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Companies seeking to implement a B2B eCommerce solution understand their requirements and align with a strong partner to select a platform that best serves their digital ambitions. This article aims to help companies define their core requirements and needs. We will also outline how Dreaming Code delivers a robust SaaS B2B eCommerce platform than can fit the requirements of even the most demanding business. Launching an eCommerce platform requires brands to consider their solution requirements, deployment, experience management, inventory and fulfillment management, and seamless integration.
The right solution for your business model
First and foremost, Dreaming Code understands the importance of assessing your business, and its needs before recommending a solution. We won't recommend a platform that's "one size fits all"; instead, we will work with you to identify the specific features and functionality you need to power your B2B eCommerce. This approach ensures the platform is tailored to your particular business needs and that it will be easy to manage and use.
Dreaming Code has a deep understanding and experience in the delivery of eCommerce solutions. We know what works and needs improvement and use this knowledge to deploy flexible and durable solutions that can handle any B2B eCommerce. Our platforms are also easy to manage, meaning that you won't need a team of experts to keep them running smoothly.
After identifying requirements, we will review the critical considerations for a client to consider when looking at B2B eCommerce platforms and outline ways that the Dreaming Code solution will deliver excellent business outcomes.
Deploying a B2B eCommerce solution can be a complex process that requires careful planning and consideration. It's essential to understand your target buyer, your business model, the sophistication of your technology team, and the systems you use to run your business.
There are several options for deploying a technology solution, and each has advantages and disadvantages.
- A brand can buy an off-the-shelf product with the need to configure, support, and maintain it with their technical team or a consultant.
- They can explore several available open-source technologies but be willing to spend the money and effort to make that solution fit best into their business.
- They can subscribe to a prebuilt SaaS solution to support all the features they expect to need and require no need to buy any infrastructure.
Should a brand choose the building approach (options 1 & 2), it will usually require a considerable upfront build cost and an ongoing investment that can be significant for updates. The cost of deploying a technology solution is measured by calculating the cost to purchase, the price to configure, and the ongoing investment to add new features. However, with a SaaS product, the software is built flexibly, can be deployed rapidly, and has ongoing support and updates to ensure that the brand gets access to the latest features without having to make it themselves. Additionally, as it grows, this software can scale with the brand's business.
Brands also need to consider factors that include the company's overall budget, current company infrastructure, business model, and technical capabilities to manage and support the solution.
Dreaming Code is a feature-rich platform designed for most B2B eCommerce for deployment in weeks. It has all the essential features to run and operate a successful B2B storefront. The company has a profound roadmap of new features deployed as the market conditions and buyer requirements change. Lastly, Dreaming Code has an expert team that ensures your solution is up and running optimally without needing your staff and will grow as your business expands.
User experience (UX) is everything
User experience is a deep understanding of the solution users, what they need to accomplish, what they value, their abilities, and their limitations. The right solution also means a platform that puts personalization at the center of any customer journey. Considerations for the UX include:
- The various personas and objectives of the persona when engaging with the solution.
- The devices and networks the target buyers are using to access the online site.
- Meaningful incorporation of branding and visual elements to drive critical user journeys like the path to purchase and search.
- Clear data presentation with catalogs and menus.
- Personalization to support buyers' negotiated or expected pricing that a merchant offers based on volume and markets they serve.
Delivering a UX that can support all the dimensions and permutations requires deep research, extensive validation, and lots of iteration to provide a well-designed UX.
At Dreaming Code, we understand the importance of UX and have created a platform that is agile and robust. Our platform supports deployment across the web, desktops, and mobile devices. We have thought of delivering essential functions like product detail pages, search, and checkout. Our UX designs and templates are built for various buyers and users. We can incorporate branding and customized style sheets to ensure your business is represented the way you want it.
When it comes to eCommerce, a business's success depends on its ability to integrate its commerce platform with its core business infrastructure. These include its core financial systems (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), inventory management, and fulfillment systems. A platform that offers seamless integration allows a merchant to connect its existing systems with little to no effort, eliminating the need for custom development and reducing the time and cost to deploy a new eCommerce solution.
Deploying a platform that is not agnostic to current systems can mean businesses either need to replace their existing systems or invest significantly in building custom connections between their infrastructure systems (like ERP, CRM, and others). Without seamless integration, brands create silos between different functions, preventing them from reacting quickly to customer needs and hindering growth. Integration means that the processes you have defined to transact online can operate without manual work or intervention.
Dreaming Code understands the importance of seamless integration and has built our platform to offer prebuilt integration to the most popular ERP systems. Our platform is virtually system agnostic. We maintain strong industry partnerships with all the leading vendors of these systems to ensure our platform can connect and interact with these other software platforms. With Dreaming Code, businesses can easily connect their existing systems and get up and running with a new eCommerce platform quickly and cost-effectively.
The right partner
When choosing a technology partner for your B2B eCommerce project, there are a few essential things to remember.
The partner you select has to have a high level of experience in eCommerce and digital transformation. At Dreaming Code, we have over 75 years of combined experience in these areas, and we've worked with businesses in various industries and markets. This experience allows us to bring a wealth of knowledge and insight to your project and ensures that we can help you achieve your goals.
Next, choosing a partner who values a strong team of talented professionals is essential. At Dreaming Code, we only hire the best designers, engineers, project managers, and other professionals. This team is dedicated to ensuring your brand's success and providing you with the best possible eCommerce experience.
Finally, it's crucial to choose a partner with a reliable, secure, and resilient platform. Dreaming Code's platform is one of the most advanced and reliable in the industry, and our team is dedicated to ensuring that your brand's eCommerce site is always up and running. We have offices around the globe, so we can provide coverage 24/7/365 with our Radical Support. When you partner with us, you can be confident that you're working with a team of experts dedicated to your success. We'll help you configure the right eCommerce platform and provide you with the support you need to achieve your goals.
When seeking to make the transition to eCommerce, it is vital to find a partner that understands your specific needs and has a robust, secure platform that is highly configurable. Dreaming Code's B2B eCommerce platform provides just that: it integrates seamlessly into your company and is supported by a team of always-available experts. This comprehensive offering can help brands launch and grow their eCommerce storefronts rapidly and successfully.
To learn more about how we can help your business, schedule an appointment with one of our solution experts today.
To learn more about the Dreaming Code eCommerce platform visit: http://dreamingcode.com.