Choose your framework wisely
The content management system (CMS) used to develop the website has a huge influence on the site’s success or failure. The scale and size of your site regarding customers and products should be considered in choosing the content management system. For small e-commerce site with small product bases and little traffic also known as a blogging platform, you can develop using WordPress. For larger e-commerce websites with heavy traffic and large product bases, a CMS called Magento is suitable as it can hold a large capacity.
Build for redundancy
If you intend to build a website that receives unique, different users every day you need to ensure that it is built for redundancy. Building for redundancy entails hosting the website on different servers and databases or using the content delivery network to host videos and images.
Friendly search engine optimization or user research locator
In today’s, would it’s all about optimization ensuring that your website is friendly and reachable to search engines as much as it can be. A critical feature of the search engine optimization is keeping the user research locator focused on the goal keywords. URLs of popular eCommerce websites i.e. Amazon and Zappos are very detailed and long. Include target keywords e.g. product name or product core feature in your URL so as to optimize the SEO. The framework chosen should use great on-site SEO ethics to ensure that the site is SEO friendly.
Have a detailed development and deployment plan?
It is time-consuming to build an e-commerce site. First, you have to develop the website then add products/services for sale and their respective descriptions this initial process can take months to finish. Therefore, it is advisable to prepare in advance a detailed plan of how to develop and deploy the website. Think and plan ahead of possible challenges you are likely to encounter and foster ways to mitigate the problems before they occur.
Adopt a simple sign-Up procedure
Users should take the shortest time possible to complete the sign-up process. Therefore, it should be as simple as possible. Facebook and Amazon are among the sites with simple sign up process, and this has led to higher adaptation rates and many users’ rather higher traffic on the site this resultantly leads to higher sales and improved revenue.
Outsource the development service
If you do not have a team, it is cheaper and better, in the long run, to outsource from the professionals available than hiring new members of staff. Since they are outsourced, it would matter to them to deliver so that you can give a good recommendation.