We think it’s not even a debate any more to have an e-commerce powered website, question is how and details around it. How to build it? Technology? Mobile friendly? Payment processors? Security? Cost? Scalability? Flexibility? Maintenance? An e-commerce solution powered by open source CMS based on PHP framework, can be a possible option. Other options may include Drupal Commerce, Magento, Shopify or outsource to Amazon or Yahoo Store fronts. With so many options available, it’s important to focus on the business need and see which solution best matches your need.
At cmsMinds we’ve built many e-commerce websites to meet small business to enterprise level needs. Our experience has shown that businesses offer creative solutions which are unique to their business. Well, that brings the challenges of implementing such solutions. Having a PHP based E-commerce solutions, allows business to use open source framework which can be extended by custom solution. Another challenge we have observed is the TCO (Total Cost of ownership). Small businesses initially open store front on third party websites and once the revenues are there, they feel the cost creeping up and consider moving to open source solutions.
As the business grows, coupons/referrals, site optimization, inventory management and accounting are some of the biggest challenges for the application. We’ve worked on projects for European, Australian and US clients and have been able to solve these challenges.
Are you happy with your e-commerce solution? Let cmsMinds help you explore different options and the pros and cons of each of them.