You’ve started a new company, and your new company depends on everything you do. It’s key to make every minute count. But where to start?
We live in an age where everything needs to be done faster and earlier. Nowhere is this more apparent than in e-commerce. Orders are now fulfilled in time frames – such as same-day delivery – considered impossible not long ago. How best to adapt to this race? Automation of services is an obvious route, but is it always the best solution for your business to take? A distinction needs to be made here between what could be made more efficient vs. what should be made more efficient.
1. Don’t reinvent the wheel
In some circumstances, off-the-shelf solutions can already exist. Take Shopify as an example. Shopify is a complete e-commerce solution that allows you to set up your own online store. It enables you to easily organize your products, customize your storefront, accept credit card payments and track and respond to orders. It is particularly effective as a ready-made software package for online stores. In most scenarios, it will be significantly more efficient to use a ready-made solution rather than developing your own bespoke version.