With all the e-commerce platforms available today, it’s hard to know which is best for you and your business. There are so many different ones to put into consideration and each has its pros and cons. Especially if you are brand new to the e-commerce world, determining which partner to go with can be just as complicated. Every day, brick and mortar shops are progressively launching online versions of their store, branching into the world of digital selling. At Folsom Creative, we recommend that finding the right platform is all about matching it to your specific business needs. Here are a few things you might want to ask yourself:
- What’s your budget?
- How much will the platform cost?
- How flexible is the platform? Can it manage the number of products you store will sell?
- What do you want to accomplish with the e-commerce platform?
- What features are you looking for and what don’t you want?
- How will you host it? E-commerce sites can also be hosted on servers at other agencies (ie. Folsom Creative) that specialize in website hosting.
These are all great questions to ask yourself when making a decision on which platform matches your wants and needs. But once it all comes down to comparing features and templates, along with the overall ease, Shopify is our first choice here at Folsom Creative. Shopify is without a doubt one of the best platforms out there for small to medium-sized business that allows you to create your online store with flexibility. One of the really great features that help Shopify stand out from the other e-commerce platforms is the versatility. For example, you have the option to manage your sales within a brick and mortar store or use it to sell online. Bottomline, if you’re looking for a platform with the basics, affordable price, and ease – Shopify is it!
Folsom Creative is proud to be a Shopify partner and we are excited to work with a community of one of the fastest growing e-commerce platforms to date. As a Shopify partner, we design and build e-commerce sites that are hosted on Shopify. We also cater to larger Shopify projects where we can set up everything, including marketing and sales support, which then allows you to focus more on the business side. We can offer you a total solution for all your e-commerce needs.