1.Web Hosting Options
There are on-premise and cloud-based options to choose from.
The cloud-based options have hosting services included in the platform. As long as you are connected to the internet, you will be able to access your website anytime from anywhere. If your business operations don’t allow you to do proper maintenance, the cloud-based option is perfect for you.
The on-premise platforms require platform installations on-site. This is a little bit complicated, especially if you are a beginner and you are just starting to sell online. These platforms require you to source for additional maintenance services for the servers.
Compare the options, talk to your team, discuss possible outcomes, and make a decision that will best suit your company’s needs.
2. PCI Security
All ecommerce sellers today must be PCI compliant. Your customers must feel protected when shopping online.
Through PCI compliance you are offering security and protection to customers as they make online payments using their credit/debit cards.
There are some platforms (like the cloud-based B2B ecommerce platforms) that offer these services, however, there are others that will leave security as your responsibility.
The Magento platform, for example, is an open-source solution and a great option for all B2B merchants, however, the platform doesn’t provide security to customers when shopping online. You must take care of this problem and ensure the personal information of your customers are protected and encrypted.