Finding the best eCommerce solution to meet your needs can be a challenge, but the good news is that you have plenty of options to choose from. One of those potential choices is Salesforce Cloud Commerce, which gives an incredibly effective and user-friendly experience. You may also consider Lemonstand, which can give you incredible customization options. So which one is right for you?
Salesforce Cloud Commerce
Overall, Salesforce Cloud Commerce stands as an eCommerce option that’s easy to use and work with, both in the realm of developing your site and getting accurate CRM data. The cloud capacity of this solution also means that you have a scalable solution that will grow as you do, making an effective choice for any business, no matter the size. However, the mobile user experience isn’t optimal, and pricing is only available as a quote based on your needs.
Lemonstand’s pricing model is much more transparent, with plans that are suitable for small and medium-sized businesses. You can choose whether you want your solution to be cloud-based or locally installed, and Lemonstand takes care of the hosting processes for you. There’s also a free trial to help you get a feel for the program before buying. This solution allows for complete customization of your website, but it does require knowledge of code to work with.
Which One Is Best for You?
Both Salesforce Cloud Commerce and Lemonstand can work for businesses of different sizes, but Salesforce Cloud Commerce handles large companies much better than Lemonstand can. Salesforce Cloud Commerce also has the edge in terms of complete services, as Lemonstand is still short some integrations that are essential for any eCommerce store to reach its full capacity. These features may come into play later, but for now, Salesforce Cloud Commerce is on top.
The customization potential is high on both platforms, and both are relatively easy to get used to. Lemonstand’s ability to allow you to customize anything on your website is appealing, but the need for developer skills can mean that potential goes to waste. Factor in if you have the budget to work with a developer before committing to Lemonstand. As a smaller business, you may be able to get more mileage out of Salesforce Cloud Commerce’s system, but that depends on how willing you are to learn how to work with HTML and CSS.
And if you’re not sure, the 14-day free trial is certainly the way to go in terms of determining if Lemonstand is right for you. Salesforce Cloud Commerce doesn’t allow you the same opportunity, but you should get a good understanding of what Lemonstand can handle what you need it to do for your business. If not, Salesforce Cloud Commerce (or another eCommerce solution) may be the better choice to help facilitate your growth. Chat with a Forix digital expert to hear more about which platform is right for you.