When choosing eCommerce platforms, think about who in the company (or from outside hired agencies) will be responsible for things like project management, development and design. Then, keeping the cart firmly behind the horse, make sure that all stakeholders involved in the eCommerce platform launch are on the same page regarding business needs and budget.
Different stakeholders may have different priorities. However, it will be a much smoother process if there is agreement on the budget and timelines allowed for the project from the very beginning. Generally all the costs associated with eCommerce platform on-boarding fall into these 4 categories:
- Design costs
- Migration costs
- Costs to ensure you retain SEO traffic
- Maintenance costs