10 years ago e-commerce software development was mostly focused on simplifying the process of online shopping and building friendly user interfaces to encourage customers to buy more products.
Nowadays, it is a huge and complex market containing digital businesses selling products and services all over the world that has irrevocably transformed traditional shopping.
Ecommerce software is the driving force behind any online store. An e-commerce platform is used to sell goods online, manage inventory, add or remove products, calculate taxes, and so on.
Types of Ecommerce Software
We have worked on various e-commerce products for small, medium and large businesses. Each product we build has its unique goals and requirements.
There are a few types of e-commerce software. You should consider these options to see which one is the right one for your business.
On-premise e-commerce software
On-premise software is a popular solution that gives full control to the business owner. It can be installed on your company's server so you and your staff have direct access to the hardware it's running on. You also have complete control over the software. If that is what you are looking for, we can help you select the best on-premise e-commerce product for your goals. Also, we can add more functionality to better fit your business needs and improve customer experience.
SaaS-based e-commerce platforms
Software as a Service has been a very popular trend for the last 5-7 years as more and more businesses use SaaS to run their operations.
A SaaS eCommerce platform is a complete set of software, and that includes hosting, maintenance and security of the application. We can build an eCommerce system based on your vision and knowledge. You will be able to provide a fully functional e-commerce platform for your customers and they can customize it according to their needs. In SaaS-based platforms, patches and newly-released features are updated automatically or with one click. A cost-effective e-commerce solution of your design is a win-win for you and your clients.
A white-label product is a fully supported product or a service produced by one company and sold by another. A reseller company purchases this product without branding and can customize it to make it look like they’ve produced it.
Let's say you are a business owner in need of a new product. You have several options. You can develop a product from scratch. If you have a lot of time and money on your hands it can be a great option. You can build a minimum viable product or an MVP. This option is good for a startup. But what if you need a new product to be on the market in a couple of weeks? You can purchase a white-label product, add custom design and functionality to it and launch it in no time.
Choosing a white-label solution over building a new one from scratch allows avoiding pitfalls like:
- Reinventing the wheel and getting stuck in the development process. Spending too much time and money developing a product that is already out there, and you could obtain it cheaper and launch it faster;
- Delaying product launch and increase downtime to get the product to the market. A white-label product can be market-ready in a couple of weeks while developing a new product can take 6-10 months;
- Lack of resources and expertise required to create a new product or a service.
We launched white-label projects using various architecture and programming languages, and with every completed project we learn more. We would recommend the use of microservices architecture and a single-page application for white label solutions. This way the development process is faster and the budget is smaller.
E-commerce is a constantly growing industry, and its impact on the overall economy grows with it. Many offline stores obtain e-commerce platforms to expand their customer base and make more sales. Webdevelop Pro can build a unique and outstanding e-commerce solution for your business. Feel free to contact us anytime.