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What’s the best alternative ecommerce software to Yahoo?Most of the Yahoo merchants we talk to are fed up with poor customer service, a lack of modern features, and a lack of more modern aesthetics and design opportunities.
There are a small handful of platforms that really stand out from Yahoo Web Stores (Yahoo Small Business Stores), in a meaningful way, and without a huge increase in price. We usually recommend Shopify, for ecommerce brands with more simplistic catalogs and business operations, and BigCommerce, for ecommerce merchants with more complex catalogs, and selling needs.
Both of these platforms are comparably priced to Yahoo, much easier to use, and much better maintained. You’ll find all the latest innovations in ecommerce, including headless storefronts, Facebook and Instagram Shops, etc.
We typically will spend about an hour talking with a Yahoo merchant to validate our recommendation of one over the other. Because our experts work with multiple platforms, their recommendation is aimed at what is best for you, and not what is best for commissions from the ecommerce platforms.
Coalition can help you safely move off Yahoo Stores.
As one of the leading ecommerce SEO agencies, we’re able to address the biggest concern for many Yahoo ecommerce merchants: how do I unwind nearly a decade of SEO value on the platform without losing a lot of revenue? We’ve done dozens of migrations, for stores worth tens of millions, and can help you move to a new platform without putting your revenue at risk.
Our Yahoo Stores Migration Process
An expert team of marketers and developers will dive into your current ecommerce store, gaining a deep understanding of how you sell, what your customers love, and what has driven your success over your stores’ history. That will help us define exactly what needs to be done to ensure a successful migration occurs.
Planning and Strategy
Once we have a great understanding of what makes you sell, our team will take the information we’ve gleaned and form it into a plan based on over a decade of migration’s experience. We’ll help identify the right ecommerce software for you, the details of your data and content migration, redirect plans, website features, and more!
Our design team will help you modernize your store experience to include all of the key elements of your branding, while also featuring the many awesome enhancements available to you through the new ecommerce software we chose together. They’ll help identify key UX, CRO, and marketing components that will drive future growth and will blend them into your product catalog and content experience.
World-class developers will begin working on the replacement for your Yahoo Small Business ecommerce store. With decades of experience in the world’s best ecommerce platforms, Coalition is truly unrivaled in the quality of its developers, the refinement of its processes, and the experience of its project managers.
Testing and QA
Before we launch, a thorough review of our work and your requested updates is completed. We’ll make sure all the redirects from the Yahoo store are ready, ensure that all of the necessary tracking and marketing integrations are in place, and cross-browser and cross-device test the ecommerce shopping experience.
You’ll have a final opportunity for review and sign off before we go live. If you have feedback, we can address it promptly before starting into the launch phase. As the store owner, you’ll also maintain the ability to make updates after launch too!
Finally, launch day! On a scheduled and coordinated date, we’ll change the point of your domain name to the new store and make the final tweaks needed to take it out of staging and into production use. This can have a few hours of intermittent down time but that is a rarer occurrence. Once live, our team will do another thorough QA check on everything to make sure your customers are thrilled!
Support and Maintenance
After launch, Coalition doesn’t disappear. Many of our former Yahoo web store clients stay on with Coalition because of our awesome maintenance and marketing programs.
Get Off Yahoo Web Stores And Onto Something Better
Coalition’s team makes us one of the best ecommerce agencies on earth. We have helped many brands move from outdated, aging ecommerce platforms to newer ecommerce experiences that they find easier to use and easier to grow through.
If you’ve been stuck on the Yahoo platform for too long and are looking for something else, contact Coalition today!