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Hosted Or Custom, Which E-Commerce Solution Would You Be Opting For In 2017?

  • By Michael Samson
  • 30 Jun, 2017
Ecommerce Development Dubai
Hosted Or Custom, Which E-Commerce Solution Would You Be Opting For In 2017

The world of business has only one language and that language relies on one core word, i.e. “Adapt”. Because of some serious interference from the technology, the world of business has shaped in to a dynamic zone. Complex markets like Dubai see many businesses jumping into the pool and fading out within no time, just because of incompetency or limited knowledge. 

As a business owner, one would need to understand that the world of online business is taking over the conventional ways of shopping. Therefore, the core focus should be in this area.  

Before jumping into the conclusion and making random decisions that may not worth the effort, one would need to understand the core basics that are associated with the field of ecommerce development Dubai . Once that milestone has been achieved the next phase would be decide on the right solutions out of the two, i.e. whether one should opt for custom or hosted ecommerce solutions.

This will enable one to get hands on an appropriate platform that is in line with one’s business requirements and processes. To go for a custom/open source solution and a hosted solution one would need to work on the business budgets and volume requirements as this will enable one to understand and pick the right solution. To make the difference clear between the two, I will jot down some of the core differences between the two types below:

The Difference

Hosted e-commerce solution:

Solutions that come under the hosted types like Shopify are believed to be the most efficient and economical ones by experts. They are solutions that are not owned by one because of their off-the-shelf nature; there are some core features associated with this type such as:

  • Inferior costs for setup
  • Can be easily deployed and maintained
  • Price comprises of hosting services, upgrading and downgrading can be easily achieved in this type
  • It is limited in nature when it comes to offer flexibility
  • Services are backed with full and prompt assistance from the developers
  • Bugs are fixed automatically, implementing new features and upgrading is simpler in this type
  • Integration for third-party can be done but with partial dealers

Custom/open source solution

Magento can be a good example here as an open source solution that is highly customizable in nature plus needs expert developers’ assistance to deploy and maintain the processes.

  • Setup rates may settle between high to very ranges (that is, cost template integration, code customization, testing, and deployment)
  • Difficult solutions may be implemented with ease and can be maintained without facing too much of difficulties.
  • The process of downgrading and upgrading may be classified as a complicated one.
  • Improved flexible nature and features that can be customized easily as per one’s specific needs.
  • Private contract based support is highly recommend in this type
  • Coding can be customized in a manual manner for the sake of upgrading

It may at times turn out to be a tricky job for one to pick the right solution from the above mentioned therefore to stay on top of things and compete efficiently in the market with extra ordinary services, one would require a strong backup from experts in the domain of ecommerce web development Dubai based services. Experts in this domain will work closely with you and will help you in picking the best possible solutions for your business.

By Michael Samson 06 Jan, 2018

This is a mobile era. There are billions of mobile users, which are increasing with every passing year. According to a recent survey, the number of smartphone users worldwide in 2017 was 2.32 billion; it is expected to reach 2.53 billion in 2018. Mobile has also captured the longest screen times, surpassing the TV screen time. People are somewhat addicted to smartphones due to its compact size and fast nature.

A recent researched showed that consumers use averagely 5 hours on smartphones. On average, we spend two - thirds of our working time on the smartphones.

All these facts emphasize the importance of a mobile app and its benefits for small and large businesses alike. In another survey, mobile users are reported to spend more than 80% of their time on mobile apps.

For that reason, mobile app development in Dubai is increasing. Businesses are taking advantage of this medium of communication.

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With rapid development in technology and business methodologies, promoting a business via traditional mail has become obsolete. Website for businesses has become a necessity and a business however small or large it may be, gets a competitive disadvantage if operating without a website.

A website for a business has become the “need of the hour” and any individual willing to start a business or small businesses willing to expand should really consider getting a website built for their businesses. It is highly recommended by business professionals around the world and has been tested by thousands of companies to give remarkable results.

Strictly concentrating on the markets of the Middle East, this article sheds light on website design Dubai  Abu Dhabi and other parts of the region. How website design works, its benefits and its significance in business promotion has been briefly discussed.

