Which CMS to choose for an online store
In this article we will give recommendations when choosing a CMS and all the real pros and cons of different systems.
There are different opinions on this matter, especially the opinions of businessmen and users differ from those of developers. We will consider all the arguments and try to come to a common opinion.
Determine the specifics of trade
The most important step for those who decided to engage in Internet commerce and create a platform is to determine what kind of activity it will conduct.
There are 2 options: this is a shop window and an online store:
A showcase on the Internet is the work of a website that deals with transportation and transportation of a product from a supplier to an end user.
Online store – trade in goods through Internet resources, and the store is often the only place of sales of products. Stitches to work stumbling blocks are: the transport of goods, personnel, storage subtleties and the interaction of various kinds of software.
Sooner or later, the showcase develops into an online store. At what point is it worth making this transition, hard to say. Here it is more important to understand and be able to quickly respond to the necessary changes in the company’s management itself.
Do you understand what TK is (technical task)?
Let’s see how important it is to understand the place of TK in the work process. Often it is underestimated.
There are two ways to work with technical tasks:
At the moment there are specialists who make up the TZ and have their own terms of work and salaries, depending on experience and qualifications. In general, TK are compiled within 2-4 weeks and the time depends on the volume and complexity of the projects. We strongly recommend this type of work for online stores!
Do without TK at all, such an approach is peculiar to Internet storefronts due to the nature of small volumes of trade.
If you have already made your choice and decided to stop.
For you, the primary platform. If your budget does not allow you to hire competent developers and you decide to hire freelancers and newbies, this may lead to your platform becoming a viscous bog. But it can serve as a good experience and a lesson.
It is important to understand that there is no better CMS system in general. It is worth considering the individual selection criteria and find a more appropriate for your requests.
Not so important is the number of functions in the CMS. You, as a beginner, will use the basic simple functions. And they will be quite enough for you to get started. Studying other functions will take too much time, which you can spend more productively at the initial stage.
An excellent option could be to rent an online store. Less cost, more help from the “landlord”, which will help set up the system according to the scheme convenient for you and you can easily understand the work efficiency, and not waste precious time on setting up. Understand what you really do not grab, and what you need to add to work effectively.
Also a good option would be the choice of basic packages known to many and proven CMS. You can view demo versions by downloading your products. So you quickly find the right platform for you.
Open source engines. Working with them is much more difficult. This will be a good option for people who understand code.
What can be said with absolute precision, you can not use the following engines: Bitrix, Magento. At this stage, they take on a lot of resources, they are very difficult to configure, expensive and have an unnecessarily advanced functionality that you don’t need.
If you choose 3-4 suitable CMS for you, you should pay attention to user reviews and find there problems that, due to common interests with these companies, may arise from you.
Write down and weigh all the disadvantages and pros. Calculate the cost for you per month each of them and how peaceful companies and specialists work with it.
The results of our article:
The main thing to try. Sooner or later, maybe in a year or a year and a half, while you will develop, you will find the platform you need that meets your requirements.