Choosing the Right Ecommerce Suite for Your Company

Posted by Knack Systems on February 6th, 2019

There is so much more than meets the eye when it comes to building and running a successful ecommerce business. If you scratch the surface of ecommerce development, you might see it as simply an automated business model, immune to the usual pains and hassles of building and maintaining a storefront. However, ecommerce development can be just as challenging as any other aspect of business development. At times, it even proves to be more challenging, especially since you are forced to rely on a third-party platform and ecommerce suite. This is the very reason why choosing the right ecommerce platform is such a crucial part of ecommerce development.

To build an e-business, you usually have to leverage the power of tried and tested platforms like Magento, Shopify, SAP, or perhaps a custom-built website, which still has to be somehow anchored to a good ecommerce suite and system in order to succeed. The question remains, how do you choose the right ecommerce platform to power your ecommerce site? Here are some useful tips you can follow:

  • Consider costs. Every ecommerce suite or platform has associated costs. Although you shouldn’t base your decision solely on which platform costs the least to run, it pays knowing which ones you can actually afford, considering your targets. Just like any part of business development, you want only the best for your operations, so make sure that the ecommerce platform that you choose is one that can support your requirements and has robust security to make sure your business and clients are safe in every respect.
  • Research…and research some more. Marketing messages are designed to get you onboard. Don’t let yourself be pulled in because of good marketing copy. Instead, learn about the program in a more in-depth manner, either through reading about their features and functions or asking current and previous clients about their experience with the ecommerce suite or service.
  • Choose a reliable hosting company. Know about the service you are working with, otherwise, your efforts in choosing the right ecommerce platform will all be in vain. Poor web hosting service can impact your ecommerce business negatively, especially when it comes to usability and search rankings.

About the Author:

Knack Systems is a Premium Gold Partner of SAP with a focus around Customer Management, which includes Cloud Solutions, Hybrid Solutions, E-commerce, and Analytics. Knack Systems provides end-to-end services in SAP transformation programs, including solution roadmaps, implementations, integration services, rollouts, support, upgrades, testing, and package evaluations.

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