E-commerce platforms help modern businesses thrive. Without them, online shopping wouldn't exist. Whenever you start an e-commerce site, the first things you need to decide on is whether or not to use a hosted or self-hosted e-commerce platform. Granted they are pros and cons, on top of a variety of reasons to choose one on the other. Naturally, the choice comes down to what sounds best for your business - but it never hurt anyone to do a little pro and cons list. Right?