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The growing e-commerce market is a force that can not be stopped. It is also a field for sellers experienced in stationary sales. Both forms of trade differ not only in the sales characteristics, but also in the type of service. Having the right knowledge and working methods is crucial for sales success. However, in the case of an online store, the right tool can tip the balance of success in favor of the seller. But do you really need extensive sales experience to set up a successful online store?
Most of the burden of transactions and servicing of e-commerce business rests on the system. He deals not only with the storage, sale, coordination of dispatch, but also with ordering payments, managing product data and customer data. That is why it is so important to choose an integrated tool that will handle both sides of the store – exhibition and facilities.
In order for your e-commerce store to be created quickly and efficiently, there must be adequate cooperation between you and the development team. If you make contact with a company with experience in this area, you can be sure that the time spent and the money deposited will not be wasted. Time-to-Market depends on both sides, so proper project management is a key issue.
At the beginning, the scope of the project should be determined. The most important thing is determining the assumptions to be met and the client’s work methods. Magento Commerce will adapt to you and allow you to work on your terms, but only if it is properly configured. You should analyze the Magento functionalities in terms of potential threats and development opportunities. Collecting information about your processes is a key issue. It is important how the product information will be sent to Magento. Then specify what implementations are needed and who they are intended for. You should also specify what happens to orders placed in Magento and how they will be processed by you. This is the best time to present ideas for improving this implementation.
Work on the project must take place in full cooperation. Both programming work and work on the reorganization of internal procedures to improve the performance of the store.
Conducting continuous tests will allow you to catch any errors in the system and remove them before moving the store. The proper functioning of the warehouse and the presentation of its data, the management of product information, which must be not only created and modified, but also properly presented, is at stake. Magento needs relevant information on the assortment to be able to manage it without any problems.
An equally important feature of the store’s operation is its environment. In the development work, the server sometimes only exists in the assumption and only the finished product is implemented on it. You should avoid a situation in which programmers will encounter problems and will have to make a number of additional changes so that the store will start on the appropriate platform. Therefore, the server should be delivered as soon as possible. It will also reduce unforeseen additional costs or reduce the risk of delaying the project.
Scrum means a certain philosophy or method of project implementation. When creating an e-commerce store, Scrum is probably the best solution. It will not only take care of the timely implementation, but also for the gradual acceptance of progress. Performed Sprints give control over the project at every stage of its creation. Programmers can simultaneously focus on individual elements and refine them to internal and external requirements. Stakeholders or customers can accept individual stages or suggest changes. This philosophy is aimed not only at a fast but also efficient process of project development. During its implementation, you can observe and test individual modifications in terms of usability for Magento modules for the store being created. If any of the modifications does not meet the established requirements or does not meet with the satisfaction of a stakeholder or Product Owner, the iteration may be dropped.
This technique can be particularly useful in creating the Omnichannel product. Continuous tests and integrations, whose performance is measured on a regular basis, will thus be better prepared for operation well before the premiere.
Properly prepared and carried out project will create a product, which the customer will use for a long time and without any problems. The implementation environment of the Magento Omnichannel solution determines to a certain extent the scope of work, but communication with the client about the assumptions and progress is an invaluable contribution to the project’s development. The development of transparent rules and requirements as well as their constant consultation during development efforts is the key to building a successful store with a strong system foundation. One that will create a platform that meets your expectations, but also will function flawlessly and efficiently.
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