Eradium eCommerce development
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eCommerce Development

eCommerce Development

The Challenge

You are ready to implement a new e-commerce platform to increase mobile, social and overall cross-channel capabilities, enhance online customer experience, and make more efficient merchandising, marketing and back-end operation of your store.

How confident are you that your new platform will be able to drive additional growth in the next three years, while possessing the flexibility to adapt to changing business conditions?

Important Facts

WHAT ARE COMMON SUCCESS CRITERIA OF ECOMMERCE PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT?

  • Ability to meet business objectives
  • Cost of the platform and implementation
  • Return on Investment
  • Flexibility to adapt to constantly changing e-commerce needs
  • System security
  • Site speed, availability and uptime

WHAT ARE COMMON MISTAKES OF ECOMMERCE IMPLEMENTATIONS?

  • Unrealistic investment budgets

eCommerce requires sophisticated systems that touch core retail business processes and require investment in software, server or hosting infrastructure, staffing and training.

  • Unsuitable ecommerce platform

Selecting an ecommerce platform without clear articulating business needs and a set of capabilities to meet your business objectives.          

  • Not prioritizing the customization requirements and trying to do everything at once

Clear priorities of customization requirements help to prevent scope creep, budget overrun and major project delays.

  • Mismatch between your retail operation processes and e-commerce architecture

Mismatch between your unique retail operations and e-commerce technology architecture would create unmanageable complexity almost immediately after launch which will lead to inefficient and expensive e-commerce operations.

  • Inflexible ecommerce technology architecture

You cannot predict all your future requirements. The secret to Amazon success is an internal architecture that allows adaptation to changing business needs which fueled their evolution from an online book store to the largest online market place.

  • Underestimating time and resources for testing, quality assurance and user acceptance testing (UAT)

Ecommerce operation is business critical part of retail business. The testing and quality assurance minimizes the risk of major flows in the user experience, transaction processing or backend operations. The time and efforts that required for testing depend on size and complexity of the platform customization.

  • Leaving the system integration requirements to the end

Customer centricity approach and omni-channel capabilities are essential in modern retail.  Review your process integration needs within the initial discovery and technology architecture phases.

  • No post launch plan

Not having marketing and operational launch plan, including post launch support and tuning process.

How Can Eradium Help?

Validate e-commerce Platform selection

Before we start with implementation plan we will make sure that you have selected the right platform to move forward (see our Platform Selection service).

Simplify complexity with the right architecture

We begin by defining your unique business objectives enabling the development of an e-commerce architecture to match your business needs. (see Technology architecture services).

Implementation specific to your requirements and e-commerce platform

While Shopify and Magento Enterprise implementation have common major phases, their specific activities, tasks and skills involved are very different. We have platform specific implementation techniques to better assist your business.

Our ecommerce implementation methodology have been developed based on many years of experience working with different types of retailers, ranging from the largest to smallest operations.

Eradium E-commerce Development 10 Stages Process

  • I. Discovery Phase – Commerce Requirements
  • II. Customer User Experience Design
  • III. In-store personnel experience and process design
  • IV. Ecommerce technology architecture
  • V. Baseline platform setup and configuration
  • VI. Customization: front end and back end
  • VII. Integration
  • VIII. Testing and QA
  • IX. User Acceptance Testing
  • X. Post Launch Tuning and Support

eCommerce Platform Migration

The Challenge

You have selected an e-commerce technology.

You need to plan the upgrade process, and determine how to ensure the migration process:

  • Is delivered on time
  • Remains within your budget
  • Has minimal interruption to existing e-commerce operations

Important Facts

There is no single, automated solution which performs comprehensive migration services from one e-commerce platform to another. There are tools which can migrate some of your data and content. They achieve this through import and export processes, but there isn’t a single tool which can provide an online store migration to the extent the Eradium team can.

A wide range of technical, content, marketing and customer service elements are included in the migration process.

Here is an abbreviated list for some perspective:

  • Domain and URL migration
  • SSL certificate
  • Product Catalog conversion
  • Promotions and price discounts
  • Shipping and tax
  • Content migration
  • Customer and order database
  • Marketing automation connectors
  • Data feeds in and out
  • POS integration
  • External links redirects
  • SEO

How Eradium Can Help You with Ecommerce Platform Migration?

Eradium helps you create actionable strategies and a road map for your next ecommerce platform upgrade, store redesign or systems/data integration initiative that is custom tailored to your business.

Eradium has developed a comprehensive migration methodology which covers over one hundred tasks, and all the full-spectrum migration process.

Steps to ensure a successful ecommerce platform migration

1

Discovery and planning

  • Our experienced e-commerce project managers review your unique situation and requirements. They review your environment to ensure all relevant activities are included in the migration strategy. The migration plan takes internal and third party dependencies into consideration.
  • We provide comprehensive Quality Assurance (QA) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) prior to upgrading to a new platform.
  • The efforts to migrate from an active online store depend on many factors. An online store that has been active for a period of time will take longer to migrate than a newly opened one, as it has more processes and dependencies to be migrated.

2

Checklist

The Checklist Analysis process and subsequent detailed planning ensures all elements of the store transition are addressed. We provide seamless storefront migration with minimum downtime and avoiding unpleasant surprises.

Learn more about our 95-Point Checklist for Your eCommerce Platform Migration

3

Implementation

Our developers and data migration specialists will customize your new store, and finally complete the data and content migration.

To start a dialog about your next eCommerce initiative