Have you come across an ecommerce platform that you think is so good that you wished you could own part of the company behind it? In many cases you actually can. Below is a list of at least some of the ecommerce platforms you can invest in through the stock market. Some of the platforms are independent companies, while others are part of a larger company.
Ecommerce platforms you can rather easily invest in:
BigCommerce – BigCommerce is a quite recent addition to the NASDAQ stock market. At the time of writing this, BigCommerce has a market valuation of around $5 billion.
Magento – This enterprise-oriented platform is owned by Adobe, which has a market cap of more than $200 billion.
Shopify – Shopify’s stock price has been going up extremely rapidly in the last few years, and the time of writing this it has a market valuation of more than $100 billion.
Weebly – Owned by Square, which has a market cap of more than $60 billion.
Wix – The stock price of Wix has around doubled in 2020, and at the time of writing this the company’s market cap is about $12 billion.
Some popular ecommerce platforms that do not appear to be currently publicly listed:
3dcart – Has not raised lot of funding, so they might not see a big need to go public.
Squarespace – Has raised more than $250 million in funding and seems like a company that could do well on the stock market, so it wouldn’t be a big surprise if they want to go public in the rather near future.
Volusion – This company has lot of similarities with BigCommerce, so it is possible that the management of Volusion is watching closely how BigCommerce does as a public company and might then go for public listing, if it seems like a good idea.
WooCommerce – Is owned by a company called Automattic that also, for example, own WodPress.com. They raised $300 million at a $3 billion valuation in 2019, which might indicate that they could IPO at same point in the future.