Digital commerce will continue to undergo a major transformation in 2021 as companies adopt the latest technologies to find new customers, improve their supply-chain efficiencies, and provide a more personalized user experience to their clientele.
As lockdowns became the new normal, businesses and consumers “went digital”, purchasing more goods and services online, raising e-commerce’s share of global retail trade from 14% in 2019 to about 17% in 2020 (UNCTAD). As customers are increasingly dependent on digital commerce, it is more important than ever to stay in the new on your ecommerce platform.
While you might have found the best platform such as Magento for your online business, it is not as easy to find the right development partner.
Let us talk about how you can select the right Magento partner in order to make the most of your Magento investment.
Make use of certified developers
Magento surely is a sophisticated platform which requires adept knowledge that is up to date. The only way to make sure your project is on the right track is by working with certified professionals, who will not only help provide your store visitors with the best user experience, but also a secure website with capable backend tools. So make sure you do your research and check some of the previous projects of your certified developer.
Timeline and implementation methodology
Developing projects by splitting them into smaller modules gives you a clear indication of progress and helps you analyze early on about the working methodology of your Magento partner. Working agile helps manage time and resources efficiently. When it comes to development phases, you should also know that these correlate to quality assurance. Every feature present on your website should work seamlessly with the entire system. Every new feature that is added in each phase should not affect the stability of this system. Even though some roadblocks might happen, they are easy to solve if your project is broken into an efficiently organized timeline.
Don’t underestimate communication
At any given time, you should have a clear overview of the current stage of your project. You will want to have timely communication with your Magento partner about deadlines, deliverables, feedback, project tracking. A reliable partner will make sure to put your ecommerce nightmare at ease by being overt in all commitments.
Ask about the partner’s project tracking mechanism
A very important consideration while collaborating with a Magento partner is that you do not have to micro manage every aspect of your project to make sure deadlines are met. Get a partner on boarded who has a systemic project management tool so that your burden is reduced and you can focus on your overall business. Also, good partners make realistic budget predictions for your overall project!
Support after project completion
Even rich advertising campaigns, awesome products, affordable prices, great discounts, or super design features are sometimes unable to achieve the desired results for online stores. Why? Their owners do not even imagine how much they may lose due to technical glitches at the site that can greatly impact customer satisfaction and, of course, sales. That is why having a reliable partner is imperative for you to make sure your website is running at its best.
2021 brings with it unique set of challenges to digital commerce; with changing consumer demands, staying ahead of the competition and adopting to new trends, provides your business a position to grow and engage in a more personalized manner. If you are ready to embark on this journey by transforming your idea into reality, contact us on www.easternenterprise.com. Our team of certified experts is ready to help you shape your business plan into a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.