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Connecting NetSuite to an ecommerce platform has never been easier. SuiteCommerce is a NetSuite module that can be downloaded as a bundle and installed into your NetSuite environment.
This requires a special skill set in NetSuite because it depends on advanced knowledge in NetSuite architecture as well as web development in single-page applications. That's why Anchor Group specializes in SuiteCommerce implementations, optimizing your SEO along the way to sell more products.
There are different levels of pricing when it comes to SuiteCommerce. This is because it depends on the SuiteCommerce product you decide to purchase (SuiteCommerce Standard, SuiteCommerce Advanced, SuiteCommerce MyAccount, or SuiteCommerce InStore.) The pricing you get depends on several factors that are not always set in stone. Sometimes people try to tag on extras to increase the licensing. Usually, this is for 3rd party solutions that you might be interested in purchasing. Bronto is NetSuite's email marketing platform that commonly is sold with SuiteCommerce and is an example of an add-on.
Get an instant quote to learn more about what SuiteCommerce pricing may look like based on your company needs!
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Business Requirements and Analysis
Make sure all your implementation requirements are clearly defined to ensure a smooth SuiteCommerce implementation worthy of a raving SuiteCommerce review. At this stage, you will get a fully detailed estimate.
Customize your theme even further and get the website to look exactly how you envisioned. Or utilize the existing theme as-is for a faster implementation. You can opt-out of this service if you have a graphic designer or marketing team available to pull the details together.
NetSuite Bundle Installation and Configuration
We are experts in NetSuite ERP and can easily work in your environment. We'll install the bundle, set up the domain in NetSuite, features, import inventory details specific to the website, and configure the website.
In this stage, we build out all the customization or features that need to be added to your unique NetSuite ecommerce instance. Theme and extensions will be added to the website to enhance your customer experience.
Before turning on the switch, we will make sure all your data is optimized for SuiteCommerce search engine optimization (SEO). We can add unique data management features that will ensure your SEO remains optimized as you add new items to your ecommerce platform.
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HOW DOES SUITECOMMERCE HELP MY BUSINESS?
REAL SUITECOMMERCE WEBSITE EXAMPLES
Check out some of these SuiteCommerce website examples of real customers. You can also check out one of our demo websites that we use to build SuiteCommerce customizations prior to releasing them to the public. Maybe you will catch a glimpse of a feature that you like and want to implement on your NetSuite ecommerce site!
WHAT IS THE COST OF A SUITECOMMERCE IMPLEMENTATION?
You can get an instant quote or contact our team or for exact estimates on SuiteCommerce pricing. Our team has partnered with a large number of companies to help reduce your implementation costs dramatically. We do this by understanding your business needs and avoiding unnecessary customization. Why rebuild something that has already been created?
There are two NetSuite ecommerce platform options, SuiteCommerce Standard (SCS) and SuiteCommerce Advanced (SCA). Here is a useful article that explains the differences between the two. In short, the main difference is access to source code.
The SuiteCommerce implementation can be done for as low as $15,000, but it is more likely to be around $30,000, with some larger implementations reaching $60,000+. Large implementations tend to have additional customizations that your business may decide are highly important prior to Go-Live. SuiteCommerce Advanced (SCA) implementations tend to cost a bit more, simply because SCA customers tend to like more customization.
SUITECOMMERCE DEVELOPER SERVICES
Magento vs SuiteCommerce
Since SuiteCommerce was built on an ERP system, accounting practices and data processing were always part of the solution. On the other hand, Magento requires more third-party extensions and development support to match SuiteCommerce with regards to accounting. When comparing scalability, both solutions provide a similar benefit and are able to grow well with your business. Since the latest updates to SuiteCommerce configuration, extension manager, and website setup, the implementation time of SuiteCommerce has been drastically reduced and can be accomplished within a few weeks for a basic implementation. Magento does have competitive subscription pricing, but the IT development costs may exceed that of SuiteCommerce.
Overall, if you are using NetSuite as an ERP platform, SuiteCommerce is a no brainer.
Shopify vs SuiteCommerce
Shopify has been a growing ecommerce platform over the last few years and has targeted smaller ecommerce businesses. They are a stand-alone ecommerce platform that has a strong user base with a clean intuitive structure. Since Shopify doesn't have direct access to NetSuite in the same way that SuiteCommerce does, it is not as easy to scale. Managing the sales data in larger volumes is critical when scaling your company. Your customers may need special data that you need to display after new business processes or product lines are implemented. Connectors are designed for standard business data transfer, but when your business grows, it needs a more flexible approach that SuiteCommerce provides more quickly. You could use a custom integration that would allow for more flexibility.
If you are a new startup with revenue under $1 million then Shopify is the clear choice simply due to pricing. You probably don't have NetSuite yet either which would make SuiteCommerce unavailable. If you are a company that is planning to have NetSuite, then SuiteCommerce makes a lot of sense to implement. Typically, companies start to actively look at NetSuite and SuiteCommerce when they reach approximately $8-10 million in annual revenue.
Shopify has other options for larger businesses like Shopify Plus, but SuiteCommerce Advanced beats its features going head to head with a B2B website. Both products are a solid choice for B2C ecommerce solutions and have their unique pros and cons.
Shopify tends to have a larger volume of developers because there are more active websites using its system at the moment. It makes sense that they have a larger market share since only NetSuite users have access to SuiteCommerce. When you have a larger pool of developers available, you can probably find developers for a little less per hour. However, you will still need someone knowledgeable in NetSuite to perform integrations, scripts to manage data, and support Shopify data. Even though there are a lot of Shopify developers, there are a select few (even less than SuiteCommerce) that also have the necessary expertise in NetSuite.
When trying to decide which option is best for you, it is more important to build out your requirements for the ecommerce website and try to anticipate your growth needs. This will help make the comparison easier. Then you can dive into the specific functionality as it relates to your business. If you have already done this, then feel free to contact our team for a demo of the native SuiteCommerce features.
SuiteCommerce Standard vs SuiteCommerce Advanced (SCA)
There is one main distinction between SuiteCommerce Advanced and SuiteCommerce standard... access to the source code. SuiteCommerce Standard still has the ability to write extensions that can create nearly all of the customizations that you may require. For companies that spend more resources on development teams (>$200,000), it is likely they will want to get SuiteCommerce Advanced (SCA). There are also some SuiteApps that are exclusive to SuiteCommerce Advanced because they work by manipulating the source code.
SuiteCommerce standard is approximately 30%-50% less expensive than SuiteCommerce Advanced, making it a more affordable option if this is your first ecommerce website or if you are a smaller business. Theme changes and functionality modifications can still be developed in SuiteCommerce Standard.
Switching from SuiteCommerce Standard to SuiteCommerce Advanced is not too difficult since it can use the same source code, extensions, theme, and other NetSuite ERP customizations. You may run into more issues switching from SuiteCommerce Advanced to SuiteCommerce Standard if a customization was performed that required a change to the source code. There is still work involved because it is likely migrating from a different SuiteCommerce version.
SCA is not a managed bundle, which means that you need to migrate to the latest versions yourself. But this can be a good thing if you are a company that makes a lot of customizations. You can be sure that an update by NetSuite doesn't break any of your customizations. SuiteCommerce Standard is a managed bundle that updates automatically, but there are risks to customization's breaking when there are automatic updates. You will typically have access to new SuiteCommerce updates in sandbox prior to the release date that will allow you to be proactive in ensuring any customization is not impacted.