PROS / Checking out with this online store is one of the easiest processes of all the software we tested.
CONS / GoDaddy is one of the only online shopping carts to charge a transaction fee.
VERDICT / GoDaddy’s online store editing platform is not as intuitive as other software we tested, but it still provides many integrations and an excellent customer checkout experience. It only works with a couple of payment gateways, however, limiting your options.
GoDaddy is a household name in online store builders. This shopping cart software offers basic features and integrations with popular online stores like Amazon and eBay. For our review, we evaluated GoDaddy’s Business plan. This plan offers unlimited storage and bandwidth. It also doesn’t limit the number of products you can list in your online store. One big drawback of GoDaddy’s Business plan is that it charges a transaction fee. Many companies on our lineup do not charge their own transaction fees in addition to the ones your payment gateway will charge.
With this shopping cart website creator, you can select one of 20 templates to alter. If you can’t find a template that works for your business, GoDaddy can create a custom template for you for an additional fee. With this shopping cart editor, you can change the logos and images of the template. Though the learning curve for GoDaddy’s platform was steeper than other software on our lineup, reviewers had little trouble navigating the GoDaddy platform and creating an online shopping cart.
Though a desktop presence is key, your mobile online shopping cart is just as important. Many shoppers use their smartphone or tablets to make purchases online. If your online store is inaccessible to these customers, you will lose key business. In our tests, GoDaddy had an easy-to-use mobile shopping cart. Our reviewers had little trouble placing orders from their mobile devices.
GoDaddy’s online shopping cart only integrates with two payment gateways, which means you may not be able to stick with your current provider and have a limited selection when choosing a new gateway.
The GoDaddy shopping cart offers built-in POS, so you can track in-store and online purchases in one place. You also receive fraud protection and one designated email account. SSL encryption is also available; however, you must pay an additional fee.
If you have questions or need support, you can search the online FAQs or contact free support via live chat and telephone.
GoDaddy is a well-known website store builder with a strong feature set for creating a website and online store. It offers 20 templates that you can edit to create a personalized website. You can also purchase a custom-built template from GoDaddy. Overall, GoDaddy is a solid choice in online stores, though its payment gateway options are limited.