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Tips to select the ideal e-commerce web development partner

Tips to select the ideal e-commerce web development partner

E-commerce

Vivek Bilhatia

Vivek Bilhatia

27 Dec 2018, 09:14 — 4 min read

Today, there are more than 1.5 billion websites on the internet. The number of new websites is increasing with each passing day. With advancements in technology, growing numbers of smartphone users and with wider access to the internet, more people are turning to the online world for a variety of purposes. The internet is no longer limited to searching for varied information or connecting with people across the globe; rather it is now emerging as an important platform to buy and sell products. Whether you have a startup or an established business, you can enjoy a level playing field for doing business by having a well-designed e-commerce website or online store.

A great e-commerce website allows business owners to sell products and services to their online customers effectively. In this highly competitive business world, having an e-commerce website can help you reach a large audience instantly, without having to spend a lot of money. Opening a brick and mortar shop requires a huge investment. You can avoid this by creating an e-commerce website. It is advisable to create a responsive e-commerce website that will adapt optimally to the screen it is being viewed on, be it a desktop, tablet or mobile device. A responsive website automatically reformats to provide a good user experience as well as a number of other benefits.

Here are 4 tips to keep in mind while selecting an e-commerce web development partner for your business.

1. Check the portfolio
A portfolio reflects the design sensibilities and strengths of a web development company. As a client, you should check the types of websites they have developed for different businesses. You should also look at the active portfolio of the company and if you are happy with their design and development work, only then should you proceed further.

2. Experience & expertise
You should select a professional e-commerce website development firm in the country of your business operations, ideally with many years of experience in creating productive websites. A firm that has experience in developing e-commerce portals can develop a user-friendly online store as per your needs. You should also check the proficiency skills of the firm. You should ask for precise services such as product categories with product details, safe and secure dealings, payment gateway integration etc.

3. Testimonials
Before hiring a web development company to develop your e-commerce website, you should check their testimonials carefully. You can also meet up or talk to some of their previous and present clients. A company that has nothing to hide and is transparent will straight away give you all the references. Testimonials are a great way to assess the real calibre of a web development firm.

4. Cost & timely delivery
The final, but crucial aspect that impacts a client is the pricing of services. There are plenty of web development companies that charge a lot of money for creating an ordinary e-commerce website or online portal. But a professional e-commerce web development company will never over-charge you. If you want a responsive website, you should check their services and offerings and also compare several vendors for a competitive quote. Another important point you should check is whether they assure timely deliverables. You should hire a company that provides quality services as well as meets deadlines.

 

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