Helping your e-commerce clients stay ahead can feel daunting. Not only do their websites have to suit their strategic needs, but you want to feel confident that they can easily implement their ideas, too. And when an out-of-the-box software solution doesn’t feel like the right fit, it can leave you feeling frustrated.
Enter open source, a software solution that’s known for being adaptable, scalable, and truly customizable to fit the needs of your client’s business—whatever they may be. Some businesses use it because they want unique experiences for their shoppers, others harness it because they have massive amounts of data they need to serve up to site visitors.
Acro Media is a British Columbia-based development agency that specializes in building open source e-commerce platforms for their clients. We talked with Director of Business Development Becky Parisotto to learn more about the pros and cons of open source.
“The thing about open source is you can match the software to your business model,” she says. “You don't have to match your business model to the software.”