The Ecommerce Selection Handbook
April 25, 2018
By Victor Terpstra
An ecommerce platform is an important enabler of your business. The ideal platform is cost effective, flexible, easy to use, works out of the box, is always available, can handle huge amounts of data, and will grow along with the needs of your business. In short: a perfect fit.
The hard reality is that there may be a ‘best’ fit, but there will always be trade-offs. These limitations are not necessarily a problem, as long as you are aware of them upfront. This paper will discuss the pro’s and con’s of the main ‘archetypical’ commerce platforms. Typically most organizations will have a mix of 2 or more of these types, but having a conceptual idea of the differences will help you in creating a vision that guides you in your strategic and tactical decisions.
At Osudio we believe it is much more important to choose a platform based on one of these core competences, than to focus on an endless list of features, that look impressive and indispensable at the offset, but will turn out to have their own weaknesses as well or may not be so essential in terms of business value.
This is the ultimate guide to finding the right fit for your organization.
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Osudio is part of the SQLI group and one of Europe’s largest and most experienced e-business specialists. Having worked in e-business since the 90’s we understand what works, what doesn’t and what drives growth. Many of our national and international clients are market leaders. Our goal is to help them evolve their business model so they can excel in every market or channel.