Here at the Magento Team, we know the right eCommerce website can make all the difference to your business, and open up new levels of potential.
However, developing an effective eCommerce website can be a lengthy and expensive process, so we’re going to give you our top three tips for cost effective eCommerce development.
Choosing the right hosting is crucial, and can be costly. There is currently a plethora of competitive hosting solutions to choose from, but don’t be dazzled by all that glitters; as a general rule of thumb, get started with the cheapest plan that has you covered.
Our Magento development team can help you choose the right hosting deal that is entirely scalable to cater to your growing business. Pre-packaged deals can also be a cost-effective idea.
Learn how your site works
It can take a while for a solid eCommerce website to come together, with a lot of complex tasks going on at the back-end that you don’t necessarily get with non-commerce sites. Magento developers take care of privacy and security, as well as checking that functions such as payment, shipping, inventory and up-sells work.
Taking the time to understand how your site operates means that you’ll be able to add things like images, product categories and descriptions by yourself, without having to worry about a developer taking care of it for you. In the long run, this will save you time, money, and give you control over your eCommerce site.
Magento development provides a content management system that is specially designed for eCommerce websites and easy to use, backed up by our unbeatable support team, so your site is always guaranteed to look great.
Plan your strategy
Forward planning can save everyone time and money when it comes to the actual development stage. Magento eCommerce can help you come up with the perfect strategy for your website, whether you’re starting from scratch, upgrading or migrating.
When you’re mapping everything out, bear in mind the following:
• Who your customers are
• How you want to attract them
• How you’d like to deliver a positive experience
• The number of products you have
• Which integrations are required
• How you expect to grow your business in the future
Ideally, you should opt for a platform that can do most tasks out-of-the box, and Magento developers can advise you, or custom-build any special features you need.