Setting up and online shop doesn’t have to be difficult nor expensive, and hosting it yourself can make it much more affordable.
There are a number of different ecommerce solutions available that would be suitable for any budget. Each offers a unique range of features depending on the requirements of your shop.
There are a number of different platforms to choose from for online shops.
Shopify is a hosted platform, which means they will host your shop and provide the SSL. The only slight limitation is that you are limited to the features available.
WooCommerce is a self-hosted platform built using WordPress, which means you will have complete control over every aspect of your shop.
Craft Commerce is fairly new, but it quite a powerful platform. Unlike the others, it is a “build from the ground up” platform and is highly customisable offering both power, and flexibility.