Project: Question 3
If I was in charge of a fast-growing startup, I would outsource the e-commerce presence at the beginning. Outsourcing will allow me to reduce costs in the beginning stages – the development of the in-house systems requires skill and personnel an expensive cost. By outsourcing I would be able to focus more on strategy and operations of the business.
After I build the startup into a solid running business, I would be able to slowly start working on the in-house systems. As business expands, the costs of outsourcing would become very expansive and it would be better to invest into the in-house system. The in-house system would allow me to have full control the e-commerce presence.