Query: what all eCommerce solutions are available for SME/Startups and which is the best one as per Indian market i.e. Transaction gateway, Charge per transaction, features etc.
Before going ahead you can check out the recent post on eCommerce by Startupfreak where we covered w.r.t cost /amount of money required to get started with eCommerce platform
- How Much it will cost for eCommerce website
Basis of Comparison
|Name of the plan||Bronze||Basic||Get Going|
|Discount on Subscription||yearly = 22.95$/month||NA||Na|
|No. of Products Displayed (SKUs)||100||100||100|
|Payment Gateways Available||Paypal, amazon, google and 60 others||Paypal, amazon, google and 60 others||Many + indian gateways likes CCAvenue, Payu, Direcpay|
|Platform Transaction Fees||0%||2%||0%|
There are some eCommerce solution provider specific to Indian market and there are many whom you can choose from and we have found three which are trending in the market which are Buildabazaar, Martjack and Zepo and below is the comparison for the three.
Basis of Comparison
|Name of the plan||Starter||Silver||Basic|
|Price/month||INR 1500/month||INR 1000/month||INR 2650/month|
|Discount on Subscription||Half Yearly = 1350/month
Yearly = 1200/month
|Yearly = 937/month||NA|
|No. of Products Displayed (SKUs)||1000||300||500|
|Payment Gateways Available||EBS, CCAvenue, PayU (PayTM for Free)||TechProcess, CCAvenue, HDFC, Axis (Billdesk for Free)||All leading Indian payment gateway|
|Platform Transaction Fees||0%||2.00%||0%|
|Bandwidth||Unlimited||Unlimited||2 GB/ monthly|
|Order Notifications||Email & SMS||Email and SMS||Email and SMS|
|Indian Shipping Company’s Logistics Support||Blue Dart||Aramex, UPS, Blue Dart, AFL||Aramex, UPS, Blue Dart, AFL|
|Themes||Number of free themes||30 Free Themes||20 Free Themes||24 Free Themes|
|Customization||No HTML & CSS customization||No HTML & CSS customization||No HTML & CSS customization|
|Mobile Responsive Site||No||No||No|
|Support for Multi-Currency Online Stores||Yes||No||No|
|Discount Coupon Functionality||Yes||Yes||Yes|
In the shopping cart software You can set up shipping charges bases on combination of delivery mode like ‘By Air’, ‘By Ground’, ‘Same day delivery’ and delivery regions like in ‘Metros’, ‘Domestic’, ‘Internationals’ etc. With this setup you can charge different shipping cost for Domestic, National and International deliveries. Soft-wares will also give you option to set shipping charges based on ranges like for ‘1 to 5 Kg ‘ X amount/kg and ‘ 5 to 10 Kg’ Y amount/kg. Some platform gives the checkout option with Cash on Delivery option (COD) also. By doing this consumer can be encouraged to by more quantity. Logistic and courier part is what eats the margin in eCommerce business, so finding a better shipping and logistic company is crucial for a startup. If you are shipping internationally, do a good amount of research before handed.
You can also do an API integration with courier company to get the real time courier charges and add it in the bill before checkout and also get the tracking and airway bill no. on confirmation of the order, which customer can take print out.
There is innovation happening in delivery system wherein companies are offering, COD with same day delivery option. warehouses are built in each areas for faster deliveries. Big players like Amazon, Ebay and walmart have this model of same day delivery running successfully for which customers are ready to pay double or triple of the shipping charges.
- quality same day couriers use speednationwide.co.uk