People used to say that ecommerce was the way of the future but now in 2019 it is the norm. Businesses of all shapes and sizes have started focusing on ecommerce by investing in platforms and ecommerce integration softwares. Ecommerce is here to stay and it would be wise for your business to start investing in it.
Even if you don’t consider yourself tech savvy you can start focusing on ecommerce with no problems at all. There are plenty of tools out there to help you along the way, keep reading to learn what they are.
Shopify is the best ecommerce platform for anyone who has a minimum amount of tech-related skills. It is easy to use and basically does all the work for you. You don’t even need to hire a web developer when you sign up for a Shopify account. It is the perfect platform for getting your ecommerce store up and running. There are a variety of different account options that let you start out simple but then add special features with a more advanced account.
Although X-Cart is not an ideal tool for beginners it is a great resource if you know how to do basic coding or if you’ve hired a web developer to do it for you. It is another great option for a shopping platform similar to Shopify and one of the only ones that does not charge transaction fees. The monthly membership is low, but keep in mind that you’re required to do a bit of coding with X-Cart.
JungleScout isn’t an ecommerce website platform like Shopify or X-Cart but instead it is a helpful tool for researching potential products to sell. It is a necessary tool if you plan on selling your stuff on Amazon to see which products are most popular at any given time. When you pay the $29 monthly membership you’ll be able to track 40 products at a time.
Half the battle in selling products is linking up with the right manufacturers. You don’t have to worry about that when you sign up for Sourcify, a service that links companies to manufacturers and vice versa. After you pay the Sourcify fee and receive the product from the manufacturer you decide if it meets your standards. If not, you can get your money back from Sourcify and move on to another manufacturing option.
The best way to manage your ecommerce store inventory is through Inventory Source. Monitoring your available inventory can be tricky, especially if your products are located in a variety of warehouses and not in one general location. With this tool you are much less likely to display “out of stock” on your website which will ultimately lead to a better customer experience.
Using Wave is free for anyone and it is one of the best ways to manage invoices and keep track of accounting. Wave can be integrated with a series of other platforms for automatic data entry so that you never have to manually enter data. Wave helps with everything from payroll to annual record keeping to receipts management.