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ZippyCart Debuts Coveted Top 10 Ecommerce Software Solutions List of 2011


On Friday, December 31, ZippyCart.comreleased their annual list of top 10 ecommerce solutions for 2011. Together with a panel of 7 independent industry experts, the ZippyCart team spent the fourth quarter of 2010 reviewing nearly 100 shopping cart software solutions available for small to mid-sized online businesses.  This review process includes thorough testing of each ecommerce solution, secret shopping of customer support, technical support, and sales staff, and polling of current customer opinion of each ecommerce solution. The ZippyCart rating system is based on a 1-5 point scale, and is comprised of 10 weighted factors which allow for detailed analysis of each software solution. The culmination of this process includes the list of top 10 ecommerce solutions for the year, updated expert reviews, and awards recognizing excellence for specific categories in ecommerce.

“We are determined to be the most trustworthy source for ecommerce software reviews. Unlike most review sites, we do not accept money to rank our solutions, or even to consider them for our list.  Instead, we work with our independent panel to ensure that ecommerce solutions rank on merit alone. We are dedicated to providing the overall best in ecommerce education to our users, with resources like an ecommerce news blog, ecommerce forum, and ecommerce guides. We have provided the ultimate destination for any online merchant to find the right shopping cart software solution, and tools to improve their online businesses” Says Nick Grant, co-founder of

The top ten ecommerce software solutions are determined at the end of each year, to ensure that the ZippyCart team has taken all of the latest features into account. At the end of this process each year the ZippyCart team compiles their list in order to determine the top ranked ecommerce solutions. Any ecommerce solution earning a ZippyScore of 3.5 or above receives a thorough shopping cart review which is placed on for prospective and current merchants to utilize as a resource when searching for software to power their online store. "We review hosted, licensed, and free shopping carts and write candid reviews to ensure that our readers have all the information necessary to make the right decision the first time. Any cart scoring less than a 3.5 does not make it into the main portion of our website, as we want to let people focus on the best of the best and do not want to recommend something that isn't worth a merchant's time or money." Grant states.

For 2011 new individual ecommerce awards have been established outside of the top ten ecommerce software solutions rankings which include Best SEO, Best Customer Service, Most Innovative, Best Social Media Tools, Best Marketing Tools, and Most Extensive Storefront tools. The solutions that have made the 2011 top 10 ecommerce software solutions are in order below:

1. CoreCommerce

2. 3dcart

3. AmeriCommerce

4. PinnacleCart

5. BigCommerce

6. Volusion

7. Nexternal

8. Shopify

9. Fortune3

10. Miva Merchant

“We are excited to provide ecommerce information that is useful to everyone, we understand online store owners are busy with their daily lives and keeping up to date with the latest ecommerce software solutions can be difficult. Our aim is to enable ecommerce merchants to evolve at their own pace, just as solutions evolve over the year, which is why we maintain an updated Best Shopping Cart solutions list each year for our users” Grant concludes.  

ZippyCart has quickly emerged as the Internet leader in e-commerce software reviews. was created to help online merchants find the best shopping cart software for their e-commerce store through top 10 lists, customer and expert reviews.