6 Questions before You Choose an Ecommerce Platform
Posted: Oct 24, 2016
Fortunately, for online seller there are many options of ecommerce solutions are available on the market. Nowadays, choosing an ecommerce platform for your business is same as choosing a mobile with so many options and features. While choosing ecommerce platform you have to be little canny, so that your selected software may not turn into too complicated or too basic software.
Choosing best ecommerce platform begins with a single out your priorities. Whatever platform you choose, it should fit your business requirement and budget.
Now let’s take a look at primary questions online sellers should ask when choosing a new ecommerce platform
1. Do you have a website?
There are many solutions available in a market like Shopify, Bigcommerce, Shopvii, which can be easily integrated into your existing website. But if you are new to ecommerce website then you have wide options to select. You can start from developing your website from scratch with the use of custom enterprise solution like Magento, Prestashop etc.
2. Have you decided any budget for your website?
In a market, moderate to pricey solution are available for you to start your online selling business. If you will high budget, you can go for custom solutions like Magento, but if you are not in a mood to take high risk then you should opt simple and open source platform and plugin like Shopify, Woocommerce, shopvii.
3. How long it will take to get started?
Are you in a hustle to launch your ecommerce website? Some ecommerce solutions are available in a market which will launch your website in a matter of hours. While custom enterprise solutions like Magento will take a month to develop and deploy. So it’s up to you how long you can invest in developing your online store.
4. Are you ready with other important things?
sEcommerce website is a part of starting your online business. Your online store needs photographs of products, product description, website content, payment gateway and much more. Your platform selection
5. How will it look?
You can be successful in selling online good, when your website looks great and functions well. The user will buy product from your website if its performance is good and design is alluring. In case of opting readymade ecommerce plugin like Woo-commerce shopvii you can change website skin at whatever time you want. Even you can go for custom designer who can give unique layout to your business, but this will cost you more. Hiring a designer for your store will be less costly.
6. Is product catalogue is flexible?
Before choosing any ecommerce platform, be sure that ecommerce platform has the flexibility to display all of your products in the best possible way. Layout of product is important in any online selling website.
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