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On average, founders use 37 tools to run the day to day operations of their business. There are thousands of tools out there, but what are the best ones?

In all of our interviews, we survey what tools founders are actually using. Here is the data.

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BigCommerce is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce platform that empowers merchants of all sizes to build, innovate and grow their businesses online. As a leading open SaaS solution, BigCommerce powers tens of thousands of merchants across 150 countries and numerous industries, including companies like Ben & Jerry’s, S.C. Johnson, Skullcandy, Sony and Vodafone. Learn more ➜
38 successful founders are using BigCommerce
#1 most used in platform tools
A commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at a retail location, and everywhere in between. Learn more ➜
467 successful founders are using Shopify
A fully customizable, open source eCommerce platform built for WordPress. Learn more ➜
173 successful founders are using WooCommerce
An e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. Learn more ➜
124 successful founders are using Etsy
Buy and sell electronics, cars, fashion apparel, collectibles, sporting goods, digital cameras, baby items, and everything else. Learn more ➜
91 successful founders are using eBay
#3 most used in platform tools
Search for products on online shopping websites and compare prices between different vendors. Learn more ➜
197 successful founders are using Google Shopping
Create websites without code. Learn more ➜
3 successful founders are using Tilda
Build responsive websites in your browser, then host with us or export your code to host wherever. Learn more ➜
57 successful founders are using Webflow
Increase your products social reach by sharing your products on social networks. Learn more ➜
3 successful founders are using outfy
Providing developers and businesses a reliable, easy-to-use cloud computing platform of virtual servers, object storage, and more. Learn more ➜
54 successful founders are using Digital Ocean
Platform as a service that enables developers to build, run, and operate applications entirely in the cloud. Learn more ➜
37 successful founders are using Heroku
Vacation rental management software. Learn more ➜
strategic plan that defines a goal or desired outcome, communication tool, and a high-level document that helps articulate the strategic thinking. Learn more ➜