A fast growing e-store is every Manager’s dream. But with huge volumes of orders and a growing infrastructure, growth often brings various challenges. Choosing the best ecommerce platform helps to have a site that offers advanced features and functionalities. But the question is should you choose a bespoke ecommerce platform for your business?
Which offers the best value – Bespoke platform or open source?
An open source platform is by nature available entirely for free or with a very low monthly or annual fee. There is no doubt that an open source ecommerce will always cost less initially than a bespoke development. But when considering the long term costs, it would definitely be costlier with charges like add ons, extra bandwidth, hosting space and increased support.
A bespoke platform with its own tailor made and unique proprietary ecommerce facility would be valued higher than a platform that cannot easily be customized. The loss of flexibility often costs more money and is also a significant barrier to growth.
Which integrates the best – Open source or bespoke?
An open source ecommerce platform often performs the fundamental functions. But when it comes to adapting with an advanced internal stock or logistic process, things can become very complex and costly, which becomes frustrating for all concerned.
This is the area where bespoke ecommerce development excels. Any bespoke interaction with the internal database system, custom APIs are possible and it is usually rapid to develop inside an ecommerce facility.
At IDS Logic, we have created websites from the scratch and have customized thousands of lines of codes so that the site behaves as per the client’s needs. We have the ability to tweak and customize everything to work exactly as the requirements and it is our experience that has taught us that the functionality to this level cannot be attained by using an open source platform.
I want the highest sales conversion: Should I opt for open source or bespoke ecommerce platform?
It is true that many of the latest open source platforms have some great innovations and are created in an attempt to maximize the user experience and boost sales conversion rate.
But a bespoke ecommerce platform can be created just exactly around the target customers. Knowing and identifying your customers and understanding their needs and meeting them with your products or services is where bespoke ecommerce excels. Open source platforms have standard codes, but bespoke platforms are suitable for solutions that are intended for specific customers.
Our team members at IDS Logic spend a lot of time understanding your customers before developing and designing the site. We analyze the client’s services and products and then identify the trends in the marketplace. We also do a competitor’s analysis and work with our clients to pin point all the improvements and tweaks that are required to increase the sales conversions.
Which one would offer a better adaptability and updation – Open source or bespoke?
With a bespoke ecommerce application, your e-store gains a greater ability to be adaptable, which means that you can easily scale your business website with the growth and its changing needs. Whether the changes are regarding the design or software updates or additions to the functionality, with bespoke ecommerce, you are sure that the changes are possible and can be easily added, there saving a lot of your time and money that you would have wasted looking for ways to update.
Both scalability and adaptability play a great role in the growing potential of a business and that is why it is more significant that your ecommerce solution works exactly for your business. More than often, ecommerce sites need complex integrations to build a solution that works effectively. A bespoke solution that is developed by skilled professionals enables businesses to offer seamless integration with systems like payment gateways, CRMs, delivery control, stock management systems and etc.