Cloud eCommerce is a relatively new term that is used to describe the process of outsourcing a remote network that consists of servers hosted online to utilize app services, process and store data, and information. To put it simply, this is a cloud-based eCommerce solution, not a software installed solution found on a local server.

There are many benefits of using cloud eCommerce solutions. First of all, this option provides greater scalability at any moment. There are many online stores that experience high levels of traffic at certain periods of the year (like the holiday season). If you choose a traditional solution, you will have to pay a lot of money for something that you will need just a few days or weeks a year. But, with cloud eCommerce, you are paying only for the things you need and use. In other words, you can scale up and scale down the resources whenever you want.

Another great thing about cloud eCommerce solutions is that you will get better protection. Of course, the standard eCommerce solutions have protection too, but you have to perform data defense and risk assessments all the time. You will also need to upgrade your security systems from time to time. In the case of cloud eCommerce, you don’t need to worry about the safety of your network, apps, and facilities because all the risk and pressure is put on the eCommerce cloud providers. Data loss is almost impossible with cloud technology even in cases of an emergency.

We should also mention that this is a cost effective solution. As we already said, you are paying only for the resources that you actually need and only when you need them. You don’t need any hardware and other expensive solutions.

Finally, cloud eCommerce solutions allow users easy access from literally any location. All you need is access to the Internet and a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet to get access.

If you are interested in using cloud eCommerce solutions, you should know that there is more than one category. IaaS is used by popular companies like Microsoft and Amazon. PaaS or Platform as a Service will let you develop, handle and start apps in a self-service platform that comes with inbuilt cloud computing infrastructure. SaaS or Software as a Service is another popular solution which allows third party hosting service providers to allow access to clients that want to use different software solutions.