Remarkable were commissioned to replatform Westbrook Cycles over to their platform and build them a best-in-class digital commerce site, where customers would feel motivated to engage with their product and purchase.
ECOMMERCE RE-PLATFORMING HUB
Re-platforming your eCommerce store is achievable without headaches, if you choose the right platform and partner. Our replatforming hub includes advice on guidance on successfully migrating from your existing eCommerce platform to your new stack, as well as success stories from our clients.
Introduction to re‑platforming
As the backbone of your online business, your eCommerce platform should be reliable, flexible and scalable, supporting your business as it grows and changes. But if your current platform is running slow, lacks necessary features or simply isn’t keeping up with your business’s growth ambitions, it is time to replatform. Of course, migrating all of your data from one platform to another may sound like a daunting, costly task, but this resources hub breaks down everything you need to know before you make the switch.
It’s a pivotal time for business owners when considering replatforming your ecommerce website, as it often means your business has outgrown its current platform or requires a solution that matches your brand’s ambitions. There could be issues with your existing platform, which are compromising your site’s operations, security or customer experience, prompting the need to consider a platform move.
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Platform comparison guide
Are you reviewing your eCommerce platform and considering a migration to a stronger, more reliable yet flexible solution? Our platform comparison landing page contains key information and advise on the major differences between the likes of Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Adobe Magento, SAP Hybris/Commerce, Shopify Plus, BigCommerce and Remarkable Commerce. You can find an easy to digest comparison table, pricing and commercial comparisons and further resources to support your eCommerce replatforming process. Replatforming is achievable without headaches, if you choose the right partner and platform.eCommerce platform comparison guide
Whitepaper: a complete guide to eCommerce replatforming
It’s a fact of life that most successful digital stores will outgrow their ecommerce platforms eventually. It’s a situation that can throttle growth through degrading site performance, weak customer experience and a lack of innovation agility, while eating into margins thanks to rising operating costs.
These are all signs that it is past time to upgrade your ecommerce platform, but the trick is to get on the front foot by managing a smooth, low risk transition to a new platform before your existing environment starts to negatively impact performance.
Quite simply, leaving it too late could leave you in a world of pain – battling to reverse brand damage, falling sales and rising costs at a time when you need to demonstrate early wins from your investment in a new platform.
This guide is designed to help you get it right, and realise commercial gains from replatforming, fast – helping you to choose the right platform at the right time and manage a smooth, low risk transition so your commercials can hit the ground running when you’re live on your new platform.Download now
Can you guarantee a smooth transition between platforms?
Understandably, any business is worried about a rocky road for a re-platforming project, and most expect there to be turbulence, especially when it comes to maintaining BAU activity and transitioning to a brand new technology. No technology can guarantee a smooth transition, but what Remarkable Commerce offer is peace of mind, as we have a proven track record of replatforming successfully many retailers across multiple industries.
Re-platforming without headaches
Migrating your digital commerce business to a new platform can be a daunting, lengthy process in which managing the risks of data loss and eroded functionality is vital to a successful outcome.
That is why we offer a managed 're-platforming as a service' process - individually tailored and delivered by the same engineers and developers who built and maintain our platform, supported by UX and digital marketing specialists.
Designed to ensure you maximise the benefits of moving to a high-volume, headless commerce platform from the word go and delivered by a hand-picked team, the aim is always to take the stress out of re-platforming.
Our specialists take pride in de-risking your migration and, drawing on a pre-integrated front-end accelerator, delivering on an accelerated timescale - typically three to four months, compared with 12-18 months for an in-house or third-party migration.
What's more, that pace does not come at the expense of a distinctive brand experience - every aspect of your new commerce environment can be customised according to your brand and customer experience goals.
That is why retailers migrating to the Remarkable Commerce Platform realise rapid ROI - typically seeing online turnover triple within two years.
This crucial first stage is about understanding your needs and goals in detail - covering everything from back-end, third party and channels integrations, governance, security and compliance controls, to data format and feeds, UX and the customer experience.
Project plan and timescales
Together, the discovery and audit phases will enable is to work with you in developing a detailed specification, and a migration plan, setting out roles and responsibilities, key dependencies, milestones and agreed timescales. This plan will be our mutual reference point throughout the process - a focal point for project meetings and a vital tool in enabling a seamless transition.
Prototyping and build
Using agile delivery principles to rapidly build out your new commerce environment and front end - starting with wireframes and working prototypes to enable debugging and optimisation prior to final development, customisation and coding.
Our data specialists will work with you to deliver a low-risk, managed data migration - from back-office data like customer, product and stock to marketplace data feeds and analytics. What's more, they'll eradicate any data format issues, developing a bespoke, data transformation engine to effortlessly remap your data and data fields (including custom fields) - to maximise your ability to leverage data, post-migration.
Quality assurance and testing
Performance, load and stress-testing to ensure your new commerce environment functions according to specifications, iron out remaining bugs and issues, and optimise performance.
Training and support
During the migration process, we will provide your key staff - from technical to merchandisers and marketers - with familiarisation training, to ensure they can hit the ground running and make the most of our powerful commerce tools.
Post-launch, you'll be able to rely on rapid, expert support from the developers who delivered your re-platforming. Whether you need help with optimisation, troubleshooting or anything else, there's no triage, no tiered support and no 24-hour response SLA. When you need us we'll respond within the hour.
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