People shop online more than ever before and if you want to sell your products or services, you obviously need a good online store. If you run your business offline, you need to switch online as soon as possible - and it takes time and effort. If you already have an online business, you may need to prepare your store for an increased traffic flow.
There are many eCommerce platforms available on the market - some are DIY-style, and for some you need to hire professional developers. In any case, the platform needs to be reliable, fast and customer-friendly. It is also likely that you will need professional help at some point.
Here is what a platform should include to enable you to launch a new web store:
- Scalable and reliable web hosting that provides site visitors with the maximum speed of request handling and enables your site to work 24/7/365
- Software for processing online payments that will minimize your transaction costs
- Point of Sale (POS) tools if you have to continue with offline payments
- eCommerce platform should meet the specific requirements of your business