Top Benefits of Each Content Management System
When you begin designing a website for an enterprise eCommerce store, one of the first choices that you will need to make is the type of platform that you want to use. Several of the most popular content management systems (CMS) are flexible, scalable, and reliable. You can easily learn to navigate the framework so that you can add and edit new content or develop pages dedicated to your product or service line. These platforms can also handle video uploads or photo galleries as well to showcase your products in a more appealing way.
Web Design and Development Options
At Clarity Ventures, we can create a website for your business on DotNetNuke (DNN), Drupal, WordPress, or ASP.NET. Below is a list of some of the advantages to each type of CMS so that you can begin to choose which one will be best for your business.
DotNetNuke (DNN) for Enterprise eCommerce
DotNetNuke (DNN), based on ASP.NET, is undeniably one of the most popular Content Management Systems on the market because it provides a simple, easy to use interface that can be easily modified to incorporate your brand. Custom skins and modules can be added to the DotNetNuke platform to give your website a completely unique presence. Modules improve the functionality of your site, while the skins give you the opportunity to incorporate your unique branding images and design elements so that you can continue to establish your credibility in the industry. Clarity's eCommerce platform is built on .NET as well, and we have clients with over 1 million SKUs in a single store running on DotNetNuke (DNN). As a .NET-based CMS, it is also the easiest to customize, expand and more at the best price.
Drupal for Enterprise eCommerce
You can quickly and easily integrate eCommerce applications into any of the CMS platforms. The biggest difference is scalability, DotNetNuke (DNN) winning in that category.
Drupal, based on PHP, is another option to consider for CMS. You can quickly and easily integrate eCommerce applications into the Drupal platform. Drupal is also open source so it is easily customizable by a web developer but a little more expensive to do so. One of the most important elements to establishing your own brand is to create a unique, dynamic web design. With Drupal, WordPress, or DotNetNuke (DNN), customized backgrounds and layouts give your customers a sense of your business and shape the way that they perceive your professionalism and your credibility.
WordPress for Enterprise eCommerce
WordPress, based on PHP, is the CMS system of choice for many people, and small business owners for simple marketing or content-heavy websites. The sleek and clean interface offers an ideal option to generate a simple yet complete website. Simplicity is key with WordPress, although you can have a custom theme designed to your exact specifications to be used on this platform as well. WordPress provides a range of widgets and plug-ins to increase functionality and provide your users with a better browsing experience. WordPress is the cheapest platform, yet the least flexible for complex customizations and integrations.
Each of these content management systems offers a great platform to begin selling your products or services in an eCommerce design format. There are, however, pros and cons with each platform that may dramatically affect your ability to expand, grow and adapt as your business does over time. Clarity offers a free consultation to discuss those pros and cons with you to ensure that you chose the right platform, the first time. With Clarity, an Austin-based web development company, we can help you can begin to customize your website with modules and applications that will set your business apart.