With retail lockdowns and restrictions, many consumers have become a lot more familiar and comfortable with purchasing online. Even before COVID-19, it was projected that by the end of 2021, global retail eCommerce sales will reach $4.9 trillion (Shopify Plus, 2019) and global B2B eCommerce sales is predicted to reach over $6.6 trillion by the end of 2020 (Frost and Sullivan, 2017). By the year 2040, up to 95% of shopping will be facilitated by eCommerce (Nasdaq, 2017).
Perhaps you’ve been considering making the leap to ecommerce for your retail or service business. I want to provide some helpful tips when it comes to choosing a platform to develop your eCommerce store on.
Did you know that Shopify powers over a million merchants in 175 countries? Or that WordPress powers 36% of all the world’s websites?
Shopify and WooCommerce are two of the most common eCommerce Platforms, but when choosing between them or perhaps choosing another option, such as Bigcommerce or Magento would be more fitting under certain circumstances.
So, today, I’m interviewing our Managing Director, Denise Bowen, for her input on how to choose an eCommerce platform for your business. Check out the video here.
For more information on preparing your business for eCommerce, check out our Blog: 10 Things to Consider so Your eCommerce Does Not Flop.
And if you’d like to discuss opportunities for transitioning your retail, service or B2B operation to eCommerce, let’s have a free consultation.