Are you just about to start a webshop, or are you looking for a new, better functioning system? Then there is quite a lot going on. There are more and more possibilities when it comes to webshop software, so there is much to choose. Some names are for example Lightspeed (formerly SEOshop), Shopify, WooCommerce or Magento. But what do you take into account when choosing suitable webshop software? Our most important tip: do not base your choice on the corresponding price tag alone, but do research and determine what really gives you, as an entrepreneur, the most! For example, you can opt for a webshop builder who specializes in 1 system, such as Woocommerce or Magento. This costs quite a lot, but it saves you a lot of time and you are more or less assured that you will get a professional webshop. What else should you pay attention to when choosing a party or software? We would like to explain this to you in this article.
What do you pay attention to?
As mentioned, the price tag of the webshop software is not the most important, but of course your budget plays a role. See what opportunities there are and work with a platform where you get the most out of your investment. In addition, with a webshop platform, you should also pay attention to:
The possibilities when it comes to design
Can you customize your webshop to your corporate identity, or is that going to cost a lot of effort or money? View the various templates that you can use, and determine whether this fits your company sufficiently. A tailor-made web shop can be developed the best way with open source software, such as Magento.
Is the webshop software suitable for mobile use?
More and more people view your webshop on their mobile: nothing should go wrong here! The design of your webshop must therefore be mobile-friendly, from the product pages to your thank-you page after ordering.
Well usable for SEO
Are you working on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? Then you must of course have continuous access to the metadata and texts on the website, so that you can adjust it. Find out if this is possible with the software you are considering, so that you will not face unpleasant surprises in that area.
Back office that is easy to work with
Is the environment that you will be working in clear? Can you easily add products and descriptions, or is it all clogged and clumsy? Save yourself a lot of frustration by looking at it carefully in advance.
We would like to show you other tips and questions you can ask yourself during your search:
- Take a look at the reliability and stability of the software company
- Test helpdesk of the software company (if any) to find out how easy it is to receive support if you need it
- Create a demo account and view the manual: is it clear or does it raise many questions?
- Determine for yourself which functions you will use and research where you could purchase a package that is geared to those functions
- View other people’s reviews and, if any, ask acquaintances about their experience
- Does the company or software offer other possibilities outside of e-commerce?
- Is the webshop software suitable for larger numbers of products, or products that are more complex?
- How much time does it cost to set up a webshop with this software?
A lot of time can be spent on developing and maintaining a complete webshop, whatever online store platform you choose. If you are looking for a party that handles the entire order after your customer’s payment, you are at the place with Kolibri Logistiek. Among other things, we offer webshop fulfillment for entrepreneurs who want to save costs and time, so that they can continue to do what they really are good at: developing and selling their products. Would you like to know more about the possibilities? Please feel free to contact us by phone (0180 – 590072) or by email ([email protected]).