Business friends ask me about the technology I use and recommend. As I’ve written before, as a consultant I strive to remain solution-agnostic. When businesses ask “what is the best such and such…?” my reply is that a better approach is asking yourself “what is the best match for my business needs?”
Over time, however, it’s very difficult not to identify some reliably good solutions. Someone recently suggested I share what those favorites are. As I looked into it, I realized I’m going to have to write a series on Featured Partners, or, as I like to call them my eCommerce business allies.
This post lists some of my favorite providers.
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I’ve found it’s the best choice for many of my clientele, because it allows eCommerce businesses to scale up to enterprise-level sales and functionalities with minimal, if any additional expense. The uninformed criticize it for having fewer apps than competitors, but that’s because it has more built-in features than other platforms. In fact, they are now launching a built-in shipping solution, a game-changer in the industry. And with their recent switch to Google Cloud, stores are achieving industry-leading speed on top of their already famous uptime.
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Square holds a special place in my heart, as it was the very first payment processing I used back when I started my first eCommerce venture back in 2008, Chronic Cycling, a cycling gear, digital-native brand (before that was a thing. 😉 )
Square is ideal for Brick-and-Mortar stores that need a unified implementation of eCommerce, payment, Point-of-sale, and inventory systems. And with their quick setup, fast payments and no surprise fees, they’re a favorite of many businesses. But Square has come a long way from the little square device one would plugin to a phone to accept payments, to a global powerhouse in the payment processing world, with robust security and merchant friendly policies.
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