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3 Things to know before hiring an eCommerce website developer

by Thomas Curry Ecommerce Solution Provider Gold Coast

Hiring an e-commerce developer to build your website is one of the smartest moves you can make to start your new business or boost up your existing business. Of course, you can build up a site for your business on your own, however, the user experience is what matters the most in the world of e-commerce. The right eCommerce website developer can help you create a great user experience and can back you up from costly pitfalls that can impact your business over the years. Professional web developers cater to tailored eCommerce solutions for various platforms, for example, the Shopify website.

Here are 3 things that you must know before hiring eCommerce solution services-

1.    Which platform to choose for your e-commerce website?

The right e-commerce platform is not a panacea. Consider factors such as design flexibility, search engine optimization, and budget required. It is highly crucial to keep in mind what your needs and requirements are and then ask the developer which platform will suits your needs the most. Some other factors to consider are-

● Your inventory management needs- How many products do you want to sell in the end? Are you planning to add them to your website individually or importing them in bulk?

● How do you want your users to interact with your site- Do you want your customers to log in, create an account and shop? Do you need a members-only area? Do you want a blog?

● Sales function-  Do you need the function to provide a promotion code? Want to be able to retrieve abandoned carts? And so on…

2.    How do you plan to scale the website?

Your main goal when hiring an e-commerce website developer is to create a feasible e-commerce website. Under no circumstances should you try to pack all the features into the first version. Not only is it time-consuming to build a "dream site" but it also needs more investment and on top of that what you thought should be included in your "dream" site may not be what the user wants. ..

The best e-commerce websites are being developed repeatedly. First, create a minimally viable product, then test it to get user feedback. Then jump into the creation of the second version. The e-commerce developers you hire should have a process to guide you through the whole process of testing and improving your site.

Ask your eCommerce solution services provider how they plan to proceed throughout the journey and what is their plan of action. 

3.    What payment options can you support?

When customers are ready to buy, you want to be prepared to receive their payment by whichever means they want to give it to you. The days of having to offer customers the opportunity to pay with Visa or MasterCard are gone. A Shopify website developer will let you know exactly what you need. In today’s time what you need to consider is Paypal, Stripe, Square, Apple Pay, Amazon, and vice versa. The more options you offer, the more likely you are to offer the right payment option for your individual customer. The e-commerce developers you hire should be able to help you identify which payment options need to be added to your eCommerce website are required and how many in total. 

Knowing these 3 things will help you understand what are your business requirements and your expectations from an eCommerce website developer.


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About Thomas Curry Junior   Ecommerce Solution Provider Gold Coast

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Created on Sep 6th 2021 00:15. Viewed 137 times.

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