AmeriCommerce was founded in 2005 by three entrepreneurs in Beaumont,
Texas. The platform now has slowly grown to become a serious contender
in the industry. According to the official website, more than 5000
merchants are using their platform to build a sophisticated storefront
for selling online. The name may be inspired by the country of
origination being America. The company handles thousands of online
stores, including some notable brands such as Kellogg’s and Xerox.
Americommerce was acquired by Capital One recently, a big name in the
If your online
business has a complex structure with a need for more than one
e-commerce store, Americommerce makes this issue a walk in the park.
Quickly and easily setup different stores manage different products or
different audiences with a unique theme and subset of products based on
what you need.
If you have an
established audience across multiple channels, instead of linking to one
central store, you can easily integrate your store with various popular
online services including Facebook, Wordpress (for blogs) and Twitter.
This can boost engagement and give your customers a selection of avenues
for them to reach you.
Recently, they have revamped the entire interface and
design with support for a mobile and tablet version of the admin as
well. The new interface is a lot easier to navigate with web 2.0 icons
for better presentation. For those of you familiar with Wordpress, you
will find a similarity in terms of choice of colors and layout of the
The service comes with less than 50 themes which may
seem a little less than sufficient for many. The good news is that the
more recent themes are comprehensive with full support for mobile
The platform provides
an array of marketing tools out-of-box whether it is on-page
optimization for SEO or tools to increase engagement. You can set up a
customer reward system, provide coupons and offer special deals to
garner more sales. The service also has a built-in blog.
has incorporated some useful tools to improve how much you can sell on
your website. They give you the option of displaying Top Sellers to show
what products are more popular. You can also suggest certain items if
they are related or if you have reason or another to give them more
exposure. There is also a "Viewed this but bought these" option which is
not something commonly found in online stores.
There are a number of ways of basically expressing similar item different titles such as "Spotlight Items" and "Featured Items".
hand in hand with their marketing tools, you have the liberty to
heavily customize your key pages including product and checkout pages.
You can also offer special discounts and offers during the checkout
process to garner further sales.
boasts a number of features geared towards protecting your website
while you are online. They offer PCI compliant encryption along with
powerful servers that can scale even the largest traffic spikes (make
sure your limitations are in check though). The servers are also
equipped with DDOS protection and optimized for faster processing to
prevent hang time when users navigate your website.
Integrations and API
can easily integrate with popular related services to
extend functionality of your shop. For more compatibility, you can gain
access to the service’s API which may cost you a bit, but may well be
worth it depending on what you are looking to accomplish.
epitomizes some of the burdens that customers of the shopping cart
software face such as limited support times and bandwidth caps. If these
hindrances don’t bother you that much, AmeriCommerce should be a good
option for you to look into.