Key Questions to Include in an E-commerce Platform RFP

When looking for an e-commerce platform, a comprehensive request for proposal (RFP) that thoroughly covers all the critical points can assist companies in reducing costs and producing better return on investment (ROI), faster. This paper recommends several questions and identifies some common RFP mistakes.
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