When it comes to starting an e-commerce site these days, there are plenty of content management systems available to you. WordPress is very capable of handling these types of sites too. You will just have to get your hands on a decent e-commerce theme. Mercato for WordPress is certainly an attractive e-commerce theme to get your business online with. It offers supports for all kinds of payment gateways and does not require you to use any additional plugins.
Mercato is elegant and quite flexible. It is designed for those who have no coding knowledge and don’t want to mess with their code in the first place. It comes with 7 custom widgets and 31 cufon fonts. 8 payment gateways are supported (including Google Checkout, PayPal, and 2checkout). Your store could offer 5 shipping methods (depending on the types of products you will be selling).
The theme is highly customizable and social media friendly. It offers custom e-mail template for your orders. The drag & drop layout builder is pretty neat. Need custom checkout settings? The Mercato theme has you covered. It even handles taxes for you. You probably should install a couple of security plugins juts to make sure your site stays as safe as possible. But Mercato offers a lot right out of the box.