When it comes to technology, the only constant is change. Think about how often you need to update the apps on your smartphone. There’s always a feature enhancement, bug fix or new software version to upload.
The same is true for the software platforms on which your website is built. This constant evolution of functionality, security and integration with back-end systems is a great thing! Just remember this means that you must be on top of your website and all of the necessary upgrades.
Launching a new eCommerce solution is a big investment of both time and money. To ensure there’s a return on that investment, companies need to incorporate the “care and feeding” of their solution into the overall business plan to save money and boost profits in the long run.
Implementing an eCommerce site is not a set and forget project. The go-live for a site is just the beginning. That’s why we ask clients to plan for what they want to accomplish in the near term, and to prepare for where they want to be in the future.
The goal is to balance the life of the eCommerce solution—keeping it going as long as it supports the requirements of the business—with changing technology demands.
Planning ahead for the impact of technology changes requires a very specific skill set. The good news is you don’t need be an expert to stay ahead of ever-changing technology. The right development partner should manage this process for you so can stay focused on core business issues and maximize profitability.
Ready to review or plan for your eCommerce site? Let’s have a conversation.