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Choosing The Right eCommerce Platform for Your Online Store

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If your online store was the human body, the products would be marketed as a skeleton, stock and logistics would be equivalent to the muscles, and the staff, the heart. But the brain is that orchestrates the operation of all activities and in e-commerce, it is represented by the virtual store “platform”.

We are talking about the system that will allow inclusion and organization of products, which will allow the client to register by using their details and you receive and process orders and payments.

That is, it is the basis of your e-commerce strategy, therefore requires full attention.

But how to choose the right tools for your business? Well, here are some questions you cannot fail to ask before making a decision.

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1. What is the possibility of customization?

Assess whether the platform to be contracted gives freedom to adapt the store to their color patterns and offers customization of layout options. After all, you will want to differentiate yourself from competitors and create your own identity.

2. There is scope to climb?

Consider that your store can grow (and hopefully it happen fast!). Before hiring a deck, make sure you know how many simultaneous accesses can be made and how new products can be added, for example.

3. What are the resources available?

There are several platforms on the market, the most basic and limited to the most sophisticated and complex. Before signing any contract, evaluate which bring the best experience for your users and what are the features that are included in each package. Among the items to note are, the payment gateway integration, system for carrying out promotion, automatic calculation of shipping and so on.

4. How is the support?

It is worth noting what type of support you have provided. Your store will work seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Does the platform offer skilled technical resources to serve you at any time?

5. What is the charging model type?

Before signing a contract, remember to check the frequency of payment and what it includes, such as upgrades, for example.

6. Is it easy to use?

Is it easy to add products and create new categories? Is it simple to find and manage customer information? This item should weigh heavily in your decision because the wrong choice can bring big loss because of the wrong management tool.

7. Does the search system work?

Check if you can find products with a few clicks. A good search is essential to help your customers find what they really want.

8. Does the platform have credibility?

Finally, before closing any agreement, notice whether the platforms you are considering are well valued in the market and listen to what other contracted users have to say.

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A Journalist Specializing in Blogging, Social Networking and Community Management. As a constant learner, Pravin is always aiming towards new ideas and greater knowledge. When he is not doing research, reading, or writing for blogs, you can find him hanging around social media sites.

Pravin Ganore

A Journalist Specializing in Blogging, Social Networking and Community Management. As a constant learner, Pravin is always aiming towards new ideas and greater knowledge. When he is not doing research, reading, or writing for blogs, you can find him hanging around social media sites.

7 thoughts on “Choosing The Right eCommerce Platform for Your Online Store

  • January 10, 2017 at 10:27 am
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    There are many open CMS platforms available for website. But choosing the right platform for business is important. Well, the mentioned points in blog would help to know which platform should be selected.

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  • January 12, 2017 at 10:53 am
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    Nice article!!
    This information is beneficial for my upcoming website.

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  • January 26, 2017 at 6:09 am
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    After giving answers to all the questions asked in the article you’ll come to know how to establish your online store through eCommerce website. Indeed nice one!

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  • March 2, 2017 at 5:08 am
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    While doing online business it is important to know which eCommerce platform is best suitable for the online store. All the product segregation, product offers, payments, etc. can be easily managed through the eCommerce platform. So it is essential to choose the right eCommerce platform while establishing a new online store.

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  • June 7, 2017 at 9:35 am
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    All the mentioned questions in the article are really beneficial and one need to ask before making a decision to choose the right tools for your website. The e-commerce website is the right platform to build an online store.

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  • July 4, 2017 at 9:29 am
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    Indeed, informative blog! Surely I am going to use the mentioned tips for my upcoming website.

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  • July 14, 2017 at 7:40 am
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    Choosing the right eCommerce platform for your online business is the crucial task. If you do it perfectly, then you get the best results for your business. All the mentioned questions asked in the article are best suitable to start the online business. Thanks for sharing.

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