Why It Is Important To Partner With The Right E-commerce Systems And Services Company
Clearly, the Internet’s amazing growth as a marketing vehicle has caught the attention of virtually all vendors of any consequence. It is not an exaggeration to suggest that, probably, (a) most businesses in the industrialized world have websites and (b) those sites are important marketing vehicles.
Of course, many businesses conduct e-commerce and have expanded the scope of their market. That phenomenon persists because e-commerce produces results when it is conducted rationally and prudently. Observers of the phenomenon tend to agree that design of an e-commerce site should meet these criteria: make it easy for the site visitor to (a) find the product or service the visitor wants, (b) obtain sufficient information about the product or service and (c) consummate the e-transaction. The rapid growth in popularity the Internet has achieved in recent years has led business owners to market their goods and services in the e-marketplace as well as the physical marketplace.
Although operating an online store might seem to be easier than running a 3-D “bricks and mortar” business, there are some adjustments that an e-commerce business owner must make. The most important aspect of an e-business website may well be its hosting account. There are many e-commerce solutions available. However choosing the right one can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for.
Finding the right e-commerce plan depends, in large part, upon your needs as an online business owner. What suits another company may not necessarily be appropriate for your enterprise. For example, if you plan to run a small venture, you might be well served by a plan with fewer “bells and whistles”. However, experts tend to agree that choosing the cheapest service is almost a mistake, particularly if you plan to expand your business in the near future. They also seem to agree that it would be much better to consider reliability over affordability. If you have a lot of products to sell, then you should probably purchase a plan that comes with unlimited disk space and high bandwidth. The conventional wisdom is that, typically, the best option for large business owners is a dedicated server.
An ecommerce website lacking these server features can suffer downtime, and ultimately loss of business. The appearance of your e-commerce website is important no matter how big or small your business is. The goal of a small business owner is to be able to compete with the big corporations that often consume a large amount of opportunities within a particular niche. Doing this would be nearly impossible without the programming tools included in a good e-commerce website and hosting solution.
Are you looking to boost your company’s performance, lead your business into the mobile future, and creatively out-perform your competition? Not only does Cornerstone Consulting provide e-commerce design, m-commerce, web development, and website hosting services, we can also integrate the state of the art e-business sytem with SAP Business One ERP . If your small or midsized business can benefit from: having web orders processed without human intervention, the ability to access the enterprise resource planning system on your iPhone and iPad; better analytics via Crystal Reports; instant, “real time” access to information from finance, manufacturing, warehouse management, customer service and sales departments, as well as automatic “workflow alerts” that provide warnings based on individualized business rules, our specialists will gladly assist you. Cornerstone Consulting’s areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
- ERP and E-commerce Applications
- Mobile Apps
- Cloud Computing
- Web Design and Development
To learn more about e-business systems or how an e-commerce system integrated with SAP Business One ERP can help your small or midsized business, contact Cornerstone Consulting at 813-321-1300 today!