E-Commerce – Technology requirements
An ecommerce venture rests on 4 key enablers – Technology, Sourcing, Marketing and Delivery. Technology plays a foundational role in the success of an ecommerce venture. It ties together all the consumer facing, operational and business verticals of the venture. The minimum technology requirement of an ecommerce venture will include –
¤ A feature-rich, easy to use & scalable web application with
✓ An online store for consumers to shop & pay
✓ An ERP solution to manage daily store operations
✓ Integrated services like email, onsite SEO,
live customer chat, analytics and others.
¤ A robust web server to host the web-application.
¤ A technology team that develops, tests, maintains and supports the
web application and the servers. Apart from running the application on a
24x7 basis, the tech team needs to look one step ahead and keep the
web app feature rich.
What is Shopnix?
Shopnix – is a one-stop-solution for all the technology needs of an ecommerce venture. Visit - http://shopnix.in to learn more.
Core proposition - The core of Shopnix is the Web-application. With the Shopnix web-app anyone can build sexy looking online stores. Our stores are built by bringing together the latest web technologies and the best web design principles.
Visit our sample stores - http://shopnix.in/
The other module of Shopnix is the “Store Manager”, which comes extremely handy to run the daily operations of the store. The feature rich “Store Manager” includes modules for
✓ Inventory Management (Catalog + Product Listing)
✓ Order Processing (Track Registrations & Orders)
✓ User management (Customizable permissions)
✓ Custom Business reports & widgets (Sales report, Low stock alerts etc.,)
✓ Supplier management (for aggregators)
✓ Store analytics (End-to-end analytics to track visits & conversions)
Shopnix addresses 2 primary market segments – Early stage enterprises and large enterprises.
Early stage enterprises include – E-Commerce startups, Small & medium enterprises who typically require -
¤ A basic feature bundle including integrated services like Email & Onsite SEO
¤ Want to keep budgets under control
¤ Scale the technology as the business grows.
The Shopnix - Cloud proposition - has been built for this segment. Our cloud stores run on a multi-tenant architecture. This means that these stores are hosted on a common Shopnix server, includes a competitive feature set in the web-app and is developed and maintained by a common Shopnix tech team. By sharing resources we are able to provide Shopnix at extremely affordable prices to our cloud customers. Refer: http://shopnix.in/
Under the cloud plan we take care of all tech aspects of the stores such as hosting, maintenance, security, backups, feature releases, patch releases, and so on., Our cloud customers don’t need to install or maintain any software locally. We help early stage enterprises to launch TOTALLY FREE. Under the “TOTALLY FREE” plan customers can list upto 300 products for zero service cost and zero transaction fees (for the entire lifetime of the store).
Medium and large ecommerce enterprises have very different needs. They
¤ Require scalable technology from day one – i.e technology that can handle
tens of thousands of catalog items, millions of visitors, thousands of payments etc.,
¤ Custom features on the web-app – like integration with legacy systems,
customized widgets, social features and so on.
¤ Dedicated teams to maintain and support the service.
“Shopnix Enterprise solution” addresses this segment. Apart from the basic ecommerce platform, we provide dedicated customization, tech-support and sys-admin teams for enterprise customers. In effect we provide end-to-end ecommerce IT solutions for this segment.
For further details contact:
Nandan Pujar, Co-Founder and BizDeveloper, Cloudnix Software Labs,