With ecommerce trending, it may be the next step for your business. However, it can seem daunting - so where do you start?
Starting with basics, you need a website that will serve as a platform for your products - a good starting point is key. Perhaps your website is up and running, but you aren’t happy with it - why not do a redesign at the same time as doing payment integration. Be sure to discuss your needs with your development team.
Next is to ensure your product list is up to date and aligned with your ecommerce goals. With the ecommerce industry becoming so competitive, it's important to stand out - both with your products as well as with the overall user experience.
So your products stand out on your website, things are looking good! But having a functional payment processor is key to making those sales! Here are some key tips to ask your development team today!
Before considering technical aspects, take consideration of the payment processing fees but be sure to pick a provider that is trusted by customers
Reference check your selection of payment gateway with your development team, will they be comfortable integrating this third party service with your site or do they have an alternative solution
Are you selecting a payment gateway that has been certified as safe and secure? By choosing one that is popular and trusted with customers will keep you on track for this requirement.
Is the payment gateway capable of accepting different payment methods such as credit cards, debit cards and others
Where are you planning to sell geographically via your ecommerce store? Is your payment gateway compatible with this geographical location? Some payment gateways are limited to certain countries - be sure to double check this before implementing the integration.
Should you chose to scale your business in the future, will your payment gateway be able to grow with you?
Just remember, that whatever you choose to do with your ecommerce site, your payment integration should be as secure and smooth as possible. Chat to the expert team behind CakePHP today, to discuss how we can take your ecommerce integration to the next level. CakeDC is here to lead, so you can lead.