I just found an awesome resource online that I wish I had back in my e-commerce days. If you want to sell products online, or currently have an online store and want to make sure you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck, this will be well worth taking a look at.
When you’re trying to choose an e-commerce service provider… first of all, you need to think about your wish-list of what you actually want your website to do (the functionality you want built-in). This in itself can be kind of overwhelming because maybe you don’t really know everything that’s possible. And so this step, creating a list of functionality of what you need your website to do is kind of a tough job. Things like loyalty schemes, discount codes, “buy this, get that free”, bulk importing products, user login, printing packing slips, all the nuts and bolts you actually need to run an online business. So there’s all that to sort out.
Then, when you’ve mapped out your wish-list, your work has just begun – choosing which e-commerce software to commit to.
There’s a bunch of different service providers available and more popping up every month. To compare all these different companies against the functionality you need and what they offer, is overwhelming. It’s hard work!
The link below saves you all the hard work. You can literally see the top 10 rated e-commerce service providers and below them in a table, compare the full list of features, options, how much they cost, what’s included etc. And all this is on the one page. Now that makes me happy!
So in a snapshot, on 1 page, you can get a feel for what’s going to be the right fit for you. It’ll probably also spark some ideas on things you may not have thought about. Back when I was running an e-commerce business I spent weeks (probably months) going through this process and trying to work out where you put your precious eggs.
If you’re choosing where you’re going to host your e-commerce site or even just doing some analysis to work out if where you are is the best fit, this will be a great resource for you.