Leading e-commerce stores or online businesses are basically multi-vendor online marketplaces. When you look around for leading e-commerce stores the names like Amazon, Airbnb, Walmart, eBay, etc will instantly pop up in your mind. In spite of having diverse business models, they have one common thing and that is, they all represent multi-vendor marketplaces.
So, it is likely to be ambitious to build a multi-vendor marketplace like Amazon or eBay. Before you decide to hire a Magento development company as a custom e-commerce software developer for your project, let’s have a detaIled understanding of the key aspects.
Here we are going to explain various development options for such e-commerce marketplace.
If your e-commerce marketplace needs more than just a software and if you want a software solution tailor-made to fit your specific requirements and optimum scalability, custom software is ideal.
Let’s check out the pros and cons of a custom developed software.
Now, let us have a look at the key considerations of a custom developed E-commerce multi-vendor website.
In case of the custom custom e-commerce marketplace website development, the development cost is pretty high. This is more because of the need for developer talents with great experience and expertise. Moreover, a meticulous approach on every aspect will involve bigger development time as well.
You can allow your customers a lot of scopes for customization as per their likes or dislikes starting from the font, template to website theme. The code dependency is also taken care of to accommodate any type of add-ons.
The ultimate important part of any development company building custom solution is providing post development support. Any e-commerce store may need further modification or changes to meet their needs and this requires post development support.
There are too many readymade marketplace software platforms that are widely used by many e-commerce businesses. These software solutions have their equal pros and cons.
Let’s have a look at the key considerations for using a readymade marketplace software for e-commerce stores.
Though the readymade software comes as already developed they can be further customized with third party plugins and tools.
As they come as readymade scripts there is hardly any need for additional coding. This helps faster development and make the e-commerce store ready in far less time than custom software based stores.
Readymade multi-vendor e-commerce mobile app and software evolved as per user needs and general market demands and hence they are truly user-friendly. As they are constantly fine tuned with latest design elements and features, they offer great user experience.
There are too many top e-commerce software platforms in the market. Here we have picked the leading 3 e-commerce development platforms that are popular all over the globe.
It is a managed e-commerce platform that takes care of everything including hosting, easy development help and built in promotional tools. You need to pay per month to keep your store running. There are various plans to choose from. Let’s have a quick look at the features.
WordPress is a leading CMS solution that empowers the largest number of websites, blogs and e-commerce stores. It is a free and open-source content management software built with PHP and MySQL. With a flexible plugin architecture and a robust template system it supports building all types of websites including e-commerce stores. With the free WooCommerce plugin you can easily integrate features for sales and purchases.
Read More: Top Brands Using Magento For Their eCommerce Business
Magento is a robust and globally recognised e-commerce open source platform offering loads of e-commerce-ready features for marketing, search engine optimization, and content management. It is a platform that requires users to take hosting separately. It is great particularly for the tech-savvy businesses, but it is also the most robust in terms of capabilities.
Yo!Kart is one of the most popular and trusted multi-vendor eCommerce platforms to start an online marketplace. It is a fully customizable and scalable multi-vendor platform for businesses of all sizes. Yo!Kart is a self-hosted marketplace solution that is completely customizable.
Also, Yo!Kart team is planning to launch a ready-made B2B eCommerce platform, Yo!Kart B2B. Contact the team for more details.
Growcer is a readymade, customizable grocery eCommerce platform that is developed by FATbit Technologies. It is sophisticatedly designed with robust features and functionalities that enhance the end-user experience. The solution also offers intuitive mobile apps for both buyers and delivery staff. It can be said that Growcer is a comprehensive yet compelling solution as:
While multi-vendor eCommerce marketplaces will continue to grow and become popular, the choice of the tools and technologies as per business needs and audience will always be crucial.
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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