Are you considering a pre-packaged e-commerce platform? There are several myths about the approach flourishing in our LinkedIn feeds. Lock-in effect, steep total cost of ownership, limited customization, and more. But are these accurate? Read on to find out.
1. My Partner Wants to Establish a Lock-in Effect
The first, and perhaps most common myth about pre-packaged platforms is the lock-in effect. Many e-commerce businesses are afraid of relying too heavily on their platform partner and are wary of becoming too loyal. But is there any truth to the partiality of the lock-in effect?
Regardless if you build a platform from scratch, or use a pre-packaged option, it will result in the same level of dependency on your partner. Opting for a pre-packaged platform, such as Avensia Excite might actually be a better choice, as these platforms come with thorough documentation and established ways of working.
Plus, Avensia Excite is built to encourage code and knowledge-sharing to and between clients. The approach is all about offering the necessary foundation and allowing the e-commerce business to add its own custom flavor on top. Regardless of which route you’re taking, it’s fundamental to scrutinize the pros and cons of a pre-packaged platform vs full ownership.