Choosing the RIGHT low code and no code solution to launch your e-commerce
It’s a tedious job to find the best suitable low-code and no-code solutions. It is not our intention to imply, there are fewer players or there are so many outs there. Indeed, it’s easy to sign up to start with any software with free offering, start developing something immediately. However, you will realise the pitfalls only in the middle of everything. So, here are some pointers on what you need to look for.
There are few things you need to agree whichever the platform you choose.
Whether it’s Tradly or other players.
- When a solution customised to make the system easy for replicating, there are use cases(example: grocery) kept in mind to build. Hence, if you have a use cases that is different from them, then you will not be able to make it easily. Workarounds needed that might take weeks or months.
- When there is a solution which has the lot of pre-built components, it might easy to assemble an app or web using the components. But if some components is not there, you need to be ready to built on your own. But not all platforms provide you the option to insert your components.
- You need to agree that everybody prefers a different style. So, you can’t always customise drastically when someone is selling a theme. Theme are a good start. So don’t complain a company by choosing the easy solution and fast because you choose it. There will be always limit in the theme. But if you can get the ACCESS of the SOURCE code of the front end, then of course you can change it. Then you need to be ready for the additional time or money to support this design.
Look for solutions that built around this
- Platform first solutions. Not use case’s first solution. (Do not choose a solution which says the product built around a specific use case.). You can’t remake the wrapped salad into something else. But you can also make your salads by choosing ingredients. The platforms always allows you to build something on top of them.
- Solution is API first. And Headless. In layman terms, these platforms are not monolithic like Shopify/Wordpress where the front end and back end coupled together. Choosing an API first solution allows you to add your components or functions via additional API (you buy from other players, or you can build)
- Don’t make decisions by cost. There is a difference between fixed cost lifelong and variable/flexible cost. A solution might be cheaper, like $29 to start something, but what if they don’t allow your solution to be flexible when your business grows? So choose a solution that is allows you to start with less for an MVP and pay more to get the flexibility to scale your business ( Watch more on how to choose the right stack)
How do we differ?
Apart from technology strength, our solutions are hybrid in the options you choose. Like to share this infographic to explain how our headless approach helps you to rely on us or go independent on the front end stack.
- Open source apps built on Tradly API (So it’s free)
- The same open source apps comes with paid managed service
- Being the api first allows you to build application with your own UI/UX (you may clone our forks or start with base)
Let’s be frank, money makes everything. If you have it, you can get what you want with the platform. Whether you want changes in UI/UX of the app or additional API to implement new features, money is going to get the decision approved. Everybody like you have limited resources and time to develop the functionality you need on top of the Roadmap. So, when we need to change the priorities, or bring additional resources, then charging you money to pay the freelance consultants will help both parties to get the feature done.
Of course, this is not all features. If there is a fundamental feature, it can always be considered into the roadmap. But if it’s something unique out of everything, then you need to be supportive through financials to bring this feature. If not, keep it in the queue and wait for the time in the roadmap.