Internet store as service — beneficial approach
Renting an online store from our company - what is it? Actually we give you all IT software and maintenance needed to operate your online store in exchange for monthly payment. The concept of SaaS has long been known in the field of IT, it is like you use some technical stuff but do not need to know where it is located and how/whom it is operated. Outsourcing approach has proved its effectiveness for many IT solutions, online stores in our case - a good confirmation.
What do you need from an online store? First of:
- the speed and uninterrupted functioning of the online store engine, the reliability and security of the data - is the most important .
- fast and qualified technical support - your store needs to be updated with new features and improved constantly .
- a universal and sufficient feature set, and it's not desirable to get into technical nuances .
- Available costs - last but not least, I do not want to invest much in something I do not know.
Renting an online store is just designed to satisfy this list of requirements, and indeed for an affordable fee:
- We serve a large number of stores with different requirements and approaches
- When renting a store, most potential problems are solved before they occur, because all stores are on our monitoring site, if a problem occurs in one store, we receive the error report and solve the problem, automatically update all stores (the online store engine is always the latest version for every client).
- Many functions appear at the request of store owners, the most popular we implement, and everyone can use it; on all emerging issues you can always contact us directly, relying on qualified expert assistance in dealing with IT issues.
- The risks of costs are on us, you pay a low monthly fee. With a large number of stores that we serve, it has become profitable for us too. So, everyone is happy :)
To ensure the reliability, transparency and efficiency of online store rental services , you can refer to many of our clients which work on a lease basis - the software of an online store is not necessary to buy.
What if download and use a free engine? or buy the store engine? Who has already tried that knows: the engine of the store itself without the support of specialists for the seller does not have any value - time is more expensive, so everyone is doing their own job. The store owner needs operating e-shop, and he is ready to pay for it, but not for the human-years of the programmers' work invested in the software. Therefore, we offer to pay only for the work of the store, and do not mislead the seller, selling the engine to him, and then also support. Here are different models for purchasing an online store (from the point of view of a trading company without competent technical personnel):
- Download a free (cheap) engine - there can be a lot of pitfalls, support under a big question , any small tech problem can "shut down" the store forever
- Buy a quality store engine - the decision of a professional team will cost a decent investment considering the implementation, customization and training. Well, and support of course - without it everything breaks at the most inopportune moment, and in a multi-functional universal system to find even a petty problem on your own even for a programmer can be very difficult - and it is precious time. It turns out, you have to pay for the engine and then all the same for support.
- Rent an online store - only pay for the support of the store. The implementation is automatic, everything works on our trusted servers, so we do not charge a large fee for implementation (only design and customization). Responsibility for all technical issues remains with us. This model provides an economic profit from support, therefore qualified timely service is a necessary condition for this approach, which ultimately makes the operation of the IT base the most effective.
These findings are based on our many years of experience in the developing and supporting of e-commerce solutions.