Frameworks are boundaries. Much like frame, the boundary is there to set things right and that is the advantage of working with a framework.
eCommerce frameworks are different and may/may not support all functions. But, being a framework, they will provide the underlying functions necessary to complete whatever that needs completion, using minimal set of changes and code write-up.
They would have features and functions that would make redundant coding obsolete. You will not need to build anything ground up and the frameworks will tackle lots of mistakes, which otherwise could be committed by a programmer inadvertently.
Following are some good examples of frameworks:
- Apache OFBiz
- Drupal (Drupal Commerce)
- WordPress (WooCommerce)
Using these, you can build features on top of existing ones or customize them to fit your needs and enhance. The best thing about building from such frameworks is that, you can actually call the eCommerce software your own IP governed product, should you ever decide to become a professional eCommerce company.
So by any chance you are reading this and thinking, yes, I want to build an eCommerce product and sell it to my clients in an SaaS, Cloud enabled fashion, you would be looking right at the best service provider you can engage.
Although it is rare for us. We do find requests, better said, we used to find requests for customized eCommerce software development.
But that was way before these frameworks started becoming prominent.
The market does need newer products. Your product might just the thing that is missing in the market. Let us connect and see how effective we can be as a team and efficiently we can use, adopt, exploit proven frameworks for development.