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What We Can Expect from E Commerce Web Development in the Years to Come

Elanora Brown Elanora Brown , 8/14/2018
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What We Can Expect from E Commerce Web Development in the Years to Come



In an industry that moves as fast as internet-based commerce, it’s difficult to make any predictions about the future without at least an air of uncertainty. If we consider the situation just a decade ago, when the search engine giants were just beginning to take their hold over the online retail sector with algorithms that moved to favour optimised, user-friendly sites, then it’s easy to see how much things can change in even just a short period of time. Today, predicting the future for online business models is a crucial aspect of internet survivability and most all Ecommerce web development companies will try to identify specifically where it is their clients want to be in 10, 20 and even 50 years, in order to create a viable plan for moving forward. 


That said, there are some general ideas that have been suggested across the board with regards to the future of online commercial systems, and these are generally related to the current dominance of SERPs (search engine results pages) and SEO (search engine optimisation) in the various E commerce web development sectors. 
For example, some leading industry experts have indicated that individual content management systems like Magento and WordPress (the two systems currently responsible for the bulk of online retail shopping hosting) will move to incorporate systems similar to that of the major search engines like Google and Bing in an attempt to create a more user-orientated shopping experience. This would invariably involve some sort of algorithmic filtering system that’s become the norm of focussed internet marketing techniques since the advent of cookie-based Google affiliation and HTML 5 targeted adverts. 



In addition to a move towards pre-filtered search results and SERP style query returns, others have indicated that E commerce CMSs (content management systems) may make a move towards higher customisability, particularly on the user end. This would mean the availability of more third party plugins and form tools, allowing webmasters to add product customisation options virtually ad infinitum to their pages; not only maximising the shopping experience for the better, but also ensuring internet-wide search queries are better matched to shops with the relevant stock and product lines. 


Amidst these more plausible suggestions for the future of internet commercial systems, there have also been a number of more outlandish and futuristic predictions. For example, some people have said that users could see a move towards a much more personalised user-to-user sales model, where shop assistants are available over webcams or Skype link to give stylistic tips and customer service help on demand, while others have indicated the ability to completely customise brand names and product designs may be on the cards.