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There is a newer version of this report available: Ecommerce Platforms Buyer's Guide 2014

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Overview

Author: Jake Hird and Linus Gregoriadis, Econsultancy

Pages: 280+ pages

Structure: Market trends and issues, 38 vendor profiles

About this Guide

Econsultancy's E-commerce Platforms Buyers Guide is aimed at companies who are investigating the e-commerce technology market, with profiles of 38 vendors.

The report also provides details on the various issues and trends affecting this sector, as well as advice about how to select the right platform.

Contents

The report starts with a look at trends in the marketplace, as well as our analyst forecasts for the size and expected growth of the UK e-commerce technology market during 2011.

Trends within e-commerce include:

  • Digital giants strive to develop e-commerce capabilities
  • Mobile commerce matures as a bridge to multichannel retail
  • Commerce continues to get more social
  • Facebook evolves into its own e-commerce platform
  • Retailers seek to join up online and offline channels 
  • International e-commerce provides opportunity for growth 
The 38 suppliers profiled are:

20:20 Technology, Actinic, advansys, ATG, BT Fresca, ChannelAdvisor, Colony Commerce, CrimsonWing, CSI, Demandware, dotDigital, eCommera, eibDIGITAL, ekmPowershop.com, Elastic Path Software, EPiServer, GSI Commerce, Javelin Group, hybris, IBM, LavaSuite (Design UK), Magento, Magicalia Commerce, Maginus, Microsoft Commerce Server, Moneyspyder, Motive, ( )pen, osCommerce, Paraspar, Pod1, Portaltech, Quantiv, Red Technology, Salmon, Screen Pages, Snow Valley, Venda. 

Table of contents 

  1. Introduction
    1. About Econsultancy
  2. Executive Summary
  3. The Market
    1. Market definition
      1. E-commerce platforms overview
      2. Differences between e-commerce solutions
    2. Market value and growth
    3. Drivers of growth and market trends
      1. Digital giants strive to develop e-commerce capabilities
      2. Mobile commerce matures as a bridge to multichannel retail
      3. Commerce continues to get more social
      4. Facebook evolves into its own e-commerce platform
      5. Retailers seek to join up online and offline channels
      6. International e-commerce provides opportunity for growth
    4. Return on investment
  4. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT)
    1. Strengths
    2. Weaknesses
    3. Opportunities
    4. Threats
  5. Costs and Pricing Models
    1. Introduction
    2. Packaged applications
    3. SaaS /Hosted/On-Demand e-commerce
  6. Finding the Right Supplier – Tips and Pitfalls
    1. Introduction
    2. What type of supplier are you looking for?
    3. Are you thinking about what the customer wants?
    4. Are you planning for tomorrow and not just today?
    5. Have you thoroughly assessed the pedigree of your vendor/agency?
  7. Market Positioning Charts
    1. Explanation for Chart 1: Business Model
    2. Explanation for Chart 2: Type of Solution
    3. Positioning: summary diagrams
  8. Supplier Matrices
    1. Target markets: Implementer platforms
    2. Delivery model: Implementer platforms
    3. Guide to services
  9. Base Platform Supplier Marketplace and Profiles
    1. Actinic
    2. ATG
    3. Demandware
    4. hybris software
    5. IBM
    6. Magento
    7. Microsoft Commerce Server
    8. osCommerce
    9. Venda
  10. Implementer Platform Supplier Marketplace and Profiles
    1. 20:20 Technology
    2. advansys
    3. BT Fresca
    4. ChannelAdvisor
    5. Colony Commerce
    6. CrimsonWing
    7. CSI Ltd
    8. dotDigital (dotCommerce)
    9. eCommera
    10. eibDIGITAL
    11. ekmPowershop.com
    12. Elastic Path Software
    13. EPiServer
    14. GSI Commerce
    15. Javelin Group
    16. LavaSuite (DesignUK)
    17. Magicalia Commerce
    18. Maginus Software Solutions
    19. Moneyspyder
    20. Motive
    21. ( )pen
    22. Paraspar
    23. Pod1
    24. Portaltech
    25. Quantiv248
    26. Red Technology
    27. Salmon265
    28. Screen Pages
    29. Snow Valley
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