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E-commerce Solution evaluation

I’ve been doing some research around hosted E-commerce solutions and wanted to post my results in hopes that people can offer insight into the best solution or recommend one that I haven’t covered yet. Below is the information I’ve pulled together thus far. I’d appreciate any feedback on the options and any recommendations for options I haven’t considered.

  Cafe Commerce Shopify Volusion Magento Go Big Commerce
Paypal Processing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Credit Card Processing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Transaction fees for processing CCs (if company processes on your behalf) 2.16% Based on Auth Provider 2.17% Based on Auth Provider Based on Auth Provider
Mobile e-commerce support No No – iphone mgmt Yes Not Available Yes
Coupons Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
API No Mention Yes Yes (with $99/mo plan) Yes Yes
Custom CSS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom HTML  No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shared SSL included Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom Domain support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hosting included Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support 24×7 Yes No Yes Yes No
Quickbooks integration No Yes ( starts at $10/mo) Yes (3rd party integration. Prob addtl cost) Yes (addtl cost starts at $299/year ) Yes
           
Founded 2011 2006 1999 2001 2003
Good Starting Level $30 $59 $39 $25 $39.95
Transaction fee (not associated with CC) No Yes (1% at this level) No No No
Max number of products to add Unlimited 2,500 500 500 500
Bandwidth Unlimited Not available on site 3GB 8GB 3GB
Storage Unlimited 500MB Not available on site 800MB 300MB