5 Factors to Consider for Buying vs Building an Ecommerce Software

Hasan Daouk

Discover the 5 major factors when adopting an ecommerce solution for your business.

5 Factors to Consider for Buying vs Building an Ecommerce Software

When it comes to ecommerce software solutions, deciding whether to choose the flexibility of creating your own software or the speed of buying an existing third-party option can be difficult. Businesses are facing several challenges when it comes to finding the right solution that is cost-efficient, effective and customized with the company’s long-term goals.

This is why, as a decision maker, you should know the difference between buying or building an ecommerce platform keeping in mind the 5 major factors which are:

  • Control over software functions, user options, security measures and system updates.
  • Monetary cost that includes support, bug fixes, upgrades and migrations.
  • Maintenance related to your adopted software from launching to building new functionalities.
  • Time to value & deployment including the efforts your company will make when using a solution.  
  • Upfront cost allocated for either building or subscribing for a pre-built software.

In today’s digital world, having an ecommerce component is essential for any organization that wants to optimize its efforts. Download our “Build v/s Buy” resource to dive into the details. Equipped with these inputs, you can make an informed decision for your organization.


Ecomz is an award-winning ecommerce platform driven by a passionate team of experts and innovators in the world of ecommerce and backed by institutional investors such as the World Bank and leading VCs in the region. It is powered by advanced store-builder capabilities, aesthetical CX-focused themes, a comprehensive suite of AI and machine learning-powered tools, in addition to innovative multichannel integrations. It provides its clients with unparalleled local support and guidance focusing on a professional, transparent and growth-driven approach.

Ecomz operates in more than 55 countries, serving more than 7,000 merchants helping them generate over $50M in sales. Named 2018 Top 5 B2B website by Seamless Conference, 2017 Top 10 Business by ArabNet, Ecomz has also been recognized by Google, Disrupt San Francisco (TechCrunch) and MIT Silicon Valley Program for its achievements and has been awarded by the 2018 Touch Innovation Program (TIP) and BLC Bank’s 2018 Brilliant Lebanese Award (BLA).

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