When it comes to developing a plan on which e-commerce platform is best for your website, there are a few items you will want to consider, Monolithic vs. Decoupled. Both have pros and cons and should be taken into consideration before making decisions. On this episode, joining Creative Director and host Craig Israel is Matt Waler, Frontend Developer, to break down which solution would best fit your business and goals. This is one podcast you won’t want to miss.
What You’ll Learn in This Episode
- How to choose and understand monolithic e-commerce solutions.
- When to upgrade to a de-coupled e-commerce solution and how they can benefit you in the long-run.
- Pros and Cons between monolithic e-commerce solutions.
“Some of these solutions can be so expensive because they give you a lot of out of the box features but if you are just a small mom and pop it probably gives you more capabilities than you need. The question is do you plan for the future and invest now and grow into the “big boy” e-commerce website.”
“If you aren't a developer yourself or don’t have a team of developers in mind you are going to have to get one. All of these things are going to have to get built out separately.”
“Monolithic solutions are the first step in the stepping stones and once you realise you can’t give up that margine anymore, you go toward de-coupled. You don’t want to pay shopify that fee anymore. Once you have that team in place or your best friend is a web developer you move to a decoupled solution.”
“When you take the monolithic approach you are going to use the shopify blog solution even if you don’t like shopify blog solution or even if it is not the best solution for you. With decoupled while you take a risk with things not meshing quite as well. you have the ability to swap out what is working and what isn't working.”