You know you can't accomplish absolutely everything you desire for your business without assistance. And you aren't about to trust just anyone to handle vital aspects of your work. When selecting an Ecommerce partner, you want exactly that—a partner. Your business needs a long-term relationship with an expert consultant who is as invested in your successes as you are, someone who truly becomes a member of your team. And you know you can't afford to make the wrong decision, but with so many important factors to consider, narrowing your choices can be a challenging and intimidating prospect. With numerous options available, how can you be confident that you're hiring the most talented, experienced, and trustworthy people for your business's specific needs?
Fortunately, ECommerce Partners has created "Choosing an Ecommerce Partner: How to Succeed," a helpful and user-friendly guide to finding an expert consultant who will take your business to the next level. In four easy and concise steps, you'll determine your company's strengths and the areas in which you most need external guidance, helping you to determine which agencies will be the most appropriate fit for you. You'll begin to sketch a portrait of the ideal Ecommerce partner based on your business's individual needs, instead of simply signing with whoever is the cheapest, most popular, or closest to home (and you'll learn to prevent flashy sales pitches from influencing your decision, too.) You'll also draw parameters for what you can realistically invest in terms of both capital and internal resources, so that your decision doesn't strain your finances.
Next, you'll learn how to construct an effectual request for proposal (RFP), which will help you to solicit the information you require from potential partners in order to make an informed decision about who best suits your needs. You'll ask explicit and detailed questions that generate the most helpful, informative, and comprehensive answers. You'll evaluate the agency and its people—not just the key players, but everyone who will be working on your account on a day-to-day basis—to ensure that they're the talented, professional, communicative, and trustworthy team you seek. You'll learn the value of analyzing case studies and speaking to current clients for recommendations. And, finally, you'll employ ECommerce Partners' structured partner analysis to measure the most important attributes and compare them across all potential consultants. At the end of the process, you'll have a clear picture of each agency and what its people bring to the table, as well as any potential shortcomings.
ECommerce Partners' valuable and easy-to-read presentation will set you on the right course to determining the ideal consultants. Don't put off finding the right people for your needs for one more day.