Supplier selection is a key determining factor as to whether or not
your e-commerce or web project will ultimately prove to be successful or not. While you
may not be hugely knowledgeable in this space, you still need to adopt
the same level of due diligence you would were you appointing a
supplier to help with any other part of your business.
We recently published a guide for internet professionals called ‘Delivering Successful E-commerce Projects‘, authored by Martin Newman, and he listed 20 recommendations to help choose an agency or technology vendor.
Many of these tips are relevant for all kinds of internet projects, and not just e-commerce sites, and they’re well worth a read whether you work on the client-side or agency-side, to figure out what to look for. Try asking yourself these questions next time you’re hunting around for a new supplier…