Online shopping is one of my favorites. I save a lot of time, I can do it at any hour of the day (or night) I wish, and with a few exceptions, the photos and descriptions are enough to make myself an idea about the products. Moreover, the eCommerce shopping cart is much easier to push through the store, isn’t it?
Given the fact that I believe in the convenience of internet, as it offers a big degree of location and time freedom, I seriously considered to start up an online business of my own. One of the biggest challenges here (as far as I’ve noticed) is to choose wisely the e-Commerce software to “push” your clients’ shopping carts through the store.
Here you can find a set of questions you may want to answer before choosing the most suitable software solution for your online shop:
- Do you need to build it from the scratch, or do you only want to upgrade an existing website?
- What do you need your software to do: keep tracking of orders and customers, issue invoices, online credit card processing, reporting, inventory management?
- Do you need integration with your accounting software?
- Do you consider offering an affiliate program?
- What budget do you want to allocate for the e-commerce software?
This research took me quite a long time, because I did not know where to start, so I chose Google as the starting point. Then I contacted several eCommerce software companies, I asked for proposals, I searched the web to find reviews about the ones that I shortlisted, and after all that trouble, I decided to put the project on hold, due to the lack of resources.
What I did not know at that time was that there are special reviews websites. You simply input your specifications, and they send you a list with the most appropriate software solutions for your online business. Some of these matching services are free, and you are not obliged to buy anything if you don’t want to.
You answer a few questions and receive RFP, quotes, and demo appointments for free, with no strings attached. You get FREE eCommerce quotes from multiple vendors.
RFP.ORG offers this free eCommerce solution and service provider matching tool to help you.
Even if you don’t start your business today, you can increase your awareness of eCommerce solutions, services and providers out there. You can find solutions that match your budget and needs. Save time, save money. If I only new that I can get all these for free, I would have saved a lot of time.
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