Hey! Are you just thinking of creating a b2b eCommerce software but don’t have any clear idea or thought in mind of how to proceed? You may find a few of the shopping cart development software which may or may not provide the feasibility of creating a b2b eCommerce software.
Moreover, forget about b2b, these platforms cannot cater to the requirements and features that a b2c or a c2c online store should address. A few of such platforms are Virtuemart, Shopify, WooCommerce, J2Store, Prestashop, Hikashop, Hikamart, BigCommerce, Magento, Sharetribe, etc. Each one of the above has a long list of drawbacks than the number of benefits that one could leverage.
The B2b eCommerce software industry is one of the most booming industries and you might need a full potential b2b shopping cart development platform to be profitable enough and be a part and a major leader of this industry. With the above-mentioned software, it is definitely not possible to achieve your targets.
For example, let’s talk about Shopify. One of the major drawbacks is that this platform doesn’t even provide the provision to create a multi-vendor marketplace. Hence, you need to rely on third-party service providers which may cost a hefty amount and may disrupt your budget and tentative delivery or release dates of code patches.
With a platform like Virtuemart, you get more losses than you have incurred the profits. This platform has very poor management in terms of coupon generation, shipment modules, multi-vendor, rating and review, taxation and discount, e-wallets, and payments, etc. It doesn’t provide a depth dynamic for many of the essential and core features of any of the marketplace.
The rating and review for shipment and packaging cannot be enabled. There is absolutely no feature to put a boundary on the shipping or billing location of the consignment. Moreover, an admin with a niche store cannot create shipping rules based on product categories and sub-categories, based on some specific product, or manufacturer.
Some other drawbacks which this platform posses are like it don’t let the vendor registered at the marketplace to let the admin permit them to create their own mini store, create custom shipping rules, create custom coupon codes and rule of imposition and distribution, no way to evaluate the total redemption statistics of the coupon released by the store admin.
Additionally, the admin cannot restrict their vendors based on their origin country, no facility of e-wallet for instant payouts to vendors, refunds to the customers, and payments acceptance through the customer. No provision for ‘Pay to List’, ‘Feature Listing’, ‘Free Listing’, Sell for the price, Query for a price, etc.
There is absolutely no way you could define RMA rules for each vendor, no preferences could be made for any module be it tax, discount, shipment, packaging, etc. based on shipping and billing address. No way you could perform special category listing, stock management for variants, auction, renting, holding booking, or selling downloadable files.
The list of drawbacks is long when one speaks Hikashop for niche stores or Hikamart for multi-vendor stores. It is a fact that you cannot extend your b2b eCommerce software to the third-party extension at all when using this platform.
This platform is intensionally bound to use only their provided solutions and thus you cannot implement any of the functionality that is essential to your b2b shopping cart. eller, packaging, shipment rating, and rating badges features are not available.
There is nothing like Rule-based shipping cost charges. A store owner has to manually set the shipping charge for each product. Vendors or store admins don’t have the provision to decide upon the allowed billing location.
Additionally, you as a store owner cannot create the rule that could be parameterized based on District, Zip code, state, suburb, product category, product sub-category, specific manufacturer. Some cons of using this platform are that it doesn’t provide very good coupon management, Tax and discount board, and many of the essential multi-vendor features.
The best platform which overcomes all such challenges is Sellacious – the ultimate open-source multi vendor eCommerce development platform available for free. This tool provides more than 5000 essential eCommerce features for free and embraces the subscribe with nine free templates to let them begin creating their storefront.
This platform not only overcomes all the challenges one will incur when using the above-mentioned platform but will provide more solutions of its own or develop custom plugins at an economical cost. Contact the 24×7, 265 days available customer support to know more.