The needs of each online store will vary according to the segment and size of the operation, but here are some structures you need to consider:
E-commerce platform: we always recommend that stores be deployed within a platform. The use of a platform brings more facilities and security to your store, especially regarding data security.
Payment Gateways: it works as an intermediary in payments and allows the entire transaction to be carried out within the website itself. They give more independence to the merchant, who can choose which payment methods he wants to work with. There are several gateways available, each with its own fees and payment methods.
Anti-fraud: having an anti-fraud system is very important to identify suspicious transactions and avoid scams in your e-commerce. Through artificial intelligence, the system analyzes each user’s browsing data and blocks the transaction if it identifies non-standard behavior.
ERP: having a management system is a great help to integrate all areas: catalog, stock, payment and order.
Carriers: in addition to the Post Office options, it is recommended to search for carrier options to find the best alternative for your region.
Support Agency: You may not need an agency all the time, but it is recommended that you look for a specialized agency that can help you with specific tasks, such as site deployment or some major store change.
We present here 6 important points that should be studied when creating or evolving your e-commerce, but remember that each operation has its peculiarities. So, our suggestion is that you research the options on the market and identify what your main needs are.