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Choosing the Best Ecommerce Platform – What to Look For

Choosing the Best Ecommerce Platform – What to Look For

Running an online business requires you to have a reliable and secure ecommerce platform. There are many different ecommerce platforms to choose from, but not everything is the same. Some are designed for a specific type of business, while others are flexible and can be used for a wide variety of online selling applications. Here are some of the things to look for when choosing the best ecommerce platform:

  • Determine what you are selling – What you offer in your online store may help you decide the best ecommerce platform to use. Moreover, you need to consider certain tasks, such as tracking inventory, how you handle shipping, and if you sell products offline. Take note that some ecommerce platforms may not allow certain products like alcohol and adult products, so be sure to learn the terms and conditions.
  • Find out where it is hosted – Some ecommerce platforms allow you to host them on a cloud, while others let you host it in your own website. The latter may provide more control, but it will require a lot more effort to maintain. Security could be an issue too. Hence, consider an ecommerce platform that lets you host online, while making sure that you can still use your own domain.
  • Read reviews about the platform – Find out what other users are saying about the best ecommerce platform. Their words could offer insight on how easy it is to use and manage its security and special features, which may not have been disclosed by the provider. That way, you can make an informed decision and determine if it is the best platform for your business.
  • Go for a proven reliable platform – Hybris e-Commerce is an example of a proven reliable ecommerce platform that is versatile for any type of business. Be sure to get Hybris from a reputable and experienced provider that has an average of seven or more years of expertise in implementing SAP web shops.

Author: The Knack Team

Short posts and insights shared by a group of Knack System’s SAP subject matter experts in the customer engagement, marketing, sales, commerce, and service space.

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