Re-platforming or building a new ecommerce solution is a serious investment. You need to commit time and money to ensure that your brand sings online and is functionally sound and scalable as your direct channel grows.
It is essential that you understand the process for managing an ecommerce RFP or ITT.
A lack of attention and detail in the planning will result in your platform failing to satisfy business needs, putting unnecessary stress on your team and costing you more in the long term as you have to pay for more dev time to address issues.
I know from experience that you have to invest the right resources up front to get this right – don’t compromise on quality, take it seriously and ensure there is Board level sponsorship to make sure the project is effectively supported throughout its lifecycle. My skills can help you ask the right questions and get the right focus. I’m also on your side – I want your project to be a huge success, so my energy will help motivate your team.
Ecommerce teams often struggle to know how to structure and plan an RFP. That’s where I come in. I follow a proven methodology to ensure the project is shaped to your unique requirements:
Please note that the decision on whether to opt for a detailed ITT and whether or not to have a Discovery phase before contractually committing to a Supplier rests with your business. I will help you make that decision by providing an objective recommendation.
Project management – I can project manage the entire process, or work alongside your own project manager. Either way, it’s essential you have an experienced hand guiding the project.
I offer a flexible service and can stay involved in the project to help you with the build & implementation phase once contracts have been signed (this is when projects can go off course as implementation requires rigorous attention to detail).
To learn more and discuss how I can help you,please get in touch.
In the past 10 years I have been personally responsible for many high profile ecommerce platform projects:
In short, I know what it takes to make a project work. I know the trials and tribulations of this detailed process and my knowledge will help ensure your project is a success.
For further validation of my credentials, you can read the industry best practice report I wrote for Econsultancy in 2011: “How to run a successful e-commerce ITT“.
One of the advantages of working with Digital Juggler is getting access to my network of ecommerce specialists who make it their business to know what’s happening in the world of platforms. It’s such a fast moving market with existing Suppliers updating their platform capabilities and new Suppliers entering with alternative solutions, that you really need an expert who can help you focus on solutions that are most relevant to your business needs.
I work closely with technology experts to ensure the most relevant (and latest) knowledge is used to help select suitable tools.