You might have lots of confusion and doubts about choosing a content management system for your eCommerce website and might wandering what features you should consider for its selection. Below I am pointing out a few of them which are must have in any ecommerce CMS.
Due to no limitation on kind of categories you would add later or would modify products from a specific category, it should provide URL rewriting and URL redirection so if you delete or modify any products or category, you can redirect the old one of which you have promoted.
Once users come to your website, you have to give them a way to visit again. Providing daily deals section, coupon codes, special discounts, email subscription is some of way to engage them. Some eCommerce CMS provide these features by default with no extra coding in it.
Many CMS provides ready-made web template which look professional and which can save your web design cost. Look for these features if it is available or see if there is any extra charges to make that feature available.
It should provide simple and flexible user control panel for inventory management and order processing tasks which can be understood easily by any person.
Your customers may be using different ways to make payment. So along with providing integration of the major payment gateways, it should provide facility to integrate third party application of any payment services if needed in future.
Promotion through SEO is mandatory and you must implement basic fundamental of SEO in your product and category page. It should give facility to generate Meta tags automatically in fixed predefined structure by retrieving certain necessary product information from the database so you don’t have to write Meta tags for all the products manually.