Starting a new eCommerce business is an exciting but often challenging journey. Achieving growth while keeping costs down is very important for newer businesses. Often, these businesses need technical expertise that expands beyond the size of team they are able to hire directly. In order to execute a proper eCommerce strategy, it requires a dedicated team with expertise in many niche areas, which is simply not practical to do in-house.
This article covers the dedicated offshore team outsourcing model, where one combines some of the advantages of a dedicated in-house team and the cost saving benefits of outsourcing to an offshore team.
If you can’t hire all full time developers to work directly for you, a dedicated outsourced team is the next best option. Hiring several freelance individuals that may or may not work with any staff you already have means you’ll be burdened with managing that whole mess, and trust us when we say mess- team projects with freelancers takes advanced management skills, and really good freelancers.
A dedicated team has members that work solely on your project, and often shared members that can cover less common tasks should you need them. With a dedicated team, you’re hiring their management model, and getting a team that already works together with all of the protocols and infrastructure set up already.
These dedicated teams have other resources in addition to the developers working full time on your project- often in the form of a shared managers, designers, and QA/testers.
Hiring an onshore or even local team to outsource your project to present a lot of the same challenges that hiring an overseas one does. Even if you are relatively close, most communication will still take place over email, text chait, and VoIP calls. In person meetings are very time consuming and expensive.
Hiring a local dedicated team can save you stress over hiring internally, and can be a better choice for one-off projects, but won’t realistically offer you any cost savings. Long term projects for a completely dedicated local team al almost out of the question entirely. With an offshore team, you get a lot more for your budget, and long term projects can make a lot more sense fiscally.
When hiring from the right offshore companies in the right places, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the communication experience. For example in India, English is often considered the language of business for white collar work, and is often a requirement, especially in the tech industry. The people you’d communicate with in a good offshore company are very good English speakers, and you’d more often find yourself falling into the typical communication pitfalls that affect all remote work, and much less often a language or cultural barrier. If you want to read some tips about remote communication, read this article by our CEO.
Finding, interviewing, and hiring the right individual freelancers you need for the job is time consuming. On top of that, you’ll need to hire a project manager if you want better chances of your freelance team of even succeeding at delivering the results you want. All of that is cut out going with a dedicated team.
With the dedicated team model, you can get moving faster, and work between team members happens more smoothly.
A dedicated team is a great choice, and often the ‘right’ choice when it comes to outsourcing a larger project. In addition, offshore teams gives you a cost saving benefit over in house developers that local outsourcing companies do not while still offering excellent communication and quality.
CodeClouds offers great offshore dedicated teams to take on your next outsourced project! Our plans include up to a dedicated full time developer, and many shared project management, QA, design professionals and more. With a team from CodeClouds, you get access to a wide range of experts that can complete a wider variety of tasks. If you’d like to learn more, contact us today!
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