Marketplaces have always been an immersive experience, something that stimulates the imagination with bright colours and the possibility of discovery around every corner. When done well, online market web design recreates this experience for the buyers that visit the site. But the colourful storefronts hide from the buyers the complicated but necessary infrastructure required to ensure secure transactions in a global economy. An online marketplace website must manage currency rates, search engine optimisation, multiple languages and user rights – just to name a few. It is a far cry from the corner shop of just a few decades ago.
An online marketplace is a website that allows multiple buyers to sell to a large body of sellers, which means that there is great risk – which translates into immense opportunity. If you work with us you’ll seize those opportunities and profit.
Every journey needs a map - the principles below outline ours. These landmark principles can lead you to success.
A marketplace is not something you build on a whim – it has a purpose and target audience that needs to be served. We build with this purpose in mind, focusing on the clients’ needs and strategies to choose the right technologies to serve them now and in the future.
A marketplace requires a host of different characteristics, such as being adaptable, flexible and scalable. To achieve all those ends, you need a team that contains a variety of skills to be ensure your long-term growth and success – a team like us.
There are a host of different technological components that can combine to make a great online marketplace. The challenge is picking the right ones. A reliable partner like us can translate your business strategy into the right technologies for an engaging marketplace that fits your needs.
High quality coding is crucial for your flexibility with your marketplace. Quality code makes your marketplace easy to maintain, easy to grow, easy to control without having to rely on a third party who locks you into the long-term.
Markets are networks of buyers and sellers, where the bigger the network gets the more valuable the marketplace becomes. If your marketplace can’t scale to meet the bigger demand, your business has a ceiling to its value. We design with growth in mind, making it easy for marketplaces to scale.
The right technologies make a world of difference, and open source platforms make the best marketplaces. This tech with our clients’ needs tends to lead to the best possible future.
Symfony is an open-source PHP framework that operates as a support system for developers who want to build an advanced, scalable, functional website.
When it comes to providing information in your marketplace, there is no better way to press your advantage than with Wordpress.
For when you to need to reach out beyond your platform to get to your customers, use Mandrill to ensure exceptional communication.
Get the most important part of the transaction right by integrating Stripe and Paypal into your marketplace website.
Don’t let your marketplace website be limited by what device your customers are using with Twitter bootstrap.
Bugs can be opportunities instead of problems. We actively track our clients’ online marketplaces’ errors for two reasons. First, to fix them before these issues because a problem for customers. Second, to use the bugs as guideposts to the users’ expectations to improve the platform’s functionality.
Finding the right technical metrics to evaluate your site is part of the entrepreneurial process. Learn more about the importance of measurement in developing an optimised product by clicking here.
We believe in Agile Development and running a Lean organisation. That means that we build websites that embody sustained innovation through rapid iteration over a prolonged period. By building a flexible marketplace, you can be responsive to your clients’ evolving needs.
Entrepreneurship means being able to adjust to changing conditions faster than your competitors through rapid iteration. Lean more on how rapid iteration can improve your marketplace by clicking here.
Knowing when and how to build a feature to benefit your clients is always challenging. Let us help you learn what you should build and when you should build it.