Blurred background image

Keep it Close: Ensure Your SF Commerce Cloud Tech Team Does the Work

Keep it Close: Ensure Your SF Commerce Cloud Tech Team Does the Work

Our current era of globalization has made us more connected than ever before. From travel and communication to entire cultures, our world has been shaped and influenced by an ever-increasing connectedness. We see this in its starkest variant as we continue to live through an age of the coronavirus pandemic

At a structural level, it has meant that businesses are able to work with less friction, to collaborate closer and communicate faster. Of all the benefits of these social advancements, there are equally important disadvantages. And the forward march of globalization leaves gaps behind. 

Keep it Close: Ensure Your SF Commerce Cloud Tech Team Does the WorkOne such gap is outsourcing. When a company works with a partner, it expects to work with… well, the team that they had agreed to collaborate with. The last thing your company wants is to believe that you’re working with one team, only for them to outsource the core of the work to someone else.

This is a common tactic: a company simply outsources their work to another outsourcing company — and at times, for them to outsource the work to a third party, and even for them to outsource yet again: a modern-day Matryoshka business structure, along with all the shadiness and obscurity around who is actually doing the work.

This also has strong repercussions for finances. If each intermediary is taking a cut, this is exactly how a $200-an-hour job is funnelled down to the depths of a developer that is paid $2 an hour for doing the actual work. This is the nightmare scenario that you want to avoid.

Fortunately, you can take simple measures to steer clear of such a scenario. Firstly, ask the tech team that you want to handle your Salesforce Commerce Cloud project whether the individuals who will actually be doing the work are actually employees of the company.

Keep it Close: Ensure Your SF Commerce Cloud Tech Team Does the WorkPay close attention to the wording of their response — particularly if it is not clear or contains a cluster of qualifiers or exceptions. There are countries in which the legal implications for an “employee” are largely maintained by that national government, and so there will be many workers who are effectively an employee without official recognition. That is why holding a magnifier to the worded response is worth it.

A key point to note here is that another feature of modern-day globalization is the rise of freelance work. And there are many companies that do work with freelancers along the entire business process. Their flexibility and self-management mean freelancers play an important role in many companies whether they have small, medium or large operations.

PS: UV is one of the world’s leading Salesforce Commerce Cloud (Demandware) dev teams. Contact us to see how we can work together.

Related Ideas

If you got value from this article, you may enjoy these other articles, as well. We’re always adding value!

Agency Age: What Founding Dates Tell Us About an SFCC Dev Team
  • United Virtualities: We are UV
  • Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Agency Age: What Founding Dates Tell Us About an SFCC Dev Team

Founding dates are more than just a number. When finding an SFCC tech consultancy, age can...
eCommerce & New Consumer Behaviors
  • United Virtualities: We are UV
  • Commerce
  • Salesforce Commerce Cloud

eCommerce & New Consumer Behaviors

What are new and emerging consumer habits within ecommerce?
What eCommerce Platform do Sportswear and Sporting Clothing Online Retailers Use?
  • United Virtualities: We are UV
  • Commerce
  • Salesforce Commerce Cloud

What eCommerce Platform do Sportswear and Sporting Clothing Online Retailers Use?

Let us break down which ecommerce platforms the top sportswear brands and retailers are using. ...

Latest ideas

Our latest thinking about SF Commerce Cloud.

This Week in eCommerce Data: April 9th, 2021
  • United Virtualities: We are UV
  • Commerce
  • This Week in eCommerce Data

This Week in eCommerce Data: April 9th, 2021

This week’s ecommerce round up focuses on extra ecommerce spending during 2020, trends in teen spanding, plus more. ...
Paper in the Clouds: AEM Forms Moves to the Cloud
  • United Virtualities: We are UV
  • Adobe Experience Manager
  • Digital

Paper in the Clouds: AEM Forms Moves to the Cloud

Adobe Experience Manager puts paper in the cloud with its Forms capabilities.
What is the Difference Between a CMS & a DXP?
  • United Virtualities: We are UV
  • Adobe Experience Manager
  • Commerce
  • Contentful

What is the Difference Between a CMS & a DXP?

So what is the difference between a content management system (CMS) and a digital experience platform (DXP)?

How can we achieve
awesomeness together?


UV has acquired SFCC & AEM specialist dev shop, Sawyer EffectLearn all about it!