The internet is constantly changing and evolving. Websites that were once cutting edge quickly appear dated, lose their search engine ranking, or become vulnerable to security threats when not regularly maintained. Today’s modern website should account for the following major trends, features, and functionalities.
The drop ship business model is increasingly common in the
e-commerce world as entrepreneurs and expanding businesses alike seek to reach
a larger market. Drop shipping goods can be the key to building a large online
marketplace with a variety of goods but without the overhead of maintaining a
McVickerStreet offers an online collection of handmade
products from local makers and has recently commissioned Flexpro to build a
custom Magento 2 drop ship extension. Seeking to mitigate the overhead of their
business model, McVickerStreet’s primary objective was to maintain control over
the order process but to enable makers to complete shipments from their
location. Specifically, they desired the ability to split a customer’s order
into multiple shipments based on each product’s maker and print the appropriate
shipping labels for each drop ship location, while charging the customer the
correct amount in shipping cost.
A private marketplace or on-line exchange is typically a website that connects buyers and sellers together to buy, sell and trade products and services. Unlike a public B2B exchange (think Amazon Business or Alibaba), a private exchange is offered to a focused, qualified or invited set of participants. Sometimes these exchanges are hosted by industry consortiums allowing access to industry participants (e.g., HVAC or Plumbing industry exchanges that allow suppliers, distributors, installers, etc. to buy, sell and trade products, surplus supplies, used items, and services). Private exchanges may also be hosted by a single company looking to offer additional value to their customers.