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e-Commerce Website Packages: What To Look For

Jul 10, 2013 by Paul

If you're planning on launching a 24/7 retail website, then you know that you'll need a great e-commerce framework that can support your business model. We can create a customised e-commerce website to suit your requirements. So how do you know what's best for your company?

Here are some key considerations when evaluating competing e-commerce offerings.

1. Scalability

Sure, your business might be small now, but do you want it to stay that way? Of course not. Your e-commerce package needs to be able to grow with your company as you increase your product line and/or retain more customers. With all our website packages, we can build you a basic site to fit your initial budget, with the ability to add additional features/functionality at a later date.

2. Inventory management

A great inventory management system will allow you to define initial stock. From there, the website can update the inventory every time an item is sold. This will make it easier for you to calculate cost of goods sold and make sure it's not possible to buy an item if you're out of stock.

3. Bells and whistles

You're probably going to need some features specific to your business. It's good to think about what would apply to your site: Will you be selling internationally? Will you be requiring a currency converter? Will you be selling customizable products? Will you require a discount code options? Will you need multiple shipping options?

Whatever you're needing, we can build the package around your requirements, giving you a customised site and proposal.

4. The payment system

You expect to get paid, don't you? If your payment system is user unfriendly, you're going to lose sales. People will simply get frustrated and go elsewhere, probably to a competitor. Make sure that the user interface for your payment system is easy to understand for the least web-savvy individuals out there. We can give you advice on the payment system that would work best with your e-commerce website.

If you're in the market for a great e-commerce website, feel free to contact us. We'll be happy to discuss your objectives with you, and make recommendations suitable to your requirements and your budget.