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E-commerce is moving toward a more direct model as the global marketplace connects increasingly through technology, and customers demand more from vendors. Technologies such as blockchain will disrupt the global marketplace further, changing the way buyers, sellers and intermediaries engage. Whether you’re navigating the logistics of choosing the right warehouse or selecting the best sales platform, you’ll find that e-commerce executive Ramon Abalo Costa demystifies the process for you in this detailed, step-by-step guide.

About the Author

Ramon Abalo Costa is the general manager, Asia-Pacific, for APG eCommerce Solutions. He writes a blog about e-commerce logistics.

 

Summary

Consider supply and shipping chain integration when you choose a sales platform.

Companies that conduct business through e-commerce generally center that function around a sales portal or website. You can use one of these popular e-commerce platforms:

  1. Magento – This platform integrates with most international shipping and domestic carriers and provides a large list of supply-chain integrations.
  2. Shopify – This platform offers integration options with major US-based shipping companies plus some limited international shipping options. Shopify provides less sophisticated supply-chain integration offerings than Magento.
  3. WooCommerce (WordPress) – Roughly 30% of websites use WordPress’s platform. WooCommerce offers plug-in options for shipping carriers worldwide along with basic supply-chain integration options.
  4. BigCommerce – This platform has US-based default shipping carriers and you can add global carriers through its app store. BigCommerce doesn’t have as many supply-chain...

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