How To Find Hosted eCommerce Solution Provider

Posted by Holbi on August 30th, 2013

Ecommerce websites have been growing rapidly both in terms of quality as well as quantity since the past few years. If you too have planned to enter this highly competitive world of ecommerce, make it clear to yourself that there is nothing to fear about, once you get all the basics of your website right. You can hire ecommerce website developers to make your development phase as smooth as possible. However, it is always better to have all available knowledge about web services for ecommerce websites etc., so that you can stay in track.

Choosing an apt hosted ecommerce service provider is a major step during the lifetime of any ecommerce website. There are few factors which must be considered while choosing a service provider- size of the planned website, outline of all required features, type of support required etc. Two of the most commonly used hosted ecommerce service providers include Magneto and osCommerce. There are many plans provided by these, with the help of which, you can build an online shop with ease. The plans are classified based on the scale of the business, required level of integration, requirement of multiple frontends from the same backend, customer groups etc.

Catalogues, shopping baskets and many other common features are present in most of the plans. However, these plans differ in the level of support that the service provider would give you. Generally, the best plan offers you features such as hosting, SSL certificate, product finders, inventory management, integration with Google shopping, easy checkouts, HTML email service, wholesale module etc. Therefore, you must analyse the requirements of these features and choose a good plan, be it any hosted ecommerce service providing firm. Many companies and websites offer these ecommerce service packages along with support services at competitive prices. You must ensure that you make proper comparisons in terms of price, customer feedback etc. before choosing one for your website.

If you are planning to start a very basic online store, you can opt for a service that has only the basic features, else you might be paying for features, which might not be of great use for a small website. Similarly, if you are ambitious about owning a full-fledged shopping website of a very large scale, make sure that you pay and get all features, since these features can make your website more usable, and with time, you would realize that investing in a good ecommerce service plan is indeed very profitable. You can easily find many hosted ecommerce solution providers on the internet along with their full-fledged. You are only supposed to choose the right plan and give your ecommerce website a head start.

About the Author:

This article is written by Vadym Gurevych who holds a Masters of Software Development degree from Kharkiv National Technical University (Ukraine) and has been creating commercial software products for businesses for 15 years. Currently he is the Managing director at Holbi is the trading name of DataLink UK Ltd. They believe in online sales and specialise in providing bespoke and b2b eCommerce solutions to small and medium businesses from all over the world. Besides these Holbi also offers eCommerce consulting services.

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