by Stephanie Miles
Published on 11 September 2013
eCommerce retailers have their work cut out for them. Not only do online business owners have to manage inventory, handle orders, and process payments, but they also have to juggle complex shipping and distribution issues. As online businesses have flourished in the last decade, the associated challenges have increased exponentially.
Advanced apps for internet and online businesses are being built to handle the specific challenges that multi-channel retailers face, with features like recurring billing, website monitoring, landing page optimization, order processing, and even affiliate tracking. In many cases, these tools can help internet and online businesses improve operations and streamline company workflows.
In the list below, we have handpicked the top five best solutions for internet and online business looking for innovative apps.
Shopify provides everything you need to create a beautiful online store. Shopify powers more than 30,000 online retailers including Amnesty International, Evisu Jeans, and Tesla Motors. Ecommerce website hosting with unlimited bandwidth is included in all packages. Shopify includes mobile commerce features and can be managed with an iPhone. Price: Starting from $29 per month.
Fusebill automates recurring billing, invoicing and credit card collections for subscription based businesses. Fusebill supports both invoiced and online credit card collections, B2B and B2C applications. Online, offline and hybrid business models are all supported - no code or development is required to get started. A full API is available for SaaS billing and web application integration including webhooks and two way Salesforce CRM integration. Fusebill handles regular recurring billing, usage based billing, one-time charges, charging monthly, annually, daily (or combinations). Price: Starting from $400 per month.
Drive profits with your own affiliate program. HasOffers is the new industry leading affiliate tracking solution, providing all the tools you need for successful affiliate management on the most reliable SaaS platform. Based on ad serving technology that is faster and more efficient than any other solution, HasOffers scales with your business by staring with a one-month free trial and a basic level after that for only $99 per month. HasOffers is the most robust and flexible solution for any size affiliate program or network. Price: Starting from $99 per month.
LightCMS is the simple way to build a website and an online store. With tools anyone can use, LightCMS makes it easy for businesses and organizations to manage their own websites and find success online. LightCMS provides the tools to create blogs, calendars, image galleries, forms and much more through an intuitive interface that's a snap to learn. Plus, LightCMS offers a full-featured eCommerce solution. Create products, manage orders, communicate with customers and more. A streamlined and fully-secure shopping cart and checkout experience is built right in. Price: Starting from $19 per month.
New Relic is the all-in-one web and mobile application performance management provider for the cloud and the datacenter. More than 50,000 organizations use them to optimize over 100 billion metrics in production each day. They provide 24×7 real user monitoring and code-level diagnostics for production apps deployed on dedicated infrastructures, the cloud, or hybrid environments and real time end-to-end monitoring for your iOS and Android app's. Price: Starting from $24 per month.