01-10-2008, 10:26 PM
Our company is building e-commerce sites for the first time. We don't have an in-house database person at this point, and we have to figure out how to incorporate e-commerce functionality into our designs. We understand vendors like Network Solution provide a cookie-cutter type solution, but we don't know how much control we have with that option, design-wise. Another vendor was asking for 6 weeks to build one site with catches like pushing their own hosting service and charging extra for their possible server glitches down the road. We are considering hiring a consultant as well, but for commercial services out there, what options would we have? Feedbacks would be appreciated.