While out-of-the-box eCommerce solutions such as WooCommerce and Shopify offer a number of advantages, they don’t fit the requirements of every company. Custom eCommerce shops, on the other hand, provide greater flexibility, control, and scalability. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of customised eCommerce shops below.
1. You can list customisable products
If your USP is that you offer customisable products, like t-shirts, mugs, printing or stationery, you’ll need a shop that allows customers to choose the size, colours, graphics and fonts they want to use. An out-of-the-box solution won’t be able to accommodate all of these options for your products, but a custom shop will.
2. You can manage customer relationships
With a customised eCommerce shop, you can integrate customer relationship management software to collect data on your orders, customers and much more. You can then use this information to manage your customer relationships more effectively. E.g., what are the most popular products? Which pages are customers visiting the most? If you use this information to improve your shop, you could positively impact your sales conversions.
3. You can meet your unique business requirements
All businesses have a unique selling point, and if yours is allowing customers to choose a specific delivery slot or you offer location-specific products, an out-of-the-box eCommerce shop won’t work for you. With a customised shop, you can work out exactly what you need before the website design gets underway.
4. You can offer multiple shipping options
If you’re selling a variety of items that are different weights and sizes, you’ll have a number of shipping concerns. Also, you may want to offer your customers different courier delivery services and payment processors, which a customised shop will enable you to do.
Alongside all of the benefits above, a customised eCommerce shop will enable you to use your own colours and logos to boost your brand reputation. For printing services London-wide, or to find out more about graphic design or website design, Fulham-based Vizability Media Group are happy to help.