eCommerce Website Development Platforms
When you need to set up online store to start an eCommerce Business, there are multiple things to be taken care off. One of the most important parts of this is to choose a eCommerce development platform to set up your eCommerce website.
We have done a lot of eCommerce website development work for our clients. If you don’t have decided or have any preferences for eStore platform to develop an Online Store, we can suggest you what suits you and your business the best.
There are two major categories of eCommerce platforms:
- Open Source eCommerce Platform.
- Hosted eCommerce Platform and
Open Source eCommerce platform means they will provide you software, but you need host it on your own, while Hosted eCommerce platform means that the company will host your eStore.
[A] Open Source eCommerce Platform:
- Joomla VirtueMart
[B] Hosted eCommerce Platform:
- 3D Cart
To choose eCommerce platform there many things that needs to be considered:
SEO Friendly Platform:
Since, about 44% of online purchase begins with search. So it is important to making sure that your products can be found easily in search engine result page.
Other SEO factors:
Platform should also allow these factors SEO Friendly URL, Canonical URLs, Integrated blog, Independent Meta data, heading tags, Alt tags, etc…
The Platform can be ideal for an online store development if it offers following eCommerce features:
- Featured products
- Product Reviews
- Internal site search
- Cost effective
- Ease of use
- Customer Support
- Choice of Payment Gateway
- Mobile Friendly