You’ve tried conventional advertising and marketing schemes and the only thing that you can show for it for sure is canceled checks for the costs. Having tried everything else, you’re convinced that you need to investigate E-commerce web development to bring your business into the modern age. But, you were not born in the internet age and technology is difficult to understand. The terminology that companies use may as well be written in hieroglyphics for the good it does you. What should you look for when deciding which company can really provide the services you need?
Choosing an E-Commerce Web Development Company that can provide you all the following services is only the beginning. The first thing that you want to know is that your website and online store includes hosting. That means that it can be seen by the public. The second thing you need to find out is that the server – the hosting equipment – is reliable and fast. Reliability means that your website will not be invisible because there are power outages, snowstorms or earthquakes in the area. Speed is essential because when customers login to your site if it takes more than 3 seconds to pop into their screen, they leave. You will lose a customer just because they had to wait an extra few seconds to get into your site.
Unlike customers in your physical store, online customers do not pay with cash. Accepting major credit cards is a given to Ecommerce web development. But, payments through online banks, PayPal and Wallets are equally as common. If you only offer one or two modes of payment, you are limiting your customer’s ability to shop with you. Once a customer learns that you don’t offer the means of payment that they prefer to use, they will never return. Losing 500 customers a week because you made it difficult for them to close the shopping basket is not something any business wants to do.