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The technologies around the world are changing rapidly. The latest and even better technologies are being introduced to bring convenience and betterment to our lives. Similarly, in the field of web development the things are changing at a very rapid pace. The development and designing approaches have been changing and improving in a very speedy manner.

The PHP, ASP.net, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap and the WordPress templates have been really popular all around the world. Millions of coders and customers use to prefer it for the development of their websites. But, since the introduction of the Ruby on Rails, a number of developer’s focus has shifted towards it as well. For the web development Dubai and around the world, ROR is also now preferred, especially mostly for the big applications. Here are some of the reasons you should also learn ROR, if you are a developer.

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Search engine optimization has turned into a huge industry within a time span of just ten years or so. There were times, where such forms of marketing were not taken on serious notes during their initial phases. The online role players were not too many in number and things were still in their early days as far as the customers were concerned.

Today, dynamic trends, heavy reliance and growing confidence from visitors makes it easy for the products and service providers to operate online and in most cases earn more online than their physical presence.

Things become further dynamic in complex and highly developed markets like those of UAE. People are time bound and have to go through hectic routines all the time. This deprives them from taking out time just to go out and do some shopping for their kitchen and wardrobe or anything else that they may require in the form of an artifact or a service.

This situation has been well read by business owners and they are well aware that things are not going to be easy for them to when it comes to climb up the SERPs without a reliable, smart, affordable and experienced SEO services Dubai based solution provider.

Organically a sound solution that is free from any kind of exaggerated or unrealistic attempts used to climb up the ranks, these services really can change the entire course of the game for almost any business.

Simplicity however is the key, i.e. pushing the service provider, or going for tools that promise thousands of backlinks in just few moments with the help of few clicks may sound very appealing, but in reality this is where one may be asking for trouble.

Most of the links may be spammy, low in quality and blacklisted and this may cause heavy penalties and one’s domain may be blacklisted by major search engines like Google.

Best social media Dubai marketing and engagement is another way that helps a brand to perk up and enjoy greater exposures. With most of the users engaged with social media for different reasons, this medium really can put one’s business on the right track to success and reach maximum target audience within no time.

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Both the social media and SEO are directly linked together in the context of Social Media Optimization. Social media actually plays a vital role in ranking a website for a specific keyword on different search engines. This process of ranking a keyword is actually boosted up with the help of social media activities.

Actually SEO has become really important for the sake of every online business these days. It’s because the competition among online businesses is really high. So, it becomes really important for them to make an impact in the online market to become successful in their specific niche. For this purpose, online businesses most often hire the services of SEO services Dubai . As far as the difference between social media and SEO are concerned, following are some of the main ones.

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The required attractiveness of a logo is proportional to the proficiency of a service provider employed for the purpose of designing it. Selecting the best service provider also depend upon your requirements. If you are going to create your logo from the beginning, graphic and  web designing companies in Dubai are the best option.

They can offer innovative ideas to be implemented for your branding needs. Additionally, their designing strategy makes the overall appearance appealing to your customers. They use the following innovative ways for better noticeability and improved attractiveness.

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Corporation distinctiveness is helpful for extreme success of a business. Organizations must stay clear in preparing their business uniqueness. The fact is that a clear and effective identity supports the business in many ways to achieve its long-term corporate goals.

Both internal and external appearance of a business must be reflected the identity establishment. A company’s mission statement identifies its personality and the style of its operations which must be shaped and matched together. The business must be presented in a reliable form to be noticed well by the target consumers or clients.

Beside a better strategy for corporation uniqueness, different factors influence its growth and development. A most common factor that affects its popularity is SEO services. A reputable service provider, such as SEO services Dubai can be a great accelerator for an organization’s distinctiveness. These services can greatly support the implemented strategy.

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The connection or relation between search engine optimization and website design is simply a glued one. Compromising on any one of the two may deprive one’s website from reaching its maximum potentials. A truly search engine optimization friendly website actually began its journey to success right from the initial phases of design.

Business owners operating in UAE markets have to ensure that their online presence is a perfect response to all the needs from their clients and to get hands on this task, they plan things in a smart passion and ensure that they are backed with experienced website design Dubai based solution providers.

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