Today’s eCommerce Challenges Call for Unique eCommerce Solutions

The digital retail landscape has changed. Theme-driven transactional eCommerce sites no longer hold up to your customers’ changing engagement and shopping needs. Whether your customers are looking for order preference customization, curbside pickup or pickup in store, or your business requires specialized content management tools or dealing with unique partner or distributor business requirements, you need an eCommerce development partner that can help you navigate the new retail landscape.

Scaling Your eCommerce Platforms for Growth

IMS is not a “one-trick” pony when it comes to eCommerce platform development. IMS offers full eCommerce development services including:
  • Business and technical discovery and requirements gathering
  • Category planning
  • Site architecture and wireframe designs
  • Platform development (back and front ends)
  • Hosting
  • API-driven Hybrid and Headless commerce
  • Integration expertise, including deep integrations with Retail Pro, eMobile POS, Amazon, Instagram, and many other systems and sites
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • ADA WCAG 2.1 compliance
  • Revenue and search optimization
  • Mobile, tablet, desktop responsive design
  • Enhanced content management, personalization
  • Enhanced digital asset management (DAM)
  • Mobile wallet integration

Unlike other vendors who specialize in only one platform, IMS takes a best-of-breed eCommerce approach and uses our integration expertise to create a seamless operational and management experience for you, and an immersive and enjoyable shopping experience for your customers.
This best-of-breed approach allows IMS eCommerce solutions to leverage both open source and SaaS platforms like:

Magento (Adobe eCommerce)

Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open-source technology which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system, as well as control over the look, content and functionality of their online store. Magento offers powerful marketing, search engine optimization, and catalog-management tools.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the world’s most popular open-source eCommerce solution. The core platform is free, flexible, and amplified by a global community. The freedom of open-source means you retain full ownership of your store’s content and data forever.

Shopify

Shopify is a complete SaaS-based commerce platform that lets you start, grow, and manage a business. Shopify is completely cloud-based and hosted, which means you don’t have to worry about upgrading or maintaining software or web servers. This gives you the flexibility to access and run your business from anywhere with an internet connection.

BigCommerce

As a premium hosted SaaS eCommerce solution, BigCommerce allows business owners to set up an online store, customize it to their liking, and then sell an unlimited number of digital, physical, or even service-based products.

Slatwall Commerce

Slatwall Commerce is a modern eCommerce platform that combines enterprise features with headless commerce flexibility securely in the cloud. A complete eCommerce platform with open-source roots, Slatwall Commerce is available as a SaaS solution providing a full suite of tools and functionality for business and marketing teams while being developer-friendly.

Unique eCommerce Business Requirements, No Problem

But that is not all. We know that many retailers and brands have unique business requirements that require unusual and specific platform customizations. That is why so many of our customers come to us to upgrade or completely replace their existing eCommerce sites that no longer meet their needs. IMS works with all size specialty retailers and can easily handle standard transactional site builds. But we really shine when you have unique needs. We specialize in:

Brands looking to go Direct-to-Consumer (DTC)

Brands looking to extend their reach and sales through owned channels need to be sensitive to where their “bread is buttered”, i.e., their normal retail sales channels. Pricing, item availability, geography, and delivery or pickup all become critical considerations when developing a new site.

Wholesale or manufacturer sites

Warehouse, accounting, shipping, and accounting integrations become critical for these deployments. IMS has you covered.

Business-to-Business (B2B), especially when distributors or dealer partners are involved

Extending your sales channels are critical to business success, but not when you put channel partners at risk. IMS works to understand your unique business and relationship requirements and will design and build an eCommerce platform that meets yours, and your key partners’ needs.

Delivering Maximum Value for Your Shoppers

Ease of use, intuitive navigation and high security are table stakes in today’s competitive eCommerce space. You need advanced features that not just capture sales but minimizes cart abandonment, grows market baskets, and accelerates return visits.
IMS eCommerce offer the latest technologies and features including:
  • Auto fill features
  • Easy account setup or Guest checkout
  • Product personalization
  • Account personalization
  • Subscriptions
  • Social shopping
  • Customer reviews
  • Wishlist’s
  • Related items
  • Find-a-store
  • Pickup in store or Curbside pickup
  • Robust shipping options
  • Multiple payment options, including Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), mobile wallets
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Digital Shopping is Changing Fast. Don’t Get Left Behind

Call IMS or you Strategic Account Manager to discuss how we can help you not only compete but thrive in today’s new digital landscape.

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