You are having a business and now in the internet era you want to go online. First thing that you need is a eCommerce Website Developer. Finding a right person / company that can give the most efficient and cost effective eCommerce Solution is quite critical. Weather you hire a freelancer eCommerce Website Developer or you want to take the support of a eCommerce Web Development company is completely a choice of yours. However, Other than that there are many other detailing that needs to be considered. Some of the aspects that every small / medium or large scale business consider are as below.
eCommerce Web Development Platform :
Website Development Platform otherwise called as the Technological environment. It can be Normal Hosting or Secured Cloud Hosting. It is always important to select a website platform that meets the marketing needs and budget for your company. It really depends on your business goals. If you have an established client base and are looking to keep a low profile, then you may not need a website at all. And If you are looking to test out some ideas, display basic information, then a free or inexpensive website may do the job. If you are looking to grow and compete with existing businesses then you need a custom, dynamic and ever-changing website to reflect the nature and strategy of your business.
CMS / Open Source
What Content Management System that you want to use or Just use normal HTML /CSS website that purely depending on what is the purpose of your website. if you want to create a website just to show case your business then it would be enough to build a website with normal and minimal resources and HTML / CSS would be sufficient. if you want to start a website with blog which needs updation weekly / monthly or daily then an WordPress / Jumla or any other similar CMS would be fine. For eCommerce Websites Magento, Sellerware, or Opern Cart, Woo-commerce, would be fine.
There are many business go the more inexpensive route and then spend countless time trying to build their website time and again and after all the work, they have a website that is very limited. The Most important thing before we take such decision is to understand what is the purpose of your business ?