We have a lot of experience building tailored e-commerce solutions and web shops for most needs, especially if you also like to integrate the system with your economy or logistics solution.
Custom Made E-commerce:Same System as Everyone Else or Something That Suits the Business?
To sell online you can take many different paths. Ten years ago it was both expensive, difficult and inaccessible to sell both products and services on the web, especially if you want to sell to those who visited the site with a phone.
Technology has advanced with great strides and with it, the trend has reversed. Now it is not at all uncommon for you to buy everything from products and clothes to cars and houses with your mobile. Payment solutions have become simpler and simpler and the browser has become much better at helping with the payment flow.
Here we talk about how we look at e-commerce and why everything is not gold that glitters and has a price tag of SEK 149 / month…
Different options:Why not ready-made solutions for everyone?
With increased need, even more, solutions will come and many are competing today to offer simple and cheap e-commerce to those who want to dip their toes or feet in the flood of purchases that are made today.
In many cases, such a solution may be just what is needed, and then one must, of course, evaluate that alternative first, but must also be prepared to adapt their business to the rules of the game that exist.
- Cheap? Absolutely.
- Easy to get started? Usually.
- Full of compromises? Oh yeah.
- Exactly what you are looking for? Probably not, but maybe good enough.
We have chosen to focus on e-commerce solutions for customers with slightly higher ambitions and where it is important to sew the shop together with the usual website and where you want to be able to design the solution the way you want, use the payment solutions that feel the most relevant, integrate the systems with the business or financial system that is in place, send orders to 3PL (the logistics partner you use) and work with the currencies required to name a few parameters.
A long list:What is needed for a successful e-commerce solution?
When you look at everything that is needed for successful e-commerce, the list gets pretty long. Here is a summary of all the parts that need to be in place for a complete e-commerce solution and that we can help you with.
- Hosting and infrastructure
- SSL certificates
- Tax rules
- Shipping rules
- Webshop with products
- Shopping cart
- Checkout process
- Customer login
- Reliable e-mails for receipts and information
- Integration with a financial system
- Integration with a shipping provider
- Mobile-friendly experience
- PWA (offline support, etc)
- Links to social media
- Integration with email marketing
- Continuous maintenance (security updates, etc)
- A flexible platform that can be built upon
From Start to Finish:We can help with the whole process
The above is a long list. We are not experts at every stage, but we can lead the process and take responsibility for the project's realization. We also know which steps are difficult, when you need external help, and have recommendations in place when needed.
Is it time to build a real e-commerce solution?
Contact us and we'll sit down and talk about it. We have also put up some e-commerce projects among our Case Studies – so start by looking at those to get some inspiration.