Ecommerce done right
The mecca of revenue-generating websites is selling stuff online, right? Just add a shopping cart and you’re good to go. There are wonderful services, like Shopify, PayPal, and Square, that are designed to help your ecommerce solution get up and running quickly. But after you’ve added the shopping cart, how do you manage inventory? Who updates the site with new offerings? How do you make sure that people aren't buying things that are sold out?
Ecommerce as an experience rather than a transaction
Ecommerce is as much about designing the user experience as any other component of your website. If the navigation is clean, the offerings are relevant, and it’s easy to complete the process, then you’ve inspired confidence and perhaps even sold a few more things at the same time.
Ecommerce may be everywhere, but so are the stories of stolen credit card data, identity theft and ruined credit histories. PCI, which stands for Payment Card Industry, is a part of a longer name, PCI Security Standards Council, which is a global forum that develops and maintains security standards for electronic payments. If your site is PCI-compliant (and if you’re doing ecommerce, it had better be!), then it means it adheres to these standards and can document that it does. If a breach occurs, then you need to be able to prove that you were compliant at the time of the occurrence.
Integrate accounting, inventory, and shipping
Most businesses that sell products have a backend system that tracks their inventory. Whether your backend system talks to your frontend ecommerce store is another matter. Provisio loves to help businesses synchronize those systems so that if someone buys 14 widgets online, your site can update the backend system in real-time to make sure that you don’t accidentally sell those same widgets to someone else. We can help with inventory, fulfillment and a variety of ecommerce workflows to keep your business humming instead of groaning.