How long does it take to launch a B2B platform?
Launching a B2B platform takes from a few to several months. This time depends on various factors:
1. Pre-implementation analysis
The process of launching the platform should be preceded by a pre-implementation analysis. Depending on the complexity and level of advancement of the IT solutions necessary to be implemented to support business processes, the time of its implementation may range from a few to several weeks.
2. Dedicated system or generally available e-commerce software
Depending on the fact whether you choose a dedicated, “tailor-made” solution for your business or business, we will “adjust” it to the e-commerce platforms available on the market, it may affect the preparation time of the B2B website
3. Product offer
The greater the product offer on the website and the need to parameterize and target it for different customer groups, the greater the need to implement more complex mechanisms. An example can be various types of product configurators or tools for their personalization (e.g. colors, individual graphic elements). Undoubtedly, this will extend the service implementation time. A wide range of products also means the need to take into account possible complex integrations of the website with other IT systems, such as ERP, WMS or PIM.
4. Sales and customer service policy
The level of complexity of the sales policy planned for B2B customers may also extend the implementation time. These include personalized price lists, discount systems and loyalty programs.
5. Domestic/foreign market
Handling B2B sales on foreign markets is an additional element affecting the time of service implementation. In the case of foreign sales, it will be necessary to take into account the specifics of the markets regarding, for example, language versions, fiscal regulations, logistics, payment and delivery services.