a Free version that is readily available on their website and an enterprise version that is dedicated to powering large organizations.
Luckily their free version includes an eCommerce component so if you sell simple products that do not require any special variant you can use your PayPal or Stripe account to activate the online store part of the platform and sell your products for free. There are no hidden fees.
ShopSnap is a modern eCommerce platform built from the ground up to take on the role of powering businesses.
Similar to Shopify it has a fully SaaS shopping cart, CMS and inventory management system. Unlike Shopify it doesn’t have hidden transaction fees and plug ins and will let you bring over your own merchant account.
ShopSnap is free for one your and after that packages start at $12 per month.
This is a free eCommerce add on to WordPress. It has simple functionality to add a basic online store to your WordPress blog. Unfortunately, since this is free software you will have to host and PCI certify it yourself using a company like BlueHost. You will also have to install any security patches yourself or fire a programmer to help you.
While there are lots of options out there for online sellers, most of them can become quite expensive and sellers have no choice but to pass the cost to the buyers. With limited free options it is important to do your research and choose the platform that fits your needs and your budget.