With a really good eCommerce website design, your business can appear to be equal to any high-street shop, whatever your actual business size.
While many ecommerce websites based on off-the-shelf templates are fairly poor, the quality of some shopping carts has risen since 2011 and are now a worthwhile consideration. If you think of them as the equivalent of a flat-pack kitchen compared to one crafted especially for you, then you can see some of the differences. With the former, you have to put up with the quality and options available off-the shelf; if it doesn't quite fit your requirements then that's too bad.
Despite the advances made in commercial ecommerce shopping carts, they still have several major disadvantages:
A bespoke ecommerce site is crafted exactly to your need, to perform just the functions that your business requires. It will be fast because there's no unnecessary code, easy to use because the back-end administration pages are streamlined for the way you do business. Secure because it's unique and coded using best practises and secure code.
There is no possibility for a hacker creating a fake page to steal bank or account login details
We can give you all the information you need to make the decision between bespoke and commercial software.
We have years of experience with creating ecommerce sites and online shops so can advise on all the issues you need to consider.
If you email iCatching as soon as you consider an online store, then we can point you in the right direction and tell you what you need to consider. We're based in Bicester, Oxfordshire, handily close to the M40 if you'd like us to visit.