At a pace retail businesses are switching to eCommerce is literally overwhelming. The great eCommerce and mobile commerce opportunities became a game-changer for the retail sector. Thanks to online stores, we now have a level playing field where big retail stores and small retailers can compete with each other with the same gusto. But since competition is getting tougher and choking, the online stores whether on the web or mobile app cannot undermine the performance, speed, aesthetic appeal, usability, security and scalability. eCommerce website development particularly has to choose a technology stack that ensures delivering all these aspects.
Node.js slowing asynchronous development helps running all elements on a single thread. This makes the framework extremely lightweight and lean to ensure optimum performance.
Node.js apps needs to use object-oriented databases such as MongoDB. The support for such databases and various IDEs are inbuilt with NodeJS.
NodeJS as the most popular technology in an eCommerce stack has come of age and is considered one of the most matured and complete environments now. Apart from the array of reasons that made NodeJS so popular, let us explain some of the key benefits of NodeJS for eCommerce development.
Unmatched performance and loading speed is a key advantage of using NodeJS for eCommerce stores. Being able to take care of both backend and frontend web store elements, it can deliver a great result for a much lower cost of development. This is why any retailer looking for a comprehensive and high-performance eCommerce technology with reduced cost burden, will find NodeJS as the perfect environment.
NodeJS boasts of non-blocking I/O model which comes as a great choice for apps handling a lot of data. This model also helps apps in demanding real-time data streaming. The NodeJS framework by using push technology helps to develop two-way channels for server-side web apps. This helps an eCommerce store to allow smooth transfer of data between client and server sides.
With NodeJS no longer the requests and response are considered as two separate events as it happens with the earlier technologies. When both requests and responses are considered as a single event or just a stream of data by NodeJS, the lagging time for processing a request with a response can entirely be avoided. In an eCommerce environment, this real-time data streaming helps faster search and purchasing process.
When it comes to getting usable across multiple OS platforms, Node.js comes as a truly versatile and flexible framework. NodeJS comes with the event-driven design that allows NodeJS eCommerce apps to run on all types of OS platforms ranging from Unix, Mac OS X to Microsoft Windows. With NodeJS the developers can build several small and efficient modules and they can also bring in new modules appropriate for their eCommerce development project.
An eCommerce store requires first of all fast-loading product pages that help easily browsing and searching the products. NodeJS in this respect also comes as a fully-equipped solution to ensure appealing product pages with user-friendly search, filter and browsing options. If you use the NoSQL database along with NodeJS framework, you can easily maintain a wider variety of similar products in every category.
One of the most important benefits of using Node.js to build an e-commerce website or app us that you can get access to a wide array of ready to use plugins for every purpose and use case.
You can get a wide array of free and open-source plugins on the GitHub platform. These plugins representing various functions and features make the development process easier besides reducing the complexity, cost and time of development to a great extent.
NodeJS boasts of a large developer community spread across the globe. Any e-commerce store having a complicated and multifaceted structure can be demanding in terms of feature set, functions, and design elements. Developers facing such challenges often need support and help from a large developer community can come as a timely aid.
NodeJS boasts of a really large developer community dedicated to improving your efforts with value additions. The eCommerce website developers can get all sorts of solutions and helps with the community of the GitHub or the StackOverflow involved with NodeJS platform.
From the above-mentioned explanation, it is clear that NodeJS offers the most credible range of solutions for building eCommerce web stores. From performance to scalability to low-cost design, all reasons go in favour of this framework for eCommerce development.
Do you want to build a robust eCommerce store with an appealing look and great performance? There cannot be a better technology option than NodeJS for this. Let our experts guide you about building an online store using NodeJS. Feel free to drop us a message.
WRITTEN BY: Jeegnasa Mudsa
Jeegnasa Mudsa is Executive Director at CMARIX Technolabs Pvt. Ltd. a leading eCommerce development company with 15+ years experience. A blend of true Engineer and…
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